Behold the undying horror that is… FURBY 2012
Ah, the Furby.
Depending on your age, you either remember the Furby fondly as an adorable talking toy in need of your love and attention, or the very name gives you goosebumps of loathing, remembering that voice…
Well, bad news for those of you in the second camp. The Furby is back, and this time with a disturbing new feature.
The eyes… glow.
Of course, the new Furby has other new features, such as an iOS app that interacts directly with your toy. The app will allow you to communicate in Furbish, help the Furby learn English, and feed it a variety of foods which get different reactions from your electronic pet. According to CNET, “the app works by sending inaudible sound codes to the Furby (or any other Furbies) nearby.” Pretty cool.Like it’s previous versions, the Furby can interact with its own kind, and how will have its own unlockable nested personality.
The tail is different from what I remember, and I’m sort of sad to see Furby’s luxurious eyelashes gone. But that voice… is exactly the same.
The new Furby should be available this fall, just in time for Christmas shopping. Will this be THE toy to get this season?