Kids and kids at heart can now hang out with Tom in the flesh, as the popular cat character from the media franchise Talking Tom & Friends is now an animatronic toy.
Called GameBud Talking Tom, this hot new gadget is one of Wall Street Journal’s best tech gifts of 2021. Suitable for everyone aged 8 and up, GameBud Talking Tom has an animatronic mouth and ears that respond real-time with his speech, and LCD eyes that react and move with a range of emotions. Featuring a voice that sounds like Ryan Reynolds, the cheeky and gassy GameBud Talking Tom connects to Talking Tom & Friends games via a pairing app and reacts to whatever is happening on screen just like a professional streamer.
GameBud Talking Tom features three different play modes, which are as follows:
This is where you can play Talking Tom Gold Run or Talking Tom Hero Dash and your GameBud Talking Tom respond in real-time to your gameplay. He will cheer you on, give you tips and tricks, and even crack jokes with you to make playing even more engaging and exciting.
Free Play Mode
This mode is activated by pressing down on your GameBud Talking Tom’s head for a second if a game isn’t active. With pre-recorded choose-your-own-adventure-style conversations, GameBud Talking Tom will chit-chat with you about all sorts of stories, facts, and activities.
Accessed through the pairing app’s dashboard screen, this mode allows you to make your GameBud Talking Tom say words and phrases on command. On the dashboard screen, you’ll find the Soundboard button. Tap it and a new screen will appear with 12 subject buttons. Pick one of those and 12 more choices will appear. You can then take your pick of things you want your GameBud Talking Tom to say.
See GameBud Talking Tom in action in the video below:
The pairing app is free and can be downloaded from either the Apple App Store or Google Play store. It can also be accessed using the QR code found on the package. Once you have the pairing app installed, your GameBud Talking Tom will be able to play along with you when you’re playing Talking Tom Gold Run or Talking Tom Hero Dash. Being connected to the Wi-Fi also means your GameBud Talking Tom will get updates with all sorts of cool content.
GameBud Talking Tom is now available for purchase at GameBud.com for $99.99. The first 10,000 people to avail the animatronic toy will receive a special limited edition GameBud Talking Tom with an exclusive Talking Tom Hero Dash Mask and a certificate of authenticity.