Furbie Grey With Pink Belly

January 24, 2013 - Comment

Furby has been resurrected from relative hibernation to join the throng of electronic pets on the toy market—and, truthfully, he’s one of the cuter ones out there. With his round, furry body; pointy, wiggling ears; and cute little Munchkin voice, Furby is much more endearing than some of the competing hard plastic robotic animals. He’s

Furby has been resurrected from relative hibernation to join the throng of electronic pets on the toy market—and, truthfully, he’s one of the cuter ones out there. With his round, furry body; pointy, wiggling ears; and cute little Munchkin voice, Furby is much more endearing than some of the competing hard plastic robotic animals. He’s also a lot more sophisticated than previous models as Furby is now powered by a technology Hasbro calls emoto-tronics. This technology enables the little guy to show his moods, from happy to sleepy to surprised to sad, through facial expressions and through the tone of his voice. Furby arrives speaking his native tongue of Furbish, which sounds like a bunch of gibberish to the untrained ear. With his owners’ guidance, however, Furby learns a form of English that sounds like a cross between Gremlin chattering noises and Yoda’s backwards sentences. The more kids play with Furby, the more advanced his actions and vocabulary become; eventually, he can tell a joke or story or play a game. Furby runs on four “AA” batteries (not included). –Cristina Vaamonde

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