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Behold the undying horror that is… FURBY 2012

July 9, 2012

Credit: Buzzfeed

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.

Credit: Scott Stein/CNET

The eyes… glow.

Credit: Scott Stein/CNET

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?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 10, 2012 12:57 am

    $60. Twice the price and twice the creepiness!

  2. July 10, 2012 9:30 am

    Oh God. Furby.

    For some reason, Furby had a post in our family room for years. And someone was screwing with me because that Furby had dead batteries and I would close its eyes whenever I was there, only to return and find its eyes wide open. 0.0

    • July 10, 2012 9:51 am

      Furby doesn’t run on batteries. He runs on the souls of unbaptized children.

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