Spiderman is fighting back by releasing his own better, safer model of toy phone. Anyway, this is another find at the same dollar store, the Spiderman cellular flip phone. Unlike the toy mobile phone, this one is not painted. It is just colored plastic but they colored it with the Spiderman colors blue and red. No paint means no lead paint. It also has just the cutest little pink wrist strap.
Now, when I see a toy that makes sounds and is based on a particular thing, I would expect at least some of the sounds would reflect what it is based on. For example, this one is a Spiderman phone. I would hope, nay, expect at least one of the multiple sounds to be something related to Spiderman since they went to the trouble of using Spiderman. I don’t care if it is only a dollar store toy phone. Another thing that is common with toy phones is how each button would make a different sound. It is not to say that is necessary but would make a lot of sense.Ok, there are several different sounds but none are key specific. What do I mean by that? Press the same button twice and you will get 2 different sounds.In fact, there are 5 sounds in total and they play in a specific order. I never heard anything close to a Spiderman theme or sound and calling any of those real phone sounds is just wrong. It sounds like someone took sounds from their home and put them on.For your listening pleasure, I have included the sounds of the Spiderman Flip Phone toy in a little section I like to call DSTB Sound Bites, sounds that bite.
Well at least this toy phone actually works. It could have used some actual Spiderman sounds though.I am sure this will not be the only phone to come out in dollar store toy form. It will only be a matter of time before an iPhone toy is made for kids. The only question is, would it ever make it to Canada? No, I am not talking about blocking the imports. Apparently, the iPhone Canadian release is in limbo with rumors everywhere. Hey, if they do make an iPhone toy for dollar stores, it might be the only iPhone Canadians would get here.Go figure.