I am so pleased to talk about the brand new Star Wars Furbacca – which is currently out RIGHT NOW.
This brand new Star Wars Furby combines the well-loved star was character Chewbacca, plus Furby = Furbacca! That’s right – he is a chewbacca, Furby, Wookiee combo creation.
Furby Furbacca has been released in perfect timing for the brand new awesome StarWars movie – Star Wars: The Force Awakens and it was great to see Chewbacca back on the big screen again! (wasn’t BB-8 adorable too? Check out my BB-8 toy review).
This is not the first time that Furby has been linked to Star Wars. Indeed, Furby has been linked to Star Wars in the past, (such as with the Furby Friends interactive Yoda toy) and it’s a great move to combine them once more, in a much more direct way this time.
Perhaps this idea was a long time on the drawing board. Whatever the reason for delay with this Furby/ Star Wars mesh, the idea has finally become a reality.
So, what’s new with Furbacca?
Furbacca is being released with a brand new iOS APP and this is exclusive to the new Furbacca Furby. Using the new Furbacca Furby iOS app, Furby can explore the galaxy and can hatch new virtual baby furblings, who are all inspired by other Star Wars characters!
Perhaps a release of a Furbacca furby furbling could be on the cards in future? I’m sure that would be a popular edition! I’m also holding out for an actual Yoda Furby!
This brand new app will also contain plenty of games and activities to add another level of game play to Furbacca. This is a unique feature creating an app soley for the purpose of one particular Furby, but perhaps there will be future Star Wars Furby editions that will also be able to link to it?
The fact that an independent App has been created solely for Furbacca does perhaps hint at the fact that further Star Wars editions could be a possiblily, (or am I just hoping?).
If there is a possibility, it would make sense to suppose that this will depend on the success of Furbacca – I will update you as soon as I hear of any future Furby Star Wars possibilities in the pipeline. We shall see!
NEWSFLASH: The Furbacca app is also now AVAILABLE in the UK! I have just heard back from Hasbro that the UK Furbacca App has just been released via itunes – you can get it right now here! Many people in the UK were left deflated when they purchased a Furbacca, only to realise that the app was unavailable in the UK – with no clue as to when it would be released. I contacted Hasbro directly to ask them what was going on, they promised to contact me when a release date had been set and I’m very pleased to report that NOW the Furbacca app is finally available in the UK.
What makes this Furby so unique?
In addition to this exclusive Furbacca APP – Furbacca himself sounds just like Chewbacca and speaks wookiee! (Yup, he speaks ACTUAL WOOKIEE…). He also randomly hums the star wars theme tune and the imperial march, which sounds pretty awesome, (ummm well, who wouldn’t want to hear the Star Wars theme tune hummed by a Furby/Chewbacca cross-breed?).
What else makes Furbacca so great?
Furby’s eyes flicker, as they display images of a X-wing fighters or star destroyers on LCD screens built into his eyes, (Yep, extremely cool). Of course, as with other Furbies of the past, Furbacca will interact with all his Furby friends! (So if you have a Gizmo Furby or an ET furby from the past, that would make for an interesting experiment! Get them together for a party and see how they get on, it’s sure to be an amusing meeting of Furby minds.
An additional bonus is – if Furbacca gets a bit too much with all his wookiee talk, Star Wars theme hums and star destroyer-crazy-eye-type-suff and you feel like you’re just about to lose your mind at any moment….you can simply pull his tail for 10 seconds and he WILL fall asleep! Phew, there is sort of an off button.
Take a little peak of Furbacca in action right here….
How awesome is he? Design wise, I really think they have gone the extra mile with Furbacca, the LCD eyes do look fantastic and the little details – such as his eyes flickering with x-wing fighter & star destroyer images – just make him that bit extra special.
So…Is Furbacca worth the cash?
…OF COURSE Furbacca is worth it! Furby fans and collectors aside, this toy is surely going to be many a Star Wars collectors a must have item. This has to be the ultimate Furby edition to date. He has this awesome Star Wars connection and qualities, but still maintains the original cuteness of a traditional Furby – plus all the additional cool features mentioned, an exclusive Furbacca iOS App and don’t forget that he can also still interact with all his other Furby pals, including furby friends, furby boom and furby babies, (they may feel a little inadequate though).
The good news is that Furbacca can now be purchased at a lower price, so grab a bargain today!
Will you be picking up a Furbacca? Would you like other Star Wars Furby editions to be released in future? Let me know in the comments below!