Mother and EarthBound fans located in Japan might not be able to enjoy the older entries in the series on the current generation Nintendo hardware, but at least they'll be able to tell the time with this themed digital watch made by Casio.
Hobonichi has announced a collaboration with the Japanese electronics company to release a Mother G-Shock watch. It's a limited-time offer and is only going to be obtainable through a Japanese lottery starting on 20th January next year.
As you can see, the watch has the 'Mother' title and "SMAAAASH!!" on the front - aka the critical hit message in battle. And on the underside is a Mother symbol. This watch is valued at 23,100 yen, so about $200 USD - and will only be available in Japan.
What do you think of the latest Hobonichi project reveal? Would you like to see the Mother games return? Tell us down below.
Can it let me use PSI powers?
Nintendo sure does love trolling their fans...
Subtle to the point of being utterly pointless.
Sigh we will never get Mother 3 in the West.
This is one incredible trailer haha ! Interestingly, it also mean that they acknowledge the potential public for Mother themed objects, and if something has a public for merch, it has a public for games.
Dude it just has the planet carved on it, Kinda pointless TBH.
I feel like Casio is here to stay. Even I own a reproduction of the Casio F100, the A100, which is a reproduction of the one Ripley wore in 1979 “Aliens.”
Now I want this model… so cool!
For all the people dismissing it, yes, it’s just a digital watch and not a smart watch, but it does have some of the newer sought-after features like solar charging and auto time adjustments:
“The design adopts a memorable first model (commonly known as the speed model) and a square face that can be said to be the origin of G-SHOCK. The module features include "Multiband 6" which automatically corrects the time by receiving standard radio waves from 6 stations around the world, and "Tough Solar" which converts power to light such as fluorescent lamps as well as sunlight.”
Call me a fanboy but I’d pay $200 for this but not a penny more. I do wish it was $150 though; that’d be perfect.
Having this watch will cure my Mother 3 fix. 😑
@Deathstar461 This isn't by Nintendo though. It's by Hobonichi, a company started by the creator of the Mother series. He owns the rights, he can do all the merchandise he wants.
@Don : They should just issue an uncensored Asia-exclusive physical release (with English support, obviously), "cultural sensitivities" be damned.
The G-Shock Square is my favorite watch by far. I'm wearing one of the higher end full metal versions right now. This is yet another one to add to my shopping list.
I'll wait until the good folks in China make replicas of this on Aliexpress for 20 bucks.
I have never understood Japan's obsession with Casio G-Shock watches.
Better get an Apple Watch or a Samsung Galaxy Watch.
The 5600 is still the coolest watch out there.
I love digital watches. Had one as a kid and you felt like you were from the future!
I collect G-Shocks so may have to try and track one of these down
Take me out please
I’ve never seen a gaming series sell so many products that aren’t the actual games themselves.
I don't get people who still ask for Mother 3. There's a great fan translation that has been available for years and the game itself could not be translated nowadays as the contents would cause an uproar in the western hemisphere. There's a reason Nintendo has been silent on it so take the hint and play the fan translation
Well this is indeed the mother of all watches
@nessisonett Even after reading it was there, I had to watch the watch for several seconds to spot both references that make this average watch a 'Mother' watch.
@steely_pete Personally I want 3D Earthbound Beginnings.
@steely_pete Honestly I think most people just what Earthbound/Mother to be acknowledged by Nintendo on modern hardware besides Smash Bros.
I love the trailer cosplay, but can we get the games on the Switch now?
@DiggleDog I know what you’re getting at, but the vast majority of Pokémon’s sales is merchandise.
I will probably never wear another watch now that I have my Apple Watch and all its functionality, but I must say I'm a sucker for these watches. They take me back to my childhood.
The Mother branding is subtle, but awesome.
That's a pretty ballsy markup for putting two extremely tiny decals on a ~$50 base model. Geeeeeeeesh!
The coolest part is the Mother logo on the back.
Y'know, the part that you never see.
The Pac-Man one that was released a while back is so much nicer and cheaper, too.
I gotta learn that dance.
@ChromaticDracula Alien, she wore the Casio in the first movie. She wore the amazing Seiko “ripley” Giugiaro in Aliens. Both amazing cool retro watches.
@LudoAnders baahhhh I knew I should’ve fact checked myself before I posted that. I forgot if it was Alien or Aliens and was too lazy to check. 😂
Anyway, the watch is great. Wish the A100 had 24 hour time (it does not 😩) and I wish the screen was a tad bigger but otherwise it’s an amazing piece of daily equipment.
So anyway, I want this Mother watch.
@ChromaticDracula I actually got the Seiko watch and did not know about the Casio, now I want the Casio (would prefer 24hrs as well, but usually I know whether it's AM or PM so I think I'll manage) and the Mother one
You can barely tell there's anything special about this watch. You got to look carefully to see the branding.
Gaames, give us a Collection set Nintendo. Also, I'm disappointed that the watch does not resemble the Dali Clock. And it's certainly not worth $200 to anyone except diehard fans and scalpers
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