14 Ridiculously Retro Novelty Phones

By Leslie Horn on at

So we used to have these things called landlines, which were phones that you didn't take with you everywhere and that you actually used to talk to people. Some of them didn't even look like phones. Here are some of our favourite incognito novelty handsets of yore. Warning: will cause extreme nostalgia.


14 Ridiculously Retro Novelty PhonesGarfield: Hates Mondays, loves lasagna and *69. Image credit: Amazon


14 Ridiculously Retro Novelty PhonesThe Duck phone had a minor resurgence thanks to Jersey Shore. Image credit: eBay


14 Ridiculously Retro Novelty Phones

A Lips phone made more sense when people actually used the things for talking. Image credit: Amazon


14 Ridiculously Retro Novelty PhonesThe legendary Hamburger phone was arguably the best thing about Home and Away. Image credit: Amazon


14 Ridiculously Retro Novelty PhonesAnd let's not forget the burger's fast food and/or telecom cousin, the Hot Dog phone. Image credit: YeahFlashback


14 Ridiculously Retro Novelty Phones

All the cool guys in Amurrrican high school films definitely had the official NFL Football dialer. Image credit: SteelersFever


14 Ridiculously Retro Novelty PhonesClear phones were also popular among the 90s cool tween crowd. Image credit: Etsy


14 Ridiculously Retro Novelty PhonesThe talking Homer Simpson phone, perfect for pranking Moe's Tavern. Image credit: eBay


14 Ridiculously Retro Novelty Phones

Is it possible to take someone seriously knowing they're chatting on a rhinestone-studded high heel Image credit: Amazon


14 Ridiculously Retro Novelty Phones

Yes, the Double Bubble phone is a working gum ball machine. Image credit: Novelty Telephone


14 Ridiculously Retro Novelty Phones

...Which is why it's extra sad that the Budweiser phone is not a working beer. Image credit: Novelty Phones


14 Ridiculously Retro Novelty PhonesIt's not easy being a Kermit phone.


14 Ridiculously Retro Novelty PhonesAlthough there are many, many M&M-themed phones, this one is the best because it comes with an M&M dish. Image credit: Amazon


14 Ridiculously Retro Novelty PhonesAnd what list of novelty products is complete without some Star Wars paraphernalia? Image credit: Amazon