A lot of dedicated fans will be more than pleased to know about Disney’s latest gift to their Marvel collection – a specialized “Guardians of the Galaxy” cassette tape! Continue reading for more details to this feature.
When “Guardians of the Galaxy” was announced as a film project, Marvel and Disney both admitted that they felt a wee bit queasy over the film’s success, judging with the way it wasn’t previously introduced in other films. However, when they started getting positive feedback on their announcement, the studio couldn’t be any happier. Now reaching $700 million in their worldwide box office grossing and receiving high sales on their soundtrack, Disney made the collective move in light of their success by releasing the “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1” on cassette.
The Guardian reported based on the feature by Billboard that Nov. 17, 2014 will mark as the release date of the limited edition cassette version of “Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1." The said cassette tape will include all the songs featured in the film which all came from Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) cassette. Classic artists like David Bowie, 10cc, Blue Swede and Marvin Gaye will be heard with great and feel-good vibes that can reverberate through every dedicated fan waiting to get a hold of this special merchandise.
As each cassette comes especially with an as-seen-on-the-movie case, Billboard also highlighted that the limited edition Guardians mixtape will only be available in the exclusive “community of independent retailers associated with Record Store Day.” The specially designed case is filled with Star Lord’s Mother’s hand-written full track list of the album. It basically makes the perfect Guardians collector’s item that gives buyers also the liberty to download the free digital versions of the songs online.
Obviously, this move is not just a bold marketing strategy as it is more like a special gift from the company to all “Guardians of the Galaxy” fans out there. It came after the jaw-dropping sales of the CD, vinyl and digital records ranked no. 2 in the UK's compilation chart and remains to this date in the 10th highest-selling album of 2014 in US. “Guardians of the Galaxy” will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 9, 2015.
That concludes our scoop about the special “Guardians of the Galaxy” merchandise. Keep visiting Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates in the entertainment industry.
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