Given the resurgence in the popularity of records, Disney didn’t really have to do much to sell copies of The Force Awakens soundtrack now that it’s finally available on vinyl, months after the film’s release. But if you still need a reason to drop $50 on another copy, the records feature 3D holograms etched right…
Vinyl nerds love limited editions, and one of the rarest subsets of gimmick records are the liquid-filled variety. You read that right—liquid-filled vinyl. The concept isn’t all that new, and was first (abortively) attempted by Disney in the ’70s, but it’s only become popular and viable in more recent years.
Few would argue with the fact that Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is the best film in the Trek franchise. It’s got action, suspense, huge twists, an amazing villain, and perhaps most importantly for the matter at hand, an iconic score by the late, great James Horner.
Funko’s Pop! Vinyl toys tend to go one of two ways: either incredibly creepy, or incredibly cute. Someohow, they’ve managed to make a toy of a giant flying ant and make it the cutest thing in the world—and then they slapped Scott Lang’s Ant-Man on top of it, and made it even better.
Super7 had a wonderful Alien Vinyl toy as an exclusive at San Diego Comic Con earlier this year - and it was so popular it sold out in about 20 minutes. Although this one is not the exact same one (it's all shiny and Glow-in-the-dark!), it might be a little easier to get your hands on. Only a little bit though.
After a series of smaller, character-themed Vinyl records based on Batman The Animated Series earlier this year, the fine folks over at Mondo are back with an even fancier Vinyl record inspired by the Dark Knight - cut into the shape of the Bat Emblem.
Guardians of the Galaxy's licensed soundtrack is as awesome as its name - and because of that, it's vastly popular. It's about to get even more retro-cool however with the announcement that it's coming to Vinyl early next year, complete with sumptuous cover sleeve art by Tyler Stout.
Former White Stripes frontman Jack White is going all out on his upcoming album. The vinyl version of Lazaretto contains a number of unprecedented features, including two different intros for the same song and the appearance of a holographic angel while it spins.
We've got our eyes on the future, but every once in awhile, there's a piece of tech so awesome we can't help but want to turn back the clock.