Monday, April 19, 2010

Gunpla Sold Over 400 Million by March 2010

According to a report from Asahi Dotcom, the total number of Gunpla sold in the past is now over 400 million units (March statistic).

Image shows an automatic molding machine in operation at Bandai Hobby Center in Shizuoka.

Bandai's Gunpla production plant has 17 units of multi-color injection molding machines jointly developed with Toshiba that run 24 hours a day. It only takes 18 seconds to produce one runner.

Bandai is still the only company in the world that has injection molding machines that can produce 4 different colors on a single runner.

Images and information are from Asahi Dotcom.