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Classic World Masterpiece Theater series Rascal the Raccoon turns 45 this year — and if you thought this little guy was everywhere already, just wait! The critter, whose star turn was based on Sterling North‘s Rascal, a Memoir of a Better Era, is getting all sorts of goodies for his big year. The latest on the list is a gorgeous Seiko collaborative watch.


The analog timepiece features sepia art with gold clover and pawprint accents. Rascal waits with open paws at the 3 o’clock spot, and will catch the little sugar cube on the second hand once every minute:


Seiko x Rascal the Raccoon watch


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It’s not just the watch you’ll be getting, either. It arrives in a gorgeous wooden music box, with art from the series on the inside of the lid. The box plays a gentle version of the show’s theme song:


Rascal x Seiko music box - closed

Rascal x Seiko music box



The watch and music box combo is now available for pre-order for 43,780 yen, and limited to a run of 1,977 units — to commemorate the series’s premiere in 1977. Orders will begin shipping in mid-August.


Source: Comic Natalie




Kara Dennison is the book reviewer for Sci-Fi Magazine and a regular features writer for Otaku USA Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @RubyCosmos, and read more at