This is the world’s smallest portable vinyl record player, also known as Soundwagon or Vinyl Killer. The VW Bus is driven with a 9V battery and comes with a needle on the bottom and speakers on the top. You can place the wagon on a vinyl record pull the antenna for ON and it plays the sound (including video).
Stokyo design from Japan now manufactures and distributes these little vinyl toys in pink or grey with an official license from Volkswagen for using the T1 Bus/Bully design. They are hard to get, but there are several exclusive retailers across the world.
Keep in mind, that these are toys and not for high quality audiophile listening sessions, as you see in the video below. The Soundwagon is also known with the namee Vinyl Killer not for no reason. We think that these are collectors items for funny demo sessions on cheaper records. What we did not figure out, if it can also play at different RPM. If you know, please leave us a comment.
Check out the video and learn how to turn it ON and OFF ;)
If you already followed articles about these record players, you can find golden and silver ones by Tamco and also some other colors under the former name “Vinyl Killer”. The newer version Soundwagon comes with improved speakers, needle and other components.
Edit: New Version “Record Runner” in colours green and purple is now available through your favourite record dealer. You can find them at HHV.de: http://www.hhv.de/shop/de/artikel/record-runner-world-s-smallest-portable-record-player-458266