Sharp readies Gundam cell phone with robot cradle

Those crazy cats over in Japan have an unnatural obsession with robots and animation. These two obsessions converge in Gundam, the wildly popular robot cartoon warrior that shows up in almost as many places as Hello Kitty.

Sharp is getting a new cell phone ready that will leave Gundam fans peeing their pants. The phone is called the Gunpla and will launch this summer. It will come with stickers to decorate the device to look like the Gundam robot and will sport a 12.1MP camera.

The coolest part is that the phone will ship with a 1/100 scale Gundam model kit that works as the phones cradle. The device is apparently commissioned by Japanese carrier Softbank and only one will be available per customer.