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Otamatone from Maywa Denki (Black)

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Black - Japanese - Otamatone Normal
  • World's cutest and weirdest musical instrument
  • By pressing down various parts of the tail button, different pitch and tone will start playing
  • Move its mouth and Otamatone will start singing for you
  • Shipped Directly from Japan
  • Produced by Maywa Denki
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Product Details

Color: Black - Japanese - Otamatone Normal
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 5.3 x 3.4 inches ; 7.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: Japan
  • ASIN: B002IGTP00
  • Item model number: otamatone-bk
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 5 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,134 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Color: Black - Japanese - Otamatone Normal

Size Description: Approx. 27cm long

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Customer Reviews

Very good feature.
Carolyn M. Gatlin
Came in a timely manner considering it was all the way from Japan.
Giovanna
I love music and instruments and it is a load of fun!
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74 of 76 people found the following review helpful By DanceQuietus on April 17, 2013
Color Name: Black - Japanese - Otamatone Normal Verified Purchase
My brother wouldn't give me any ideas on what to buy his kids for Christmas, so I made it my mission to seek out the most annoying toys in existence. Children love this toy and parents hate it, which is the perfect balance for an evil toy.

I keep finding friends with kids to buy them for. >:)
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123 of 132 people found the following review helpful By equalistmako on October 26, 2013
Color Name: Black - Japanese - Otamatone Normal Verified Purchase
Everyone I care about has now given up attempting to talk to me. I've lost contact with friends, family members, pets...
Small children cry when they see me approaching.
My ears have yet to cease bleeding since I starting playing the instrument.
I haven't eaten or slept in weeks.
But, in the famous words of Miley Cyrus, I can't stop.
And I won't stop.
Yeah-e-yeah.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By yuki on June 10, 2011
Color Name: Black - Japanese - Otamatone Normal
I'll admit this is a bit pricey, and I would not buy this item for $30+. Thankfully, I got mine on sale for $15. This is mainly a toy for musicians, since it is very hard to find the right pitch if you do not have a trained ear. Even so, just pressing random things or sliding your finger up and down the bar could be entertaining. The toy has many different things you can do to add effect, like changing pitch, using vibrato, or opening/closing the mouth. However, I find it hard to do these things all at once, so I just press the bar. It's still a great toy and it's fun to annoy people with. It's also very cute. I love it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Emily Reed on September 9, 2013
Color Name: Black - Japanese - Otamatone Normal Verified Purchase
It is definitely for people who know more about music, otherwise it you just sit there and make obnoxious noises. A trained ear can easily imitate what people in the videos online can manage, playing parts of songs like Greensleeves.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Bill DiMarco on January 2, 2014
Color Name: Black - Japanese - Otamatone Normal Verified Purchase
let me start by mentioning that I love random instruments like this. from toy accordions to build it yourself theremin kits, I really enjoy all things weird and noisy. unfortunately this is not a great product. the build quality looks fine but feels very flimsy. the screw holding the battery compartment closed was also drilled in wrong. it was screwed in at an angle and is stripped out. sounds wise, it is not loud, what so ever. there is little difference between the two volume settings. both are underwhelming. its a ribbon keyboard, far from my first, but this one is very inaccurate and for its size/flimsiness it takes a bit too much pressure to trigger. the mouth feature that is described as a vibrato on the box is not a vibrato. there is no variance in pitch, just volume, so technically it's more like a digital tremolo effect. it sounds much less remarkable in person than in the videos. this would all be more acceptable if not for their price. nice idea but not what I expected. as I wrote this the speaker is crackling....that's not good...

Update: days later the thing stopped working. it seems to turn on but no sound...man what a waste of money.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Sacerdote on January 26, 2014
Color Name: Black - Japanese - Otamatone Normal Verified Purchase
This is the second Otamatone I've bought - the first was for me and I liked it so much I got a second one as a Christmas present for my nephew, a musician and college student. He unwrapped it, started noodling around with it, and just in general had a blast.

I've said before that I know it's not a serious instrument - more like an electronic toy slide whistle - but if you have a sense of fun and just want to fool around with a slightly ridiculous melody maker, give it a shot. And if you have a band, even better. The Otamatone is a great novelty instrument to add for laughs.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful By David P. Lahti on August 18, 2010
Color Name: Black - Japanese - Otamatone Normal Verified Purchase
This is a fun little toy, and a good conversation starter. Other than trying to accompany guitar solos by ear, don't plan on making anything resembling music with it though! It is difficult to find and stay on a pitch without a great deal of practice (I would compare this to trying to learn/play a fretless bass or slide trombone), and if you have larger hands, the control strip on the 'neck' of the note feels a bit small (a very small movement produces a correspondingly large shift in pitch). So long as you keep this in mind, it's a neat idea and fun to play with for small periods of time.
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Color Name: Black - Japanese - Otamatone Normal
First off, I do have musical experience. I play Guitar, Trombone, and Piano. I produce and compose Electronic Music as a hobby. With that said, lemme also mention that I didn't get my Otamatone from Amazon. My Grandparents living in Okinawa, Japan bought it at the store, and then shipped it to me.

Anyway with that said, first off, I should start off by saying if you want your child to get into music and stuff, then this is probably not something I would recommend... It's actually relatively hard to play... You need to press down on the neck of the instrument harder than I originally thought, and you need a good ear to really play it... The neck of the instrument has no markings or frets, so you really have to use your ears to hit the right notes. I do think children would enjoy it to make noise, but they probably won't take it seriously musically, unless they're already interested musical instruments.

The style of play resembles a lot like a Sanshin (except smaller)... Which is an instrument from Okinawa. It's a 3 stringed guitar-like instrument with no frets... So in a way, the Otamatone really reminded me of the Sanshin. The manuals or anything doesn't say anything about tuning of the instrument... (I know Japanese. I didn't see it anywhere.) So it's kind of like playing from a mouthpiece of a brass instrument. I can play songs on just my mouthpiece of my trombone, but of course, my lips had to get used to it, and my ear had to be good. So figuring out how to play the Otamatone is also a lot like playing a brass mouthpiece, except you use your fingers to find that pitch... So technically, once your fingers start to get it, you could probably bust out any song on the Otamatone, like an experienced brass player could on their mouthpiece.
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