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Otamatone from Maywa Denki (White)

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  • 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: White
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B002IGTOZQ
  • Item model number: otamatone-wh
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,364 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
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Product Description

Color: White

Size Description: Approx. 27cm long

Customer Reviews

Totally worth it, and do not regret buying.
Kai Tawa
Who doesn't love a new, fun musical instrument!
Yarnspinner13
It is a good quality product,made very well.
Lisa Bryant

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

277 of 283 people found the following review helpful By Brant Martin on May 8, 2012
Color Name: White
Interesting toy. It was a challenge to figure out the exact spots on the neck to tune the notes, but fun, nonetheless.
I'd give it 5 stars, but when a couple friends and I tried to play Greensleeves, like in the product demo, a rift opened up between us and released the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

4/5 Fun toy, but brought the End Times >:(
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By M. E. Priebe on April 17, 2013
Color Name: Black 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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83 of 91 people found the following review helpful By equalistmako on October 26, 2013
Color Name: Black 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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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By D. Sacerdote on June 30, 2013
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
I bought an Otamatone after stumbling on a YouTube video in which one was being played. It fascinated me, and I immediately clicked over to Amazon to buy one. I've had an awesome, fun time with it ever since.

The tone is generated on a touchpad along the neck of the instrument. By squeezing the "cheeks" of the face at the bottom of the Otamatone, a "wah-wah" effect can be produced. Because the touchpad produces a variable tone range - think "trombone" or one of those tin whistles with the slide - it can be kind of challenging to hit the right notes until you really get used to it. Unlike many musical toys, you will have to devote some time and attention to an Otamatone before you can start producing anything that sounds decent. That's probably why one reviewer called it "an expensive toy" that couldn't make "real" music.

Anyway, my friends and I have had a great time with the Otamatone, jamming along with the radio and using it as a ridiculous extra instrument in the band. Is it a serious musical instrument? HELL NO. Is it loads of fun after you've put some time into getting used to it? HELL YES.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By yuki on June 10, 2011
Color Name: Black
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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sleepy Tonberry on February 24, 2013
Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
I got this gift as a joke for a friend of mine, whose more musically-inclined friend then amazed us all by being able to actually produce melodies out of it. Make no mistake: this is a shrill, squawking ear-splitter of an instrument, but it *is* an instrument. Made by the madcap genius troll artist-scientists at Japan's Maywa Denki, this is an instrument whose purpose is not so much to entertain others with your music, but more to entertain yourself by playing it. It comes, helpfully, with a simple sheet telling you how to operate the instrument (in Japanese, but with diagrams). Pressing down on certain points of the neck produce certain notes, squeezing the cheeks of the head will produce a vibrato effect, and switches on the back control octave and volume.

Pros:
- Fun and easy to use

Cons:
- You might have to listen to other people use it

I know it seems like I'm being hard on the Otamatone, but I still rate it five stars because it's so darn quirky and fun. I recommend looking it up on YouTube to hear it for yourself before buying.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bill DiMarco on January 2, 2014
Color Name: Black 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 6 people found the following review helpful By Ehsaan Hossain on August 25, 2013
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
My brother and I saw this on youtube and laughed for hours, so I bought him one for his 30th birthday. We play it all the time! Might buy another one.
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