At the 2013 NAMM Show, one of the stranger things being displayed was the Soundwagon – a music toy described as ‘the world’s smallest portable vinyl record player’.
The Soundwagon a miniature VW bus that is also a self-contained record player. It’s battery powered and plays by driving around the grooves on LPs.
Here’s a demo of the Soundwagon in action:
See the Soundwagon site for more info.
20 thoughts on “The Soundwagon VW Bus Record Player”
BAD ASS! Gimmicky, but I love it. Just another reason to drag some 80’s vinyl to a party!
These are not new though, I saw one over a decade ago, however, it was a VW bug.
They are featured in the turntablism documentary Scratch.
“Get ready for a lot of fun and excitement!” – He-Man
I want to see somebody juggle beats on two of these.
These were available in Japan in the 90’s as the “Vinyl Killer”.
Voice in the back of the bus:
“Are we there yet?”
1997 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItVs9xO4q58
If you respect your precious vinyl, never use a soundwagon. If not then they are lots of fun.
For fun, with an old record, try spinning it on a pen whilst someone holds the corner of a very thin sheet of paper (e.g. a credit card receipt) into the groove. Now *that* is a small record player 🙂
Dr. Demento appeared on film using one of these at least twenty-five years ago
After all these years they are still nauseating to watch.
If you really like your records you will buy a proper record player. This is a toy for kids. Terrible, why do you report on such stupid stuff?
i have one of these i want to sell it is gold
Do you still have the “Soundwagon, the world smallest record player”. If so, for what price would
you sell it? New they sell for about 90 €.
hi, do you still have your gold one would you like to sell it i am interested in buyinh it could you contact me via email if you would like to sell it. i am based in UK
mine is in box with paper never been used with battery and stylis
Can I buy it from you? ? Text or call 8504493093
A record player so cute and sounds so good,unimaginable!