Dylan is playing with cat toys - both boys were - last time they visited they played with my orange rubber gloves and mini flashlights. Obviously you don't have to buy toys. I do have toys for them - 30 year old toys that their mom and uncle played with and they love them! They don't talk or make noise and there is nothing electronic. When they are done with all of them, they move on to their alternate toys - gloves, flashlights, and cat toys.