Popular 90s Novelty Toy Is Back With a Mobile App

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THE FINAL WORD, a prank gadget introduced in the 90s, has been revolutionized into a mobile app.

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We're celebrating the 25th anniversary of this popular device with an app version that's true to the original.

THE FINAL WORD, a new app based on the popular 90s insult speaker box, has officially launched into the 21st Century and is available to download on the iTunes and Google Play stores. The adaption came from a handheld device introduced into the market in 1990 as “THE FINAL WORD.” At the press of a button this adult novelty toy delivered pre-recorded randomized profane insults. The 1990 version of THE FINAL WORD could be purchased at a retail price of $16.95 and topped out selling over 2 million units.

“Fall 2015, at a cousin’s birthday party my Aunt brought me a gift," said Jay Raifman, creator of THE FINAL WORD app. "It was the 1990 version of the FINAL WORD device and it was still in perfect working condition which made me nostalgic."

25 years later (November 2015) the Original Trademark was acquired by The Final Word, LLC through the United States Patent & Trademark Office, and less than a year later, THE FINAL WORD can be accessed with its own mobile app.

Designed by Raifman and those close to him, THE FINAL WORD app hits the mobile market with three different versions. The first version comes with only two of the four same obscene one-liners and is free to download. The second version comes with all four classic insults for only $0.99 and there is also an option to upgrade to a deluxe version with six phrases (all four classic insults plus two awesome new ones) for only $1.99.

In the 1990s the FINAL WORD device sold millions of units. Now, a quarter of a century later marks the beginning of THE FINAL WORD app which uses today’s technology and convenience for purchase on the iPhone, iWatch and Android.

"We're celebrating the 25th anniversary of this popular device with an app version that's true to the original," said Raifman.

The vintage “curse box” appealed to those who liked the sound of dirty words, but were reluctant to say them, according to an article released in 1990. The insult toy was to be used in locker rooms, saloons, elevators, board rooms and stockbroker’s offices.

THE FINAL WORD is now available to download on iTunes and Google Play.

Raifman graduated from the University of Delaware with a Consumer Economics Degree (1991) and a Masters Degree from The New School for Urban Policy & Management, NY, NY (1998). After acquiring the trademark to THE FINAL WORD in 2015, Raifman had a mobile app designed to be identical to the original device, which sold millions of units in the 1990s. For more information, visit THE FINAL WORD's official website.

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