#7: RX-78-2 Gundam
|It could be said that this, rather than the VR-1 Veritech, is the archetypal mecha. They might be right. I sometimes regret missing out on these.|
The original Mobile Suit Gundam. Like I said, I've never seen any of the series, or movies, or books, or mangas of this, but know how important it is. It's sort of a fluke that whatever phase of big stompy robot fandom I was in, Gundam was wrong place wrong time. I vaguely remember having a Bandai figure that looked a lot like the one in the picture above, and thinking it was super cool because it came with tons of guns, a shield, and a lightsaber, but that's about it.
So, for you Gundam fans out there, don't hate me. I tried to do right by you. I really tried.