I really don't get this. I know a lot of millenials look back fondly on Mario Kart, and I've played a few rounds with mates for nostalgia, but is anyone seriously going to spend thousands on a Mario kart watch, and is anyone under 30 even vaguely interested?
Is it another bloody connected?
Well I am 33 but HELL YES
More of a Sonic fan myself
Mario Kart is still played by kids today. My teenage girls and their cousins are all very familiar with it.
I'd have conflicted feelings about a Legend of Zelda watch, for sure, but it's a definite "no" on a Mario edition.
The first Mario Connected was a HUGE success. Don't you remember they were trading at multiple times the list price... means nothing to me but you can't argue that people like them.
I dunno, I expect so but it looks more Formula 1ish to me.
Yes all kids I know play Mario kart, ranging from ages 6 to 16. I think Nintendo has a timeless classic and success with Mario Kart cause it seems to be hugely popular with every new generation of kids growing up.
Were they, though? I remember seeing them listed on eBay for a few weeks at twice retail price, but I don't recall seeing any of them actually sold (and yes, I was checking). They began selling again around £2k IIRC.
This is pure fodder to that "Tag Heuer Nepotism era" lady. This is just feeding that crocodile!!!
No probably not selling at $50,000 no. But you could say the same about most watches on C24, are they just asking prices that are never actually achieved. That's irrelevant to TH, point is they sold out very quickly, of course TAG were always going to do another one. I hope they do make a proper watch this time cos a little of people seemed disappointed that it was a Connected last time - and really they've done that now.
I often wonder about those C24 prices. Mate of mine sells well on there though. He does factor in a discount. A watch listed for 15k will probably sell for 13.5-14k. C24 also takes a good margin, around 7%. Interestingly the margin is higher on popular models like a sub.
Oh, for sure they sold out quickly - and a large percentage got listed on eBay/chrono etc. immediately (before they were even delivered to the reseller) for stupid amounts. They didn't get re-sold for a long time, at a much lower price, by which time the resellers were about breaking even. I don't think they were ever "popular", just scalpers and opportunists trying to capitalise on what they thought would be a quick profit - which just never happened because they were not in demand.
No, it's an F1. This is IMO the Mario watch they should have done from the beginning - Heuer's racing heritage, the F1 model line, Mario Kart... makes almost too much sense, so of course TAG went with a Connected.
I haven't seen a clear render but I think it's going to be pretty good.
Super Mario is a WINNER! He’s like King Midas. Turns to Gold anything it touches. I grew up fondly with Super Mario and the whole franchise. And so is my little son. People who grew up when Mario 1 came out would probably be in the ripe age-right time who can actually afford TAG Heuer’s prices. (40-ish) My 0.02.
I dunno about that. I was told the amount of people coming in to the Bicester Village outlet looking for the Mario watch was quite excessive!
I'm guessing not quite as many as queued up for the Moonswatch though
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