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” made to celebrate and explore all the quirks and “magicness” of 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!
Power Supply: 3 AA Batteries (Included) or AC adapter (Not Included)
Dimensions: 3.94″ x 5.51″ x 17.33″
Available Colors: Black, White
- 1 x Otamatone Deluxe
- 3 x AA Batteries
- 1 x Strap
- 1 x Owner’s Manual
English Version: Includes English instruction manual.
Japanese Version: Includes Japanese instruction manual.
- BEST SELLING – One of Japan’s best selling music toys, now in a professional musician-grade Deluxe version!
- NEW DELUXE VERSION – An upgraded version of the Original Otamatone, the Otamatone deluxe features both volume and pitch controls, a larger size, and a more responsive stem for easier playing
- FUN & EASY TO PLAY – Slide your fingers for pitch and squeeze the cheeks for vibrato
- TURN IT UP – Connect to headphones, amps, and speakers with the 3.5mm stereo jack
- EXCLUSIVE OTAMATONE STRAP Included! Available in your choice of English (US) and Japanese packaging.