Toy fads come, and toy fads go, but some toys that started out as a fads stand the test of time. Furby is one of those toys. I remember Furby the first time around, they were the MUST HAVE Christmas present. The only parenting issue worse than a sold out Christmas present on Christmas Eve is stepping on Lego at 3am.
What is Furby
For those not in the know, the original Furby was the Christmas gift of 1998, an animatronic, Mogwai-like fuzzball that spoke its own language when it wasn’t making noises. Like all fads, Furby was dying before its second birthday, and gone by 2002 or so we thought.
The New Furby Connect
Furby fans will immediately notice some of the more obvious changes to the newest version. For starters, its ears have grown in size, allowing it to function better and respond to touch and sound. Additionally, the full-color LED eyes, which feature more than 150 animations, allow for even more expressions. Also—less technological but equally as important and worthy of mention—Furby Connect’s fur is incredibly soft and, quite honestly, irresistible to touch.
Fubry Connect interacts with its owner in a bunch of entertaining ways. For instance, kids can tickle, feed, shake, pet, and turn their Fubry upside down to see and hear all the whacky ways it will react. It’s also witty and full of sass, which makes for plenty of entertaining phrases and catchy songs.
With so many moods it is like having an additional albeit brightly coloured member of the family, everything from happy to sad, scared to excited and best of all each Furby is unique.