Tiny Toy Pocket Elctronic Keyboard of Magical Awesomeness
December 9, 2008 12:30 PM   Subscribe

Help me find this tiny electronic pocket piano from my youth.

I remember owning a couple of these at one point - I received them from my grandpa around 1988 or 89.

The stats, as I can remember them from all those many long, bleak years gone by -

- I think one octave.
- Very small, maybe 1/2" thick, 3.5" long and 2" wide.
- Came in a little faux-leather sleeve? Or perhaps it was a sort of flap that covered the face of it, and I think it was yellow.
- Included a little card with a song list on it?
- Produced a tiny little note when you depressed a plastic button - the buttons had practically no action at all - really more like a clicker than a button.
- Filled me with joy.
posted by Baby_Balrog to Grab Bag (9 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
I had completely forgotten about these. I also had at least two. I remember them being in something that was a lot like a checkbook cover. One of mine was sort of a pale pastel blue, and I think some of them tended to have variously themed cartoon graphics on them? Little white keys kind of like the membrane keys on some cheap calculators, maybe?
posted by brennen at 12:35 PM on December 9, 2008


Is this your piano? I bought a couple at the dollar store last year. Message me your address and this one is yours!
posted by moonmilk at 12:47 PM on December 9, 2008 [5 favorites]


YES! THIS IS THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!
posted by Baby_Balrog at 12:49 PM on December 9, 2008


http://www.synthmuseum.com/casio/casvltone01.html

would have been my guess.
posted by felix at 12:51 PM on December 9, 2008


I bought one of those at Busch Gardens as a kid and annoyed my entire family with my musical skillz all the way home. I loved it. I'd forgotten about it until now!
posted by Metroid Baby at 12:57 PM on December 9, 2008


With the cartoon animals and everything. Awesome.
posted by brennen at 1:01 PM on December 9, 2008


What a coincidence. How awesome to be able to fill someone's Christmas with joy. Very cool thread.
posted by toastedbeagle at 1:26 PM on December 9, 2008


Oooh! I had one of these, too.

I still remember how to play "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star:"
1-1-5-5-6-6-5-4-4-3-3-2-2-1
posted by pfafflin at 1:54 PM on December 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


i. loved. these.

3-3-4-3-2-2-2-3-3-3-2-2-2
3-3-4-3-2-2-2-3-3-4-3-2

that was Mary Had a Little Lamb on mine.
posted by gursky at 4:56 PM on December 9, 2008


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