Monster builds Daft Punk Edition Tron Headphones, unwittingly unleashes moral quandary of a generation

We can't tell, is this (and by "this" we mean the entertainment machine that is Disney / Daft Punk / Tron / Jeff Bridges, melding with the monster that is Monster, and creating a pair of $350 ultra-glossy headphones) the ultimate payoff of our childhood hopes and dreams, or their ultimate ruination and desecration? Both?

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High-Tech Daft Punk™-Inspired TRON: LEGACY™ Product Unveiled Just in Time to Rock the Holidays

Premium Headphones from Monster and One-of-a-Kind Figures from Medicom Toy with Unique Daft Punk Styling Will Dazzle TRON: LEGACY Fans

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."

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 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 ( will be able to use the TRON: LEGACY audio dock to unlock a special TRON-themed alarm clock feature.