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Carrying around a massive boombox Lloyd Dobler-style may not be the easiest way to listen to music these days. Afterall, streaming via a stationary Bluetooth device is easier, faster, and significantly lighter.

But there’s something about those ’80s boomboxes that is inexplicably cool — which is why New Wave Toys is bringing them back with a modern twist.

The electronics company just launched a Kickstarter campaign for two additions to its RepliTronics line: miniature Bluetooth speakers, modeled after the iconic M90 boombox.

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Music lovers can choose from two speaker sizes: the M90 Mini and the M90 Micro. The Mini is approximately 40% of the original speaker’s size at 5.25 inches tall and 9.75 inches wide. It features adjustable treble, bass, and balance knobs; multiple audio source options; and more than 60 hours of battery life. It will eventually retail for $100, but early-bird Kickstarter backers can snag it for $50.

The Micro is a 1/6-scale replica of the boombox. It is still a working Bluetooth speaker and features volume control, an articulated handle, volume control, and a rechargeable battery. It costs $40, but early-bird backers can get it now for just $20.


If you want to learn more about these M90 speakers (or order your own), check out the Kickstarter here! The early-bird deals are running through Friday, but the campaign doesn’t end until June 19 at 9 a.m. PT. Orders placed through the Kickstarter are expected to ship at the end of this year.

If you are all about these tiny boomboxes and want more miniature, retro electronics, visit to check out the full RepliTronics line.

Now go blast “In Your Eyes,” and think about how much cooler it would be coming out of a tiny boombox.