Popular 90s Novelty Toy Is Back with a Mobile AppOctober 24, 2016
New York, New York – 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.
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. “THE FINAL WORD projects a multiple of sales through downloads producing a multiple of laughs,” 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.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 31.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
THE FINAL WORD 1.2 is Free (with in-app purchases) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Entertainment category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play. 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 (USD) 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.
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 being in the trenches for a while, Raifman understands what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Raifman realizes that nothing is as simple as it first appears and that moments like these were key moments in his development. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Jay Raifman. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.