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July 31st, 2011 | Audio Stuff, Merchandise, MOTHER 1

Onion recently spotted a music box on Yahoo Auctions Japan that plays a bit of the Eight Melodies theme from MOTHER 1:

And here’s what it sounds like:

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It’s clearly unofficial, but it isn’t surprising, since music boxes are pretty popular in Japan. I kind of wish it played the entire thing too, but oh well. It’s still pretty neat!


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28 Comments to Eight Melodies Music Box

Pichu said on Jul. 31, 2011

It sounds lovely

Derp said on Jul. 31, 2011

It’s very pretty.

Anonymous said on Jul. 31, 2011

I’d sell my vital organs for one that played the full tune.

Onion said on Jul. 31, 2011

Man. I can’t even imagine living in a place where stuff like this is so commonplace you don’t even bat an eyelash at it.

Just too cool.

50m3GuyWh0H4t35M0th3r3 said on Jul. 31, 2011

It might be a reference to the music box in Mother that gives the 1st melody

asdfjal said on Jul. 31, 2011

here take my arms

the second one pays for shipping

Dosei-san said on Jul. 31, 2011

Where can I find a link?

Whoa! a pollyanna music box I wish there was one for sale.

Also what is the one completely in japanese?

Mato said on Jul. 31, 2011

It’s “Because I Love You”.

Nini-ni said on Jul. 31, 2011

Aww, so cute! :33

Uscdrew said on Jul. 31, 2011


That’s kinda funny. My family on my mom’s side came from Poland, so they had a Polka band a long time ago. One of their songs was “Because I Love You”.

? said on Jul. 31, 2011

That looks sweet, i’d love to buy one. I hope whoever buys it doesn’t piss away too much money.

Someone Else said on Jul. 31, 2011

This isn’t really Eight Melodies.
More like four melodies. Oh well.

Miche said on Jul. 31, 2011

Man, now I want one of these, as well as the MOTHER 3 Love Theme and Because I Love You music boxes so badly. No, wait, how about all of them? :3

Dosei-san said on Jul. 31, 2011

Grrrr! Hey does anyone know what to search on YJA to find this?

also someone is selling a mr saturn keychain on YJA also 😀

Anonymous said on Aug. 1, 2011

That actually…sounds so beautiful I want one…

Carl said on Aug. 1, 2011

What the heck is an Orgel?

Mato said on Aug. 1, 2011

Comes from some European language originally, it means “music box” in Japanese now: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_box#Musical_boxes_in_popular_culture

Dosei-san said on Aug. 1, 2011

please can you post a link

Mato said on Aug. 1, 2011

If any more ever show up on YAJ, you’ll see it from this link.

Dosei-san said on Aug. 1, 2011

So this one was bought already?

Mato said on Aug. 1, 2011

It was auctioned but no one bought it.

starwars890 said on Aug. 1, 2011

It’s like a comforting lullaby…

DJMankiewicz said on Aug. 1, 2011

Which is exactly what 8 melodies is intended to be :D.

The reason it’s so short is because it’s so small. That limits the length of the song. If it was larger, with a bigger cylinder and a stronger spring to power that cylinder, it could be a lot longer. That gets expensive though.

Still, the latter half could be a second small music box played in tandem for an interesting effect.

SoreThumb said on Aug. 2, 2011

Wow.. I wish I could own all of them. 🙁
Even better if it was the full one..

What'sHerFace said on Aug. 2, 2011

All of my want.

BigDream said on Feb. 1, 2012


Paula Polestar said on May. 22, 2012

’nuff said.

Dadgummit. I forgot where my money is.

meepmoop said on Jun. 21, 2012

omg cried so hard need do want


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