Of all the youth toys to update for the very early 21st century, the Furby seems like a piece of cake. After all, the hairy ball of amalgamated animal strangeness packed in electronics so baffled the basic public that it managed to get itself prohibited from the Pentagon as a threat to national protection. After the Furby was very first decommissioned in 2000 (managing to sell an impressive 40 million units in its very first 3 years), Hasbro tried to spruce up the line in 2005 with Emtro-Tronic Furbies, bigger versions of the toy that brought increased facial sentiments and voice acknowledgment, failing to recapture the success of the original line.
The newest addition to the line marks a much even more significant update for our old furry pal, bringing him up-to-date for a generation maturing with smartphones and tablets, with revamped looks, new innards and an appetite for Apple’s iPad. We took care of to get our hands on the squirming and verbose little Mogwai-esque creature– 4 of them in fact– for a bit, when Habro popped by our workplace with a furry blue army packed in a duffle bag. Look into some impressions of the reborn furball after the break.
Gallery: Furby on whiteContinue reviewing Furby gets a reboot for 2012, we go hands-on (video presentation) Furby gets a reboot for 2012, we go hands-on (video clip) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 06 Jul 2012 17:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for usage of feeds. Permalink|| E-mail this|Comments
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