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Build your own BFF with this adorable robot music box

This melancholy little robot needs your love.


Colette Bennett


Published Dec 7, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 10:43 am CDT

If you’re on the lookout for a really clever gift for your crafty friends, we’ve got you covered. 

ThinkGeek’s Orpheus DIY robot is a geeky little music box with its very own heart-stirring backstory.


Made of laser-cut wood, Orpheus is sort of a sad guy. His music, which you play by hand-crank, is a moody little tune called “Cycle of Happiness” (an emotion which he seems to be trying to reach with no luck). If he is bought and loved, though, all that could change. You have the power!

At just $29.99, we think Orpheus deserves a home. In fact, maybe you deserve a robot to be your forever friend. It’s a cheap enough investment to find out.

Adopt him here.


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*First Published: Dec 7, 2016, 11:01 am CST