Look into my eye, cats they have nine lives, so live life todaaaaaaaay – JD, 5 (singing along to Tom)
We’ve had Talking Tom Superstar for a while now. We accepted him for review because JD likes playing with the Talking Tom app on the iPhone. You know the one. It repeats what you say in a high pitched voice, and you can press buttons to make a dog appear and fart in the background, among other things. It’s juvenile, often irritating stuff, but JD likes it, so who am I to judge?
Now, what the soft toy version of Tom promises to do is bring that character to life – there are buttons on his tummy that make him sing songs, tell jokes and so on, and if you leave him unattended, he starts snoring, which is a pretty good cue to get the kids playing with him again.
Talking Tom Superstar is also supposed to interact with the app version of himself, but this didn’t work at all for us on the iPhone, which is one reason I’ve held off publishing a review. However, I recently reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S4 and with that phone, the promised interaction magically started to happen. Suddenly a fart from the app caused the cuddly version to express his disapproval. Success!
It doesn’t interact perfectly and is often hit and miss, but a toy that has conversations with an app is quite an original idea and the kids so seem to really like it, so if your little one already likes the Talking Tom app, and you think you can put up with the annoying songs and jokes, Talking Tom Superstar is probably a worthwhile purchase.
Talking Tom Superstar is available on Amazon with an RRP £24.95.