By Stephanie Ciccarelli
June 23, 2008
The world of talking toys is big business.
Everywhere you look, there are toys that talk, whether they be stuffed animals, plastic action figurines, dolls, racing cars or otherwise.
You can walk into literally any department store and find an assortment of talking toys that represent an exciting and entertaining aspect of this industry in the realm of character voice acting.
Have you and your voice over business been sharing in those profits?
Growing up, there were few talking toys that I can remember, some of which include a storytelling Teddy Ruxpin stuffed animal and a talking computer that said "Press the red button... ah ah ah, press the red button... Your score is (some ridiculous number)".
Circling back to the present, as a parent I've discovered that you come across many different kinds of toys, and yes, inevitably, toys that talk and quite a bit more than I remember from back in the day.
Not only do the Rescue Heroes toys have incredibly well produced voice overs cast with excellent talent, the people at Fisher-Price have also dedicated a website with interactive games that incorporate the use of voice over in addition to using voice over in the DVDs that are for sale.
You can listen to some of the voice overs for the Rescue Heroes while playing the games.
Many of you have performed the voice of a talking toy before and I'd like to give you the opportunity to share which toys you have recorded for.
Who knows, maybe one of your colleagues' voices resides in your toy room!
Let the comments begin,
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