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120-meter Godzilla statue opens in Japan, fans can now zipline into the kaiju king’s mouth【Video】

It’s Godzilla! But for once, people aren’t screaming and running away, but cheering and drawing near.

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Grand opening date announced for Japan’s new moving life-size Gundam anime robot

We finally know when we’ll be able to get up close and personal with Yokohama’s 18-meter (59-foot), 25-metric ton (55,500-pound) mobile suit.

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Life-size Gundam statue in Japan can now move, and it looks incredible【Videos】

18-meter (59-foot) anime robot now in motion in Yokohama.

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If you’ve got 2.75 million yen to spare, you could own this life-size Atelier Ryza figure【Photos】

A big figure with a big price for big fans of the anime-style video game.

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Don’t panic! You can now get a gigantic life-size Psyduck plushie at the Pokémon Center

Keep calm and carry on decorating your home with Pokémon.

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Massive 120-meter Godzilla statue being built as part of Japanese theme park’s newest attraction

If you’ve ever wanted to zip-line through the King of the Monsters or save Japan from one of his rampages, this is your new happiest place on earth.

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Japanese collector buys one of the most expensive and exclusive life-sized figurines ever made

Priced at $19,600 and with only ten ever produced, this is one special delivery you don’t get to see every day.

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Vocaloid Yukari Yuzuki becomes a life-size figure with equally enormous price tag

Will you be one of the lucky few to have this in your abode?

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May the Chill be with you — with the $10,000 moving, life-size R2-D2 refrigerator!

With the release of Star Wars Episode VII less than two months away, fans (and merchandise manufacturers) are naturally hyper-excited about the myriad Star Wars related gadgets, as well as foods and drinks, that are hitting the market around the world.

Now, it looks like we may have found the ultimate collector’s item for Star Wars fans. It’s cute, it beeps, it’s a limited edition made-to-order item and best of all, it can bring you a cold can of beer—it’s the life-size, moving R2-D2 refrigerator, and it can be yours for a cool US$9,000!

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How do they make those amazing life-size anime statues? We find out (and snap tons of pictures)

The twice-yearly Wonder Festival exhibition is all about models of anime, video game, and other 2-D characters. Just like with model airplanes or trains, you can often find multiple versions of the same character in different scales, usually several times smaller than the heroes and heroines they’re based on are actually supposed to be.

Walking around the convention, though, we came across two stunning life-sized figures. It wasn’t just their size that impressed us, though, but their amazing attention to detail. Not only did we stop to gawk and snap pictures, we also got an explanation of how they were made, and it involves a 3-D printer!

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Life-size Totoro FOUND! Live out your Ghibli fantasies in Tochigi Prefecture

While the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka is a truly whimsical place, transporting you into the magical world of animator Hayao Miyazaki and friends, an adult may feel that their immersion is incomplete. In particular, the children-only play area that features a “life-size” cat bus practically begs you to step over the velvet rope and throw the makurokurosuke in the air like a kid on a sugar high, but to do so would likely result in your ejection from the building.

But fear not! There is one other place in Japan where even grown-ups can wander happily through the imaginary world of My Neighbor Totoro: The Teddy bear Museum in Tochigi Prefecture.

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