Sing-a-ma-jigs

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The Sing-a-ma-jigs!
Sing-a-ma-jigs logo.png
Type Stuffed toy
Company Fisher-Price
Country United States
Availability February 15, 2010–present
Official website

Sing-a-ma-jigs are an American line of electronic, singing stuffed toys by Fisher-Price, first released in 2010.

Product description[edit]

Four Sing-a-ma-jigs dolls

Each Sing-a-ma-jig is battery-powered, with two AAA batteries already included. They are soft, plush dolls with terrycloth mouths, and measure about 12 inches in length.

The dolls make a variety of different noises when squeezed. Each "squeeze" causes the Sing-a-ma-jig to open its mouth to emit noise. The doll's mouth contains a set of plastic teeth that click together when closing. A Sing-a-ma-jig's noises include songs, different notes on the octave scale, and "Hello!" (or "Ahoy there!" in the case of the aqua Sing-a-ma-jig who sings "By the Beautiful Sea"). They each sing a different song unique to their model. The voice that each one has is unique to its model as well. When paired together or in groups, the dolls automatically harmonize with each other.[1]

Sing-a-ma-jigs were popularized by John Green in his video "Making Adorable Music" which was uploaded to YouTube on October 22, 2010. In this video, John models the red, light blue, yellow, and pink Sing-a-ma-jigs by harmonizing them and forming a simple melody. John Green plays four Sing-a-ma-jigs at the same time in this video. He later plays and refers to the Sing-a-ma-jigs in various other videos. Despite being primarily targeted towards young children, Sing-a-ma-jig toys have also become popular with older children as well, being available at retailers specializing in merchandise intended for children above the recommended age group for the dolls.

Types[edit]

Basic[edit]

As of late 2012, there are 21 "basic" Sing-a-ma-jig models: Italicised colors are the ones that have the "Voice Wiggle Effect", although the Aqua and Rose ones were later released as standard versions without that effect. The New Yellow Sing-a-ma-jig is the only one that did not sing the same song in the US and Japanese markets.

Color Song Vocal Range
Lime "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt"
Purple "Oh! Susanna" Alto
Hot Pink "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"
Mint Green "It's Raining, It's Pouring" Bass
Light Blue "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" Tenor
Red 2 "Yankee Doodle"
New Yellow (Yellow 2) "This Little Light of Mine" (US Version) "The Farmer in the Dell" (Japanese Version) Soprano
Midnight Blue "Skinnamarink" Tenor
Frost "Sing Sing Sing" Alto
Aqua "By the Beautiful Sea"
Rose "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" Alto
Violet (Purple 3) "99 Sing-a-ma-jigs (On the Wall)"
Dark Purple (Purple 2) "Clementine" Alto
Lilac "The Farmer in the Dell" Soprano
Lemon (Yellow 3) "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" Bass
Yellow 1 "Home on the Range" Baritone
Red 1 "Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?" Alto
Pink "Skip to My Lou" Soprano
Teal "When the Saints Go Marching In" Tenor
Orange 1 "On Top of Old Smokey"
Tangerine (Orange 2) "Over the River and through the Woods"
Jade Green "London Bridge Is Falling Down" Baritone

Seasonal[edit]

In late November 2010, the first holiday-themed Sing-a-ma-jig was introduced for Christmas. "Santa" is a dark green doll with a white beard, and a red-and-white Santa Claus jacket and cap. He sings "Jingle Bells".

The second holiday-themed doll was released in February 2011 in time for Valentine's Day. This doll is red with a pink shirt featuring red hearts. Its ears are unique in that they are also shaped like hearts, breaking away from the bear, dog and rabbit ears used up until now. This doll sings "Let Me Call You Sweetheart".

In March 2011, the third holiday-themed doll was released for Easter. This Sing-a-ma-jig is a white Easter rabbit with more detailed bunny ears. It sings "Here Comes Peter Cottontail", and rather than saying "Goodbye" or "See you later", signs off by saying, "Happy Easter!" His shirt is covered in a colorful Easter Egg pattern.

A 4th of July themed doll was released in time for the holiday in 2011, was Red, White, and Blue, and sang "The Star-Spangled Banner". Instead of "Hello!" or "How do you do?", he signs on by saying "Happy Independence Day!".[2]

Four Halloween themed dolls were released in October 2011. These Sing-a-ma-jigs included a pumpkin, a ghost, a skeleton, and a witch. All of them sing Trick or Treat and the ghost, skeleton and witch were Target exclusives, whereas the pumpkin was not exclusive. For the way they sign off, the pumpkin and ghost sign off by saying "Happy Halloween!", the skeleton says "Scare You Later' and the Witch says "See You Later". Also, for the way they sign on, the pumpkin and ghost say "Trick or Treat" and the skeleton and witch say "Happy Halloween".

In November 2011, two new Christmas themed Sing-a-ma-jigs were released. They included a snowman and a reindeer. The snowman sings Jingle Bells and the reindeer sings "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".

Special Edition[edit]

There are two Birthday Sing-a-ma-jigs: the pink "Birthday Soprano" and the blue "Birthday Tenor". Each sings "Happy Birthday to You" in different pitches in addition to chattering and harmonizing with other Sing-a-ma-jig characters, and rather than saying "Goodbye" or "See you later", The birthday tenor signs off by saying, "Can I have cake too?" and the birthday soprano signs off by saying, "Bye Bye, Birthday!".

There are also Disney Mickey and Disney Minnie Sing-a-ma-jigs. Mickey and Minnie each sing a favorite Disney tune. Mickey sings the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme Song and Minnie sings Hot Dog.

The Hits![edit]

There are 3 Sing-a-ma-jigs of a series called "The Hits!".

Color Song
Red "All Star"
Pink "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" Alto
Yellow "Tutti Frutti"

Kohls Exclusives[edit]

3 more dolls were released in 2011 as Kohls Exclusives.

Color Song
Fairy "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
Mermaid "Sailing, Sailing"
Robot "Ain't We Got Fun"

Duets[edit]

Sing-a-ma-jigs "Duets" consist of one larger character holding another smaller character. With one press of the belly, they simultaneously open their little mouths to sing, harmonize and chatter together.

Colors include:

Color of Big One Color of Baby Song
Purple Pink Baby "Hello! Ma Baby"
Sea Green Red Puppy "BINGO"
Orange Pink Teddy Bear "Clementine"
Plum Sea Green Baby "When the Saints Go Marching In"
Royal Blue Green Kitten "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow!"
Gold Green Koala "Yankee Doodle"
Red Yellow Puppy "Where Has My Little Dog Gone?"
Fuschia Green Kitten "Skinamarink"
Dark Blue Yellow Mouse "On Top of Old Smokey"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Townsend, Allie (December 9, 2010). "The Top 10 Everything of 2010 - Sing-a-ma-jigs". TIME. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  2. ^ 4th of July Sing A Ma Jig

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