We actually have a couple of sets of walkie talkies here at Rock Father HQ - one of which is still very much a "toy" rooted in the dated tech that I grew up with, and another that's more akin to the grownup models currently on the market: The Nerf Rebelle 10 Mile FRS Walkie Talkies. The latter are the new-school - sure, they cost a few bucks more than their toy counterparts, but they're totally worth it for the real functionality (and fun) that they provide.
With 22 available channels, there's plenty of options available for keeping communication clear. And while I can't verify the claim, these are said to have up to a 10-mile radius for kids and families to stay in touch - making them perfect to have on-hand for events where families could easily become separated. Fairs, carnivals, theme parks, festivals, campgrounds - those are all places where these could come in handy, but for us they've become largely what mine were as a kid - a tool for backyard adventure and imaginative play.
Manufactured by Sakar International under license by Hasbro (makers of the Nerf brand), Nerf Rebelle Walkie Talkies are available at retailers Nationwide, including Amazon and Toys "R" Us. Additionally, there's a blue-and-orange Nerf edition available as well.
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