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Circus Time™ is a fun and whimsical line of musical toys specially designed to hold children's interest as they are learning about the wonderful world of music. 1/12/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


We can imprint your store name, event, logo, etc., on a kazoo. Ask your rep, or call our sales department for details. 1/11/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Frame drums are tambourines without jingles. They produce a very resonant tone when struck with the hand or against the leg. 1/11/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Little Willie Music Band by TROPHY MUSIC COMPANY

Colorful play mat with instrument sounds and songs.

6 instrument sounds.
9 pre-programmed songs.
Pad plays note by note
Waterproof, wipe-clean vinyl surface.
Easy-carry plastic handle
Automatic on/off saves batteries. 1/11/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Cambridge® Recorder by TROPHY MUSIC COMPANY

The Cambridge is a more advanced 3-piece recorder. (The three pieces allow the instrument to be adjusted to play in tune with other instrument.)

Outstanding value with great tone and is extremely durable. Complete with carrying bag and finger chart. Available in Dark Brown or Ivory. 1/11/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Back by popular demand, this 10" frame drum is designed to look like a big lollipop. It comes with a multi-color mallet and can also be played by hand. This drum is a big hit with the younger set, as kids love the colorful design and find the “drum-on-a-stick” design easy to manage. Little do they know that frame drums are among the oldest drum designs — a drumhead stretched over a “frame” of wood. They are sold in four-packs ($50) and are $12.50 each. 12/21/2006 (Price: $25.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Woodstock Bongo Drums by WOODSTOCK CHIMES

Made with the traditional wood shells and natural drumheads, these great-sounding bongos are custom made for kids. Played with the fingertips while they are held between the knees, the bongo sounds different when played at the edge versus the middle of the drumhead. Combine sounds and rhythms on the high and low bongo drums to create your own sound. The size and price are perfect for all hands! 12/21/2006 (Price: $20.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Woodstock Mini-Tambourines by WOODSTOCK CHIMES
Woodstock Mini-Tambourines by WOODSTOCK CHIMES

These colorful, mini frame drums have a big sound. They are safe and well made, and have jingles that are as bright sounding as their colors. Played by being struck or shaken, tambourines were around in ancient Rome, were played by traveling musicians during the Renaissance, and became a military-band instrument in the 19th century. Mini-Tambourines are sized for small hands and come in four colors: red, blue, pink and green. They are sold in 12-packs of assorted colors. 12/21/2006 (Price: $3.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Junior Electric Guitar by HOHNER

Rock out with Rockwood's junior electric guitar package. Everything included to get started. This 30" long appropriately scaled electric guitar comes with a battery-powered mini-amp, pitch pipe for tuning, strap, cord and bag. It's available in black and red. 12/13/2006 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Harmonica Starter Package by HOHNER

2007 marks the 150th anniversary of Hohner harmonicas and this starter package is one of our best sellers.  Includes 10 hole key of C diatonic harmonica with instruction book and tape.  You'll be playing the blues in no time! 12/13/2006 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Samba Set by HOHNER

Kid's love to play along and dance to this CD with the Samba beat!  Colorful music set contains six durable versions of real traditional Latin percussion instruments plus a FREE CD.  Vinyl bag provides a sturdy carrying case.  12/13/2006 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Toddler Music Band by HOHNER

Five piece music gift set will get all the little ones involved in the fun of making music.  Set includes three musical shapes, mini-wave drum, and toddler safe xylophone.  Comes in attractive packaging with an easy to carry handle. 12/13/2006 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Force 2003 Drum Set by HOHNER

The updated edition of one of Sonor’s most popular drum series makes Force 2003 drums more attractive than ever! Each kit ships standard with the T.A.R. System, Turbo Bass Drum shells and pre-muffled bass drum heads. Sounds great “right out of the box!” Explore all the new features and find the perfect kit for your individual demands. 12/12/2006 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

HM-27 Piano Melodica (Alto) by HOHNER

An advanced virtuoso instrument similar to the Piano 26 Melodica, except this model plays the alto range. Its 27 piano keys start with F below middle C and extend up more than two complete chromatic octaves. Comfortable strap for the left hand, instructions and deluxe carrying case are included. 12/12/2006 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Tenor 9614 Tenor Recorder by HOHNER

Three-piece pearwood Concert-Tenor Recorder for Baroque (English) fingering. Features one key, extra large bore and cork joints. Packaged in a soft lined hard shell case with handle. 12/12/2006 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Marine Band by HOHNER

Internationally recognized by performers for its beauty and simplicity, this is the most favored and famous harmonica in the world. The 1896 features finely chrome-plated heavy convex covers and a distinctive pearwood comb, packaged in a plastic hinged case with U.S. Marine Band photo.

Models Include:

1896/20 Marine Band
1896NM Marine Band
1896M/20 Marine Band
1896L/20 Marine Band (Low)
1896H/20 Marine Band (High)

Keys: G, Ab (G#), A, Bb, B, C, Db (C#), D, Eb, E, F, F#, High G, Low D, Low Eb, Low E, Low F, Low F#
Natural Minor and Harmonic Minor in all 12 keys 12/12/2006 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

TJ Bearytales by PLAYSKOOL
TJ Bearytales by PLAYSKOOL

TJ, an animated plush bear, helps preschoolers get ready to learn through storytelling, music and play-along activities. A collection of 13 original tales are included to teach young listeners social and emotional skills. 12/8/2006 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Name That Song Mickey by CHARACTER DIRECT
Name That Song Mickey by CHARACTER DIRECT

Plush Mickey recognizes 20 songs and teaches kids to play 14 songs on a wireless piano keyboard. Press Mickey’s hand and he sings. 12/8/2006 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Learn 'N Groove Musical Table by LEAPFROG
Learn 'N Groove Musical Table by LEAPFROG

Benefit from 15 activities, including bilingual learning for letters, numbers, colors, shapes and musical instruments. Learn ‘N Groove for sitting babies or standing toddlers.
— As of 7.27.2010, this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 568 reviews on, and was listed No. 34 in the top 100 best-selling toys and games. PROS: Colorful, appeals to a wide age range and entertains consistently. Includes bilingual feature. CONS: Children might try to climb on it. 12/8/2006

Blue Man Group Musical Instruments Keyboard Experience by TOYQUEST
Blue Man Group Musical Instruments Keyboard Experience by TOYQUEST

Mix and fade music, play drums, or jam along with your iPod, just like Blue Man Group. This product combines nine different instruments, eight pre-programmed songs and multiple music modes using motion-sensor technology.  12/7/2006 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Mozart Magic Cube by MUNCHKIN INC.
Mozart Magic Cube by MUNCHKIN INC.

With this award-winning product, children can add or subtract instruments with the touch of a button, and lights flash along with the music. With harp, flute, French horn, piano and violin instrument buttons, one orchestra button, and soft, rounded corners, it provides hours of interactive play. The product "gives children the opportunity to learn specific musical sounds of five different orchestral instruments and how they interact together to create a Mozart masterpiece.  It inspires creativity by putting the child in the conductor’s seat,” Doug Gillespie, vice president of marketing at Munchkin told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2000.
 —  As of 8.30.10, this product had 4 out of 5 stars from 38 reviews on and was listed in the top 30 best-selling toys and games. PROS: Safe, durable, interactive and engaging.
— Kai Rady, owner of Shenanigans Inc in Charlottesville, Va., told TDmonthly in a 2012 survey about infant and toddler products that the Mozart Magic Cube was one of her top sellers.
— "This past December [2012] we sold several Mozart Magic Cubes from Munchkin. Even the price tag in the mid forty dollar range did not stop our customers," Joe Berardoni, owner of Pun's Toys in Bryn Mawr, Pa., told TDmonthly. 12/7/2006 (Price: $20.00)

Sound Beginnings Groove N Go Band Wagon by SHELCORE TOYS
Sound Beginnings Groove N Go Band Wagon by SHELCORE TOYS

This guitar-shaped wagon on wheels doubles as musical instrument. More than 50 activities help to teach ABC’s, 123’s and musical notes. Groove ‘N Go encourages active play. 11/28/2006

SweetPea3 MP3 Player for kids by SweetPea Toy Company Ltd.
SweetPea3 MP3 Player for kids by SweetPea Toy Company Ltd.

The SweetPea3 is a fully featured MP3 digital music player designed for infants and toddlers. It stores two hours of music or stories, and allows children as young as a year old to safely listen to music over the built-in speaker. The ultra-simple controls and robust enclosure combine to deliver a satisfying audio experience for children and parents alike.
— “This is the only digital music player that features a built-in speaker and does not require young children to wear headphones,” Dan Lemay of Peapod Toys told TDmonthly. “All other players on the market rely on headphones and if they do offer a speaker option, it is in the form of a large docking station.” Launch date: February 11, 2007; available May 2007. (Watch the SweetPea3 MP3 Player for kids Video Watch Video) 11/27/2006 (Price: $59.95)

Barbie "Jam With Me" Electronic Guitar by KIDdesigns
Barbie "Jam With Me" Electronic Guitar by KIDdesigns

The Barbie Jam With Me Karaoke Guitar looks and plays just like a real electric guitar. It comes with three top hit songs included on a cartridge and a karaoke microphone so girls can sing along with their favorite pop hits. There’s even a dock for her iPod nano so she can jam to her own MP3s. The free-play option and the automatic “Jammin” chords let kids rock out, while the pulsing lights, working whammy bar and microphone add to the rockin’ fun.  It also includes a line-in jack for other audio sources. Launch date: 2006. 11/15/2006 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Zoundz by ZIZZLE
Zoundz by ZIZZLE

Zoundz, a 2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award winner, creates a fusion of self-composed music and a light show. Users can create their own riffs and fine tune creations with the mode switch, enabling adjustment of tempo, volume and echo. Each interactive “hot spot” lights up when a pawn is placed, and grooves to the music’s tempo. Color indicates music type, with red indicating sharper tones and blue reflecting softer sounds. “Zounds lends itself to a diverse audience….And as a speaker for any iPod, it has numerous traits that transcend toys,” Marc Rosenberg, chief marketing officer for Zizzle, told TDmonthly.” Launch date: September 2006. 11/14/2006 (Price: $49.99)

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