Japan's Science and Technology Agency website, SciencePortal, has released specs and pricing for a life-sized Gundam Robot. The giant humanoid would stand 18 meters (59 feet) tall and weigh 43.4 metric tons (nearly 100,000 lbs). The $725 million price-tag does not include of labor or infrastructure.
Not sure what a Gundam is? "Gundam is one of the longest running series of anime featuring giant robots or mecha, created by Sunrise," according to Wikipedia. "Gundam is the collective term for the Universal Century (UC) series like Mobile Suit Gundam and series in alternative timelines, such as Gundam Wing, Gundam X or Gundam SEED. The name 'Gundam' itself stems from a variety of theoretical sources, most commonly attributed to a need to conform with common giant robot naming conventions during the 1970s."
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