Guardians of the Galaxy made a mix tape a major plot point, and now it's time to turn that plot point into an actual product that one can buy and play on ... a boombox I guess?
Billboard is reporting that Disney will re-release the soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy on an actual cassette tape on November 17.
The limited edition Guardians cassette (released through Marvel Music/Hollywood Records, a division of Disney Music Group) is exclusive to the community of independent retailers associated with Record Store Day, through Dec. 31. Each cassette will come with a digital download version of the album. It will be the first music cassette released by Disney since 2003. Disney has not announced how many copies of the Guardians cassette will be released.
It's not even a soundtrack as much as its a recreation of a prop from the film, complete with faux-handwritten labels. The package will include a download of the album as well, just in case you don't have anything around the house that can be play cassettes.
This is weird and I love it.