Already announced in mid December last year that the statue will be reinstated this year in front of JR Higashi-Shizuoka Station, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan (ＪＲ東静岡駅前の市有地 - 同市葵区長沼). Bandai announces that visitors going to Shizuoka this year will be able to see a somewhat different version of Gundam RX-78-2 as compared to the original display at Shiokaze Park. Apart from the beam saber, a new display pedestal for the statue, with the effect of beam saber cutting through is to be expected as seen from the images disclosed. ^^
The display period is disclosed as well: July 24th this year till January 10th, 2011.
Folks who missed the previous display period will get the opportunity to see Gundam RX-78-2 again, with bonus on the statue too. ^^
Oh yeah, it's called "Gunpla Real Grade 1/1 Scale Gundam RX-78-2" now. ^^
Speaking of which, one new image showing the parts for the inner frame of the just announced Real Grade 1/144 Gundam RX-78-2 as well as its waist articulation.
July release, 2,625 Yen (inclusive of tax).
Images and information are from Bandai's press release.