Star Wars 40th anniversary record player coming for Record Store Day

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Sep 3, 2019, 8:28 AM EDT (Updated)

Check out this amazing limited-edition Star Wars 40th Anniversary record player from Crosley Radio cruising into your galaxy just in time to celebrate Record Store Day. The cover showcases the iconic Hildebrandt Brothers poster artwork from the original Star Wars, re-created in a flair of cosmic colors. Inside the vintage suitcase design, the three-speed player features separate pitch and volume controls, Bluetooth capabilities, dynamic full-range stereo speakers, a headphone jack and RCA outputs. Crosley will make this retro turntable available for $109 at participating record shops later this month.

Here's the official press release for the yearly indie record store lovefest:

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.

This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records, and on and on. In 2008 a small list of titles was released on Record Store Day and that list has grown to include artists and labels both large and small, in every genre and price point. In 2015, 60% of the Record Store Day Official Release List came from independent labels and distributors. The list continues to include a wide range of artists, covering the diverse taste of record stores and their customers.

Flip your lid and have a look at this awesome intro-level Star Wars turntable in the gallery below and do your part to participate in the 10th Annual Record Store Day on April 22, celebrating the sonic universe of vinyl recordings in local independent record outlets across the globe.

(Via Nerd Approved)