Hasbro the makers of Furby have today announced their intention to bring back Furby.
This cute animatronic toy which looked remarkably like a “Gremlin” and was last seen in the 90’s.
Back then Furby was the most wanted toy of the year and Christmas ’98 saw parents queuing to buy one.
Over 40 million Furbies were sold worldwide making them one of the best selling toys ever.
Will this be the case in 2012? Almost Certainly!
Release date for this little guy is Autumn 2012.
Looking remarkably like a hamster/owl with its big googly eyes this iconic animatronic toy will wow 21st century kids.
Back in 90’s Furby had a language all of its own (furbish) and his most popular phrase was “U-nye-loo-lay-doo” or in English “do you want to play?” and according to sales figures everyone did!
When a they were first purchased it spoke Furbish however over time this was replaced Furbish with English.
Its main appeal was its ability to interact and display many lifelike qualities – responded to light, sound, touch and it could even speak
We are presuming that the new Furby toy will also initially speak it’s native language – Furbish so before they officially come onto the market you may like to brush up on your furbish.
Doo? – What?
Doo-dah – Yes
Wee-tah-kah-wee-loo – Tell me a story
U-nye-boh-doo? – How are you?
This new Furby will have digital eyes and should be a bit cuddlier than the original. Set to be one of the hottest kids toys parents will be trying to get their hands on this Christmas.
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There is a newer version of Furby here