Furby 2012

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Stuffed onto the shelves of the toy aisles, looking sad and despondent, they sucker you in with their big, innocent eyes, silently begging to be rescued from their retail prison. Once you pay for their freedom and take them home, they charm you with their helplessness. Because they don’t understand anything, they have to be taught how to communicate. Slowly, through patience and continual interaction, they learn your language and things are good. It all seems like innocent fun until one day, suddenly; they become over-bearing and demanding, like some mother-in-laws. They have transformed into something reminiscent of the mischievous creatures from the 80’s movie “Gremlins” and it’s sitting on your desk. Brace yourselves, yes, the Furby is back and destine to be this year’s hottest toy for Christmas.

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History of the Furby

The first wave of the Furby wave was thrust upon the masses during the 1998 holiday season as the must have toy for every good little boy and girl on Santa’s list. (I was so good, I got two of them.) The original invasion lasted a full two years and slowly, the human population woke from the Furby induced craze.

However, in 2005 through to 2007, the Furby horde had managed to rebuild their ranks. They again plotted to entrench themselves into every household on the planet with their new and improved complex facial movements and enhanced voice-recognition system. (I was lucky to have been passed over by the evil mind control of the Furbies during this attack.) Humans fell under their trance and scarfed up the “Emoto-Tronic” Furbies which included: the Furby, the Furby Baby, and the Funky Furby.

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Is the new Furby on your Christmas Wish List?

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The Pending Furby Invasion

It was leaked from Furby Command on April 12, 2012, that the newest invasion is to take place during the holiday season of 2012, just in time to separate happy shoppers from their hard earned green backs and at suggested retail price of a mere $60. (Hm…a tank of gas or a member of the furry menace…let me think on that one for a wee bit.) Intelligence agencies and undercover spies have confirmed that, although it will somewhat resemble the original Furby, it will have a much wider range of motion (all the better to steal the remote from you with!), feature LCD eyes that are more expressive (all the better to stare at you with!), and have its own iOS application to make interacting with it easier (all the better to use its mind control with!).

According to Wal-Mart, the self-proclaimed ‘Furby Headquarters,’ “With a mind of its own, your new Hasbro FURBY will develop its personality based on how you play with it. It will dance to your favorite songs. Put it in a room with a few of its friends and they'll interact with each other in all sorts of hilarious ways while speaking either English or the special FURBY language, FURBISH.”

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The Fuzzy Conclusion

As it learns how to behave depending on how you interact with it, it scares me to think of all the little hellions that will unleash their fury upon an innocent soldier Furby because they didn’t get the LeapPad 2 they really wanted for Christmas. This well may be the Apocalypse as foreseen by Nostradamus. And as this newest version has no off switch, the human race will soon face all-out war to silence the furry marauders.

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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thanks, midge, much appreciated. :)


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Heya, SG! I'll admit we had a couple of original furbies in our household and they were mine. Yeah, the new ones are a little different. :)


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Sharing this again, TT, gifting time!!


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Well, let's see now...I think I was 30 something when I got my first Furby! It was right after the show "The Gremlins" came out and I fell in love with Gizmo. When the Furby showed up, I had to have one! It was mine! Our daughter was too little to have one at the time. I don't like the new ones, they are kind of creepy. I still have my old Furby, he is in a box with all MY beanie babies! LOL Great hub! Voting up and more! :)


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hi, Bonnie. Nope, the Furby's come in different colors and some have accessories like sunglasses. I believe that they are programmed with language for the country they are being shipped to. I would not be surprised if there wasn't a way to program them for other languages tho. As to communicating with other furbies in different languages, I have no idea but I hope they can work out their differences without needing a Furby United Nations. :)


Bonnie 4 years ago

Are all the Furbys in all the countries exactly the same? Are they all programmed to speak the same? Example, would one that you got from the US be the same and communicate the same way as one from Australia?


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

lol @ Angie! I would use the excuse "I'm just picking them up for a friend." ;)


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Angie Jardine 4 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

Quick, where can I get some kids from to give me an excuse?


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Sunshine! I updated it again with new ordering information. :) Glad your Pinterest peeps are liking it. Google seems to have smiled on it as well. :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hey, K9! The invasion has started, are you prepared? :) Thank you for the visit! :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I'm stopping by to let you know that my pinning peeps on Pinterest seem to like your hub! Yeehaw! Also I like how you added the Pre-order links to this Furby article! :)


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California

Furby fever is sure to ensue, Terrye! What a fun look at certain mayhem!

HubHugs~


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Glad it made your day, krisnicole! :) Thank you.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, nighthag. Wow...four boys with four furbies. Yeah, that would be a waking nightmare! :) Good luck on keeping the information from them! :)


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia

Furby mania with a house of four boys? christmas is about to get loud!

great article now I just have to find a way to keep the kids away from the shops and the Tv for the next 3 months....


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

I agree with you 110%, DZY! If it don't say "Made In America" it should stay on the shelves!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Barbergirl, you sent your furbies packing?!! The utter will power it must have taken to throw them in a box, seal it shut and deposit them at goodwill! You did donate them, didn't you? You didn't just drive out into the country and leave them in some poor farmer's mailbox where they would pop out the next morning and scare Mrs. Farmer to death! Hm...that could explain the sudden demise of the American Farmers....Someone should put a warning label on you, Barbergirl! "Danger to society, steer clear!" :)


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

We have no young kids; we are empty-nesters. My youngest grandchildren might want one, but it is doubtful they will get one from me. For one, they are likely to be outrageously priced and out of my budget, and for another, I read labels.

If it says, "Made in China," (or any other offshore location), it will stay put in the store. I'm in favor of getting jobs back for our American workers.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I am sick, sick I tell you . I must have one of these... and I want to get one for each of my kids. But 60 bucks... seriously. I think I might have to wait. I remember them from 98 and I had a bunch of them. Now I wish I wouldn't have gotten rid of them. Bummer!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Alicia, for stopping by. You are so lucky you were never exposed to a Furby and I hope your luck continues to hold out. :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, Alecia, after owning one (as a gift) I would agree. It caused for pain than pleasure. :) Thank you for stopping by for a laugh! :)


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for the interesting information. I've never owned a Furby or even interacted with one. I don't know if that's a sad omission in my life or a lucky escape! I have three cats, so based on your cat's reaction a Furby probably wouldn't fit into the family. I will look out for one in the stores this Christmas and make its acquaintance, though.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I never liked these things. It was ugly and pointless to own and I still think they are. 60 bucks a pop? I don't think so. Funny hub!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Heya, Mary! I couldn't agree more! Glad I don't have to worry about trying to track one down for my little guy. :) Thank you so much!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I remember these things from years past! I hated them. I'm glad I don't have kids this year that will want one; my kids now want new computers, ipads, etc.

Wow! 60.00 for one of these....I feel sorry for parents who will have to buy one of these.

Great Hub. I voted it UP, and shared.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

I would have to agree, molometer, and they started taking pre-orders for these this past weekend. I can only imagine they will be available for Christmas. Shoppers beware! :)


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molometer 4 years ago

Wow these are some kind of next generation terminator 3 Furby.

Very high tech and can imagine they will cause some high jinks if they are there for Christmas. LED eyes and back chat too . lol

Great hub and very funny voted up.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Heya, phoenix! Yep, I'm sure there are kids that are gonna get Furbies because their parents skipped paying the heat or electric. It's a said state of affairs, ain't it?!


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phoenix2327 4 years ago from United Kingdom

That is an insane price. But I'm pretty sure a lot of parents will think it's a small price to pay to stop the kids nagging them for one. lol


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Heya, Jeannie! I hear ya! It's crazy what they're charging, and especially with the economy the way it is! I won't be buying one, that's for sure!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

I just went on the Walmart website... do you know these furry little jerks are $54!!! That is crazy! I am not sure I am that interested in getting one after all. For that price, it better get up and make me dinner. Geez!


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krisnicole1987 4 years ago from Pearl River, LA

No way!! This is the best news I've heard in years... what would really make my Christmas is if I could get a Tamagotchi too!!! (Does any one else remember those?)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Heya, Sueswan! :) I so agree! Thank you and I hope you have a great one as well! :)


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Terrye

They are cute but not enough for me to buy one. :)

Have a good weekend.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, Katrine! Maybe the Frubies will be available in time for this year's Black Friday! :) Yeah, I think it's a little much. You are welcome, hope you found it useful. :)


KatrineDM 4 years ago

$60 for a fluffy little creature with LCD eyes? They do look cute though. I suppose as a Christmas gift that would be great. Thank you for this information.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, snow, yep, they are cute and seemingly sweet. :) Thank you for dropping by. :)


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

Haha very sweet and cute Furbies!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hey there, plussizepixie! I'm afraid a LOT of children will be harassing their parents and Santa for a Furby for Christmas. :)


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plussizepixie 4 years ago

I can't believe Furbies are back and after such a short space of time. I'm predicting at least two of my children are going to be nagging for these by Christmas time.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

I *loved* Gizmo! Now I need to see pics of your dog!! :) If you get a Gizmo Furby, you'll have to tell me if it's any different than the other Frubies, which used to give me nightmares. :)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I'll do the same, TT. I'll make a note to pull out the old Furbies! I think I have a Christmas and Halloween one, and maybe a baby Furby. Yeah, I'm a freak. I noticed you have ebay listings for a Gizmo Furby. That's my dog's name. Gizmo looked JUST LIKE the gizmo from the Gremlins movie. Thus, his name. I want to order one, I think. I wonder if they would do anything special like the gizmos on the movie!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

That would be out of this world, Victoria! If you do, I'll link it to my Furby hub! :)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Oh, TT, you would totally love my dog! Maybe I'll write a hub about my dog's reaction to the Furby comeback--complete with video!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Heya, Miss V! Yep, afraid so...the official "D" day hasn't been released, but they have been revealing a new color each day and the preordering will begin shortly. AND! They work with iPads. yay! LOL Thank you for stopping by...I think I love your dog! :)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

OMG, are they really coming back? I think i have two of them somewhere. I need to get them out for my dog and cats to freak out by. My dog would love to bark at them and drag them around. Great hub. I had no clue. Thanks for the heads up!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, always exploring! Heck, you if you wanted something furry to have and hold, why not a kitty or a puppy? :) At least those would love ya back! :) Thank you so much for stopping by! Very much appreciated!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hey there, Aubrey! Man, if you think "greenbacks" is funny, I'd hate to see how you'd react to "kumquats." :) Yes, I'm afraid Furby, again. :) Third time is a charm, right? :) Thank you so much, really appreciate you taking time to visit my little humble Furby hub. :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I'm glad Furby is coming back. We need something furry to have and to hold. I like your comical writing style..Cheers


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

Wow.. Furby? Again? I feel like they should just kill the Furby line lol. You're so interesting somethings, Terry. I love it when you said "Greenbacks" I don't know why that was so funny. You do have a comical way with words. Loved reading it. Catch ya later!!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Heya, Beckie! Boy, am I in total agreement with you on that one! :) Gotta spend all of our hard earned hubcash on the essentials! :) Thank you! :)


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Great write. I was a furbie fan as well. I won't be puchasing one anytime soon. My hard earned money has to go to other things - such as food! LOL


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

I am sure that Furbies would be very happy to help Santa out this year! :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Furby is now linked to my letter to Santa. I thought Santa Claus could use some help once the holiday shopping season approaches. The furby toy will be a hot seller this year.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hi, teaches! I am betting you are correct about the Christmas season! The stores will probably be a nightmare, I'm sure!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I remember when these were all the craze. They are a novelty that I am sure many will begin to collect. The Christmas season will see lots of these out.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, Martie! I much prefer to give presents that are personal and something that last a little longer than the current fad, but I'm weird like that. :)

$60 is a lot of money just about anywhere these days! I can buy a weeks worth of groceries for $60! :) Thank you for dropping by from South Africa! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Heya, phoenix! I can totally relate to that. I didn't really want one, but ended up getting 2 of them as gifts. That ex was a moron anyway. :) And I agree, they are kinda creepy! :)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

I can't remember seeing the Furby in South Africa - but then, in 1998 I had no interest in the shelves packed with toys. I still ignore them. I always give books as gifts.

$60 is a lot of money in South-Africa to pay for a Furby - but then, just because something is in fashion, people do pay a lot of money to make their children happy during the Christmas season.

Thanks for the 'warning', TToombs.


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phoenix2327 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Never got on board with Furby. He creeped me out too much. I'll take Gizmo any day though.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Tillsontitan, lol! I remember "mmm, nay, nay, good night." LOL! Too cute that your grandson enjoys feeding him. :) Sounds like there may be a new Furby coming to your household this fall. lol! Thank you very much for dropping by and sharing a smile!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, Spy, appreciate you dropping by, you are a sweetheart! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hi CC! Oh, they are definitely building on the anticipation (thanks for the song stuck in my head now) on the release! They haven't even given the date yet! Hopefully when they announce when you can pre-order, they will give the date of availability. :) Thank you, CC! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Frank, I wish I was. I'd be happy with 1% of their sales once they start. :) Glad you enjoyed it and I'm afraid I don't do everything right, I'm just really good at pretending! :) And what do you mean "too bad?" :) lol


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Heya, Jeannie! I always wanted a Gizmo, but they were always sold out. Oh well. :)

From what I understand, they have a couple of different apps to interact with the new Furbies and a translation app that also works with the older ones. If yours cusses, you better made a video! :) I wanna see that! LOL I love the purple and the pink they've come out with. There is supposed to be a new color released today, but I haven't looked yet. Thank you so much for sharing your Furby info and story! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Redberry, I hope you get revenge on your noisy neighbors with your legion of Furbies! :) Are you gonna get little helmets and uniforms for them? :) Thank you for the wonderfully funny comment and for sharing! #youareawesome


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hey there, Gypsy Rose! Yeah, I don't think I'll be picking up a Furby either. They are only fun for a short time and then they end up at the goodwill. I have other ways to waste $60. :) Thank you for reading and sharing! Very much appreciated!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

I am still the proud? owner of two Furbies...one brand new in the box and one who sits in my computer room and wakes up every time I move him to dust. If he's not played with he just says, "mmm, nay, nay, good night." Instead of going to sleep, he'll say, "dee dee dee dee dee, dum di dee dum...if he's not played with then he'll go to sleep. When he starts to go sleep he snores then closes down. My three year old grandson loves him and loves to feed him.

Okay, so now you know, I'm a toy nut...but I think I mentioned that in one of my hubs.

I can't believe Furbie is coming back! Voted this hub up, useful, funny, and interesting.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

hahaha TT, you're so great! nice hub..they're very cute!


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Those glowing eyes up there were creepy! Hehe. I never got into the Furby craze, but I LOVE the name. :D I think the company "leaked" information on purpose, too, because they want to build up the anticipation. AN-TI-CI-PAAATION. Sorry...that song flashed through my mind. Ha! What a fun hub!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

TTombs Im not sure if you're getting a kick-back from the makers of furby because you covered the toy/in-law very well.. detailed funny and amusing.. hmmm.. what can I say you just do everything right.. too bad


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

Oh, I cannot wait for the new Furbies! I had three Furbies... one when they first came out (my boyfriend at the time fought to get one on Christmas Eve when Montgomery Ward's was still around), a baby Furby from my parents the next Christmas, and a special edition Gizmo Gremlin Furby I bought myself. I love them!

I am scared to see what the new Furbies will be able to learn. I have a feeling mine will cuss like a sailor. I've seen some preview ads (I am a Walmart fan on Facebook) and it looks like there will be some cool colors this time. Hooray! Fun hub and voted up and awesome!


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Redberry Sky 4 years ago

I am so getting some of these. An *army* of Furbies! A *legion* of Furbies!! Let's see who has the upper hand THEN, my next door noisy neighbours! Love your take on these adorable critters, TT, voted muchly and shared :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Enjoyed this much. Thanks for the info. I do like those cute Furbies but I won't be getting one cause I know it will be fun for just awhile. However I think it can be super for kids and teens. Voted up and passing this on.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Thank you, girishpuri, I appreciate you stopping by to read and visit. :)


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Nice to know about the Furby wave, an addition, vote up.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, Michelle! I'm sure if you are a good girl, you'll find a Furby before the end of the year! :) LOL! Thank you so much for being a great supporter of my wacky hubs! :)


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Da da, da da da di da, da da da di da, da da da dum.....TT, they're back with a vengeance! And they're cute, no doubt about it. Will see if I 'll get one, but must make sure my dogs don't get to it first! All the best to the star Furby, and VUMS!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Nell, do you have a cat? :) You will not believe how our cat reacted to our first Furby. It was NOT a pretty sight. :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

I want one, I want one now! lol! how cute are they? I think I will order about 10 so they can talk and dance among themselves! lol!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Howdy, Mar! They do like to ruin good songs, don't they tho?! :) I'm dragging you along for the ride! :) Cuz I'm not going alone!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Mike, don't you DARE release the Gremlins! LOL! I feel like that about all the folks I owe visits to! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Oh man, Susan! When our Furby would wake up and say FEED ME, the dogs and cats would RUN and hide! LOL! I'm really REALLY glad my son has no interest. *Fingers crossed* that he doesn't discover them before Christmas. :) Thank you so much, I appreciate the visit! :)


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Being older than sin... I have blessedly skipped this crazed phase the first time and will happily do so again, Miss Terrye...

but why oh why do they have to sing... "SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THESE"... as a little gimmick for these hideous nightmarey thangs, prithee... that just struck my funny bone!

Thank you for keeping me current whether I wanna be or not!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

No way Terrye your way far ahead of me, I owe you like 5 more visits or so for me to actually catch up to you, hehe! So you can take a break if you need one.

I just wish I could hire some of those Furby's to help me read all of the hubs of others I owe visits as well, but I can't afford it on my hubpages salary I'm on.

Oh well, maybe these Gremlins I have here in their cages shall do, but they cannot read as well as I can, I think they have trouble with the comprehension part, Hah! Your so funny.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

All 3 of my boys had furbies. It was kinda funny at first when they would all wake up in the middle of night saying FEED ME FEED ME.

They are pretty cute but I'm glad my boys are too old for them now.

Loved the hub!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, Mama Kim. Well, they are being touted as "THE" hottest toy for the 2012 Holiday Season. The Furby Communication App is out today, so they must be planning on sticking around for a little while. :) Thank you so much for reading and voting! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

lol! Thank you, Mr. Explorer! :) I do remember the Gremlins. I adored Gizmo and wished I could have a Mogwai. A Furby was as close as I ever got, but it just wasn't the same! You are so right, we could have used the Furby help fighting off the Gremlins! :)

I thank you for thinking my hub was worthy of your strenuous requirements for a quality hub, how it made it, I don't know, but I appreciate it. :) I, too, read the hub on making a PB&J sandwich by the young Mr. Josh and thought it was hilarious! :) I thoroughly enjoy reading your hubs and attempt to make it to your new ones before the next one comes out. I am afraid I am a little back logged at the moment tho. :( Thank you for all your kind compliments! :)


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

Yay ^_^ I actually had a few furbies as a kid. I'm going to secretly hope they stick around long enough for my kids to want them. That way I can play with them too, hehe.

Fun Hub.. voted up!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Wow this is superb Terrye, wowsers! these Furby creatures must have attacked your home recently, and did some massive damage there, I had so much fun reading this and playing around on facebook simultaneously.

I don't think I've ever done this before, and it's a first for sure, but this fully interactive day was fun, and your hub is definitely high quality in my book and passes the intense hub inspections of my investigative eyes for sure.

Nicely written, and I wish these darn Furbys could have helped us fight them darn gremlins when they attacked us many years back in them movie theaters, maybe they'll make a film out of it some day, who knows.

I shared this hub while reading it, and that's the full effect of an awesome hub, for sure. I read one the other day by Josh, he wrote a really funny one to about a PB&J sandwich recipe.

This one was really interesting no doubt about that, and too funny, voted up on all levels.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hey there Tammy! I loved the Jerky Boys and that phone call is hilarious! :) Thank you!!! :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

I love Furbies! I will be glad to see them again. If you haven't heard it, you MUST hear the Demonic Furby phone call by the Jerky Boys. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urJMQE9N8rQ They are so cute. This is fun!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

I guess they got sent back! :) Thank you, Christy, hope you got a chuckle! :) And I greatly appreciate the share! :)


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Ack! Furbies are back... I thought they had finally found their own planet far far away LOL :) Vote up and interesting and sharing too!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

UW! You neglected and lost your FURBY?! I'm pretty sure they won't let you have a new one. :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Natashalh, I will look into my Crazy 8 Ball and get back to you. :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Better get 2 so they don't traumatize the poor furby. LOL! I'm so glad I only have one kid at home now. :) *hugs* to Janine! :)


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Uninvited Writer 4 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

I admit it, I had a Furby. Don't remember what happened to it though...


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Natashalh 4 years ago from Hawaii

Really? Are giga pets coming back, too?


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Terrye, I hear you about the wrapping paper and boxes. Right now my 3 year old and 20 month old are literally fighting over the birthday cards she got in the mail. Seriously, they are cards (paper) and they each want the same one. I can't make this stuff up if try!!!

Very true about pre-ordering and as soon as I can will most likely be doing this to save me any last minute headaches!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Oh, I hear ya, Janine! My 5 year old loves Disney Jr, but thank goodness he like's Jake & The Neverland Pirates. We already have the pirate ship! LOL We try to get him one of his favorite toys for christmas and then some educational stuff to help him to catch up to his peers. :) Typical boy tho, he's rather play with the empty box and wrapping paper! :) Gotta love 'em! Well, at least it's early enough to start saying and preorder some of the darn things,huh? :)


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Thanks for this detailed article of one of the hot toys for this Christmas, "The Furby"! It is July and already we are thinking of Christmas in our house, because my kids watch the new Disney Jr show, Doc McStuffins, well found out that will be another of the new toys for this holiday season and of course my 3 year old wants the doctor's kit, which seems to be near impossible to find. I just love that I will be probably breaking my back trying to locate this to make my 3 year old smile on Christmas morning. Got to love our society and how every year they do this with a few select hand picked toys. Seriously I am just so offer it and it is only July. Sorry for the long comment, but this is what your article brought to my mind. Thanks again for this read and of course sharing and voting up!!!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hey there, Josh. I wish I could say I have my finger on the pulse of the consumer, but it's more like a death grip on my wallet. :) Lets hope it goes viral and I get mega google views! :) Talk to yer Uncle Bill, I'm sure he'll be more than happy to see about getting you a Furby, I know he plans on buying a dozen or more. :) And, thank you! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hiya, mythicalstorm! In some ways, I think working at ToysRUs would be fun (you get to see all the new toys) but hell on earth cuz you have to deal with all the kids running around screaming and the parents that don't care. :) You deserve a free furby! :) If they weren't $60, I might consider getting a purple one only cuz I love purple. But then, I could spend a fraction of that and get a purple "My Little Pony." heheh

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out the info on the Furbies. :)


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

TT,

Awesome hub! Very informative and excellent idea for a hub! I wish I had thought of it. If this hub does not get google views, I will be shocked. You dud an awesome job describing them, I kinda want one. Rofl.


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

I loved my furby! I wonder what ever happened to that thing... This was so awesome and yet very informational. I work at ToysRus and I have not heard that the furby was coming out... that will make for an interesting season :-) I would be curious to see the differences in the furby compared to what I remember of mine. Enough said though. Great heads up :-)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Looks like there is a Furby in your future, Julie! :) Better to accept it now! lol!!!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

lol @ the furby in the loft...wasn't that the story line for "Critters?" It was all my pleasure, Jools! Happy to be of service. :)


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Julie DeNeen 4 years ago from Clinton CT

Ack! not the furby! My kids weren't alive when they first came out...scared to death I may become the mother of some. Sigh! :) LOL


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

CWB, I think you may be on to something with the Yeti toys!!! Thank you so much for your support! :)


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

We still have one in a box in the loft - 'nuf said! No additional Furbys (Furbies?) needed in this house. This is a useful article and an excellent warning for the discerning consumer of Christmas toys. I don't like Furbies and I forbid the purchase of them by people in my house - I've warned 'em.....many thanks!


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Civil War Bob 4 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

Well, TT, good hub as usual...voted UUFI. Based on your description of their character, I believe you've revealed how the world will end in December...assuming that doesn't occur tomorrow sometime, of course! Gimme a yell if they come out with one that looks like a Yeti! ;)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

lol! I've done my Furby deed for the day. :) We'll leave it to Josh to write a haiku about them :)


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Lol.. I don't think I am into Furbies..!! just can't get this into my head.. lol.. I will leave it to you my friend..

Debbie


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

YES! :) I love you right back, Debbie!!! :) Now, lets see you write a poem on Furbies! lol! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Hey there, mejohnson! Yes, I'm afraid so...at least we have forewarning and there is time to prepare! Thank you very much and much appreciated! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

lol @ Kelly. I'm sure they will be on ever other end cap and at every register, leering at us until we succumb. :) Good thing my little guy is scared to death of moving stuffed animals! :) Thank you for dropping by! Much appreciated!!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

lmao @ Sunshine! I liked Gizmo too! Too bad the Furbies are more like him, huh? I have every confidence in your ability to keep Faith from every knowing about the hottest toy for Christmas. rotflmao! Better pre-order now. :)

Thank you and I'm glad you liked it. :)


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Ok yes I accept your proposal I will marry you...lol... you are so funny.. I love LOVE LOVE YOUR HUBS,, I think I am in LOVE!!..lol

hugs from Tennessee

Debbie


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

Heya KD! I had 2. At first, they were cute and I loved them. Then they started chatting with each other in the middle of the night and wouldn't shut up. They got sent to the office so they could talk all night. :) Thank you and you are very welcome! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. Author

I'll send ya one for Christmas, bro! :) Cuz as much as yer protesting, I know you REALLY want one. lol luvs ya! :) Thank you, Bill! :)


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mejohnson 4 years ago

Nooooo say it ain't so. Couldn't understand the point of these fur balls when they first came onto the market.

Great hub & well written. Voted up.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh my....thank goodness my kids are into make up and boys...whoop! Did I say that? Lol

Very funny and informative as usual. Now I know to stay out of the fur by isle:) he'll no I won't go!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

All it's going to take is one kid to say "I want a furby" to one friend and we will all again be tortured with the Furby. From now until Christmas I'm going to keep Faith away from school, friends and the TV and she'll never ask for one. I'm so glad she's not on social networking yet! Phew! :)

I'm gonna have to admit I did click on your Gremlins ad and I checked out the little cutie! I am a huge Gremlins fan and Gizmo is just adorable. I can't buy it. I will not do it. Unless Faith asks. Haha! :)

Thank you for the warning and this fab hub!


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

Another furby invation? Oh my God...I remember my sister had a number of them and they scared me as a kid. This is definitely a foretold sign of the apocalypse! I'm gonna do all I can to collect stuff that actually is useful to everyday life...

Great hub, Terrye! Than you for the warning!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Sign me up! I gotta have a dozen of these furry little runts. LOL No chance you'll find one of these in my home. Nevertheless, great hub...now we gotta get this sucker to go viral. Great job Sis!

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