Based on Outfit7’s popular digital character, Gamebud Talking Tom is billed as “the world’s first audio-animatronic, smart game gear, which fuses gaming, interactive devices, and play into one packaged product.
“HUGE! Play was founded on a shared obsession to supercharge immersive play experiences and bring great stories and characters to life,” says HUGE! Play Founder and Co-CEO Kevin Mowrer. “Outfit7’s Talking Tom personality was the perfect license to launch our Gamebud technology, and a rare chance to bring the beloved brand to life in new and exciting ways.”
Talking Tom is the first Gamebud product in a planned line. According to HUGE! Play, the Gamebud Talking Tom is driven by artificial intelligence (AI) and will connect to the Talking Tom & Friends mobile games. The toy is designed to be a gaming companion and live streamer that contains more than 500 minutes of unique content. It can carry on conversations and perform different routines as a standalone toy when not connected to the app.
Gamebud Talking Tom will debut direct-to-consumer (D2C) in October at Gamebud.com (not yet live).