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Monday, October 08, 2012

Furby is Back!

The Robot Toy of 1998 is back and a great candidate of holiday season 2012. Furby, the electronic robotic toy resembling a hamster/owl-like creature, is back with more robotics and crazy app. The beloved toy from Tiger Electronics was launched in the holiday season of 1998, with continual sales until 2000. Furby was the first successful attempt to produce and sell a domestically-aimed robot and sold over 40 million units. In 2005 Hasbro took over and has launched a more advanced version with a series of nested personalities than can be unlocked over time. Within minutes its eyes start blinking. Furby responds to being shaken or turned, and will dance to music.
The FREE Furby app for iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad® is used to start feeding Furby an incredible variety of food from the app's Pantry and Deli. The translator translates Furbish in real time when holding the  app device close to Furby's mouth when it speaks. When the speech bubbles appear, the user simply taps the Furbish or English phrase to hear it aloud. Furby is meant for kids ages 6+ and costs US$54,99 at the Hasbro ToyShop.com

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