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After a bit of a hiatus due to Anomaly activities we are back!! We recently sat down and had a quick little chat with Agent +Christine Jeffery.
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+Behind The Scanner with Agent AKITAINU aka +Walter van Rijswijk from the Netherlands. Like, re-share, and subscribe.
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+Behind The Scanner interviews XFCC co-founder +Dan NoReg on this week's Behind The Scanner. Don't forget to like, comment, and reshare!
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We're back! After a long hiatus Behind The Scanner is returning with all new episodes and a different format. Check out our latest video below where we interview +Sarah New. Like, re-share, and subscribe!
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This has been a neat series to follow. Can't wait to see what's in store for Christmas!
Ingress Christmas Countdown: The "must know" portals. Day 22/24 #ingressCountdown
To understand the future, one must remember the past.

Name: Gundam Mega Statue Odaiba
Description: A life-size statue of a Gundam mobile suit
Location: DiverCity, Odaiba, Tokyo
Intel link: https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=35.624425,139.775507&z=17&pll=35.624425,139.775507

Importance: One of the most famous portals in Japan, was featured on an early Ingress report, and is a much sought-after souvenir key. Included in ENL operation #BucketList and is located next to the registration location for #AegisNova Tokyo.

Vicki here, filling in for our roving reporter +Julia Vivienne Loverdose  who is off on another #Ingress adventure and can't share an epic portal today. I'm lucky to be writing about one of my favourites!

Standing guard over the Odaiba area of Tokyo day and night, this 18 metre tall replica of the iconic Gundam suit is a stunning must-visit sight for many visitors to Japan. It’s an imposing reminder of the much-loved culture this creative nation has brought to the world, and was created to mark the 30th anniversary of the 50 billion yen Gundam franchise. While impressive during the day, it's even moreso at night when it comes to life in a live show. http://pinktentacle.com/2009/06/gundam-night-pics/
Smoke billows from vents on its armoured shell, lights and mechanical sounds emanate from the figure, the eyes shine brightly, and the face of the suit turns to survey the crowd.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iK5tk-hyww

Whilst it is often called a robot, a Gundam is actually a suit of powered armour which gives the wearer incredible strength and ability. This statue is based on the iconic Gundam suit model RG 1/1 RX-78-2 Ver. GFT suit, piloted by Amuro Ray (アムロ・レイ). https://goo.gl/mZx4Gk It features such weapons as 60 mm Vulcan guns, Beam Sabers and a Hyper Bazooka.

The portal was highlighted by ENL agent @hiyoko145 in an early #Ingress report, where Susanna Moyer commented, “The Gundam portal is one of the most exciting and iconic ones that we have seen in Ingress” Ingress report Episode 35  https://youtu.be/WHgMqDqcwkA?t=2m30s

Many agents who attended the biggest ever anomaly, #AegisNova Tokyo, made a pilgrimage to this portal for a photo opportunity https://plus.google.com/+DionSegijn/posts/22aSae5qp8J and to hack those all-important souvenir keys. ENL agent and Niantic staff member @matti91tilde was quick to visit the portal during her stay in Japan and returned with 32 portal keys, which she distributed to waiting agents at the Cologne #ViaLux anomaly https://plus.google.com/+MatildeTusberti/posts/91SgDsx4c6x

“When local Agents heard I was headed to Aegis Nova Tokyo, one of the request I got was for Gundam Souvenir keys. It took me a few visits and help from some Tokyo agents to get over a dozen keys which were promptly placed into an MUFG capsule. The statue itself was a majestic sight to behold in person and I'm glad i got to view it up close” - +Gene C 

The portal has been included in Ingress biocards https://goo.gl/Dy1nkt and was featured in an Ingress mission banner. https://ingressmosaik.com/mosaic/12294

The most noteworthy operation involving the portal was during the ENL #BucketList operation. After this portal was identified as an essential sight whilst visiting Japan, over 40 agents descended on the area and built 120 p8. The night ended with a light show at the portal https://plus.google.com/+%E3%81%A6%E3%82%8B%E3%82%8A%E3%82%93%E3%81%94/posts/gWhVE2zZgWG

Fans of the statue will surely be saddened to bid it goodbye as it is scheduled to be permanently removed on March 5, 2017 http://kotaku.com/japans-giant-gundam-will-be-torn-down-next-march-1789549607  But do not fret! It was reported that a new life-size Gundam is to be installed sometime soon for the preparation for Gundam’s 40th anniversary in 2019. We can expect to see the giant Gundam returning to protect Japan in the next few years. Meanwhile, maybe you should seek out a RES or ENL themed Gundam suit figure! https://goo.gl/LPLt9h

Have you visited this incredible portal, or included Giant Gundam Suit in your operations? Does it remind you of your trip to Tokyo? Comment below, and add your pics to this shared album! https://goo.gl/photos/xZs5QUhX3Lcy5FqS9

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Congratulations to BTS co-host +Jorge Pedrero on his new niece. The real question - will she be Resistance or Enlightened?
#IngressFamily #BTS
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For #ThrowbackThursday we are looking back at all the great times at Ingress First Saturday over the years. So many of our guests from BTS have had a hand in the planning and participation of this great event worldwide.

Check out +Fev Games at https://fevgames.net/ifs-listings/ for the First Saturday location near you this weekend! #IngressFS #IFS2ndAnniversary
We asked you to share your photos and video for #IngressFS and were ecstatic to see smiles from all over the world shared. A HUGE thank you to the organizers and participants of Ingress First Saturday. Thanks to our efforts, local Ingress communities continue to thrive! Here's to another successful year of IFS! Happy hacking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DontfGg7J8w

#IFS2ndAnniversary #IFS #Niantic #Ingress #FevGames  
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