Sunday, 29 July 2012

Voltron "Time Keeper" robot watch by Impulse Ltd.

I'm posting another watch that I've not worn today. I've only ever come across this once, so I don't want to open the original packaging!

The watch is a Voltron Time Keeper watch, and is a transforming robot watch from 1985. It features the super robot Voltron from the 1984/85 TV series Voltron Defender of the Universe. Voltron was made up by earth's Voltron Force's vehicles which combined to make the giant robot. The Voltron TV series was edited together from two Japanese cartoons Beast King GoLion, and Armoured Fleet Dairugger XV by Peter Keefe.

The watch is based on the original series featuring Lion Force Voltron (Voltron of the Far Universe), who protected the planet Arus from the evil King Zarkon from planet Doom.

This Voltron watch was made in Hong Kong for Impulse Ltd. In watch form, it's a rectangular watch similar to the Kronoform robot watches. It has a basic LCD module with time, date, and seconds. Unlike the Kronoform watches, this Voltron watch has a magnetic connection, so can also be connected to metal items (as the box quotes "such as refrigerators, lunch boxes, night stands, school desks etc.).

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