When I first saw the concept art for the Steam Park series, I ran to the phone, called Bob Iger, and said, “Yo, Bob, here’s my credit card number. I want all the Steam Park Series.” He responded, “Dude, have you seen the price of the Steam Park watch? I can’t afford it.” So I took ol’ Bob’s advice and squashed my dreams of owning the watch. However, my desire to own the rest of the series is coming closer to being achieved. There’s no release date yet but here’s the entire set:
So what is Steam Park you say? It”s based on the “Steam Punk” phenomenon which Wikipedia explains way better than me:
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistictechnology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion,culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne or real technologies like the computer but developed earlier in an alternate history.