I recently visited at my brother place and found my nephew with this. My brother and his wife are working so its great toy for kids :) I am looking forward for their international delivery too :) Amazing toy to chat with children specially looking at their faces being so happy hearing the parent voice :)
I LOVE these creative little creatures! They are wonderfully reminicant of the adorable monsters from Sesame Street with a tech-kick!
This toy has been excellent for my children while I am at work during the day. They love the personality of the actual toy, and I love being able to let them know I am thinking of them even though I cannot be with them.
Talkies help to bridge the gap between the stuffed animal that gets left behind and one that evolves with your child. Everyone remembers how special their first stuffed animal was to them and how hard it is to let go of it. Not only does a Talkie serve as a plush partner for your child, it also becomes a messaging toy that allows families to communicate worldwide! This is a must have if you're looking for a way to stay connected with your lovely kiddos!! It's also very user friendly. Grandpa had no trouble setting up his account and our 5 year old son effortlessly sends messages too! We look forward to changing the skin of our Talkie soon.
Thanks Toymail for creating such a useful toy for our family.
Super cute! My grandson loves it
These things are great. We've got two of them; one for each of our twin boys. The kids are two, and they can figure out how to play back messages and even send them. They're cute and they work really well. Also terrific, responsive customer service.
I'd prefer if there was a way to lock or secure the zipper (sometimes our kids take the talkie boxes out of the stuffed animal), but we managed to tie it up well enough. Our kids are probably younger than the targeted age, so I can't fault them for that!
We got a Toymail for out boys at a Christmas and are using it almost every day to call family members even in Japan. It's easy to use and secure so we know they can't talk to just anybody.
I won't lie, I was a little skeptical about this at first. But we have a lot of extended family and my husband is a police officer so he works some crazy hours. I wanted some way for my son to keep in touch with everyone without having to rely on using my phone. My 4 year old LOVES Hank! He's always checking for new messages and loves that he can send his own messages and say what he wants. The set up was super easy and everyone who we use it with has said it was easy as well. If you're considering purchasing this it is 100% worth the money.
I bought this for my nephews and niece in the US as I live in Australia. It has been such a lovely way to keep in touch with them. I wake up in the morning to their messages - they sing, ask me questions or tell me about their day. It's been amazing. It's a really easy interface for them to reach out to me and the app is really easy to use.
My sister also has the app installed and we both share the messages we get with each other.
Really recommend this for long distance families - I want to get one for my other nephews and nieces!
My niece recently got the Toymail talkie for her daughters and I am loving communicating with my great nieces. They are in Boston and I am in Denver so it makes our distance much closer. I also like that I can replay the messages whenever I need to hear their wonderful voices. I think this is a great way to communicate!
When I heard the radio ad, I thought, wow, I need to check these out. I am SO GLAD I DID! I have three grandchildren living clear across the country. Mom and Dad are busy and don't have a lot of time to chat by phone...letting the kids talk, etc. I also have two other grandchildren in a nearby town. So, I took a chance and bought five of these little critters. What a wonderful idea! I can now chat with ALL of my grandchildren and not have to bother the Moms and Dads. The grandchildren seem to get a kick out of it, too. And, they can talk with their other grandparents and family. They are easy to use for all. I would highly recommend this product especially to those grandparents who want to keep in touch with their grandchildren firsthand.
My two-year-old received the talkie for Christmas from his grandparents who live across the country. He gets very excited every morning when he pushes on the toys belly to hear if he has new messages. Even my technology challenged parents could figure out how to send and receive messages from my son. I would recommend this toy. As a bonus the toy has a really cute voice
This is such a wonderful toy! We got it as a gift from a long distance uncle. Not only can my child talk to him now she can also talk to grandma, and daddy while he's at work, grandparents from NY and many other relatives she loves and misses. The app is user friendly and my 3 year old learned to operate the toy in a few days. My older kids enjoy it as well. We just love everything about this!
My only grandson (age 4) lives in New York; I'm in Denver. I miss him so much! His new Toymail Talkie allows him to message me (he is in a singing stage now--I get melodies) whenever he wants. And I can respond anytime I want. It's a fun and easy way to keep in touch.
My daughter is 6 and this is by far her favorite gift from Santa this year. Surprisingly it has been extra fun for her mother and I as well. We have been sending songs, jokes and random silliness through her Piper (she named it after herself). Great toy.
The talkie is the perfect gift for a child who you don't want to have a phone but you want to give them their own independence. My little one is organising a sleep over it's fantastic and very safe.
I love the ability to stay connected to my kids with cute messages (both ways) while I'm traveling for work. The best!!!
Toymail is awesome. I am able to keep in touch with my kids and they can send messages to each other. It is very easy to setup, and works great anywhere in our house. Highly recommended!
Got this for our son and he loves "Sharkie"! Set up was easy, and he's having fun getting messages from his his family, who lives across the state. He just turned three, so he's learning how to send messages, but having lots of fun doing it and playing with Sharkie. I definitely recommend this for any little kid!
Both my kids have a Toymail. Once we figured to change our wifi band it was smooth sailing. They send messages to my husband while he's at work, to grandparents 1,000 miles away & even send me goodnight messages when they are in bed & I'm downstairs. They are really easy to use. My kids are 6 & 8, but I think even younger kids could operate them. They've enjoyed them so much since getting them for Christmas.
Longtime Fan of Toymail. I am in the military and have used Toymail to send messages to my daughter from all over the world (receive as well). I have purchased Toymails for Nieces/Nephews as well as young children of my deployed team. Most recently was one of my guys whos baby was born 14 days before we flew out. His family is amazed at the way the young baby focuses on the sound of dad through the toy.
Very innovate way to communicate when we cant be where we want to be. It works so much better for young kids when you can talk to them on their terms.
Unfortunately, 10 Stars was not an option. Purchased my Toymail Dino and received it within 2 business day. Super-fast service and the toy is amazing. VERY EASY to set up an account and sync to your phone...my son (4) and daughter (1 1/2) love recording messages for their grand parents. Highly recommend it!
LOVE! LOVE! Toymail. Our daughter who lives in Asia bought two this Christmas one for her 6 year old nephew In seattle and one for her 2 year old nephew in California. We all benefit from the toy mail and the 6 year old loves the independence it gives him to communicate with family.
This toy is AWESOME! My daughters father and I live in two separate states. She can travel to either place and communicate with the other parent with no problem. Also, her aunts and grandparents live all over the country. They are all in her trusted circle and are able to stay in contact much more frequently! We love our toymail!! My only recommendation is to maybe join up with some phone companies so the toy can work off a network instead of wifi. That way it can be used anywhere without having to create a new profile and connect to wifi at each place. Especially because it's not the easiest to connect to wifi (at least for grandma it's a little tough) But this toy is an awesome idea and I am SO HAPPY I heard about it on the radio and ordered it right then 8 days before Christmas and had it 6 days before Christmas!!! Perfect timing for Santa to surprise her with it!!
I got three of these for christmas presents for my nieces and nephew. They were a HUGE hit. The oldest is 8 and the youngest is 4. I was afraid that it would be too young for the 8 year old but she loved it. I would totally recommend this as a great gift for any kid.
Got it together in a short time. Technology impaired Gaga (grandmother). Priceless, grand babies chat with each other and send me messages!! As per the moms they are "joyously marching around." And I am too. LOVE THIS!!!
Adorable, innovative way to keep in touch and reengage kids in social play.
Setup for wifi took awhile but works as described and they're very helpful and check in on you frequently if you have issues. The kids love them!
I live abroad and purchased these for my niece and nephew so we could stay in touch more easily (as well as their grandparents who live across the continent. So far, they seem to be a bit. A bit challenging for the kids to sort out how to use them at first, but they're on the younger end of the age spectrum for these toys. The voice messages are super cute, so that's a huge plus.
Grandma and 3 year old grandson send voice messages. Not sure which one likes it the most!
So much fun for my very young grandchildren to be able to stay in touch with their grandparents, aunts and uncles who are spread out all over the country! Great idea, and excellent support team to help with set up or questions!
My daughter received the Toymail Talkie for Christmas this year and she loves it! Even though it was gifted to my daughter, it is the best present my mom has never received. They love sending messages back and forth. My mom lives far away, so this helps to bring her a little closer to her granddaughters.
It took me a while to get it all setup, but it was well worth it. Gave it to my 2 1/2 year old niece as a Christmas gift. I live in CA. She's in TX. It's fun to know (via the internal accelerometer) when she's playing with the toy. I can send her a quick voice text. With her mom's help, she can use it to send voice messages to me or her distant grandparents, or other pre-approved family members (up to 10).
My grandchildren are always leaving messages for me and I can't tell you how much this brightens my day. I am sending messages back to them as well... and it's so much sweeter to me than the telephone.
An amazing find for my kids. I bought Gory for my 5-year-old and Hank for my eight-year-old.
Perfect way for loved ones to connect and communicate. Great gift!!
Fantastic all around! Both the toy and the app are incredibly easy to use. My daughter has been so thrilled to be able to communicate with our "faraway family", all on her own!
Really great product! We bought it for our 3 year old, he loves Hank. He is probably a little young for it, but still loves to get messages from Grandma & grandpa (whom don't live close) .... he replays his messages frequently!! It was easy to set up and I like that I can manage his "circle"!! Great toy!!
We pre-ordered the talkie months before release. I didn't expect to wait that long to receive it but it was SO worth the wait! Gory is adorable. He was super easy to set up and very simple for my three year old to use. My husband works long hours at a hospital and Gory makes it easy for our son to tell him goodnight.
I think this toy is ingenious—unique too. My mother-in-law, who lives overseas, bought one for my four-year-old son, so that they can keep in touch. I've also been using it to contact him when I'm away. Of course, we could just FaceTime him over his mother's phone as usual, but I think this is a special way to communicate with him because it's *his* device; messages are specially for him.
It's well-designed, though not perfect. They've really gone for simplicity and, indeed, it is mostly easy to use. Setting it up was seamless, though not entirely intuitive (I had to follow the instructions a bit). The app is very nice and simple to use (my mother-in-law was able to set it up without any help, which is quite something). It's completely safe too, because contacts must be approved by me before they can be added to his toy.
The main drawback is that it's almost *too* simple. For instance, for the sake of simplicity, they've kept the number of buttons to a minimum. Tapping a button will do one thing, while press-and-holding that same button will do something different. I think it'd be easier for kids to actually have a couple of extra buttons rather than make buttons do double-duty. That being said, with a little guidance, most kids will probably find it pretty easy to use.
I absolutely LOVE this App. I get to talk to my granddaughter when I want. I was able to tell her goodnight and that I loved my little bug.
She was able to tell me good night too. Course she had it with her in bed and she sent me recordings of the music that was playing. She is 6 yrs old and listens to music to fall asleep.
I can't wait to tell her to have a wonderful day at school every morning. I will also be able to tell her goodnight too.
Best invention for grandparents and grandchildren to keep in touch at such a young age. My grandchildren live in IL and I am in KS.
I never have to bother the mom just to talk to our grandchildren😊
Every grandparent, cousins and parent who does not live in the home should buy one for every child they have. It is better then the phone.
I saved a couple of the recordings she sent too. I listened to them at my bedtime.
I received two as gifts, and already we love our talkies! It was super easy to setup, and my girls love sending messages to each other (as well as their grandparents who are in another state). I highly recommend this toy!
I just LOVE being able to "chat" with my 4 year old grandson. He love being able to "tattle" on his mom and dad to me. We sing to each other and pray for each other using this wonderful toy. We have had only excellent results and even recommended this toy to some other grandparents who have grandchildren far away!! AWESO<E
My 8-year-old nephew and 3-year-old niece have a talkie and I've had a wonderful experience getting to connect with them through the Toymail app. I'm on the east coast and they're on the west coast. It's hard to find ways to communicate across such a distance with kids (who can't necessarily carry on a long phone conversation). The design of the app is very intuitive. A super simple idea, but it has provided a fun way for us to stay in touch. We send each other little messages daily! One fun thing we started doing was making up a story, going back and forth, adding a line at a time. The kids got the Talkie as a Christmas gift -- but it has been such a gift to me to get to connect directly with them!
Great toy! Love the functionality and options. Only downside is the time it takes the message to go from the app to the stuffed animal
We LOVE Gory! My daughter named him Bruce, after the shark from her favorite movie. She is 4 and easily learned how to send and play messages. Even little brother, 21 months, is able to send messages with a bit of help. The customer service has been amazing. The post office delivered our first Talkie to the wrong house and was unable to locate it. Toymail promptly send a replacement, at no charge to us.
Set up was very quick and easy. The Grandma had a bit of a learning curve, but with the how to videos on the website she is now a pro at sending messages. Grandma says "This is the best way to start my day!"
My son's favorite Christmas present!
Very cool idea and lots of potential. Customer service acted like I was their first customer and wanted very badly to make sure I was satisfied and able to use properly. Def can use some tweaks but for a new toy with a unique idea, 5 stars all day. I highly recomend for your child, keeps my 6 year old son from needing cell when sleeping over at grandmas house. Love it. Thanks guys!
My husband & I recently divorced so I had been looking for a solution for my 8 year old daughter to be able to "call me" when she's at her Dad's house. My older daughter has a cell phone, but I didn't feel my 8 year old was old enough for one yet. However, I still wanted her to have the freedom... so after looking at a lot of smart watches for kids (Tinitel, Kurio, Filip, etc) I stumbled upon this somehow & spontaneously bought it for her for Christmas.
She loves it! It is adorable. It is easy for her to use. She especially loves the whee's and giggles and snores.
We've had to pair it a few times when it's lost her contacts. And the pairing process was noooot as easy as I had thought. You put the talkiebox on the screen after typing in your wi-fi password, then it should connect & pair. However -- I had to do it three times before it stopped giving me an error, and each time I change wifi networks or I change/add contacts int he app I've had to had to re-pair just to get it to work. She's also had some trouble having to press hard enough to get the messages to play or holding too long on the button or pressing it too quickly too close together causing her to skip new message sometimes. And, she's missed messages and forgets to check them after awhile (I end up having to remind her) -- so I wish that there was a (reasonable) way to make it keep dinging or something (a light maybe?) that shows she has a message waiting.
The biggest amount of feedback I have is that this toy probably isn't made for what I wanted (something she could take her to Dad's house and message me with) because it relies on having her father set up the toy at his house on his wifi. I can't figure out how I would make the toy work without having to rely on him and I've asked him now repeated to create an account and pair it to his wifi but he hasn't-- thus she is unable to use it to send me messages until she's back on my wifi network. AND I have to change that every-time we go to a new location (like her grandparents house, friend's houses, etc-- it doesn't intuitively just sync to multiple networks that are pre-configured)
Despite all that-- we bought another one for my older daughter (Bitsy, the Bat)! Because she was so in love with her little sister's (Gory, the Shark). AND Toymail is incredibly open to making updates and progressing this product-- for instance, they're putting out a release soon that will save wifi networks (which will eliminate my problem above) and they were very interested in my notification feedback. I think they're definitely on the right track to an amazing toy so I'm over all very happy that I bought this instead of a watch for her despite the minor inconveniences. It's definitely not as robust as a smart watch would have been (which I knew! so I wasn't REALLY expecting that) but I think it's the perfect balance of communication and fun for my kid.
We love our talkies !
I bought 3 of them for my boys, initially , while your campaign was on. Then, when I realize what a cool way to keep in touch this is for children, I ended up buying 4 more for my nephew and my nieces who live in Romania, Italy and Great Britain .
Now my children send messages all over Europe to their cousins and aunts and uncles whenever they want to and it's safe and it gives them a certain kind of freedom and it actually makes them communicate more which I love , given the fact that our family is so far away from us ( we live in U.S.)
The one thing that my children mentioned is that they were sad when some of their favorite messages got erased because they received other messages . Maybe a favorite message option that would save the ones they love ?
Overall, both children and parents are so happy with these talkies! It brings all of our worlds closer .
Set up took a little bit with the first ones and it was a brezze the second time around.
My siblings and sister in law all downloaded the app, even the ones without kids and talkies , because they can still send messages back and forth with my children. I honestly didn't expect my children to be so excited about them, I thought I would have to encourage them to use it.
We would definitely recommend these talkies !
Also, customer service is awesome. They are prompt and extremely helpful and respectful and friendly . A great company who will go far .