Japan gets the coolest things. It’s a commonly heard refrain here at Worn & Wound HQ, regularly articulated after we come across some slobber commendable JDM Seiko, yet this time around we’ve got our eyes on an extremely unique Casio G-Shock. In 2019, the Transformers establishment and Casio G-Shock are celebrating their 35th commemorations, so Casio collaborated with Japanese toymaker, Takara Tomy, to make a restricted version Optimus Prime figurine that comes with a G-Shock watch in its chest. Indeed, you read that right.
Introducing the Transformers x Casio G-Shock DW-6900TF-4.
The Optimus Prime figurine can be changed into two modes: Pedestal (left) and Robot (right). Both permit the watch to be shown up front, yet c’mon, Robot mode is plainly the best approach. I’d joyfully put that up in my living room.
The real watch, Ref. DW-6900, is a G-Shock pillar, and it’s delivered here in red, blue, and gray to coordinate the famous coloring of the Autobot pioneer. The Autobot insignia is additionally obvious on the LCD dial.
Now here’s the awful part for those of us stateside. This is a Japan-just restricted delivery. A portion of these units will be unloaded for ¥29,000 (~$260) via a lottery online at Takara Tomy later this month, and the authority discharge is scheduled for December eighth. According to G-focal , there will likewise be another G-Shock Transformers set accessible for ¥16,000 that won’t incorporate the G-Shock watch, just the figurine. It will accommodate any 6900 or 5600 model G-Shock.
No question these will in the long run hit the auxiliary market, yet I cringe at the thought of the inevitable asking cost. I guess the child in me should resign to admiring these from afar.