Uniting two global brands from Japan, Casio has announced the DW-6900TF-SET, a set of a G-SHOCK watch and a "Transformer" figure that transforms from a robot to a pedestal for the watch, and back again.
The "Transformers" franchise originated out of a toy line created in Japan by Takara Tomy KK. The "Transformers" toy line was launched in the U.S. market in 1984 and was followed by a hit animated television series and comic book series. The "Transformers" toy line and animated television series were later released in Japan in 1985. The "Transformers" live action movie directed by Michael Bay and produced by Hollywood mogul Steven Spielberg was released in 2007 and became a big hit, launching a movie franchise.
This is the second tie-up project between G-SHOCK and "Transformers" following the first watch-movie collaboration in 2017. The new collaboration, which celebrates the 35th anniversary of G-SHOCK in 2018 and the 35th anniversary of "Transformers" in 2019, goes a step further in the form of a special "Transformer" robot known as Master Optimus Prime Resonant Mode and a G-SHOCK watch.
The special robot included in the DW-6900TF-SET integrates a G-SHOCK watch into its chest and transforms back and forth between Master Optimus Prime Robot Mode, a standing robot figure, and Pedestal Prime Mode, which displays the G-SHOCK watch.
Price: 29,000 yen (before tax)
- Release date: Dec 8, 2018 in Japan; availability and price may vary elsewhere