I grew up having a Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack and Chatter Telephone. I currently still have both toys (newer versions I received as gifts when my first child was born). I was naturally very excited to learn the toys would be going tiny! I had no idea just how tiny until I saw my beloved toys in their miniature version. They’re about two inches by one inch. The smallest ring on the Rock-a-Stack is about the size of a Life-Saver candy.
Like the original toy, the Rock-a-Stack has six colorful rings that stack and a base that wobbles back and forth. The Chatter Telephone has a friendly face just like the original classic toy, a dial that rotates and it makes a “clicking” noise if you roll its wheels.
The toys are the newest iconic toys to be shrunk down by Super Impulse, the makers of the “World’s Smallest” line. Other brands that now have their miniature versions include: Rubik’s, Yo-Yo and Etch A Sketch.
I set the Rock-a-Stack and Chatter Telephone out for my kids (ages 7,4 and 2). They all came over immediately and looked at the toys. My 7-year-old son mentioned it was so cute because it looked exactly like his little brother’s regular sized Rock-a-Stack.
My 4-year-old daughter picked up the tiny telephone and started trying to take the phone receiver off (it does not come off). My 2-year-old son grabbed the stackable toy and tried right away to remove the rings. They have something at the top that prevents the rings from coming off. He then decided he liked the noise he made when he shook the toy back and forth and it made a rattling sound. My kids played with the toys for less than five minutes and decided they weren’t very fun. They sat out for a week and none of my kids picked them up or showed any interest. I now have the toys sitting on my desk by my computer because I think they’re cute.
I should point out that on the package it says the toys are for ages 8+. I’m not sure what child over the age of 8 would find the toys fun. I’d have to say I recommend passing on the toys for kids. I believe the toys are geared more toward adults, playing on their nostalgia about their old toys. The tiny toys would be a cute stocking stuffer for your spouse or a gag gift for an office party. Or, they could always be set out on your desk at work to possibly start a conversation with a co-worker!
Manufacturer: Super Impulse
Available at: Major retailers such as Wal-Mart and Barnes and Noble
- Appealed to the advertised age range: 3
- My children played with this multiple times: no
- Would travel well: 5
- Durability: 3
- I would purchase this for my family: no
- I would purchase this as a gift: no
- Overall rating: 3
Ratings on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being highest
Meet the Reviewer!
Pamela Prado is a former TV news anchor turned stay-at-home mom, with a passion for social media. If she’s not rushing her kids to acting/modeling gigs or taking them to dance, soccer or baseball, she’s heading out to explore the rich history of the D.C. area.