August 1, 2006 See a performance by the Blue Man Group and you’ll be inspired by the innovation and originality of the group, its music, its comedy and, of course, its non-traditional instruments. In a short period of time since the group came to prominence, their star has risen strongly and the innovation continues as it has just released its new album "Live at the Venetian - Las Vegas" on iTunes. Now LA-based toy company ToyQuest is partnering with the new entertainment phenomenon to create a line of state-of-the-art musical instruments. The line includes four innovative instruments that fuse cutting edge technologies with traditional musical play patterns. The first musical instruments, being the Keyboard (video demo here) and Percussion Tubes (video demo here), are already in stores and the Drum Suit and Air Pole will follow. All of the instruments feature multiple technologies that enable kids to mix and layer music with a simple wave of their hands resulting in an all new music making experience. The instruments also come with original Blue Man Group music and a pre-installed library of instruments and sounds. The Keyboard retails for US$80 and the Percussion Tubes for US$70 and target children ages eight and older. Check out the boys playing with their new toys on video here.
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