Bandai is collaborating with the American watch brand Zinvo to produce Ultraseven watches. The Japanese company opened pre-orders for the watches on its Premium Bandai web store. [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]
The Ultraseven watch will be based on the Zinvo Blade series, which has been known for its iconic spinning dial. The dial in this collaboration watch will be designed after the Eye Slugger, the signature boomerang weapon used by the eponymous hero.
The watch will be available in three different strap colors: Black, Red, and Blue. The package and the backside of the watch will have an Ultra Guard logo emblazoned on them. The watches are immediately available for pre-order with a price tag of 66,000 yen (~$605).
Bandai also published a promotion trailer showing how the Eye Slugger dial can actually rotate while the Ultraseven Zinvo watch is running.
Ultraseven is the third entry in the Ultraman series that first appeared in October 1967. It also received a direct continuation that aired throughout the Heisei era from 1994 to 2002. The title has a large fan following that one of its super fans made a Kinect program that lets one transform into the eponymous hero in 2011.
Bandai will officially release the Ultraseven Zinvo watches in Japan in October 2021. In other news related to the series, the Ultraman series owner Tsuburaya Productions is currently working on a new Ultraman CG-animated film with Netflix.