People keep saying that cassettes are coming back like vinyl has. Well, if it does this is the reason why – Guardians of the Galaxy. The classic ‘Sony TPS-L2’ Walkman has skyrocketed in value since the opening weekend of Guardians Vol 2. Now the average cost is about $200 US. The walkman used by character Peter Quill (played by Chris Pratt) along with the film soundtracks have become iconic in the franchise. For upwards of $1000 you might even find one with the original box and original orange foam headphones.
Ironically in 1979 the TPS-L2 was the very first walkman, guess how much it sold for? $200 US. Times change? but then again not really.