17 inch (43 cm)
-Batteries : 3 AA batteries required.
-Strap : Included
Created by Japan’s CUBE Toy company and designed by the artists brothers Masamichi and Nobumichi Tosa of the Maywa Denki design firm, the Otamatone boasts one of the most unusual (yet adorable!) designs for a musical instrument to date. Inspired by the mysterious, uninhibited, and often unpredictable nature of the voice as an instrument, the Tosa brothers created the Otamatone, one of several other pieces in their collection of “Nonsense Machines Emade to celebrate and explore all the quirks and “magicness Eof the human voice. Joining a machine that reproduces laughter, one that barks like a dog, and other silly, whimsical, yet functional and inherently fascinating contraptions, the Otamatone is a fun, silly exploration of sound and music making.
Now an award-winning toy loved by kids, teens, and adults both in Japan and abroad, this lovable smiling eighth-note features all the cute, crazy, and ingeniously creative appeal you’d expect from a hit Japanese toy, yet combines it with surprisingly sophisticated functionality reminiscent of a violin or the rather more obscure theremin to make a toy people everywhere just can’t put down!
The Otamatone Deluxe is an upgraded version of the original Otamatone, featuring a larger size, a more responsive stem for easier playing, both pitch and volume control, and a 3.5mm jack for headphones and speakers. It also comes with an exclusive Otamatone strap, making it the Otamatone of choice for the aspiring virtuoso!