Furby is back, and he looks really bad - in a good way....
The new Furby has some interesting, and hopefully engaging, improvements especially in the way that it interacts with humans. The only thing that appears a bit off target are the LCD eyes. While they appear useful in indicating changes in Furby's personality (or personalities), the LCD eyes don't really match the rest of Furby's body and give an eerie, somewhat unsettling feeling to the toy. It will be interesting to see if that impacts market acceptance and take-up on the toy as we move into the critical 2012 holiday gift buying season.
Time for a major hacker celebration! It's now official. Later this year, and obviously in plenty of time for the 2012 holiday gift buying season, Hasbro will be bringing back Furby.
The incredibly popular toy sold more than 40 million units between it's introduction in 1998 through 2007 when it was taken off the market by Hasbro.
Furby was, and continues to be, a favorite with hackers who enjoy nothing more than dissecting and improving on the cute little toy.