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The Kirby Otamatone is a Cute Take on a Strange Instrument

 - Apr 3, 2018
References: gonintendo & theverge
Any fans of the giant pink ball of cutness that is Kirby will surely be clamoring to get their hands on the Kirby Otamatone. For those that don't know, the Otamatone is a musical toy instrument that makes digital synthesizer-like noises when the user taps or slides their finger along the neck. Traditional Otamatone's resemble a lollipop of sorts, though most options feature a face on the ball section of the instrument. Sound is produced from a slit in the ball, and users can control the pitch by squeezing the ball. Controls are also found on the back to adjust volume and octave.

The Kirby Otamatone closely follows the traditional design of the instrument, but with the inclusion of the character's iconic pink shade and adorable face. Aside from the Kirby Otamatone, there are also special versions like a Kumamon bear Otamatone and other various basic colors. The Kirby version is currently only available in Japan with no word on any overseas imports.

Image Credit: Team Pupupu Kirby Star Allies