NOSTALGIA: TALKBOY

CREATED IN :

ILLUSTRATOR

TIME :

17.5 HOUR(S)

DESCRIPTION :

THIS IS A PART OF A NOSTALGIA SERIES I DID WHERE I HIGHLIGHTED A FEW TOYS FROM MY YOUTH THAT MADE AN IMPACT ON ME AS A YOUTH. THE TALKBOY ACTUALLY STARTED OUT AS A PROP FOR THE FILM 'HOME ALONE 2'. IT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO GO TO MARKET.

 

THE PROBLEM WAS THAT 'HA2' WAS A HUGE HIT AND THE TALKBOY WAS A MAJOR PART OF THE EVENTS IN THE FILM. KIDS EVERYWHERE WANTED IT AND SHORTLY AFTER THE FILM RELEASED, THE FILM STUDIO STARTED RECEIVING LETTERS FROM PARENTS ON WHERE TO GET THEM. THEY GOT SO MANY LETTERS THAT SONY DECIDED TO PRODUCE THEM FOR THE  MARKETPLACE AND THEY RELEASED IN 1992.