Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Kirby's Dream Land 2 Watch

I thought I'd been wearing relatively sensible watches for a while now, so decided that today I'd break the trend and wear something silly.

That watch I chose is a Nintendo watch for one of their more recognisable characters, Kirby. Kirby is a spherical pink character who first appeared in 1992 in a Nintendo game developed by HAL Laboratories. He lives in the world of Pop Star, and has the special skill that he takes on the powers/abilities of the enemies he swallows.

This watch was made to commemorate the release  of the Kirby's Dream Land 2 game, which came out in 1995 (so the watch is 20 years old this year). The watch features pictures of Kirby on the face and strap, along with the 3 helpers that were introduced to the series in this game - Rick the hamster, Coo the Owl, and Kine (maybe Kain) the Ocean Sunfish.

The case for the watch is like a standard dial model, but this is an LCD design with a small LCD window at the bottom of the face. The LCD shows 4 digits, and can be changed to date or seconds using the crown (which is actually a button).

At the bottom of the face, below the LCD, is the text showing the design is copyrighted in 1995 by HAL Laboratory Inc and Nintendo. There is also a sticker on the back saying this was made in Japan, and also Bandai 1995, so I guess they made the watch itself.

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