I confess – I’ve always loved Furby. Even those annoying ones who spoke a language we could never understand and didn’t stop chatting.
Thank goodness for Furby Connect – the Furby of 2016, I can actually come clean with my secret.
Furby Connect is all set to be on a lot of Christmas lists, I’m sure and rightly so.
First impressions –
I love the fur – it’s really, really soft.
It has the most adorable ears that move and are quite large adding to the appeal.
It has a sleep mask. YAY!! It finally stops chatting and I don’t need to throw in the towel. Well, over it, I mean.
It is SO much clearer in it’s speech – I can actually understand it.
How it works –
On inserting the batteries, it immediately starts talking and for once I could understand it immediately. The kids were thrilled at being able to understand it and had great fun…pulling it’s tail.
Furby responds with witty one liners as well as tells you exactly what it wants and it loves music. Play music for Furby and it reacts by moving it’s eyes and ears.
Put the sleep mask on and it falls asleep with some very realistic snores. To wake it up, take the mask off and jiggle the antenna or pet it or pull it’s tail.
And since it is the 21st century, yes there is an app. Through the app, you can feed Furby and it can even lay eggs so you can have your very own Furbabys. How adorable.
The Furby Connect World app takes you into Furby world where you can do so much more – play games, watch videos and of course care for your Furby. There are over 60 Furbys in the world that you can care for and feed and you can do this with the help of the items available.
The toy expresses itself by 150 animations and over 1000 phrases. It really is an awesome toy and I’m sure it will be well received by any child. I’m almost tempted to put one on my list to Santa just to see how they interact.
We received the teal one for review but they are also available in blue, pink, coral and purple.
Furby Connect is retailing at about £79.99 and is available at all major retailers. It is selling out fast though so if you haven’t picked on up, you’d better get on it as soon as possible.
It also has our Elves Choice Stamp 2016 –
I was sent the above toy to review. All ideas and opinions are my own and have in no way been influenced.