If you were a child of the 90’s or a teenager like me, you will have heard and been amazed by the intriguing little creature that is the Furby. Thankfully I wasn’t a parent back then trying to grab the number one toy at Christmas. I loved my Furby and thought she, yes it was a she, I named her Gizmo of course, well that was until she’d make crazy noises in the middle of the night and the many attempts to coax them to sleep. Well… he’s backkkkk. And better than ever. Furby has been brought into the 21st Century, better known as Furby Connect and not only looks super cute, she or he has the softest fur ever and is a lot more fun.
Just look at that box, even that is awesome. Furby Connect is the all singing, all dancing furry friend and comes with a fantastic interactive app that brings the Furby to a new level of fun. The eyes are different to the Furby’s of the past and are led light up light, which animate depending on the activity she is doing. Her fur is the softest I have ever felt on a toy, it is light, fluffy and airy. There is a little taster piece on the top of the furby’s box to try and see what colour is inside the box. Another new addition is the antenna on top of her head. And she also comes with her very own sleep mask. Gone are the days of covering the Furby’s eyes to convince the Furby it is bedtime, willing it to go to sleep. Now, pop on the mask and your Furby will be snoring in now time. But don’t worry, when you take the mask off she wakes up and is ready to play and chat.
With the introduction of the Furby app, Furby’s can lay eggs, yup you too can have your very own Furbaby’s. Furby’s burp and they even pop, thankfully via the app and digital toilet, she can pop all sorts of crazy things. The Furby updates automatically via the app which connects magically via bluetooth to your device, so you don’t need to worry about that, Hasbro have built in a safeguard technique to keep the Furby kiddie friendly. Don’t forget if you have two little Furby friends, thankfully the procreating is all on the app, however, the do chatter away to each other and interact.
The app allows you to explore the Furby Connect World, playing games, watching videos, helping your Furby’s grow, watch videos and more. There are 60 different Furby’s for you to hatch and grow. Feed your Furby via the food launcher. Care for your little Furblings feeding them, cleaning them and making them feel better if they are unwell. The happier you make them, the more you will level up and get rewards. There are over 100 different items for you to collect to take core of them. It’s got some fun games. The app updates the Furby and allows him or her to learn new phrases.
What’s included with the Furby; 1 Furby Connect, we got a gorgeous pink one. 1 Sleep mask, a simple instruction booklet with picture instructions for little ones to follow. She requires 4 AA batteries which are not included. Her expressive eyes helps you work out what your Furby wants, until you can learn to speak Furbish or teach your cute Furby to learn English.
Furby connect come in the gorgeous Bubblegum Pink, which is what we have, Teal, Purple and Blue. I must say I love the pink colour. Feed your Furby by pressing your finger into her mouth, you’ll see food animations flash before you in her animation eyes.
One of our favourite Furby connects feature is the ear wiggling, those ears wiggle away in time to the music when the Furby dances. When the Furby updates, the antenna turns blue. The Furby Connect has some super cool feet for those dance moves. She really is one cool awesomely, wonderful toy.
From the minute she arrived we have been smitten, she is adorable and all the kids love her. She’s so much fun and the boys really love the app. The Furby Connect expresses herself with more than 150 colourful LCD and fun eye animations and has more than 1,000 phrases. She’s a fun little chatter box.
The kids have developed a special relationship with their Furby Connect from the word go. We’ve had a lot of fun since she arrived, laughing at the Furby’s singing, dancing and fun videos. They are hoping Santa will bring little TzoTzo a new friend to chat with. We really do love this little bundle of fur, she is great fun and the Furby generation has definitely moved on from the Furby’s of my day. You just need to look into those amazing eyes and you’ll be smitten too.
Furby Connect World app will be available for download at the Amazon Appstore, App Store and Google Play. Supports specific Fire tablets, iOS and Android devices. Check Furby.com for more information.
Did you have a Furby when you were younger? What do you think of the new Furby Connect Range?