Today, Seiko Clocks has announced that they will be producing a number of Doraemon limited clocks to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the time-traveling robot-cat. Just how limited do you ask? The company has announced that they will be making a total of 3,000 of these clocks. So when you figure in the collective Doraemon fan-base, very limited.
Doraemon started as a serialization in the January 1970 issue of Shogakukan’s Gakunen-shi and has been going strong ever since, receiving anime adaptations, movie adaptations, and even transcending the oceans into worldwide territories. There really is nothing that Doraemon can’t do.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doraemon, the face of the clock features 50 different illustrations of Doraemon, a 50th-anniversary emblem, as well as the traditional blue and white Doraemon motif with a red seconds hand to symbolize Doraemon’s nose. Not to mention, it comes with a snazzy 50th Anniversary box.
The clock features all of the standard features that you would expect in a table-top clock, including, electronic sounds, a simple dial, a snooze functionality, a light, luminescence, and a smooth moving-silent seconds hand.
So, if you’re a fan of the Doraemon series, you might want to get over to the Seiko Clocks website on July 15th and put a pre-order in for the clock as they are likely going to be out of stock almost instantly.
As Seiko has not announced if this Doraemon limited clock will be making its venture overseas, as always, you’re likely going to have to use a proxy or a friend in Japan to order it for you. The clocks will be available on July 15th and will run ¥4,000. Not a bad price if you ask me for something so limited that can definitely be a collectible item as well as a piece of Doraemon history.
Now if only a company would figure out how to make a dokodemo door, that’s what I’m waiting for.