I wish they had the Buzz Lightyear Talk and Teach Phone when my son was little. When he was about 2 and a half, he had a plastic phone, and he loved to ‘take phone calls’ for everybody. He’d pick up, talk for a bit, then hold the receiver out and say “It’s for you!”
Well, he’s in his 30’s now, and I’m… older than that. But maybe, just maybe, I’ll still get him one for Christmas.
Anyway, this is a really cool child’s phone toy. Of course, it features Buzz Lightyear. It also has 10 number buttons each featuring a different Toy Story 3 character. There’s Woody, Jesse, Slinky Dog, Rex, Hamm, and others.
It has 3 learning activities, the ‘real’ voice of Buzz Lightyear, and best of all, the phone comes with a microphone that you can speak into, and it repeats what you say in one of 3 different modified voices. This can provide endless entertainment, plus the educational bonuses. Children are not only learning number familiarization, they’re hearing themselves speak, but in funny voices.
As far as features go, this may not be exactly chock full. But as far as playability, this could last nearly forever. The first toy I’ve ever found that didn’t have at least one complaint. Out of (an admittedly small sample) 9 customer reviews on Amazon, all but 1 were rated 5 out of 5. And the one low score? Came in at a 4 out of 5. Seriously, I don’t care how good a toy is, there’s always at least one person complaining. This is unusual, even for the small number of reviews.
The Talk and Teach Phone is durable, can take the kind of abuse kids dish out, and holds attention. As a matter of fact, that’s kind of a repeating theme, how well it keeps children’s attention.
My final thoughts: This is a fabulous interactive toy. The numbers, the role-playing, and learning games are all bonuses, but the voice-changing mic is a game-changer, and sure to enjoy a long long play life.
Amazon.com Price: $249.00 (as of 2017-09-26 09:09:21 GMT) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
To Infinity and Beyond! The Buzz Lightyear Talk & Teach Phone toy is an interactive learning phone that features three modes of play that will keep kids entertained for hours! Take an important business call from Buzz, call Woody and invite him for a play date, or ask for a ride from Slinky! Kids can do it all and learn numbers, numeric order and more. VTech’s fun toy phone also includes a voice changing feature where kids can sound like a robot or alien!
- Recommended Ages: 3 – 6 years
- Voice changing feature
- Features the real voice of Buzz Lightyear
- 10 Toy Story 3 character buttons
- Three learning activities
- Role-play desktop phone