Bandai Announces Linkin Park Gundam


Bandai and US rock band Linkin Park have announced an unusual collaboration in the form of a limited edition HGUC 1/144 RX-78GP01Fb Gundam GP01Fb Full Vernian “Linkin Park Edition.”


The gunpla is bundled with the deluxe edition of Linkin Park’s latest album, “A Thousand Suns.”

One of the songs on the album, “The Catalyst,” is used in Bandai Namco’s arcade gundam fighting game Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs, somewhat explaining the link.

Available in Japan on November 24th, the album will include the gunpla, the colour scheme of which was allegedly designed by the band members themselves, and also special box art portraying the band members in Gundam style.

The song for those interested:

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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:33 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fucking emo teens will gobble everything stinking park up.

    How about a good combo next time, like Slayer/Gundam?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or Daft Punk/Gundam...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    After the catastrophe that was their last album, DO NOT FUCKING WANT!

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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:48 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I saw this news on Ngeekhiong yesterday... XD DAMN!!! Gundam x Linkin Park... XD Freakin love both!... ^_________^

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:16 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't help it, I'm a Linkin Park fan. So what if they are promoting Gundam? It has been known that the band likes Gundam and other giant mechs in anime. If you don't like it then don't buy it.

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    Comment by Rene
    12:37 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry to jump on the Anti-Linkin Park bandwagon but I don't think an American band as annoyingly Emo as Linkin Park should be promoting Gundam.

    They should stick to singing terribly and ruining the Transformers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:23 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm interesting, but bleh on their GPo1's custom colors.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Am i the only one who thinks it's sounds like a bad eurobeat song...?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:29 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So now we have waah-waah-waah the giant robot?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:46 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)



    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sergent Keroro would wet himself over this. Frankly, I don't blame him.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    15:39 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is the dumbest music video I have ever seen. If sun flares were involved, I might have asked whether Michael Bay directed it.

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    Comment by Offline
    15:15 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cool, LP fits the mecha genre ^__^

    Meh, ppl get over LP already...> >
    This whole discussion about their music is pointless...*sigh*

    Whatever, nevermind...

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    Comment by Daiyousei
    12:13 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    GO! Mobile Suit Codename: Resigned cleared for launch! Show the enemy that we have accepted the fact that we are going to lose but are sort of unhappy about it!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i watch video to hopefully see gundam somewhere in clip instead i get U2 justin Bieber look-a-likes.

    WTF am i watching?

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    Comment by Bronxdragon
    10:14 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe the hate is finally dieing down.....maybe after we all kick the bucket along with the next generation maybe that third generation everyone will actually get along.

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    Comment by Necromas
    11:34 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I remember thinking it was so awesome when there was a gundam on the shelf in one of the earlier Linkin Park videos.

    As a big fan of both LP and everything Gundam, I may have to try and get my hands on one of these.

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    Comment by Ricardo
    11:38 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    JAJAJAJA I want two. JAJAJAJA. Nop, better not. Not a Gundam Fan, more a Macross Fan. I prefer the transformation mechas.

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    Comment by motaku96
    11:08 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Linkin Park = Otaku?
    Regular fans of Linkin Park might wonder "what are all these little parts supposed to be for?"
    And lol, linkinstreet writing about linkin park.

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    Comment by Kicker
    11:04 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can I expect Lady Gaga Gundam to be released too?

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    Comment by thugangel
    16:01 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hope to see this song in Unicorn series.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    14:45 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a good combination I like Linkin Park a lot more then Nickleback.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Char - Anything's better than Nickelback though.

    Fighting over whether or not linkin park is good is like arguing over who the cutest Hanson or Jonas brother is.

    For a group of people who seemingly know how to use the internet quite well you'd think the lot of you would have a wider scope of comparison for discussing music. Also the fact that anyone with a negative opinion on LP had their posts flagged as drivel and hidden from view is a bit disheartening.

    So instead of getting in the middle of this debate, I'll quietly stand on the sidelines like a creepy guy in his mid twenties in a discussion amongst high schoolers, thinking to himself "in my day I argued over mainstream radio rock too."

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    Comment by Veronica
    18:02 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Makes sense. Linkin Park are fans of the Gundam series. Other than the vid "Somewhere I Belong" showing their love for Gundam, they also appeared in a commercial for the Gundam collectibles(the one you put together), back in the late 90s or early 2000s(not sure which decade it was).

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:49 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ugh wait, i listened to that song up there and it's kinda of terrible. Bandai, use their good stuff! this song is horrible in like every way ;~;

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:48 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They suck, makes me wonder what the hell Bandai is thinking. Then again just thinking for a minute, they have a lot in common. Gunpla is mass produced using the same mold over and over. So is Linkin Park, they are from the same crappy rock mold that gave us garbage like Nicklecrap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty much everyone agrees that LP isn't GOOD music, but everyone has a boner for them anyway. You just can't help it. It's a combination of nostalgia and lyrics so vague they apply to whatever situation you might currently be in. They aren't good but I can't help but love them...

    Anyway, I always associated LP with Gundam ANYWAY... especially in "breaking the habit", seems like THE song for any angsty gundam series (and the sound effects in the song..! troops of marching gundams)

    just surprised it took so long.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:53 22/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This song was already used by fagtivision for one of their medal of honor trailers... the rest of the cd is CRAP, even worst than this song.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:03 09/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like Linkin Park...but I find this to be a very bad idea. So many great japanese bands out there...some of them should get a gundam instead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:26 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The emotion angst will be epic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:31 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    didn't their mixer Hahn do something for BRS?

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    Comment by Reizo
    05:36 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Love everything Linkin Park does, so hopefully this comes to America. And the gundam is sick, love the monotone colors with the icy blue eyes.

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    Comment by ThoughtCriminal
    08:36 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the gundam sucks ass and so does linkin park.

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    Comment by ThoughtCriminal
    08:36 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    man there sure is a lot of linkin park fags on here, I pretty sure if your taste in anime is anything like your taste in music then you're one of those 15yr old fags who makes naruto amvs with linkin park music.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:18 17/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    All the people who say Linkin Park is good have comments in the negative, but so do the ones who say they suck.
    Go fig.

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    Comment by Exia
    18:28 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hatin on linkin park bandwagon - I will not join itttttttttt!!!!

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    19:24 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Take that, Soulja Boy!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:30 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh hell no, fuck you linkin park.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:37 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I seem to recall Linkin Park using Gundam figurines in one of their music videos many years ago. As well as some subtle references to Salvador Dali, but I digress.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:39 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So these faggots not only get a Gundam designed for them, but a fucking model made from it? And G Gundam and Gundam Wing get jack shit all the time because Hardcore Gundamfags hate them? I hate you so fucking much Bandai.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:42 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    obviously, we have a rapist in linkin park.

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    Comment by Asterisk
    22:58 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    While I am unimpressed with the color scheme, I have to admit I love the idea. Linkin Park and Gundam are loves I got into around the same time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:47 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I kinda prefer and miss Linkin Park's older style of music. Papercut, Faint and Breaking a habit were my favorites.

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    Comment by Sylar
    22:02 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the end is just music. Not a big fun of them but i do like a few songs so for me they can keep making music until they die. Maybe they will make a few more songs that i will like amongst many that i won't and that's beter than nothing.
    People bashing them and shit are the clearly immature since they go along with the current since now they have the idea that is cool to bash them because some teenagers used there songs to make AMV's on youtube and by hating them they will seem somehow more mature. Of course they seem anything but mature but what can you say.
    It's the same thing that happens with Naruto, at first we had some stupid kids turn into Narutards and after that they turned into Naruto haters since now the haters actually act in the same stupid way the Narutards where acting. They are the same stupid people just going with the flow and never having an opinion for themselves and there own personality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:18 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still a fan of the oldfags

    craaawwwwwwwling in my skiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:13 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If Linkin Park likes Gundam enough to collaborate on something, that's awesome.

    Too bad the song doesn't suit gundam. They should have made an original song just for it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:13 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ugly model for a shitty band.
    And Bandai continues to milk the cashcow.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:06 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's like it's 1999 all over again.

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    Comment by Naison
    07:56 16/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean we're heading into Y2K? Better load up on the canned food and bottled water.

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