Gundam To Get Pimped In Platinum

platinum gundamBy David Ponce

Gundam is apparently a God to some. And now, Bandai and Ginza Tanaka have teamed up to create a Gundam made from pure platinum.

Called Gundam Fix Platinum, the 12.5-cm (5-in.) tall, 1.4-kg (3-lb.) work features 89 separate parts and a head adorned with a 0.15 carat diamond. Hajime Katoki, a mechanical designer and illustrator noted for his work in a range of anime and games, oversaw the two-year long production process.

Of course, this is a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery, which will be on display at an upcoming exhibition called Baselworld 2007 in Basel, Switzerland. While there are no plans to ever sell the pimped out little fella, estimates of its value place it in the $250,000 range.

[ Press Release (In Japanese) ] VIA [ Pink Tentacle ]