The 80s have given birth to many icons. Among them were G-Shock and Transformers. Transformers started in 1984, a year after the G-Shock line of rugged wristwatches was introduced in 1983. Celebrating this fact, these two icons have come together – again – to bring you the G-Shock x Transformers “Back To The 80s” Collection.
Unlike the previous collaborations, namely, G-Shock x Transformers Nemesis Prime Set and G-Shock x Transformers Optimus Prime Set, the new collaboration is not just about the noble leader of the Autobot; it now includes fan-favorite Bumblebee and Decepticon leader Megatron.
G-Shock x Transformers “Back To The 80s” Collection consists of a G-Shock GA-110OPT22-7BPFT in Optimus Prime colors of red, blue, and white, a G-Shock DW-6900BUM22-9PFT in Bumblebee iconic yellow and black colorway with a red accent, and a G-Shock DW-5600MEGA22-8PFT in Megatron’s silver and black color with red accents – all of which is a reference to the G1 Transformers.
As always, these watches are based on existing models as indicated in their respective model names, i.e. the Optimus Prime watch is based on GA-110, the Bumblebee watch is based on DW-5600, and Megatron is based on the DW-5600.
The GA-110OPT22-7BPFT further features an Autobot logo on the dial face but oddly, the Bumblebee watch isn’t rocking a faction symbol. Meanwhile, Megatron-infused DW-5600 gets a lovely Decepticon logo that appears when the EL light is activated. On the case back of all three wristwatches is engraved the headshot of the respective characters.
Unlike previous collaborations, this latest collab between Hasbro/Takara Tomy and Casio does not include a transformable watch holder. Instead, each watch comes with a watch case/holder inspired by the planet of Cybertron. In addition to the appropriate details that make the spherical case Cybertron, it also features three embedded mock-up watch models from the collaboration.
The Cybertron watch case comes with a stand to prevent it from drifting to another galaxy, complete with the respective faction emblem and G-Shock branding in an awesome red colorway.
The G-Shock x Transformers “Back To The 80s” Collection is available in China, priced at 1,390 yuan (or about US$206) a pop
Images: Casio China [CN].