In the late 1990s, the fluffy animatronic creature took America by storm – selling out and finding homes across the land.
Hence, it was only a matter of time before a reboot was unveiled.
Friend or foe? How you treat the Furby will determine how much it likes you
Aesthetically speaking, the creature is a mixed bag. The LED eyes, although impressive, dart around so wildly that some children may find them scary.
The ears and tail, though, are very cute, with its light, wispy hair giving it a punk look that is sure to win many admirers.
The Furby is not so much a toy, but a mechanical pet. Your actions directly impact how the creature develops.
Along the way you’ll be subjected to numerous grunts, whines and moans, in its native language, Furbish. If you neglect it, it shouts ‘I’m changing’, its eyes going slightly demonic before letting out cackles and various angry Furbish words.
There’s even an iPhone app which can be downloaded that allows you to feed the creature and translates Furbish to English.
There’s no doubting the Furby is a clever piece of engineering. It reacts to human words, and claims to be able to learn more English the more you speak to it.
Unfortunately, it’s also incredibly hard to keep onside. Even the most minor neglect, for example – forgetting to feed it – leads to disastrous consequences.
The lack of a power button, too, means it can soon become quite tiresome.
Indeed, for those after a relaxing toy, the Furby may not be the best choice.
The creature demands lots of care and attention, and it’s often very difficult to bring the Furby back to its pleasant nature once you’ve annoyed it.
But for children after a challenging toy, one to care for and is substantially more ‘alive’ than most, the Furby is a rewarding choice and makes a perfect stocking-filler this Christmas.
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