2021 Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone Special Edition | Source: Mattel/The Toy Book

Since 1961, generations of kids have grown up with a very familiar first phone.

It’s a chunky, bulky, white piece of plastic with red, yellow, and blue accents, colorful stickers, and despite numerous technological upgrades, a rotary dial. This is the Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone, and now — for its 60th anniversary — Mattel has reinvented the icon for big kids.

The Special Edition Chatter Telephone is a real, working speakerphone that connects to a mobile device using Bluetooth wireless technology. Big kids can make and receive calls through an icon of childhood, all using their existing grown up phone plan.


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Mattel is calling this a “60G LTE” phone (“60 great years, Let’s Talk Everywhere”) and the company has teamed up with Best Buy as its exclusive retail partner for the launch. There are no apps, no cameras, and no emojis. The phone does work with iOS and Android devices and features free-wheeling action and wobbly eyes.

Best Buy is the exclusive retail partner for the 2021 Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone Special Edition | Source: Mattel

The Special Edition Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone is available while supplies last for just $60.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.