To celebrate the theatrical release of Space Jam: A New Legacy, Warner Bros. Consumer Products has teamed up with more than 200 partners to give fans a wide range of amazing merchandise based on the sports comedy movie. One of the most talked-about merch is a watch set from Kross Studio with a whopping price tag of $100,000.
Officially called Space Jam Collector Set, the highly collectible memento is composed of a Space Jam Tourbillon watch and a Kross Studio B-BALL. Only 10 sets are available, hence the expensive price.
The Space Jam Tourbillon watch features Kross Studio’s 3 Hz KS 7’000 caliber, a mechanical hand-wound movement equipped with an oversized barrel that can deliver a 5-day power reserve. It also features a basketball-shaped central tourbillon cage that serves as the centerpiece of the watch. To offer a perfect fine-tuned finish, all 281 parts of the main watch are hand-made.
With its hands affixed to a peripheral display mechanism orbiting 360° around the tourbillon, the watch displays hours and minutes in a unique way. And to incorporate the Tune Squad into the design, images of Dream Team members Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Sylvester, Marvin the Martian, Yosemite Sam, Granny, Taz, Speedy Gonzales, Elmer Fudd, Wile E. Coyote, and Road Runner are engraved on the fixed hour wheel.
The watch also features a 45mm titanium case with a sapphire crystal dome. It also comes with two interchangeable straps: one in deep blue calfskin leather, and the other in laser abraded rubber, which reproduces the famous basketball orange color and texture.
The Kross Studio B-BALL, meanwhile, is a functional art piece and a stand-alone design sculpture that takes the form of a basketball. Crafted in wood and aluminum, the sculpture features 11 wooden layers that are affixed on a central pillar to create a mesmerizing effect. The Space Jam Tourbillon watch can be stored in the heart of the sculpture, which is revealed by lifting the ball straight upward.
Though the sculpture comes with a stand decked by sketches of the Tune Squad members, the art piece was designed to be held and experienced, so it can be carefully removed from its pedestal.
The Space Jam Collector Set is now available at the Kross Studio website.
Other Space Jam: A New Legacy merch includes action figures and plushies from Moose Toys, vinyl figures and keychains from Funko, Monopoly from Hasbro, UNO from Mattel, and upcoming stuffed toys from Build-A-Bear.
There’s also an extensive selection of Space Jam apparel and accessories from Uninterrupted, Gap, Hot Topic, PacSun, Vilebrequin, Tommy Hilfiger, Member’s Only, Forever 21, Diamond Supply Co. Bloomingdale’s, and Haus of Jr.
Nike and Converse also have capsule collections based on the movie. Spalding, for its part, released Space Jam-themed sporting goods, while DC Publishing and Penguin Random House dropped books that further expand the universe of the sports comedy franchise.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products also teamed up with Kraft for a Space Jam-themed Macaroni and Cheese, and with General Mills for a Space Jam cereal.
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, Space Jam: A New Legacy is set in a shared Warner Bros. virtual space multiverse. The film stars basketball player LeBron James as a fictionalized version of himself teaming up with the Looney Tunes to win a basketball match against digitized champions to rescue his son from a rogue artificial intelligence. In addition to James, actors Don Cheadle, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Cedric Joe also star in live-action roles, while Jeff Bergman, Eric Bauza, and Zendaya headline the Looney Tunes voice cast.