Fisher-Price is celebrating 60 years of the Chatter Telephone toy with a version that makes real phone calls
“A phone smart enough not to come with any apps.”
Since its launch in 1961, the Chatter Telephone toy from Fisher-Price has become one of the most iconic playthings the company has ever produced.
The colorful, friendly-faced phone has remained mostly unchanged over the past six decades. The original wood base is gone but you can still buy new versions with a rotary dial.
Because of its longevity, the phone pulls at the nostalgic heartstrings of three different generations who all pretended to make important calls with it as kids, sometimes well past the one to three-year-old age range designated by Fisher-Price.
The company hopes to capitalize on this prolific nostalgia with the launch of a special, real and working edition of the Chatter Telephone to celebrate its 60th birthday. It can make and receive phone calls and even has a speaker phone option.
Instead of a landline, it’s a wireless device that connects to any cellphone via Bluetooth. It even has a rechargeable battery!
Luckily, the modern amenities stop there. It comes with a working rotary dial and the only thing “mobile” about it is the wheels. In fact, Fisher-Price touts it as “a phone smart enough not to come with any apps.”
While you can pick up the toy version for ten dollars, this 60th anniversary Bluetooth edition will set you back sixty bucks. It’s currently available for preorder online from Best Buy. No word yet on if the eyes wobble when you pull it.