Furby was a popular electronic robotic toy resembling a hamster/owl-like creature which went through a period of being a "must-have" toy following its launch in the holiday season of 1998, with continual sales until 2000. Furbies sold 1.8 million units in 1998, 14 million units in 1999, and altogether in its three years of original production, Furbies sold over 40 million units.

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1998 Furby

Just pulled Furby out of the closet. Never been out of the box. Had to replace batteries and it does start up. When I ask it a question to do something, it always says no. Sounds a lot like my granddaughter. Now some of you know that this is not a great word to teach your kids. Seems to have a mind of its own. Anyone have an answers?

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In a word. NO. just a little joke.


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See if this previous answer from Old Turkey will solve the problem: Why isn't my Furby Boom speaking?


A Furby is an electronic child's toy that looks like a small furry animal. The toy speaks words when powered on. Over time, a Furby speaks several English words, but when first turned on, speaks mostly in "Furbish," a word the makers of Furby use to describe the gibberish sounds the toy makes. Children are sometimes led to believe they can teach the Furby English words, but the Furby cannot actually learn new words from humans. The Furby is programmed to add more English words to its vocabulary the more it is turned on, making it seem like it's learning English.

Open the Furby's package and insert the AA batteries into the bottom of the toy. Turn the toy on. The Furby will say its name in Furbish.

Leave the Furby on for several hours each day. The Furby goes through three stages, advancing the more times it's turned on. In the first stage, the Furby knows little English, and in the second stage, the Furby learns more English. By the last stage, the Furby speaks more English than Furbish.

Feed the Furby and interact by placing your finger in its mouth. The Furby will indicate it's tired by opening its mouth. Put the Furby to sleep by placing it in a dark room. This type of interaction will introduce more English words. Over time, you should notice the Furby using more English words.

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Try feeding it a bunch till it says its full ("boa dye"), wait a few minutes cause chances are it'll be hungry again so feed it some more Those older ones sure seem to get persnickity and cranky, like a grown up that has low blood sugar or something, let me know if that helps....

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Furby is not fed with real food or water like you and I eat. Furby is fed with imaginary food. To feed Furby simply depress his tongue with your finger or another small object (like a small plastic spoon from TCBY). You will know he is being fed because he will say "Yum" among other things.


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