I bought a Kawasaki Sax-A-Boom at the Zellers department store in Fredericton, NB, circa 2000 for around $20. Since then I have been watching as their prices and popularity have skyrocketed over the last 20 years—thanks entirely to Jack Black. I was surprised at the end of 2021, I when I saw this Kawasaki Mini Boom Sax on eBay.
Like its more famous cousin, the Mini Boom Sax was formerly sold by DSI Electronics. This little guy is also quite a bit smaller than the Sax-A-Boom. According to the seller, the Mini Boom Sax is approximately 6.5″ long.
While the seller noted that this Mini Boom Sax was brand new and had not been used, the box had been damaged. No word on the toy’s condition in the eBay ad, only the usual disclaimer: “Please ask questions before bidding.” Notice the packaging says that it includes 3 LR44 button cell batteries. Huh. Like with all of these toys from this era that have ever been used, I hope the original buyer took out the originally-included batteries.
I haven’t had a lot of luck looking up whatever happened to DSI toys. I also haven’t figured out how the name Kawasaki got used in the marketing of this electronic musical toys. I guess these mysterious just add to the mystique of the Sax-A-Boom and the Mini Boom Sax.