14 years ago, Hasbro released the hit toy, Furby. The robotic creature could talk and move, but he’s been off the shelves for a while.
Now Hasbro has given the robot an app connection and re-released him into the wild (via New York Times). The new refurbished Furby will retail for $60. His eyes are LCD lights that react to his surroundings, he dances to music, and responds to different voices. He can distinguish a fellow Furby from a person; he can even talk to Siri. Furby can also tell which way he’s being held and react accordingly.
Like a child, he learns quickly, and there’s no off button to avoid his yapping. If you want to quit this Furby you’ll have to wait quietly for two minutes until he “sleeps” or remove his batteries.
“You never know what Furby might do or say,” Hasboro engineer Don Cameron says.
What’s more, the new Furby has Multiple Personality Disorder, switching from one to another at random.
Here’s a video on the new, furry robot.