The 1998’s biggest selling toy FURBY is back and ready to take over the world!
Rocking in with brand new technology so you can play with him using your phone, tablets & more, you can talk, feed and interact with your furry friend.
Hasbro who manufacture Furby say that it will be on our shelves in time for Christmas. With six furbys to collect you might just want one of each!
Rumour has it that the release date could be as soon as late August, early September and will be priced at around £59.99, you will be able to pre order soon. This however is not the furry friend of yester year – the new version may look the same and still talks Furbish but he’s had a bit of a makeover and now has an even bigger personality.
What is Furbish?
Furbish is the language that all Furbies speak when they are together.
- When he’s hungry he may say: Kah/a-tay -I’m hungry,
- Doo-moh/a-tay – Please feed me.
- When he really likes you: Kah/may-may/u-nye – I love you
- When he’s bored: Nee-tye/kah – Tickle me
- At bedtime: Wee-tee/kah/way-loh – Sing me to sleep
- Do you think you’ll manage to learn Furbish?
- No need to worry – this time around he still speaks Furbish but also has the ability to learn English words along the way.
What Makes Furby work?
This year’s blue 2012 Furby is ready for the 21st century with apps, new sensors and can now respond to human voices and has the ability to pick up on tone. But there’s more inside Furbie that helps it develop a personality. “We did a lot to make sure Furby learned and grew too. It starts out sweet and naive, but it can develop more richly than the first one did,” Davis said.
Another way he grows is by learning English. Furby, as you might remember, speaks in its own native tongue, called Furbish. Now he can also learn English words along the way.
What Emotions does he show?
He expresses most of his emotion through his new LCD eyes. This is where you get to see just exactly what hey is feeling as graphics appear showing:-
- Hearts when you tickle him
- Fire when he’s fed a hot pepper
- Closes his eyes when it’s time for a sleep
There’s even a Furby iOS app, which sends inaudible sound codes to the toy. The original 5” version had the ability to speak and did – continually. Unfortunately the new Furby, like its counterpart has neither an off or volume switch to turn down his high-pitched(annoying) voice. So when he gets on your nerves you’ll have to isolate him or remove one of his 4 AA batteries.
Here are the Furby Features:
Furby has had something of a makeover and now features:
- Blue-green fur
- Can wiggle its ears
- New LCD eyes (which replace the classic white ones)
- Available in Black, Pink/Purple, Teal, Yellow and White
Looking pretty much like the older version but with built in sensors giving a wider range of emotions, expressions, movement and is more interactive. With sensors in its stomach, head and back and an accelerometer inside which senses movement, speed and direction so that even when he is turned upside down or shaken he will still babble on. Laugh along with him as you tickle his back, stomach or head.
The new Furby has the ability to interact with your iPad or iPhone and a range of apps that will allow you to feed and communicate with your new best friend. Let’s hope this time around that it doesn’t get banned from the Pentagon as a national security threat. Fifteen years ago Hasbro Furby was flying off the shelves and sold more than 40 million copies when it was first released. It was all the rage and suppliers couldn’t get it onto the shelves quickly enough.
This new and updated version is guaranteed to, once again, pull on the heartstrings of a whole new era of kids who are going to fall instantly in love with this cute, (annoying?) little guy.
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