Age: 3 and up
Category: Musical Toys Watch Video NowToyDirectory Product ID#: 26404
A smaller version of the Chimalong, the Mini Chimalong comes attached to an illustrated full-color spiral-bound songbook that can be propped up for both the player and the singers to read their parts simultaneously. It folds into a traveling toy. 12/14/2009 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Age: 3 and up
Category: Musical Toys Watch Video NowToyDirectory Product ID#: 25789
Tuned to a C Major scale, the Chimalong is an 8-note metallophone that can be played by number, color or notes. The youngest children will use the included 15-song songbook to play by color; older children can play by number. As they progress, they'll learn to read the music and play by note. Additional songs are available on the Woodstock Chimes website. Packaged in a 4-color window box. Comes with 2-mallets, 15-song songbook and an extra #7 tube, which changes the B (for key of C) to B flat (for key of G), giving greater musical flexibility. Chimalong is "recommended for its educational value by many professional musicians, including John Sebastian, Marilyn Horne, André Watts, Peter Schickele and the late Jim Henson," Peggy Daniel, Web Development Director of Woodstock Chimes, told TDmonthly
. The Chimalong has received the following awards: 2003 Parent's Choice Top 25 Toys in 25 Years; 1995 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Classic Toy, Blue Chip Award; 1995 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, Platinum; 1995 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, Gold Seal; and 1987 Parent's Choice Gold Award. Launch date: 1986.
― Karen Park, owner of Zaks Gifts
in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., only recently began selling Chimalongs, she told TDmonthly
in 4Q 2010; she sells about four per month.
— Patti Tepper-Rasmussen, owner of Learning Tree Toys
, Games & Books, Inc. in Oklahoma City, Ok., told TDmonthly
in a January 2015 survey that the Woodstock Chimalong is their store's best-selling musical toy. 10/28/2009 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Category: Musical Toys Watch Video NowToyDirectory Product ID#: 16945
The instrument measures 29"L x 17"W x 26"H and consists of 11 color-band coded aluminum tubes. It features a G-A-B-C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C tuning system, red finish wood, blue power-coated steel legs, two mallets, a songbook and a white gift box with a four-color label. Minimal assembly is required. 1/8/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]