New Furby 2.0 Review

Furby 2.0

New Furby 2.0
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New furby 2012: Furby 2.0

New Furby Review: Furby 2.0

Furby is back, new and improved! Some of you may remember the original Furby frenzy back in 1998, and again during Christmas of 2007 when Furby sales exploded. Hasbro has sold over 40 million Furbies since its introduction in 1999. Hasbro has created another Furby frenzy with the introduction of the newest Furby, Furby 2.0.

The R&D team at Hasbro has redesigned furby with the latest technology to thrill today's tech crazed kids. The newest Furby 2.0 is now a gigapet, which gives it the ability to communicate with children as well as other Furby 2.0 pets.

Furby 2.0: New Look

The new Furby 2.0 has been given an electronic makeover. The Hasbro team kept with much of the original look and shape from the original Furby, but upgraded the original cluncky large plastic eyes with two LCD lights. The LCD lights show the eye movement digitally given the Furby 2.0 a much broader range of expressions.

The fur on the Furby 2.0 has been upgraded as well, it is much fuller and softer than the original 1998 furby. For christmas, the Furby 2.0 will be available in ten colors, however the most popular color seems to be the violet purple which is already sold out at many retailers.

Other physical differences, are the newest Furby is slightly larger than its 2007 predecessor to house the increased technology and motor. The movable ears are slightly larger and are also made of plastic.

New Furby 2.0
New Furby 2.0

Furby 2.0: New Technology

New Furby 2.0

One of the most significant upgrades to the Furby 2.0, is the new Furby is now a gigapet. This means that the Furby 2.0 is now an interactive pet that can communicate with your child and other Furby 2.0's. Depending on how your child interacts and plays with the Furby 2.0, they will alter their Furby's personality, making it truly their very own pet.

There are multiple sensors strategically placed in the Furby 2.0 to allow it to feel when it's turned upside down, when it's tickled, when it's being fed and allow it to act accordingly. The new Furby 2.0 dances, moves, talks to you, tells jokes, and can even chew, eat (not real food), and burp.

Furby 2.0: Interactive software

The new Furby 2.0 connects to iPads/iPhones

Possibly, the most ingenious feature of the new Furby 2.0, is its ability to interact with today's hottest technology: the iPAD, iPAD mini, and the iPhone. The Furby 2.0 able to utilize Apple applications on these devices. There is even a free app that translates the Furby's native language, Furbish, until it eventually learns English. The Furby 2.0 learns English the more you talk to it. There is also an app available to help you feed your little Furby.

In addition to Furbish, the Furby will also be available in the following languages worldwide: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

Furby 2.0: Pricing and Availability

The Furby 2.0 is currently priced at an average price of $54.00 USD at most retailers such as Target, Walmart, and K-Mart. However, the pre-orders are sold out at most of these places. You can find the new Furby 2.0's for sale on Amazon and E-bay for around $80-$90 USD (includes S&H).

The Furby is currently available in six colors: Violet, Teal, Black, Red, Yellow, and White. Four new colors will be introduced before Christmas: Plum, Pink, Navy Blue, and Green.

What color Furby is most popular?

Currently, the Violet Furby 2.0 is the most popular, followed closely by the Teal.

New Furby 2.0 Product Review

4 stars for Furby 2.0

The new Furby 2.0 is an excellent buy. It is interactive and playful and responds to your childs personality and play habits, truly becoming a one of a kind tech Pet for them. It conveniently connects to iPADs, iPAD minis, and iPhones. The are multiple free apps available to play with your Furby, but aren't required to play with the Furby 2.0. It is also priced modestly for a tech toy, at $54.00 UDS.

The only negative we could find with the product was that it does not have an on/off switch. For some parents, that will be a little aggravating, but the Furby 2.0 will eventually turn off and go to sleep once left alone for long enough.

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Novel Treasure 3 years ago from US Author

Unfortunately no the language can't be changed


Victoria 3 years ago

I have a French speaking furby boom but speak English can the language be changed to English???


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Novel Treasure 3 years ago from US Author

No unfortunately there isn't a way to switch the language from its original.


Ulisesmdp 3 years ago

Novel Treasure: with the latest furby app is it possible wen buying an English language Furby to change the language to Spanish?


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Novel Treasure 3 years ago from US Author

You can now download the latest furby app from android or iPhone and Portuguese is one of the 24 languages.


Juliana 3 years ago

Does it speak portuguese? My daughter wants it, but she doesn't speak english.


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Novel Treasure 3 years ago from US Author

Unfortunately no. The language you buy it in is the one it stays in.


Marcio 3 years ago

Is it posible wen buying an English language Furby to change the language later on to e.g Portuguese Brazil?


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Novel Treasure 3 years ago from US Author

My niece adores gets. I think they are great. A cult classic again


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Skylanders 3 years ago from California

I had one of the original 90's Furbys and did find it amusing, Then when we were a a friends last week I got to see one of the new editions. I couldn't believe how different it was. I might have to invest in one for my daughter!


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Novel Treasure 3 years ago from US Author

You should be able to use the optimized iPad apps for the iPad mini, according to Apple. If the Furby app isn't available through the iPad mini, then you will have to download it directly from the Furby website on your pc, or you can use an iPhone if you have one.


Zaeema 3 years ago

I can't seem to get the furby app. Maybe because I'm using a iPad mini.pls help me I really need the app to play with my ferby


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Novel Treasure 4 years ago from US Author

I don't know for sure, but I don't believe this is possible without contacting the manufacturer and purchasing a different chip. The furby "base" language is not interchangeable without altering the base chip.


Mary 4 years ago

Is it possible wen buying an English language Furby to change the language later on to e.g French, German, Dutch or Spanish?


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Novel Treasure 4 years ago from US Author

My husband said he actually had the very first one back in 1998. We bought one for my daughter for xmas this year, so I'm hoping she really enjoys it.


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jose7polanco 4 years ago from Los Angeles

These furby are so popular, even the hispanic actor Gabriel Montiel (werevertumorro) used them the youtube mexican series of X-men.

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