Tonies Figure of a Curious George monkey
Tonies Figure of a Curious George monkey
The cheeky monkey Curious George sits on top of the Toniebox, ready to tell a story! | Source: Tonies

Sometimes parents need a break, whether they are working from home or need some time for self-care. If they want to find other ways of occupying their kids’ attention besides the television, Tonies is the perfect option. Tonies grow little ones’ imaginations through audio stories and songs about the characters they love. 

Tonies are detailed figures based on characters from a wide range of movies, books, and TV shows. There are even original characters, too. There are two new releases available now — Curious George and a new Tonie inspired by the Laurie Berkner Band — both great alternatives to traditional books.

Each Tonies Character Figure has a magnetic base to sit on top of a Toniebox (sold separately). The Toniebox is a cushioned speaker in the shape of a cube that is 5-by-5 inches. The lightweight, screen-free design inspires self-guided play for kids.

Go marching with the dinosaurs alongside the Laurie Berkner Band. | Source: Tonies

The Laurie Berkner Band Tonie features an adorable green stegosaurus that blasts musician Laurie Berkner’s fun and joyous songs, including “We Are the Dinosaurs” and “Rocketship Run.” There are 19 different songs with a total run time of 51 minutes. The Laurie Berkner Band Tonie is available for $14.99.

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 Kids can go on an adventure with the Man in the Yellow Hat and the sweet, but troublesome monkey with the Curious George Tonie featuring three stories with a total run time of 45 minutes. These stories are not only hilarious, but also teach important lessons about exploring the world and forgiving others for their mistakes. The Curious George Tonie is available for $14.99.

These new launches are recommended for kids ages 3 and up and are available now at These are just a few of the characters in the Tonies collection. Kids who enjoy Arthur, Blue’s Clues, and CoComelon will also find Tonies featuring familiar faces from those series.

About the author

Caroline Madden

Caroline Madden

Caroline Madden is a News Writer for The Toy Insider, The Pop Insider, and The Toy Book. With a strong background in Cinema Studies, she has written for various outlets such as SlashFilm, Fandor, and Little White Lies. She loves unicorns, listening to Bruce Springsteen, and marathoning The Lord of the Rings.