Collectors of any sort can be nutty people. When the Beatles were around still together, it was Beatle wigs and lunchboxes and games and of course the different variations of releases. Those who collect bootlegs of the Beatles are also an obsessive bunch, needing every last morsel of audio and video in existence, no matter how short or no matter what the quality. My walls have Beatles pictures mounted in frames, special Beatles mugs, limited edition picture plates, calendars, and even a Beatles bus telephone (it even works, but I am wireless now…) And that Beatles Monopoly game (US only) that is coming soon, just one more thing a Beatles collector just has to have.
So, what is one more crazy item to collect? Well, everyone needs a jukebox, of course! (You mean, you didn’t know? Well, now you do!) And so one is being introduced. No prices yet, and the artwork is small but looks a little cheesy, but, hey, it is a Beatles collectable!
Here’s what we’ve read:
Beatles-branded jukeboxes revealed
Lordsvale rolls out products illustrated with famous Beatles cartoon themes.
Lordsvale sales, one of the leading firms in the design and marketing of branded amusement machines and games, has been licensed by Caroline Mickler Limited to design Beatles-branded jukeboxes in the UK market.
Mickler is implementing the Beatles brand licensing strategy on behalf of Apple Corps, and has already attracted a number of high profile names including Lee Cooper, Ben Sherman, Kangol, Wedgwood, Halcyon Days and Corgi International.
Working with premier jukebox manufacturer, Sound Leisure, Lordsvale has produced two jukeboxes, each illustrated with famous Beatles cartoon themes. The first includes illustrations based on The Beatles’ animated movie Yellow Submarine with artwork featuring the characters from the film.
The second is based on the US cartoon series The Beatles and features classic images from various episodes. Each jukebox holds 70 CDs with other features including microphone input for karaoke, iPod compatibility, remote control and a dual 60 Watt amplifier.