Review and Giveaway! Musicolor by Delta Creative

Today we have a giveaway for a way cool toy, unlike anything you’ve seen before: Musicolor by Delta Creative. Musicolor is a one of a kind toy that combines a form of color-by-number with music in the form of this unique little old-timey record player device that translates color into musical notes! Confused? Check out the picture below and it will make more sense!

Your child can choose to either color one of the pre-printed sheets with the corresponding color, or create one of their own designs on a blank form. Then, they simply place the disk onto the turn table, and the little record player arm reads the colors and translates the color into a musical note. It’s super cool technology and unlike any other toy we have in our house. Click on Read more for the rest of my review.

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Review based on a 4-star scale:

Fun Factor *** – The recommended age is 4+. Nadia just turned 4 last month, and while she does show some interest in playing with the Musicolor, her attention span when it came to coloring in the disks was pretty short. They are a form of color-by-number, and she got the concept, but struggled a little with the smaller pictures. I would say use your own judgment when it comes to deciding if the Musicolor is the right toy for your child, depending on where they are in their artistic development. That being said, both of my kids loved playing with the turntable and with the sample disk that is provided. I mean, record players are a lot more fun to watch than a CD spinning inside a machine! Nadia is just going to have to grow into the Musicolor in order to really get maximum enjoyment!

Materials/Durability *** – The player seems sturdy enough. The disks are simply made out of a card stock which isn’t a big deal with older kids, but of concern in a house with little brothers who like to rip, tear and wad up paper for the trash.

Price **1/2 – You can buy the Musicolor on Amazon for $40. Personally, I think this is a little on the pricey side, but I might feel differently if Nadia were a little older and asked to play with it more often. You are in part paying for a new technology at this point. Perhaps prices will come down in the future. For $15 more you can pick up an extra set of markers and an extra set of create-a-song discs, too. You’ll definitely want the extra set of markers!

Overall Rating *** – An interesting twist on the color-by-numbers we did as a kid. I could see a Musicolor being a great hit in an elementary music classroom as a way for children to learn their notes and how to put them together to make a song. My four-year old isn’t quite ready to get full enjoyment out of the Musicolor, but I think it’s a toy that is going to grow with my children well into their elementary school years.

Would you like a Musicolor for your kids? The folks at Delta Creative have offered one to one lucky Kid Buy Products reader. To enter the giveaway, visit the Musicolor page on Delta Creative’s site, and choose the song that you think your child is going to love coloring and listening to the best. Come back here to this post and tell us which it is, and you’ll be entered to win a Musicolor for your family! All entries must be received by midnight on Tuesday, January 26, 2010. Winner must be 18+ and a resident of the United States. You can check out the rest of our giveaway rules here. Good Luck!
POSTED BY CRYSTAL AT 5:51 PM
LABELS: GIVEAWAYS, TOYS AND GAMES
56 COMMENTS:

Sweeter the berry said…
My kids will love the Old Macdonald song. letessha@yahoo.com

JANUARY 13, 2010 10:20 PM
Tracey said…
I’m a Little Teapot.
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JANUARY 14, 2010 6:48 AM
cdziuba said…
Jingle Bells, because my kids love Christmas.

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JANUARY 14, 2010 7:41 AM
jan816 said…
Hickory Dickory Dock

JANUARY 14, 2010 9:05 AM
Cheryl said…
Hickory Dickory Dock, my kids love that song. Interesting concept, we have many spin art sets that my 4 1/2 year old uses and now she is getting the hang of coloring in the lines so this would be something of interest. The 2 year old will probably want to do it too as he has to follow what his sister does.

JANUARY 14, 2010 9:38 AM
deb c said…
Bella would like I’m a Little Tea Pot. I like that you can create your own songs.

JANUARY 14, 2010 9:45 AM
Missybeez said…
My son would like Humpty Dumpty!
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JANUARY 14, 2010 9:55 AM
wigget said…
their favorite would be Old McDonald

JANUARY 14, 2010 10:47 AM
Trina said…
His favorite would be Old McDonald.
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JANUARY 14, 2010 11:39 AM
Crossed Fingers said…
I think I’m a Little Teapot would go over well.

Tarah
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JANUARY 14, 2010 12:39 PM
Genny said…
I’m a Little Teapot

JANUARY 14, 2010 1:02 PM
Melanie said…
This is adorable and my sweet niece would LOVE listening to “I am a Little Teapot.” while being so creative.
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JANUARY 14, 2010 3:33 PM
Ms. Autumn said…
Old McDonald!

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JANUARY 14, 2010 3:41 PM
mverno said…
i’m a little teapot is my grandsons favorite mverno@roadrunner.com

JANUARY 14, 2010 4:39 PM
mogrill said…
Old Macdonald. Thanks for the chance.
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JANUARY 14, 2010 5:14 PM
cstironkat said…
Holt would like London Bridge. He likes that game.

JANUARY 14, 2010 10:52 PM
littlelatina said…
twinkle, twinkle

JANUARY 15, 2010 12:35 PM
tatum810 said…
I know he would love I’m a little Tea Pot..Thanks
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JANUARY 15, 2010 10:44 PM
gramonfarm said…
My little granddaughter would love hearing Jingle Bells!

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JANUARY 18, 2010 1:53 AM
Kristy said…
My daughter would like Old MacDonald!

JANUARY 19, 2010 3:24 PM
tmh said…
I think they will love to do I’m a little teapot

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JANUARY 20, 2010 9:06 AM
PS said…
Jingles Bells is a year round hit in our house~!!

JANUARY 20, 2010 2:52 PM
jsc123 said…
Old MacDonald would be the favorite song in our home.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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JANUARY 23, 2010 10:19 PM
Erica G said…
My daughter would love London Bridge.

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JANUARY 24, 2010 9:57 AM
Rob said…
I think they would love coloring to Hickory Dickory.
Thanks

JANUARY 24, 2010 10:42 PM
Dispatcher_kristy said…
I think London Bridge would be our favorite

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JANUARY 25, 2010 2:28 AM
joahsgrandma said…
For my grandkids it would have to be Old McDonald.

JANUARY 25, 2010 8:40 AM
Becca Ann said…
My daughter would love Three blind mice

JANUARY 25, 2010 1:14 PM
Tylerpants said…
My son would enjoy “Jingle Bells”! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

JANUARY 25, 2010 3:21 PM
Amy said…
My litle one would enjoy Hickory Dickory Dock. Wow – it lists many songs then says…and many more.
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JANUARY 25, 2010 4:16 PM
Darcie K. said…
I think that my daughter would love the London Bridge song
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JANUARY 25, 2010 6:24 PM
Angela G said…
My sons would love Jingle Bells. They sing it all year!
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JANUARY 25, 2010 10:38 PM
Angela W said…
I would say without a doubt my two little girls would love Old McDonald best. They sing this song almost DAILY!! What a great giveaway, Thank You!

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JANUARY 26, 2010 1:34 AM
Candes said…
I’m a little teapot. I loved that song when I was a child. 🙂

JANUARY 26, 2010 4:42 AM
trixx said…
I think my daughter would like the “I’m a Little Teapot” song!

JANUARY 26, 2010 7:00 AM
rbailey1958 said…
Three Blind Mice is a song that our kids love
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JANUARY 26, 2010 9:06 AM
mom2anutball said…
My daughter would like
I’m a Little Teapot! Thanks!
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JANUARY 26, 2010 9:29 AM
Judy B said…
Definintely Old MacDonald. He already goes around singing e-i-e-i…

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JANUARY 26, 2010 9:34 AM
lilbabypug said…
“I’m a little teapot” id my grand daughters new obsession. I want one of these for her so bad!

JANUARY 26, 2010 10:06 AM
Donna said…
My three year old LOVES Old MacDonald Had a Farm!!! He would soooooooo LOVE THIS!

JANUARY 26, 2010 11:07 AM
Jenny said…
This item seems so interesting. Combining coloring and music – both my little guys favorite activities. He loves singing and dancing to Old Macdonald. He simply loves all the animal sounds.

JANUARY 26, 2010 11:46 AM
Jenny said…
This item seems so interesting. Combining coloring and music – both my little guys favorite activities. He loves singing and dancing to Old Macdonald. He simply loves all the animal sounds.

JANUARY 26, 2010 12:23 PM
FDP 4 Life said…
i think they will like Humpty Dumpty

JANUARY 26, 2010 1:43 PM
dreamcleavers said…
dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
i’m a little tea pot would be the hit here

JANUARY 26, 2010 4:51 PM
kngmckellar said…
My niece would love I’m a Little Tea Pot.

JANUARY 26, 2010 5:10 PM
kathy pease said…
mine would love Hickory Dickory Dock 🙂

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JANUARY 26, 2010 6:11 PM
missrantsypants said…
I think that they would love London Bridge.

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JANUARY 26, 2010 8:17 PM
Gianna said…
I am a Little Teapot 🙂

JANUARY 26, 2010 9:29 PM
dvice said…
I think they’d like London Bridge

JANUARY 26, 2010 9:47 PM
mail4rosey said…
I think my son would like the London Bridge song.

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JANUARY 26, 2010 9:48 PM
ladyt64 said…
My son would love Jingle Bells.

JANUARY 26, 2010 10:24 PM
Jinxy and Me said…
I’m a little Tea Pot would be great!

JANUARY 26, 2010 10:32 PM
Ardy22 said…
I think they would enjoy London Bridge!

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JANUARY 26, 2010 11:36 PM
justicecw said…
My son loves Christmas music so I know he would love Jingle Bells! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

JANUARY 27, 2010 12:00 AM
lilyk said…
Old McDonald sounds fun!

JANUARY 27, 2010 1:06 AM
vegan4life said…
loundon bridge ty.

JANUARY 27, 2010 1:51 AM