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Casio G-Shock x Transformers Optimus Prime Watch Rolls Out In Singapore Online Raffle

Lately, Bumblebee’s getting all the hype with his big movie out in the theatres, but let’s not forget the leader of the Autobots, the suave and steadfast Optimus Prime.

Casio certainly hasn’t — with their Transformers collaboration heralding Transformers’ and G-Shock’s 35th anniversary in 2019 and 2018 respectively. It’s resulted in an incredibly flashy, ridiculously extravagant Master Optimus Prime watch set, which includes a pedestal that actually transforms into Optimus Prime, and of course, the watch itself.

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The watch serves as Optimus Prime’s chest-plate if you’re displaying them transformed. And you can swap that watch out with other G-Shock models, if you want to give Optimus Prime a little makeover.

It even comes with its own animated trailer, an amazingly action-packed 2.5 minutes that details how this particular watch helps Optimus Prime successfully fend off a Decepticon attack, and, you know, save the world as usual. Well, it’s considered fairly tame on the scale of mundane to out-of-this-world-bizarre for Japanese ads.

If you’re a Transformers fan (or a fan of wacky watches), the watch set seems to be available exclusively in Japan at JPY29,000 (roughly S$353).

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The good news is Casio Singapore seems to be bringing in some stock, but there’s a catch — of course, there is. If you want to buy the watch, you’re going to have to enter a raffle to score the chance to. On one hand, it’s great that we won’t end up with a situation where we’re queuing for hours and still fail to get it, but on the other hand… RNG.

The raffle will close on December 20, 2018, 23:59hrs, and can be entered here. Taking import costs into account, we’re guessing it’ll retail at about S$499 in Singapore. Nevertheless, if you’re planning to enter the raffle, may RNGesus look kindly on you.


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