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Melissa & Doug Band in a Box


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  • Make a band of your own
  • Contains 6 instruments and easily stores in the wooden crate
  • Recommended Age Range 4 Years and up
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 11.3 x 3 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Imported
  • ASIN: B00005RF5C
  • Item model number: 488
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months - 7 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,738 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (345 customer reviews)
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What a value! Whopping 10 piece set is chock-full of favorites guaranteed to bring hours of musical joy; all conveniently packed in a sturdy wooden storage case!

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Melissa & Doug Band in a Box

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Customer Reviews

These instruments are durable and of good quality.
Melanie Andersen
What a great little collection of musical instruments.
MusicLover
He loves banging on the instruments and making noise.
Lei B

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

135 of 140 people found the following review helpful By Melanie Andersen on October 3, 2002
Format: Baby Product
These instruments are durable and of good quality. I don't worry about my kids banging on them as hard as they want. They make beautiful music. The kids have so much fun playing with them. They are real instruments, not plastic imitations that don't sound quite right. This was a purchase I don't regret.
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72 of 74 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 18, 2003
Format: Baby Product
This item was purchased for as a Christmas gift. Within the first day the head of the tamborine was destroyed by light to moderate tapping. Not too worried, figured not everything is toddler proofed. But six months later, with minimal use, one of the handles from the maracas came off, beans everywhere. Thankfully my son came to me right away to tell me it had broken. The handle just comes right out of the head, the seal is gone. I'm in the process of tracking down the manufacturer's website. But if you have little ones, check these handles!!!!
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110 of 120 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 13, 2003
Format: Baby Product
Our three year old really likes to "make music" and we wanted to get him some quality rhythm intruments. Unfortunately these did not fit the bill.
The thin paper on the tambourine tore before we even had it all the way out of the box. I don't see how it could have stood up to even the most gentle use, much less to an enthusiastic child. It is also really small, even compared to other toy tambourines I've seen. One of the maracas split open along the seam, though we put the beans back in and it sticks together pretty well. I guess some glue might fix it better, but I'll be sure to add more beans - the skimpy amount in there just doesn't make a satisfying "shake".
The triangle is very large and looks sturdy, but it sounds awful, not at all like the pleasant sounds of the ones at our child's preschool. The lengths of the sides are uneven; perhaps that's why it is out of tune with itself. It's also pretty heavy for a small child to hold. Let's see what else... the hollow wooden rhythm stick also broke, during normal use, but it at least lasted about two weeks of occasional use. The clapper stick is still intact but probably because my son hasn't used it much. The cymbals seem sturdy enough although the screws that hold them together are a bit rusty (they arrived that way) and the brass finish scratches off immediately so they look really beat up.
The wooden box was not a selling point for us, though I suppose it could be a good storage solution for some families; for us it is easier to put the instruments in a bin or basket, since we have some other instruments, jingle bells etc., that won't fit in the box.
So, while I can't recommend highly enough giving your child rhythm instruments, skip this product and either get find some better quality ones or just get out the wooden spoons and plastic containers from your kitchen - they last longer and are more fun.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Nat's Mom on November 28, 2003
Format: Baby Product
I bought this for my almost 2 year old when he was just 18 months. He uses it nearly every day. I play CDs while we are playing with his toys and he likes to go over to the box and play along with different instruments. Sometimes we make a little marching band around the living room.
Like other reviewers, we had a problem with the tambourine almost immediately, but I taped the entire top with packing tape and it is fine. We have had no problem with the shakers even though he likes to knock them together and on other things. And they are plenty loud! The only thing we don't like is the triangle. The string comes off constantly and is hard for him to hold - not heavy just a problem because of the string - but he likes to bang it while I hold it. This is not high quality, but makes a nice first introduction to musical instruments.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By KSL on January 20, 2005
Format: Baby Product
My daughter got this for her 1st birthday last year and these musical instruments are well made. I don't let my daughter play unattended with the triangle and it's metal stick in fear she might run with it, but other than that this is a nice set. My brother's son did break the Spanish shaker by hitting too hard . So, if you get this as a gift just watch your child, as you'd do with other toys and you shouldn't have any major problems.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Leo's mom on January 17, 2009
Format: Baby Product Verified Purchase
I used to be a big fan of Melissa and Doug toys, but I have been very disappointed with some of those we got for Christmas. Especially this music se is absolutly useless. The thin paper on the tambourine tore 10 minutes after we took it out of the box, the egg shakers barely make any noise, it actually sound as if the inside beans were wet, and the cymbals don't work either. So the only thing that is quite nice about this set is the triangle and the red noise maker.
If you wand some good quality instruments for your child, go to west music store here on amazon and find all the instruments separately, the price you spend will be equal to this set and you will be much happier with the products {I got lolipop drum, egg shakers, triangle, cymbals with knobs and tambourine and it is uncomperable quality!!!!}
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By S. Scheer on October 11, 2005
Format: Baby Product
We love this product! My 1 year old loves to shake the maracas, and the clacker....and even the tambourine! We thought she'd like it, but did not think she'd be REALLY into it until a few months down the line. But she is. This company really makes quality products. My daughter recieved several gifts made by Melissa and Doug. She really loves them all...and we love them because they aren't just for the first 2 years....she will be using them and enjoying them for years to come.
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