1. Post #3361
    Gold Member

    August 2012
    2,042 Posts
    If only it was just the headphones and not a giant fucking record player strapped to their head. Jesus Christ Valve, do you even care about your theme anymore?

  2. Post #3362
    ComodoreBluth's Avatar
    September 2012
    2,365 Posts
    I wanna know how the meeting went when they were thinking of making this.
    Eric: Okay everyone we need to come up with a promo for the soundtrack before we go on our company vacation to Hawaii. Does anyone have any good ideas?

    Jill: Since there's a vinyl version how about a hat with a record player on top of it connected to head phones?

    Eric: Brilliant, that's what we'll go with. We'll have one of our artists knock it out when we get back. I'll see everyone in Hawaii.


    Turns out it was all Jill's fault.


    What's my life turned into? I'm writing fan fiction for TF2 team meetings.
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  3. Post #3363
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    Drury's Avatar
    April 2011
    12,430 Posts
    If only it was just the headphones and not a giant fucking record player strapped to their head. Jesus Christ Valve, do you even care about your theme anymore?
    ehhh theme-wise it's one of the more fitting cosmetics, even if it looks stupid. Period-correct and sufficiently 60s spy comedy/shoe phone-esque.
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  4. Post #3364
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    February 2014
    637 Posts
    I would of been happy with just a cassette player which would strap to the waist of the player with some headphones hooked on them which would randomly spurt out musical note particles.

    I get they were trying to be creative, but boy is that a mess...
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  5. Post #3365
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    September 2014
    1,918 Posts
    The album is available on Spotify.

    Although I'm eager to buy the physical edition, toh.
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  6. Post #3366
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    February 2012
    230 Posts
    It needs to make a record-scratch when the person wearing it dies
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  7. Post #3367
    AD/HD's Avatar
    June 2016
    562 Posts
    I think the promo hat is pretty cool tbh
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  8. Post #3368
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    March 2009
    6,395 Posts
    It needs to make a record-scratch when the person wearing it dies
    No no, it needs to replace the killcam zoom in sound for anyone you kill or whenever you get killed with a record scratch.


    *record-scratch*
    Yep, that's me. You're probably wondering how I got into this situation.
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  9. Post #3369
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    June 2012
    8,759 Posts
    Its even worse than the chess hat.
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  10. Post #3370
    Blade Rx69's Avatar
    July 2007
    757 Posts
    ehhh theme-wise it's one of the more fitting cosmetics, even if it looks stupid. Period-correct and sufficiently 60s spy comedy/shoe phone-esque.
    I love it for that: it's a joke. It's horribly impractical, but it's clear it has a purpose. Audiophiles that want the best quality sound even in the middle of battle.

    Many would have preferred a more serious item, like how I wanted the jukebox dispenser, but this has that absurd charm to it. Unlike many other promo/achievement hats. Head full of steam, anyone?
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  11. Post #3371
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    April 2016
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    All class, Needle is jiggle boned to swing around.
    Good grief lol.

    Even if it's way to early for it's time, I would have just preferred a good looking set of headphones for the scout with maybe a CD player attached to his belt or something instead lol.

    Just a little bit over the top with that design lol.

    I would of been happy with just a cassette player which would strap to the waist of the player with some headphones hooked on them which would randomly spurt out musical note particles.

    I get they were trying to be creative, but boy is that a mess...
    Actually yeah, a Cassette player would probably be way more time appropriate then a CD Player now that you mention it.
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  12. Post #3372
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    Goodwell's Avatar
    July 2011
    8,127 Posts
    Its even worse than the chess hat.
    At the very least the chess hat does something neat - Changes the chess piece depending on your current killstreak. This doesn't even have something fancy like that.

    It would atleast be worth looking like a complete tool if it had the record scratch effect people have mentioned, and it would be something different in the form of a cosmetic for the freeze frame.

  13. Post #3373
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    C4rnage's Avatar
    November 2009
    2,620 Posts
    I did preorder the soundtrack but i didnt get any code to get this hat. where i get the code?

  14. Post #3374
    Paradox_cg's Avatar
    January 2015
    99 Posts
    Its weird how initially I thought the Sound file hat was the stupidest hat ever put in tf2 and now I want it. Something about having a turntable on my head seems right.
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  15. Post #3375
    Call me "Sir Doctor"
    A_Guardian's Avatar
    November 2011
    2,321 Posts
    I personally think they needed to have spent more time on the idea of the promo hat.
    Its a novel enough idea I guess, but it could have been something much better that might have actually moved copies beyond trader nerds and people that wanted the soundtrack.
    And not been really fucking dumb.
    Here hoping against hope that they add a second style to disable the turntable.
    But valve just seems to have forgotten about styles as of late.
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  16. Post #3376
    TectoImprov's Avatar
    July 2012
    8,717 Posts
    I did preorder the soundtrack but i didnt get any code to get this hat. where i get the code?
    It's probably a physical code that comes with the soundtrack.

    EDIT: Which reminds me, apparently with my two day shipping I'm supposed to be getting the vinyl next Friday. That kinda sucks.
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  17. Post #3377
    Blade Rx69's Avatar
    July 2007
    757 Posts
    It's probably a physical code that comes with the soundtrack.

    EDIT: Which reminds me, apparently with my two day shipping I'm supposed to be getting the vinyl next Friday. That kinda sucks.
    Yeah, it's a physical code.

    As far as Amazon goes, seems like everyone's Vinyl order was delayed. CDs arrived right on schedule. Can any other non-Amazon Vinyl orderers confirm if theirs is on time or delayed?
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  18. Post #3378
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    Lord Exor's Avatar
    September 2011
    2,523 Posts
    Fuck the haters, the hat is so retarded its amazing.
    I need that hat.

  19. Post #3379
    ODSP's Avatar
    April 2014
    877 Posts
    Just got my CD right now, they let you know that the code is inside the case. Features a nice little battle damaged mercs alternative to the cover art on the back.

  20. Post #3380
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    March 2011
    13,165 Posts
    The hat is a funny joke, but once you've seen it one time, that's all you ever need. It sucks otherwise.
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  21. Post #3381
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    June 2016
    80 Posts
    Apologies if this has already been discussed: can someone do a quick TL;DR as to why Valve is releasing this soundtrack right now? Does anyone actually know?
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  22. Post #3382
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    November 2009
    2,620 Posts
    Yeah, it's a physical code.

    As far as Amazon goes, seems like everyone's Vinyl order was delayed. CDs arrived right on schedule. Can any other non-Amazon Vinyl orderers confirm if theirs is on time or delayed?
    So people like me who preorder the digital version gets nothing?
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  23. Post #3383
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    August 2016
    144 Posts
    So people like me who preorder the digital version gets nothing?
    Correct, sadly.
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  24. Post #3384
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    November 2009
    2,620 Posts
    Correct, sadly.
    what a waste of my money then.
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  25. Post #3385
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    January 2013
    1,508 Posts
    only serves you right if you buy the digital version and get no in-game item
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  26. Post #3386
    Fluury's Avatar
    September 2014
    1,918 Posts
    http://imgur.com/a/yYgcN [DONT CHECK IT OUT IF YOU DONT WANNA RUIN THE SURPRISE OF THE PHYSICAL VERSIONS]

    The physical version of the Musicl has a lot of love put into it, it even has a tiny photo-show of the mercs ;w; I've also noticed that Pyro is undamaged at the other side of the Box, perhaps a nod to the update?

    Source: https://de.reddit.com/r/tf2/comments...s_has_arrived/
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  27. Post #3387
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    April 2016
    517 Posts
    http://imgur.com/a/yYgcN

    The physical version of the vinyl has a lot of love put into it, it even has a tiny photo-show of the mercs ;w;

    Source: https://de.reddit.com/r/tf2/comments...s_has_arrived/
    It's good to see valve's writing is still top notch

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  28. Post #3388
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    September 2011
    2,523 Posts
    Are there any differences from the in-game tracks?

  29. Post #3389
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    geel9's Avatar
    June 2008
    8,419 Posts
    http://imgur.com/a/yYgcN [DONT CHECK IT OUT IF YOU DONT WANNA RUIN THE SURPRISE OF THE PHYSICAL VINYL]

    The physical version of the vinyl has a lot of love put into it, it even has a tiny photo-show of the mercs ;w; I've also noticed that Pyro is undamaged at the other side of the Vinyl, perhaps a nod to the update?

    Source: https://de.reddit.com/r/tf2/comments...s_has_arrived/
    That's the CD, though, not the vinyl.
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  30. Post #3390
    Fluury's Avatar
    September 2014
    1,918 Posts
    That's the CD, though, not the vinyl.
    My bad.

    However I doubt the inner writing and the like will be different.

  31. Post #3391
    HotrodMC's Avatar
    February 2016
    145 Posts
    You're all wrong, the promo should've been an 8 track player.

  32. Post #3392
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    Yukinari's Avatar
    April 2010
    3,198 Posts
    Havent followed the game for a while but it seems like they just gave up with this promo item. The Ap Sap was far cooler.

    Even the Grandmaster is better assuming you didnt pay 100 fucking dollars for a chess game.
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  33. Post #3393

    April 2017
    28 Posts


    All class, Needle is jiggle boned to swing around.

    I wanna know how the meeting went when they were thinking of making this.
    It actually made me laugh when i thought of the concept idea for this hat. This is what people in the 1960s speculated would be how you could listen to music, "on the go" haha, before the idea of walkmans and cassette players ever existed. To the 1960s, this woulda been revolutionary. haha

    Think it almost fits, but you have to get the joke a little for it not to be an obnoxious hat and i dont like the silhouette mess up it can cause.

    Plus its a bit too goofy
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  34. Post #3394
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    January 2016
    379 Posts

    Oh god no
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  35. Post #3395
    Johnny Joe's Avatar
    October 2014
    1,610 Posts

    Oh god no
    what the fuck is this?
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  36. Post #3396
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    March 2017
    71 Posts
    what the fuck is this?
    a strawberry
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  37. Post #3397
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    April 2013
    2,687 Posts

    Oh god no
    "Silly Scout and his strawberries"
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  38. Post #3398
    Johnny Joe's Avatar
    October 2014
    1,610 Posts
    a strawberry
    you undermeant what I stood, stop standing under what I mean
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  39. Post #3399
    I sell Bot Doggers and Bot Dogger accessories
    ZombiPlastiClok's Avatar
    November 2011
    1,567 Posts


    All class, Needle is jiggle boned to swing around.
    And here I was about to buy the OST, not anymore. That is possibly the worst Valve-made cosmetic to date. And I'm even including the Reddit hat!
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  40. Post #3400
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    January 2015
    1,384 Posts
    Merc HQ (Abandoned Uranium Mill)
    Photo F(T?) Pauling
    Miss Pauling has a first name confirmed.
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