I used to wear a Bugs Bunny-based watch on my left wrist from 1996 until the two I owned broke several years ago. Getting the talking one repaired requires numerous annoying hoops to jump through with Armitron; I’ll get to it eventually since the key feature is possibly solid state.
During the closing hours of the recent three-day weekend I tried to see what a Google-based search could find. I had made others in the past but never found anything to my liking. My Armitron appeared…the sellers wanted too much. Then I stumbled upon this design. The price tag seemed awfully low as well, $14.50 plus $4 for shipping from Canada. Amazon/eBay (can’t remember) said the merchant had good ratings. I took the gamble after letting Somara know.
It arrived last week in an envelope with the return address being Hong Kong, not the Great White North. The watch is great, the artwork is perfect and I’m currently wearing it despite the pinch-prone wristband; I’ll get this replaced soon. My issue is the lack of any manufacturer name or nation of origin. Thus I dread my cool watch is a Chinese counterfeit. Certainly explains the bargain I got.
My long-term hope is that the Time Warner Media Barony will start licensing Bugs on items again since I love the new cartoon. I don’t mind the current sitcom approach. Bugs, Daffy and company have retained the personalities Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng and Bob Clampett ingrained on them. I do take issue with the borderline psycho girlfriend shift in Lola. She was better as the confident person Space Jam introduced. It was about the only silver lining in the extended commercial-as-story scheme to pay off Michael Jordan’s gambling debts.