Mondo's skill at curating some of the coolest pop-culture art is unparalleled. Whether it's posters, enamel pins, T-shirts or classic soundtracks on vinyl, even if you don't like one piece, it's hard to deny that it's at least interesting. Well, with San Diego Comic-Con just around the corner, the purveyor has unveiled what'll be on offer at its booth. Headlining this year (so far; more on that in a bit) is a killer limited-edition poster and vinyl soundtrack for Contra. The former is an 18"x24" screen print by artist Eric Powell limited to 225 copies.
Lead star Chris Pratt, who plays the charismatic Peter Quill/Star-Lord, is fanning the flames of excitement even more by posting a series of photos with the caption "ooga chaka." "Ooga chaka" is one of the lyrics of the song "Hooked On A Feeling," which is the iconic soundtrack found in the first movie. Does Pratt's caption mean that the same song will be used in the sequel? Director James Gunn already discussed the soundtrack for the second movie earlier, according to Slash Film. Gunn said the new movie will feature a wider range of songs that fans would definitely love.
The Portal soundtrack is one of the best pieces of video game music in recent years and it's finally getting the vinyl treatment. Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the release of Portal as a part of Valve's Orange Box game compilation, Valve teamed up with online geek culture store and art gallery Mondo to release two vinyl versions of the Portal soundtrack. SEE ALSO: This is the perfect birthday gift for that friend who just won't go digital The first version will be available online in the form of a 180-gram gray and white vinyl for $30 coming later this month. The second version is a bit more special and limited at only 1,000 copies: a 180-gram translucent blue and orange pressing only available at MondoCon this weekend in Austin, Texas. Both versions of the Portal record come in a cool, unique sleeve to match the puzzle game's penchant for throwing interesting challenges at players -- a magic wallet-style sleeve that opens from both sides.
The No Man's Sky soundtrack features two albums' worth of science fiction-inspired melodies with one 10-song assortment of tunes and six "soundscapes" meant to accompany you on your journey throughout the game's procedurally-generated worlds. If that sounds like something you'd want to hear performed live, the world tour could be making a stop in a city near you. So far, only European dates have been finalized, but the band is assuring would-be concertgoers that additional areas are coming. If your date is already on the list, you can start purchasing tickets as of June 29th. No Man's Sky has yet to be released, and in fact was pushed back to August 9th for North American fans on both PlayStation 4 and PC.
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