Movie tie-in toys and gadgets are the norm nowadays, but the original "Tron" holds a special place in the tech world for bringing a vision of the future that no other film did at the time. The makers of its sequel, "Tron: Legacy," are hoping to accomplish the same thing this time around.
Here are a few of the techie, or otherwise neat "Tron"-related products hitting the shelves in the next couple of months. The movie, starring Jeff Bridges, hits theaters December 17.
Monster's "Tron"-inspired headphones will set you back $349.99 when they come out next month. For that price, they come with built-in lighting, noise cancellation, and music controls built into the cord.
In the world of "Tron," the disc holds the entire record of a user's identity. In the case of Monster's "Tron"-inspired iPod dock, it's your music library. It goes on sale next month for $249.
Optics maker Oakley has both "Tron"-inspired sunglasses, as well as a pair of stereoscopic 3D glasses on the way for people to use in their homes or when going to 3D movies in theaters. The sunglasses pictured here will cost you $750 when they arrive in December.
A toy replica of the off-road light cycle from "Tron: Legacy."
The "Tron" action-figure line glows with built-in lights, and uses holograms in the heads to show character features underneath the helmet.
No, it's not an insect. It's a red guard, one of the elite squad of officers working for Jeff Bridges' younger self in the film. Those flaps on the back are actually part of a high-tech parachute.
This light cycle replica sticks to walls, letting you run it on the ground, on walls, or even on the ceiling.
A close-up of the Zero G rider. In the sequel, the light cycles were redesigned to better integrate the rider with the machine.
A replica of the retro light cycle created by protagonist Kevin Flynn. In its toy form you can stick your action figures inside of it and it lights them up.
For motorcycle owners, there's now an officially licensed motorcycle suit with a "Tron"-inspired design. Featured here is the men's version, which comes in between $800 and $1,200, depending on if you opt to get the version that actually lights up.
The women's version of the motorcycle suit, which features a slightly different line design and a removable skirt.
The back of both the men's and women's motorcycle suits features a built-in disc.
Razer's $129 "Tron" keyboard arrives next month and has backlit keys and a detachable number pad.
At $99, Razer's "Tron" mouse ain't cheap, but it sure is pretty. When you plug it in, it stays lit up with "Tron"-esque light lines. The mouse itself has seven buttons and a 5600 dpi laser sensor. It'll be available next month.
This Xbox 360 controller from PDP stays lit up whenever your system is on. It ships next month and retails for $50.
Like the Xbox 360 controller, the Wii version of PDP's gaming controller stays lit up, but manages to do it wirelessly. It, too, is $50 and ships next month.