Toymail is the company that makes Talkies, plush toys designed to exchange voice messages between parents and kids, and kids and their friends, “without putting kids in front of another screen.” In addition to having fun by sending voice messages to parents and friends, the two-way voice chat toy can also be programmed to help kids remember when it’s time to do their chores, homework, brush their teeth, et al. Or as Toymail says, “It’s the nicest way possible to nag.” Toymail will be pitched on Shark Tank (February 17).
There are three Toymail Talkies available: Hank a Dino, Bitsy a Bat and Gory a Shark. Each one is available for $59 on Amazon. The Toymail app is free. Shark Tank airs Fridays at 9pm on ABC.