The Most Expensive Lullaby Collection Your Husband Wants
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This isn’t your childhood Fisher Price Record Player.
But it is a music player — albeit, shaped like a TIE fighter — and it’s the most expensive lullaby collection your husband wants. Okay, that’s not true. It is the most innovative music player I want, that I can share with my Star Wars fanatic husband. That is, if I had an extra $18K.
This chrome beauty is the MusicMachine3 from the creative geniuses at MB&F. And it plays beautiful music, not unlike Rockabye Baby’s dreamy lullaby renditions, done in late 18th century fashion: with a cylinder and pins. Of course, this music machine is much more than that. Just listen . .
I reached out to Charris Yadigaroglou, MB&F’s COO, to find out more:
How long did it take to create these machines?
The R&D phase lasted about 18 months, followed by six months of production to produce 99 pieces.
How did you select what the playlist would be?
The playlist is a totally subjective list of movie and TV themes that we loved as kids and teenagers, growing up in the 70s and 80s (MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser worked as a cinema usher during his student years). We had a few more potentials but the final 6 also worked particularly well in a musicbox format.
When you developed the machine, whom did you have in mind?
Nobody. We never create for a specific type of customer and never do focus groups or any other type of research — we create products we believe in and we like, following our instincts and gut feeling.
Is it close to selling out?
All 99 pieces have been sold to our retail network of about 35 partners, but some are still available in stores, and we'll gladly respond to any requests.
And here’s the mesmerizing playlist:
Right cylinder – extracts from:
‘‘Star Wars” (1977) by John Williams
“Mission Impossible” (1960) by T Lalo Schifrin
“James Bond” (1962) by Monty Norman
Left cylinder – extracts from:
“The Godfather'” (1972) theme by Nino Rota
“Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” (1983) by Ryuichi Sakamoto
“The Persuaders” (1971) main title by John Barry
Don’t have an extra $18K to spend to rock your baby to sleep?
That’s okay, we’ve got your covered for well under $20.