Tom over at MusicThing always gets the latest and the coolest scoop :-). As in the case with these Blue Man Group inspired toys from ToyQuest which feature optical sensors and iPod integration for rocking out to your favorite iTMS songs as a clever marketing gimmick. I also think that black and silver are the new hip colors, not white. Either way once these are out they should be priced around $80. There is talk of being able to interchange instruments/sounds, so I bet these will be nice for hacking.