WHAT IS OTAMATONE? The Otamatone is a cute, quirky, and fun to play electronic musical toy characterized by its eighth note-shaped body, adorable moving mouth, and silly, buzzing, amusingly off-key "voice." Developed by design firm Maywa Denki, it was first released in Japan in 2009 and has been the country's best-selling musical toy ever since. Innovative, unique, and now a popular toy worldwide, the Otamatone has earned high praise from fans and the toy industry alike, including the Japan Toy Association's grand prize Japanese Toy Award in their 'High Target' toy division. HOW DOES IT WORK? You don't need to be a professional musician to have fun with the Otamatone - anyone can get the hang of it! Play any tune you like by sliding fingers up and down on the stem. Shake the Otamatone while playing for vibrato and create a "wah-wah" effect by squeezing the Otamatone's cheeks to make it's mouth open and close. Switches on the back of the head allow you to switch octaves, control the volume, and turn the Otamatone on and off to preserve battery life. ABOUT OTAMATONE JAPAN The Otamatone was born in Japan so why not dress it in Kabuki, Ninja or Lucky Cat clothes? The first Otamatone with a two-colored body has the model name imprinted on its flag in Japanese kanji characters. Mt. Fuji and traditional Japanese paper patterns inspired the package design. Functions and size are similar to the standard Otamatone. PERFECT GIFT FOR KIDS, TEENS, AND ADULTS! Great as a Christmas or birthday gift for any child, music lover, or anyone who wants to have fun making cute, silly songs on the world's weirdest musical instrument! Makes a hilarious joke or gag gift, and the smaller, keychain-sized Otamatone Melody designed for younger kids makes an adorable party favor too! Please Note: Due to monitor differences, actual colors may vary slightly from what appears online.
- BEST SELLER - One of Japan's Best-Selling Musical Instrument Portable Synthesizer Toys!
- FUN & EASY TO PLAY - Slide Your Fingers Along The Stem to Vary The Pitch and Squeeze The Cheeks for Vibrato
- CREATE YOUR OWN SOUND - Play in a low, medium, or high pitch - get together with friends and create a harmony!
- GREAT FOR ALL AGES - Kids, teens, and adults all love the Otamatone! Whether you're brand new to music or an expert musician, the Otamatone offers a fun, silly new way to make music!
- ※AAA Batteries ×3 ※Body Size: Approx 27 cm