Thursday, December 10, 2009

nooka x doraemon

text by michael a. traverzo

doraemon and nooka have collaborated to bring you the japan exclusive (500 pieces) “nooka + doratch” timepiece inspired by the character. the collaboration will be sold for ¥21,120, in sync with the year that doraemon was born, 2112. the watch features the many expressions of doraemon.

doraemon, the story of a robotic cat who travels back in time to aid a schoolboy, nobita nobi and their journeys together was created by fujiko f. fujio in 1969. it is extremely popular in countries around the world, though strangely, was never released in english! [it's well-known in italy, taiwan, china, spain...]

if you're in japan you can order yours here!

the “Doratch” series is a line of time pieces created for doraemon and since its first release in 1997, it has been a phenomenal success. currently, there are more than 60 different timepieces and nooka is extremely proud and privileged to be part of their 40th anniversary.

nooka watches are available here!

also, don't forget to vote for nooka at pulchra. the voting process may seem a bit tedious, but it is actually really simple. simply drag nooka to the number 1 spot, if that's your choice of course and choose the other 9 objects until you have completed your list. In order for your vote to be valid, you will need to complete the details form. remember you can only vote ONCE PER DAY, so make sure to log on the next day and do it all over again. link is here!

follow nooka on facebook and twitter.

hypebeast x spongebob x nooka watch contest

hypebeast is currently holding a contest with nooka and giving away a total of four spongeBob x nooka watches. the contest will take place over both facebook and twitter with two watches being given away over each platform.

* facebook: zot aluminium spongebamo / zub zenh 20 spongelevator
* twitter: zenv aluminum spongenvader / zub zenh 20 spongelevator
* unfortunately if you are a winning entry, you cannot choose which watch to receive.

how to enter:
* facebook: to enter, simply add nooka as a facebook fan and comment below on the following question "what is your favorite nooka watch in their whole collection and why?"
* twitter: to enter, follow nooka on twitter and tweet the following: RT Follow @Hypebeast/@Nooka to win a FREE SpongeBob x Nooka Watch ( Info: #hbnookacontest

rules & details:
* contest is open to all residents around the world
* [facebook] winner must be a facebook fan of both hypebeast and nooka
* [twitter] winner must be a follower of both hypebeast and nooka
* the same person cannot win both the twitter and facebook contests. however you can enter both contests.
* only 1 entry per person in each contest.
* winning entry will be chosen from random from a group of eligible entries.
* winners will be contacted and will have 7 days to reply with their mailing information. If the relevant information is not received, a new winner will be chosen.
* winner cannot be an employee, the family member of an employee, or otherwise associated with nooka or hypebeast
* winner is responsible for any local taxes or import duties.
* prizes will be shipped out on behalf of nooka.

contest end date:
the contest will end on thursday, december 17th at 12:00 pm pst.