Gundam water pistols turn squirt gun fights into galactic battles

Gundam water pistols turn squirt gun fights into galactic battles

TOKYO —

At one point in the Gundam franchise, there’s a scene where cadets are shown training with the hit anime’s giant robots by shooting humongous paintballs at each other. Until today, you could have made the argument that it was the silliest use of guns in the hundreds of hours of animation that make up the complete saga.

But not anymore, because now there are Gundam water pistols.

Just in time to keep mecha-loving anime fans cool through the summer, manufacturer Plex is releasing not one, but two water-spewing weapons based on some of the original Mobile Suit Gundam’s most iconic military hardware.

First up is the beam rifle water gun (photo left), modeled after the laser gun wielded by the heroic RX-78 Gundam. It even features a rotatable sight, which will come in handy should you feel like shooting your water pistol gansta’ style.

But as we’ve seen time and time again, it’s the war machines of the series’ villainous Zeon military that really gets fans’ blood pumping, so of course there’s also a water gun based on the machine gun of the monocular Zeon Zaku (photo below).

Unfortunately, neither pistol is full-scale, so you can forget about dousing your whole neighborhood in a single squirt. The Gundam gun is 31 centimeters long, while the Zaku version measures 36 centimeters from the tip of its barrel to the edge of its shoulder stock.

Both guns have a suggested retail price of a very reasonable 1,080 yen, but sell at slightly discounted prices here and here on Amazon Japan.

Sources: Jin, Gundam Info

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    wanderlust

    How long before someone tries to hold up a convenience store with one of these 'replicas?'

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