The Talkboy Toy Turns 25 Years Old This Week!

November 27, 2017

It started as a prop for the 1992 hit movie, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, but it became one of the hottest toys of the holiday season 25 years ago. 

Yes, we're remembering the Tiger Electronics product, Talkboy. In fact, the original model hit retail shelves 25 years ago this week.

The product's first model, which was released just one week before Black Friday in 1992, was a battery-powered handheld cassette player and recording device. It had a speaker, handle, and that famous extendable microphone.

The 1992 version would go on to inspire future products, including Deluxe Talkboy. 

Remember that awesome feature that let kids adjust the playback speed... of the cassette?

Of course, this mean that you could change the pitch of your voice. Oh, yes, Kevin used the "voice changer" to pretend to be his father as he made hotel reservations at New York's Plaza hotel in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York:

Go ahead, show your kid this device tonight. They're going to be AMAZED at the technology of 1992, right?