Interactive ET Furby – who has one of these?

The Interactive ET Furby was released in 2000, another toy known as a “Friend of Furby,” along with a select few others – Gizmo Furby, Yoda Furby and Shelby friends  The friends of Furby were created to interact much like a Furby toy and they interact with other Furbies, as well as with each other! It makes sense that ET was a chosen to join the Furby friends, as he’s such…

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In search of a toy like Furby?

I’ve been looking out for another toy like Furby. Not friends of Furby or other toys in the Furby franchise, but another interactive toy that shares certain similarities with Furby. So, during my research on this topic, a lot of robotic dogs showed up. A robotic dog just doesn’t work for me. No offence to robotic dogs, I’m sure they have their place in the toy world… but to resemble…

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Steampunk Furby!

When I discovered Steampunk Furby, I could hardly believe my eyes. If you don’t know much about Steampunk, in essence, it’s a subculture artistic movement that re-imagines life in an age of steam and Steampunk can be found within all sorts of artistic mediums whether art, literature, fashion or music, for example. Normally Steampunk works, (of whatever medium) will be set within an alternative history, reality or fantasy, where Steam is…

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The Furby Craze – is it due to return?

The Furby craze was born in 1998.  40 million Furby toys were sold within the first three years of release alone and the Furby invasion had begun! Furby had a big revival in 2012, when Hasbro released a whole new line of Furbies – including 16 different colours to choose from.  One significant feature of Furbies, that make them so intriguing, is their apparent ability to interact and respond to…

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