GLENDALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Disney Consumer Products (DCP) today announced its collaboration with electronics powerhouse, Monster Cable, and specialty toy maker, Medicom Toy, for new Daft Punk-inspired TRON: LEGACY electronics and toys. The Grammy Award-winning musical duo Daft Punk have composed the much-anticipated soundtrack – released Tuesday, December 7 from Walt Disney Records – for Walt Disney Picture's TRON: LEGACY, opening nationwide December 17, 2010 in Disney Digital 3D™.
The stylish and specially lighted Daft Punk Edition TRON headphones by Monster, a leader in manufacturing and design of high-performance headphones and A/V accessories, are designed as the ultimate headphones for gaming, music and home cinema and will be released beginning today at major electronics retailers with a special surround-sound mix of the TRON: LEGACY original motion picture soundtrack. Known for its signature KUBRICK and BE@RBRICK figures, specialty toy maker Medicom Toy will release in late December the Series 21 BE@RBRICK assortment, followed by the 400% BE@RBRICK two-pack and KUBRICK two-pack in mid-January, both designed to match the TRON: LEGACY suits which appear in the film during a musical cameo featuring Daft Punk.
"To complement the futuristic TRON: LEGACY soundtrack created by Daft Punk required cutting-edge products that utilize the most innovative technology and high-end design,” said Chris Heatherly, vice president of toys and electronics, Disney Consumer Products. "We sought out true industry leaders to bring to life Daft Punk-inspired merchandise that will take the TRON: LEGACY experience to a whole new level for fans."
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Daft Punk Edition TRON: LEGACY Headphones by Monster (SRP $349.95)
Monster design engineers worked closely with DCP to create the new Daft Punk Edition TRON: LEGACY over-ear headphones inspired by the robotic costumed duo. Available beginning today at Amazon.com and regional electronics retailers, the sleek and brightly lighted headphones include Monster's latest cutting edge sonic technology to provide the ultimate electronic music listening experience. Created by Monster’s groundbreaking headphone engineering team, the new Daft Punk Edition TRON: LEGACY headphones immerse users in the world of TRON: LEGACY with a special surround-sound mix of the Daft Punk-engineered soundtrack that comes included with the headphones.
Head Monster Noel Lee noted, “Monster is proud to have played our part in creating headphones that live up to the breakthrough musical experience offered by Daft Punk in TRON: LEGACY. These special-edition headphones not only reflect the design sensibilities of Daft Punk, they enhance both gaming and home cinema, with a ‘higher definition’ experience, and all the power and potential of the ultimate electronic music listening experience and the first headphones ever designed to be optimized for both stereo and fully immersive headphone surround-sound experience.”
To create the futuristic headphones, Monster leveraged both its existing leading-edge sonic technologies and incorporated a variety of new innovations and technologies including:
- Monster’s advanced studio driver design for ultra-precision surround-sound clarity
- Extra-large over-ear drivers to deliver deep bass and thunderous low-end effects
- LED Light Drive System used for the first time in Monster headphones to recreate TRON: LEGACY animated lighting effects
- Advanced noise isolation technology that blocks external sound so users can remain immersed in music, movies and games
- Removable boom microphone that can be placed on either side, giving gamers a useful edge while playing and conversing hands-free with opponents
- Monster ControlTalk™*, which enables easy and clear hands-free calling
The Daft Punk Edition TRON: LEGACY headphones complement the extended electronics line by Monster which is designed to appeal to discerning gamers and audiophiles and features dark finishes, neon lighting and the cyber aesthetic of the film. The Monster TRON: LEGACY T1 over-ear headphones feature Advanced Noise Suppression Technology and ControlTalk™, for easy and clear hands-free calling (SRP $349.95). The TRON: LEGACY audio dock is inspired by the iconic data disk from TRON: LEGACY ($249.95) and delivers a world-class listening experience. TRON: LEGACY fans that have downloaded Disney Mobile's free TRON app (www.itunes.com/app/tron) will be able to use the TRON: LEGACY audio dock to unlock a special TRON-themed alarm clock feature.
Daft Punk TRON: LEGACY Figures by Medicom Toy (SRP $4.99 – 229.99)
In addition to other TRON: LEGACY-inspired figures, Medicom Toy has created several Daft Punk TRON: LEGACY figures designed to match the suits which appear in the film during a musical cameo. Available at specialty retailers beginning this month, these limited-edition figures are must-haves for true TRON: LEGACY fans. The BE@RBRICK Series 21 assortment (SRP $4.99), which includes the Daft Punk TRON: Legacy BE@RBRICK, will be available in late December. In January 2011, Medicom Toy will release the Daft Punk TRON: LEGACY 400% BE@RBRICK two-pack (SRP $199.99) and Daft Punk TRON: LEGACY KUBRICK two-pack (SRP $19.99), followed in April by the release of 12-inch Daft Punk TRON: LEGACY Real Action Heroes (RAH) figures (SRP $229.99) featuring the musical duo in their sleek TRON: LEGACY suits showcased in their film cameo.
* The ControlTalk remote and mic functions are supported by iPod nano (4th and 5th generation), iPod classic (120GB/160GB), iPod touch (2nd generation), iPhone 3GS, and iPad. The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation). Audio is supported by all iPod/iPhone/iPad models. Requires software version 1.0.3 for iPod nano (4th generation), 2.0.1 for iPod classic (120GB), and 2.2 or later for iPod touch (2nd generation).
About TRON: Legacy
TRON: Legacy is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that's unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world's leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn's Arcade—a signal that could only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe—a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. TRON: Legacy is directed by Joseph Kosinski and produced by Sean Bailey, Jeffrey Silver and Steven Lisberger. The story is by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and Brian Klugman & Lee Sternthal, and the screenplay is by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz, based on characters created by Steven Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird. Presented in Disney Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D and scored by Grammy Award®–winning electronic music duo Daft Punk, TRON: Legacy hits theaters on December 17, 2010.
About the Soundtrack
The highly anticipated original motion picture score for TRON: Legacy, composed and produced by the iconic and critically acclaimed Grammy® Award–winning duo Daft Punk, will be released by Walt Disney Records on Tuesday, December 7, 2010. The duo assembled a symphony of one hundred world class musicians in London and recorded the orchestra at AIR Lyndhurst Studios, Britain’s premier scoring facility. The album features 22 score cues, including the focus track “Derezzed,” and liner notes from TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski.
About Disney Consumer Products
Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) that extends the Disney brand to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home décor and books and magazines to foods and beverages, stationery, electronics and fine art. This is accomplished through DCP's various lines of business which include: Disney Toys, Disney Fashion & Home, Disney Food, Health & Beauty, and Disney Stationery. Other businesses involved in Disney's consumer products sales are Disney Publishing Worldwide, the world's largest publisher of children's books and magazines, and www.DisneyStore.com, the company's official shopping portal. The Disney Stores retail chain, which debuted in 1987, is owned and operated by Disney in North America, Europe, and Japan. For more information, please visit www.DisneyConsumerProducts.com or watch us at www.YouTube.com/DisneyLiving, “like us” on www.Facebook.com/DisneyLiving, or “follow us” at www.Twitter.com/DisneyLiving.
Monster was founded by Head Monster Noel Lee with a commitment to creating products under the Monster Cable® brand to literally “make music sound better.” Today, Monster has grown and diversified to become the world's leading manufacturer of connectivity solutions for high-performance audio, video, car audio, computer, console and computer gaming, as well as a leading innovator in the field of iPod® and iPhone™ accessories and professional audio and sound reinforcement. As part of its commitment to improving the music listening experience, Monster worked with Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine to create the Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ headphone line, including the Heartbeats by Lady Gaga headphones. The company is also continuing to innovate with its own line of Monster brand headphones, including “Turbine Pro™ In-Ear Speakers™,” the first in-ear headphones geared for use by music professionals and audiophiles. Additionally, under its Monster Power® brand, the company is the leading manufacturer of high-performance AC power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems.
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