Wow, the Japanese love for Dragon Ball Z (DBZ) knows no bounds! I am not sure if the Dragon Ball expo is coming up in Japan or if it happened already. I do know that the talk of the town has been an animatronic doll of Android 18. The doll is being housed in a make-shift capsule.
A little history about Android 18 ….her real name is Lazuli. With her twin brother Lapis (Android 17), they weren’t always androids. The twins were notorious delinquents, who Dr. Gero would meet by chance while looking for fresh material for his experiments.
He then kidnapped them and restructured them into Android 18 and Android 17. She is the second artificial human, between her and her twin brother, designed by Dr. Gero to be created by fitting a human being with both biomechanical and cybernetic enhancements. The biomechanical enhancements are organic substances patterned after human cells, which makes it possible for Cell to merge with the androids at a cellular level. Gero’s experiments on her do not impede her ability to reproduce, as evidenced by her giving birth to a healthy daughter, Marron. Since they are human-based, she and her brother can become stronger if they train. Though they do not need to eat, they do need to hydrate. Also, their cells deteriorate slowly, so they age slowly too.”
This is what the doll looks like up close. Its so life like. Even though this is very cool, and an accurate depiction of Android 18, its still creepy. I don’t know if I would ever want to see this up close.