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This Kirby Otamatone is the musical instrument you need

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If you’re a big fan of the giant pink ball of cuteness that is Kirby, look no further than this Kirby-themed version of the Japanese Otamatone, a musical toy instrument, to add to your collection. The Kirby version is pink (of course), and it features Kirby’s eyes and a pair of blush marks.

The humble Otamatone is a cute (or aggressively annoying… to each their own) instrument that makes digital synthesizer-like noises when you tap or slide your finger along the neck. The toy is essentially a long stick with a round globe attached at the bottom that features two dots to resemble a face. Sound comes out from the instrument’s slit, and you can squeeze the globe to change the pitch. The slit is designed to look like a mouth. There are also controls on the back of the device to adjust volume and a low / mid / hi slider that changes the octave.

Otamatones sell for around $26 on Amazon, and they come in standard colors like white, blue, or black. Aside from Kirby, there are also special versions, like this Kumamon bear. The Kirby version was spotted by Kirby Twitter news account Team Pupupu Kirby Star Allies.

Photo: Team Pupupu Kirby Star Allies

Photo: Team Pupupu Kirby Star Allies

The Kirby Otamatone edition is due to be released in Japan in May 2018, though there’s no word on price or if it’ll be available overseas.


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