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Prada’s beloved robot had its humble beginnings as Edward, the OG model with quirky wire limbs and an oval head fixed with a steel hook and split ring. Right off the bat, it cemented its status as an icon of the house. This led to Prada designing wallets and bags with leather patches modelled after the robot figurine.
Today, the robot lives on, while new iterations offer subtle tweaks to differentiate it from the original. At first glance, you may notice that the robot has a triangular head, a nod to Prada’s emblematic logo. The eyes, mouth and ears also carry much more detail, with screw-like embellishments adding a fun and quirky touch.
The hands now come in a chain format, draping casually at the sides instead of the rigid wire style. But the best development has to be the growing assortment of colours. For example, the Saffiano Leather Robot Trick Keychain comes in shades like Orange, Petal Pink, Sunny Yellow and Steel/Black.
There’s even a Platinum version, which sees the robot and accompanying snap hook and ring in a gold-tone hue. Nowadays, the robot range also extends to pendants and earrings, giving fans even more options.
The two-in-one keychain and bag charm is simply fun, functional and cute all at once. Great for those looking for a playful yet luxe gift, Prada’s Saffiano Leather Robot Trick Keychain is priced between SGD760 and SGD885 depending on your colour choice.