Circa: 1993 

The Talkboy was just one of those toys that made us believe we could live the vicarious childhood of Kevin McCallister from the Home Alone films. Talk about being naïve. Granted the audio recorder served as a useful prank device capable of recording, speeding, and slowing down vocals well enough to trick teachers into thinking they were talking to our parents on phone calls. If anything, the Talkboy showed us how to pull a fast one over on adults.