Mr Speaker

Talking Boony Lives!

the modded boonWell, it has truly it has been a gruelling experience. There have been astonishing highs, and borderline-dull lows - but the Reverse Boonjaneering has been complete. Da Boony Code is broken and I am now proud to present to you a review of the resurrected Controllable Talking Boon!

It was a sunny Thursday afternoon, the city was quiet. Yet I was nervous - My Talking Boony was about to go under the knife. Not very carefully I wrapped the lil' plastic hero in bubble wrap, chucked him in a box, and sent him off to Melbourne. A mournful drink was drunk in honour. It was in Tim's hands now.

Tuesday morning. The four days past had been tumultuous and ominously cricket-free. Then, on the fifth day, he rose from the post-pak. And there was much rejoicing.

But he was no longer an ordinary Boon. He now sported a couple of intriguing new features - a small switch on the front and push-button that sat in what was the void of his "microphone hole".

I switched switch. A brief period of silence then.... "Get me a VB, the cricket's about to start"... HE'S ALIVE!!!!! Cheers erupted in the kitchen! Next - the push button... "He's seeing them like watermelons" - More cheers!

There was much button-pushing and cheer-erupting done that day I can tell you.

Now, Boony is not a man to be told what to do - and while he'll be glad to have chat to you when you press the Boon-Button, Tim has wisely added another feature that lets the true character of Talking Boony shine through. If you hold down the button while you switch him on, Boony goes into "random mode". Every half-hour or so Boony will something across the room, filling your life with joy.

And so it is, that our Boonys may now live and talk forever - thanks to the brilliant surgical prowess of our lead reverse boonjaneerer, Tim.

Now, Tim is a man of the people, and his sole purpose in life (amongst other sole purposes) is to spread the joy of the Boon. You may be saying to yourself "Bringing Boony back from the dead... you can't put a price on that." And it's true. You really can't. Except for the low low price of $65 (including return postage)! That's right - while everyone else will be waiting around for a few days of Talking Boony V2 this season, you can impress your mates with a never-ending supply of Boonerisms.

Get in fast, 'cause this offer can't last! To get ordering, email Tim on and don't forget to write back here to tell us all your tales of your new Mega Boon!


  1. I got home tonight to find my Boonie sqwaking static – down this mean he is dead? Is there a way to stop the noise without fataly damaging it…

    Thanks for your help or any suggestions,

    Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 10:31 pm | Permalink
  2. I think the concensus is he is running out of batteries. Check out similar queries on the big boony thread!

    Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 3:19 pm | Permalink
  3. my boony is talking AGAIN!!! loud and clear 6am “Get me a VB the crickets about to start!” i think he’ll live forever

    Thursday, August 31, 2006 at 3:29 pm | Permalink
  4. Well done, Tim. I’ve seen this very feat of engineering brilliance with my own (unworthy) eyes. I’ve heard the gravelly rasp of our Boony’s voice ring through the cicada hum (wrong season, but I’m on a roll), and felt the sentiment touch my patriotic heart.

    Friday, September 1, 2006 at 12:27 pm | Permalink
  5. hey all
    my boony was starting to slur and make wierd noise just like a flight from aust to the uk, so i pulled the batterys as it was what i thought low battery power so i went out and bought 3 new AAA 1.5v batterys, not the regual AAA 1.2 but the new lithum batterys for digital cameras and what not, and there fore my boonies has been asking for beers at midnight and giving me the codewords all over again

    Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 10:59 am | Permalink
  6. Boonie is alive again for the 3rd time (as expected), however is gett gradulally earier and earlier with each ressurection. As this is annoying my collegues who get in much earlier than I do (and as I haven’t heard him say a single thing yet), is it possible to take the battery out for a few hours and make him talk at a more reaonable hour?

    Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 12:25 pm | Permalink
  7. Its now OCTOBER n my boony wont fkn shut up..
    it goes form around 5am till wenever “Get me a vb the crickets about to start” or “Whens the drinks Break?” and “Todays codeword is “wateva” x3 todays codeword according to booney is Cheers…. he gets really annoying

    Sunday, October 1, 2006 at 6:18 pm | Permalink
  8. Ive Got A Box Of Boony’s, Nearly All the Batteries are Flat Or Going Flat By Now. So I Changed The Batteries In About 15 Of Them, And They All Started Talking Again !!! Some In The Morning, Some In The Middle Of Night, Some During The Day.
    Some Days They Dont Speak At All. So If You Change The Batteries You Shouldn’t Have Any Probs. They Talk In Cycles, They Shut Up For 114 Days Then Go Into A Talk Phase For ???
    Then Go Back Into 114 Day Quiet Cycle. SHOULD LIVE FOREVER as long as Fresh Batteries Are Installed.

    Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 3:09 pm | Permalink
  9. I made the big plunge and changed the battries on my 3 Boonies. Out of the the 3 I have one who has started to chat away….at odd hours. He now pipes up at between 3 – 5 am and then quietens down for the day. My other 2 Boonies still have not made any noise, but I am hoping they will one day be alive again. So the warning on the instructions saying it will cause a malfunction appears to be there to scare people wishing to keep their Boonie alive.

    Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 4:17 pm | Permalink
  10. booney talks again 22/12/06

    Friday, December 22, 2006 at 8:57 pm | Permalink
  11. Boonie speaks again!

    3rd Sept 2010@11:45EST

    4 Times!!! (Can’t recall what he said now, I was stunned to hear him again after almost 5 years)!

    Friday, September 3, 2010 at 11:51 am | Permalink
  12. Fantastic to hear that he’s still kicking, MRT! He was designed to work for 4 months – and he’s still goin’ 5 years later… that’s DAVID BOON TOUGH!

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Permalink
  13. G’day Mr Speaker!

    Bejeezus! Had to pull his batt’s. He was keeping the whole household awake all night!

    Hasn’t shutup for the past cupla weeks!

    Boon Tough is right!

    Good to know he still works though!

    Friday, September 10, 2010 at 10:25 am | Permalink
  14. Any chance anyone still got their boony v2 and knows how to repair or diagnose how to fix it? or can send a link

    Mine took a small knock the other day (fell off a shelf when kid was playing w it) & since gone silent, Beefie still working fine.


    Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 10:55 am | Permalink
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