Miniorgan.Com is an online collection of rare and vintage musical electronic toys. Eric from Germany has been collecting the sound toys since 2001. Most of them come from the 70s and 80s and because ‘toys’ tend to get broken and trashed many are rare.
Eric only collects electronic machines – not electric, not electromechanical and not mechanical. If you’re interested in parting with some of your treasured toy stash write to Eric because he likes to buy them.
You can see one like mine, a Stylophone 350s, in the picture below. I bought it in the late 1970s for £50 in a London music shop, complete with bright orange carry case and user manual.
On the subject of Stylophones…
Stylophonic uses a cool Stylophone interface as navigation for the website. You can even jam along to the funky music samples, well kind of.
Here are some tunes using the Stylophone 350s performed by the Los Angeles Stylophonic Orchestra.
For the virtual equivalent of sound toys take a look at some of these Interactive Sound Sites.