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Posted 28 February 2006 - 06:39 AM ( #18 )

Furbies are good critters, if you're scared from him don't post this message here, but in a anti-furby board. Don't forget Furby is he 1st animatronic pet in the world, and for many way different from tama and all the interactive pets like this. Tama is a good companion and i love it, but you don't TICKLE them or PET (ot TALK to) like a REAL pet. You could do it with Furby's! :D Furby's aren' GREMLINS (but if you see the movie, they seems like GIZMO, the good ones of the MOGWAY, not gremlins). Please stop with this stupid topics, and if you don't like furbys simply go away in a different board, or simply post to your favourite TamaTalk-Room. I think it's a form of respect for alla of us at TamaTalk! ;)

Also black candy, you are right about not being able to tickle or pet a Tamagotchi, but you CAN, however, talk to them. :)

But PLEASE dont' assume things about ppl like you did to me! :ph34r: I DO like Furby. I don't have one but I think he's cool. All I was doing was asking why in the world some ppl are scared of Furby.

If what I said offended you, I'm sorry. :( I certainly didn't mean to offend anyone. :P

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 01:07 PM ( #19 )

I dont see how furby could scare people
-hugs furby-
They dont scare me, i think they're cool


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Posted 12 March 2006 - 08:05 PM ( #20 )

I think the reason why they come across to some people as "creepy" is because the thought of anything robotic or mechanical moving and speaking of it's own accord could be somewhat scary to some people, especially with the Furby's toneless voice and large, staring eyes!
I've always thought they were quite cute, though. Unfortunately mine malfunctioned a while back and kept repeating "Me, hungr...me, me, me hungry...hung, hung, me hung, me, me".


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Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:30 PM ( #21 )

um i think its because some of the older firbys have a glitch in them that picks up radio tv and phone frequencies.Sometimes,if they are next to tvs they might pick up a few phrases...i dono if its true or not though.just what i've heard :mellow:
but search orignal firby pictures on yahoo! or bing and you'll see why.the 2005 firby pics are kinda creepy.

Edited by kuromametchifan123, 05 December 2010 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2010 - 05:01 PM ( #22 )


Furbies can be frightening if they start speaking in the middle of the night. If you heard a little, robotic voice ask, "Who's there?" in the middle of the night while you're trying to sleep, it's pretty unnerving. Trust me, I know from personal experience.

I suppose people are frightened by its eyes. Who wouldn't be frightened? Having those giant eyes blinking up and down with robotic whirring noises while staring blankly at you probably reminds people of a living killer doll or something. I dunno.

Asides from the creepy voice and appearance issue, Furbies are actually quite fun to play with. Try sticking one next to a TV. It'll pick up interesting phrases and respond in an equally interesting manner.


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Posted 20 December 2010 - 03:28 PM ( #23 )

I collect furby-like toys. I HATE FURBY HATERS!!


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Posted 20 December 2010 - 06:41 PM ( #24 )

Sometimes,if they are next to tvs they might pick up a few phrases...i dono if its true or not though.just what i've heard :mellow:

No, they don't. That is misinformation.

Original Furbys don't even understand what they "hear". Only the volume of the sound.
Emototronic Furbys only understand the limited number of voice commands they are programmed to respond to. They can't understand anything else.

Above everything, all Furbys can only say phrases that they are programmed to speak. They cannot "pick up phrases" or literally learn to say words. They are programmed to slowly speak more English as they are played with, but they cannot say anything that they are not programmed to speak.


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Posted 27 December 2010 - 02:57 PM ( #25 )

I don't think they are weird or creepy but I could ee why some people would. They are kind of a strange looking vreatur but I dont't mind them I think r=they're cute.