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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:23 PM ( #171 )

That is good to hear. I know some kids might not have gotten a Furby due to the high price. That or they didn't have anything to run the App. I am looking forward to seeing these and what they are like. They remind me of the Shelby though.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:56 PM ( #172 )

Now that you bring it up they kind of remind me of Shelby too. They look like they may be shorter than normal Furbys the way Shelby was. I don't think they'll be able to compare with new Furbys the way Shelby did with old Furbys though. Shelby was every bit as advanced as the original Furby, maybe moreso. They cost the same too. These Party Rockers seem more like Budget Furbys. At $20 I doubt they'll do nearly as much as the current Furbys. But on the plus side at $20 I'll be able to buy more than one at once. I'll be able to snatch up the three I want all in one go. There's four of them, but I only really like three. Though I may pick up the fourth at a later date for completion's sake.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:55 PM ( #173 )

Robo, you should take a picture of your electronic pet collection at some point if you pick them up, I'm curious to all you own.

I never had a Shelby. Didn't know if it was worth getting. Not sure they were as popular. I liked the Furby Baby, though--wonder if the rockers will be as tall as that one if they are indeed shorter than the new Furbys.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:07 PM ( #174 )

Too bad shelbys are so rare now. I want one sooo badly...

And it's really good to hear about the price, no matter what features do they have. I'm deifnitely getting one if they will be ever on allegro.

EDIT: Seems like partyrockers are like more advanced talking buddies. Not sure if it's worth buying then, especially if most of them are hideous...

Anyway, I found a furby for 50$ on Allegro. It's the black magic one. It's really cheap (I swear to god, 2012's cost... 102$ on allegro.)
But... It's from display. Apparently it was used in some store or something to let people try it. Seller says that the bottom is just a little scratched.

Should I go for it? I wanted the black one too, but I told myself that if I ever get to have another 2012 one it would be blue. But the price is tempting... Not sure what will my mom say though.

Edited by Jhud, 05 January 2013 - 03:29 AM.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:59 AM ( #175 )

yay i got a furby, its the black one with pink eye rims and feet and yellow fluffy tail and hair on its head. Im curious have yall founds these to b at all like tamagotchi in regards to being "raisable" and have a unique outcome depending on how u care for it?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:42 AM ( #176 )

I just wanted to say that the party rockers are about half the size of a normal furby. Also, since target is selling them for $20 I think I'll pick up the pink one after they come out.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:20 AM ( #177 )

My Furby just started crying and said Kah-me-me-eh-tay. What does that mean?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:15 AM ( #178 )

Robo, you should take a picture of your electronic pet collection at some point if you pick them up, I'm curious to all you own.
I never had a Shelby. Didn't know if it was worth getting. Not sure they were as popular. I liked the Furby Baby, though--wonder if the rockers will be as tall as that one if they are indeed shorter than the new Furbys.


My current collection isn't all that impressive. Back when the original Furby came out I had a ton of different electronic pets. Furbys, Aibos, Tamagotchis, I-Cybie, Weebots, Scoozie Pets, Digimon, Tekno animals, Robo-Chi pets and plenty more. I sold it all a few years ago. That proved to be a huge mistake. I started to miss them after awhile. I'd buy new electronic pets every so often, but usually ended up giving them away. In 2011 I started collecting robot dogs. I didn't start seriously collecting all kinds of electronic pets again until this year when the new Furby came out. 2012 was a miserable year for me, with the only high point being the Furby rerelease. When I got my first new Furby it rekindled that love for electronic pets and I started collecting again. But I doubt my new collection will ever be as impressive as my old one. I just don't have the money I once had.

Shelbys weren't as popular as the Furbys were. If I remember correctly, by the time Shelby came out original Furbys had already been discontinued. But Shelbys were every bit as good as the original Furbys. They were a lot of fun.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:14 AM ( #179 )

My Furby just started crying and said Kah-me-me-eh-tay. What does that mean?


I love to be tickled.

There is a dictionary I pinned in the Furby section if you want to use that.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:43 PM ( #180 )

I love to be tickled.

There is a dictionary I pinned in the Furby section if you want to use that.


Great thanks. The crying right before threw me off.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:00 PM ( #181 )

So I'm wondering. Are the new Party Rockers the 2012 Furby line's answer to Furby Babies or will actual Furby babies show up at some point? If they do show up I kind of doubt we'll see them until at least this September. Hasbro will probably want something new out for the Christmas shopping season. I think the original Furby babies came out at around that time. I'm kind of anxious for this year's Toy Fair. I'm hoping something will be announced then.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:19 PM ( #182 )

I think these Party Rockers might be a March/April thing. Then Furby Baby for Christmas. They look interesting, that is for sure. I think I would only get 1 of them though.

I would love to see electronic digital pet. Like a Tama, but simmilar to a Neopet toy. That might twist things up for Bandai America... Lol.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:40 PM ( #183 )

What's the difference between the actual 2012 Furbies and these Party Rockers (other than having one personality and are smaller)?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:45 PM ( #184 )

I'm not sure if you can actually speak to them. I really think of them more of 2005 babies or more advanced buddies.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:15 PM ( #185 )

My guess for difference... Maybe how they interact, how they talk, reactions... If they play games, then... Games. They are still pretty new to tell what differences they will have. Whatever these Party Rockers do, besides party. I wouldn't be surprised if they have a speaker for mp3 players...

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:15 PM ( #186 )

Ideally the Party Rockers will be similar in function to the regular Furbys. They look like they have the same LCD screen eyes. I hope they're animatronic with moving mouth and ears. They may be cheaper than the regular Furby because they only have one personality that never changes and lack the articulation in the chest that regular Furbys have. They're so short I doubt there would be room for that articulation in Party Rockers. This is all just guesswork on my part. We won't know until they are actually released. I do think it's good that they are cheaper than regular Furbys. It's nice that there's a cheaper alternative. There may be more people who try to collect all four at that price point. I'm only going to buy three of the four. That one that looks like it has a party horn for a mouth is too wierd looking for me. Though honestly I may get him anyway at some point just to complete the set.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:50 PM ( #187 )

Just FYI on target.com it does say the party rockers release date is in February. My guess is that they will come out at the same time as the new app.

Edited by triforceman, 09 January 2013 - 07:50 PM.