TAtTF: Talkin’ about the Talkboy


Ahhh the days when a simple tape recorder could bring joy to a mischievous youth. If you’ve ever seen the movie Home Alone 2, you might just remember that our hero Kevin sported a Talkboy as one of his tools to defeat the nefarious thieves who want to brutally murder him. The Talkboy was actually made up for the film. According to Wikipedia, the real life toy version came about from a massive letter writing campaign by fans of the movie. I really hope that Wikipedia is wrong, because otherwise I may have to kill myself knowing that those fans are still out there.

One of the strangest aspects of this commercial is the kid’s tireless and relentless campaign to stop his sister from getting laid. If that isn’t some sort of exercise in the realm of Freud, then I don’t know what is.

And that slowed down devil voice? That’s just friggen scary.


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  1. Mark

    My friend had one…it was cool but nowhere near as good as it was in Home Alone 2.

  2. I remember wanting one so bad, but realized my family was financially unstable at being able to afford batteries.

  3. Never had one. Woe is me.

  4. Poe

    I had one too, and it was great. I remember my cousins used theirs when they were teenagers to make recordings of their garage band.

  5. I had a Talkboy. It was pretty awesome.

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