Product Type: IMC Toys Novelty Toy
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Buzz? No, not even a crackle!
IMC Toys Toy Story Walkie Talkies
Member Name: kaitlinsmummy
IMC Toys Toy Story Walkie Talkies
Advantages: They look nice.
Disadvantages: They don't work!
After my son had received as much "Toy Story" merchandise as I thought we could fit in the house, my darling mum saw these on offer at our local B&M store, and with them being such a good bargain she felt compelled to buy them.....and yes, she has used this reasoning before with my long suffering Dad!
The product I will now review is - "Toy Story - walkie talkie's"
These walkie talkies have the face of "Buzz Lightyear" on the front of them, with his spacesuit from the show being the outer casing to the toy.
These are incredibly easy to set up, with there being a small battery cover on the back of each unit, you simply unscrew the cover (you will need a tiny phillips head screwdriver for this, though we have had to invest in a smaller than average set, as most children's toys need these nowadays!), then attach the single 9v battery to the attachment inside the unit, then screw the cover back on and you are ready to go.
I would love to be able to give you reams of information on what sort of distance these are capable of being used over, the volume of the unit, etc....but unfortunately the instructions that came with the set were all in Spanish, which in fairness is probably why my mum was able to get them so cheaply!
My house is not too big, so I usually tell one child to go into their bedroom then the other either into the hall or at the bottom of the garden, then try taking into them.
There is an on/off slide button on each unit, with there being a red light on the front of each to show they are switched on, then there is push in button which should be pushed in when speaking into it, with there being a small mouthpiece on the front.
Do these work.....no! These quite possibly the worst walkie talkies I have ever seen, and bear in mind my dad would set up tin cans on string when I was a child, and even they surpassed the capabilities of this product!
On the upside these are made from sturdy plastic, so if and usually when, these are dropped they don't shatter into a thousand pieces.
There is also a good sturdy clip on the back of the units, perfect for clipping onto a belt or pocket, ideal for role playing, and there is even a rubber bung on the end of each antennae to prevent any "poking" incidents, you know usually in the eye area!
The downside is the fact that these really are rubbish! There is no difference from the button being pushed in, with some units we have had in the past making a crackling sound when the "speak" button is in, this usually gives you a warning that a message is coming.
My husband sat and talked to my daughter for a good five minutes before he lost his temper and just shouted it through the door, she was completely oblivious to him up until that moment!
This set is available for purchase from www.amazon.co.uk for the sum of £9.99, though were available for purchase from our local B&M store for £5.00.
Do I recommend......not in this lifetime, save yourself a few quid and get some cans and string!
Thanks for reading x
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