Back in the 1980’s, nearly everyone had a walkman cassette tape player. And into the 90’s and early 2000’s, many of us graduated to the walkman CD player. Now, with iPods and iPhones, we no longer need a dedicated music player. After the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy, the blue Sony Walkman TPS-L2 featured in the film began selling online from $500 to $3,000. Now that the movie hype has died down, you can buy one for as low as $200.
This is a great example of how things you never knew would be popular again can sometimes have a resurgence. Unfortunately, though, the popularity really only came back for this particular model of walkman. Others are selling for only $10 online.