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Posted 29 September 2012 - 09:28 AM ( #35 )

I got mine! He's black like my original Furby just like I wanted. I haven't actually put batteries in him yet since I can't seem to find the screwdriver I use for my electronic pets.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 11:39 AM ( #36 )

Make sure its a good screwdriver... They start moving when the last battery is in. They wiggle around tons. I had a hard time getting my cover back on since mine was moving. I was afraid I would get at the screw a bit.

When you get the batteries in... Let us know what personality type they have. (And what tone they have)

My Teal Furby has a girlish soft tone. My mom's white has this tomboy-ish diva sounding one.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:43 PM ( #37 )

Finally found a screwdriver and put some batteries in. He started out with what I'd describe as a fairly normal personality. I spent a lot of time petting and talking to him and he changed. He seemed to develop a more loving personality. His eyes filled with hearts and he started singing happily.
These things are amazing. Aside from Tamagotchi there hasn't really been any really amazing electronic pets since the first Furby came out. I like the FurReal Friends and Zhu Zhu Pets, but not having had a Furby for many years I forgot how much more complex than most other electronic pets Furbys are. Though I never had one of the last Furbys they had out a few years ago I've heard many people say they weren't nearly as good as the originals. These 2012 Furbys not only match the originals they surpass them.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:01 PM ( #38 )

The 2005 ones? I know the mouths were easy to break/rubber out... I didn't either. I almost did at one point. They looked too different to me and slightly creepy. My mom thinks those are the first release of Furby... like the Gremlin ages. Lol. They do look closer to the Gremlins then the current or older ones do.

Does your have the Anime Eyes? Then a pair of little hears in the eyes? I have that one most of the time.
I put a Clef note on my Furby's Ear....

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:03 PM ( #39 )

Yeah mine had the anime eyes there for awhile.

Yeah I meant the 2005 ones. I missed them entirely because I wasn't collecting electronic pets at the time. I wish I'd have had one even if they weren't as good as the original or current Furbs. I think the 2005 versions looked the least like a Gremlin ( or Mogwai as the small furry forms of the Gremlins are called ). After all the actual Gizmo Furby was merely a regular Furb with arms and legs essentially. They didn't have to change much to get a mogwai out of it. That wouldn't have worked for the 2005 Furby. In fact when I first saw the 2005 Furby I figured that it was so radically different in looks from the originals was because they wanted to avoid the Gremlins comparisons that time around. I don't care what Hasbro/Tiger electronics said. The only reason they released a Gizmo Furby was to appease the Gremlins copyright holders. There was no real reason to do so otherwise. Kids wouldn't have known who Gizmo is since the movie came out a good 15 years before Furby. Most kids of that era weren't even born when that movie was popular. Sure they got a few sales from nostalgiac fans of the films but I doubt they got enough to warrant the effort it took to release a whole new Furby with a whole new language and voice. That's why I'm so surprised the new Furbys look so much like the original. I'm already seeing the new Furbs being compared to Gremlins again in articles online. Maybe Hasbro and Warner Brothers came to some sort of agreement or maybe the new tail's enough to make a difference. I don't know.

The fact that they change personalities like that reminds me of another electronic pet I had, Dog.com. It was a robot dog and it was pretty cool in theory. The problem was that you had to charge it for about six hours to get two hours use out of it. Despite my paying $150 for him Dog.com didn't see much action.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:16 PM ( #40 )

They play the Gremlins movie like crazy on The Hub Network... I see it on the TV guide tons... Blah.

Some of the 2005 are on Ebay, but I wouldn't buy a used one though. You have a better chance of them breaking if they had been used already. Some are as much as the current Furby though. I didn't know they had baby versions of the 2005 though. Not until recently...

Makes me wonder what they are going to do with the Baby Furby this time around. I never bought a baby version, although I do plan to eventually. I would hope more for the current versions.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 03:24 PM ( #41 )

Gremlins was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid. The original Furby's resemblance to Gizmo was what attracted me to Furby in the first place so in a roundabout way if not for that movie I may never have gotten into electronic pets.
I'm wondering when we'll see baby Furbys too. I had the original Furby babies but I could never get used to them calling me daddy the way they did. I also wonder if they'll release a new Shelby. Hasbro has a winner here and if they play their cards right this version may be around longer than the previous two versions.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:44 PM ( #42 )

Yes. I never got a Shelby. Part of that reason was simple though... My family around me at the time wanted to destroy the Shelby Toy I got from McDonald's... I still have that thing. It still works too as often as it sang its song. Lol. I come across it time to time, but I don't currently know where it is... That and my other McDonald's toys and my key chains of them are put away safe... Put away safe by me can be hard to find if I don't recall where.

I would really want to get a Shelby this time around. I loved my little toy....

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:25 PM ( #43 )

Shelby was awesome. I had five or six at one point. Maybe more. Their purr sounded kind of dolphin like, They were a bit more grumpy than Furby though. Sometimes they'd slam their shell shut on you.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:29 PM ( #44 )

I really, REALLY want the new Furby, but I live in Poland though... Doubt if they will be sold there (does anybody have an information if they will be sold in europe at all?)
Even so, the price is just too big.
I might buy one on ebay for christmas though...

Is the app only for I-something or does it also have an android equivalent?

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:57 PM ( #45 )

Right now, I think the App is only for Apple products. You might be able to order one over the internet, from Amazon perhaps.

The App adds to the fun, but it is not required. I have something I can use with the App... But I usually end up just playing with my Furby. I did transfer over a dictionary here so you guys could translate that way. Its also on the Furby website too.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:14 PM ( #46 )

I know it can be bought online, but nobody in my apartment has a credit card. I need to ask my uncle to order me stuff, what's a bit problemating as the poor guy is like our tool for ordering things since always. Who am I kidding anyway... Here it would probably cost around 90$.

Are the new furbys loud anyway? Like... Can be they heard from upstairs? My mom works at home so I wouldn't want to bother her.
Plus I have 7 cats at home. They would probably freak out if it was loud.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:11 AM ( #47 )

The new Furbys aren't overly loud. At least mine isn't. You probably couldn't hear one from upstairs.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:49 AM ( #48 )

According to this article they'll be adding a Furby app compatible with android stuff later this year. I kind of figured they'd do this eventually. Not everyone has Apple products.

http://www.sfgate.co...2-0-3937695.php

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:42 PM ( #49 )

I'm already thinking of getting one. One question --- how long does it take for the new Furbies to fall "asleep"?

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:21 PM ( #50 )

It can be from 2 minutes to 7 minutes? Between my lot of 3 Furby... If you leave them alone its 2 minutes. But if they hear you or the app is on... It is usually longer. If they are fed and played with, usually they will say I'm sleepy and fall asleep. (Although, mine will try that and not go to sleep sometimes and will sit there longer trying to get your attention.) The 7 minutes could be shorter though. Some personalities make them more app to play or be grumpy and want to sleep. I have walked away from a Furby for a few moments and they will be sleeping.

This is between
Regular use (1)
Multiple use (2) (3)
Very active play (1)
Minimal play (1)

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:39 PM ( #51 )

Do they still go strait to sleep when you put them in cupboard as the old ones used to?

Edited by neonmoo, 13 October 2012 - 06:39 PM.