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34 Years Later, Sony Still Sells Walkmans

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In this July 2009 File photo, Sony Corp.'s first Walkman is shown at a special display commemorating the Walkman's 30th anniversary at the Sony Archive building in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama) | AP

Monday is the Sony Walkman's 34th birthday, and it might surprise you to know that the iconic music player of the '80's and '90's is still in production. Sony still makes and sells a product called a Walkman. It's actually an MP3 player -- the electronics maker is leveraging nostalgic name of its iconic cassette player for

Remember how your mom for years called every music player a "Walkman" and called every gaming system a "Nintendo"? It's sort of like that.

sony walkman

Not your grandfather's (or, um, your older brother's) Walkman.

Sony actually kept producing the casette tape-playing Walkman until 2010, way after the casette tape lost its appeal.

If you still have a bunch of cassette tapes sitting around and want an original Walkman, you'll probably have to go on eBay, where different models are selling for anywhere between $9.99 to over $225.

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