Record Scratch: Crosley Debuts a Star Wars-Themed Turntable

updated Jul 17, 2020
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Star Wars fans, if you’re still shook from The Last Jedi trailer that dropped on Friday, allow me to continue to make your week. Crosley Radio, makers of the candy colored record players that pop up in many a styled living space on this here site, have debuted their newest design: A Star Wars emblazoned turntable, in honor of the franchise’s 40th anniversary.

Inspired by the iconic poster art from the original movie release in May 1977, the special edition Crosley Cruiser Deluxe will be available in limited quantities at independent record stores for Record Store Day, starting Saturday, April 22. This is the 10th anniversary of the holiday, and marks the fourth year that Crosley has has released an exclusive Record Store Day turntable.

Record Store Day was created in 2007 to celebrate the physical record store and the role it plays in communities across the nation. Each year, more record stores are opening, and existing stores and chains expanding, responding to the consistent and rising demand for vinyl, according to a press release.

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“Record Store Day and Crosley work together to create special turntables designed to be fun, collectible and appealing to a variety of demographics, including children (and adults who still connect to the children they were),” said Michael Kurtz, co-founder of Record Store Day. “These collaborations have proven to be a great way to introduce physical media, especially vinyl, to a variety of generations.”

“Star Wars has been and will continue to be a staple in the entertainment industry that all generations love, making it an obvious choice for the theme of this year’s only turntable,” said director of marketing for Crosley Radio, Jason Menard. “We’re excited to see this unique turntable resonate with vinyl fans of all ages.”

To snag one for your very own, check for a list of your nearest independent record store. The Star Wars special edition turntable will retail for $109.95.