Yes, it’s time to see (tongue-in-cheek, anyway) just how Fisher Price stands up to the competition in the crowded DJ gear market (thanks to producer Ean Golden from DJ Tech Tools for sending this our way):

The ground breaking MBRP-101 from Fisher Price is the best all in one music playback solution for mobile and club djs that need affordable and reliable performance. Visit http://www.djtechtools.com/?p=202 for more info and release dates on this exclusive release.

World Famous Dj Mei Lwun (5 time dade county YMCA battle champ) was kind enough to review the unit for us. Check him out at:
http://www.mei-lwun.com/

Brilliant. Of course, this being CDM, I fully expect:

  • Commentary on the terrific tangible interfacing aspects of this design (seriously — look at the tactile quality, the module for storing records, the accessible interface, the minimal design, the bright colors)
  • Someone to use this live
  • Someone to hack this into a usable DJ controller — maybe adapting it to Ms. Pinky control vinyl, or putting sensors into the plastic tone arm

Brings back great memories as I used to play with this as a kid at day care. Oldskool Fisher Price was the greatest.

  • http://www.asocialpath.wordpress.com David Crane

    hahahaha….dude I had one of those when I was in pre-school…mom and dad got me started early..

  • dead_red_eyes

    Hilarious.

  • StirHouse

    haha nice. Mei Lwun is also part of Soulstice – who are 100% awesome.

  • http://myspace.com/noou (noou)

    I want it now!

  • http://myspace.com/k1ru k1Ru

    the scratching!! the scratching!

  • llamastorm

    What's scary is he nailed the monotone voiceover perfectly.

    However I would like more playing next time. Too much tech stuff, an instrument is meant to be played!

    If anyone is interested in a vintage model, I have the doggy in the window record intact.

  • bliss

    Jeez… How old am I? I used to have one of those things when I was but a tiny tot!

  • http://keithhandy.com Keith Handy

    What would impress me is if someone composed and molded their own discs for it, leaving the player itself un-hacked. The music box is housed in the tone arm, and the notes are played by little bumps in the discs, which is how each disc plays a different melody.

    Or hack the music box to somehow play in a minor key… great for horror soundtracks.

  • http://keithhandy.com Keith Handy

    P.S. I didn't mean to insult anyone's intelligence with that explanation; that was mainly for anyone who hadn't seen the toy up close.

  • Michalis

    I used to rock the dancefloors with one of these when I was three! Kick ass poece of kit!:P

  • Stig

    My kids are playing with one that my mother in law has had since my wife was little. Very durable controller! :-)