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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:50 PM ( #188 )

I'll probably end up getting my Party Rockers in March. In February I want to try to get one of the newer colors of the regular Furbys. Plus I doubt any of the stores around here will have the Party Rockers in around the first part of the month when I usually go to the store. On the off chance they do have them I'll probably end up picking up the three I want instead of a fourth Furby but it's unlikely that they'll have them in by that point.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:48 AM ( #189 )

I'm gonna buy one this February!! A yellow furby probably... It suits my personality :D my mom agreed cause she finds it cute because of iJustine

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:44 PM ( #190 )

A description of what the Party Rockers do is here

http://www.hasbrotoy...R=1049&ID=31172

They don't sound very interesting. All you can do with them is rock them, play music for them or pull their tail. I may pass on these.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:55 PM ( #191 )

I think they're more of a supplement to the existing Furby and not entirely a new series/sub-series. I might pass as well.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:55 PM ( #192 )

These Party rockers remind me of the Ooglies they had out a while ago. They sat down and had buggy eyes. Then you could pull the tail and tickle the feet... We will see how close they are to them.

http://www.tomopop.c...ies-13592.phtml
Here is a picture. (the one we had) What someone said about it.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:43 AM ( #193 )

I think they're more of a supplement to the existing Furby and not entirely a new series/sub-series. I might pass as well.

You're probably right. I hope they have a proper follow up to the Furbys sometime this year. If they do it probably won't see release until closer to Christmas.

These Party rockers remind me of the Ooglies they had out a while ago. They sat down and had buggy eyes. Then you could pull the tail and tickle the feet... We will see how close they are to them.

http://www.tomopop.c...ies-13592.phtml
Here is a picture. (the one we had) What someone said about it.


Now that you mention it they do kind of remind me of Ooglies.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:12 AM ( #194 )

I am still not sure if I want one yet. I want to see a bit more about them... Might be good to have the cat play with. Lol. I wonder if this was the intention to make them simmilar... I don't know who owns the Ooglies anymore. I don't know if that copany is still around or has been bought up.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:02 PM ( #195 )

There's a chance Hasbro might own the company that made Ooglies. Hasbro and Mattel buy up smaller toy manufacturers all the time. I can't remember who made the Ooglies. I was never very interested in them. When they came out they were being advertised on places like Ebay as "The next Furby". They weren't anything like Furby and most Furby fans who bought them felt ripped off afterward. There were a lot of complaints on various forums during those times.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:09 PM ( #196 )

I'm still debating whether to get one, my cousin has one she said her dad put it in a cupboard because it was making noise in the night then they forgot about it and when they took it out it was really grouchy and growling at them all the time haha and saying mean stuff to them (they got the translater appl)!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:36 PM ( #197 )

Playmates Electronix. Something close... (ooglies) (ugly eyes, roughly what it might mean)

I would highly recommend getting one. I love mine.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:42 PM ( #198 )

I wonder if I'm better off sticking with my old ones....

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:26 PM ( #199 )

I managed to pick up a Furby half off at the local antique store. Only paid $10.90 when tax was added. ^_^ I dunno what gen it is, but it's all black, has a tail puff and a head puff, and white feet with grey eyes and a black faceplate. Wasn't working so well at first, but fresh batteries and some lubing up and he seems to work just fine now, except for maybe a slightly loose beak.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:32 PM ( #200 )

^It's a gen1 witch's cat. I have one too, named Koh-Koh.

To me old ones are more fun. Yeah, you can talk to the new ones, but all they answer is "Uh-huh" "Yeah" "Okay" and other things... they are a bit too... human? I'm not sure where I am getting, while the originals are more like pets. I think it's something about the voice...

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:56 PM ( #201 )

I understand what you mean. plus the personality swapping of the new ones makes it seem like it has MPD or something.... I like how the old ones go to sleep after a while, too, and then are not disturbed until you tilt them, heard the new ones only sleep when you put them in the dark.

I dunno, the new Furbies seem like a step backwards, especially the Party Rockers.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:11 PM ( #202 )

heard the new ones only sleep when you put them in the dark.

The new Furbys (Furbies?) don't have a light sensor, so they can't tell if they're sitting in a dark room or not. All four of my 2012 Furbies fall asleep so long as I don't shake them around, no matter if they're sitting in the dark of my room at night or in the bright lights of my office. Where the light sensor was on the old ones is just decoration on the new ones.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:53 AM ( #203 )

Really? Huh. I kept reading things where people stuck them in dark places to make them be quiet and sleep.

But really? They don't tell light anymore? Aww. :(

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:12 AM ( #204 )

Yeah... I don't understand why companies don't want to use IR in their products anymore. They were a great solution in the old furbies...
New ones communicate either by sounds or some waves. Yeah, more realistic, okay, but functional? Not really.

Well, the old furby creator wasn't monitoring the works on the new furbies, so that explains things. It's like how The Sims brand is now without Maxis (or was, because Maxis came back). Maybe even worse?

Anyway, not that long ago I exprienced that shutting down suddenly thing. Was kind of scary...