Those of you who bought dc a furby last Christmas

(20 Posts)
Dillydollydaydream Tue 10-Sep-13 17:47:10

Do they still play with them now?

My dc 7&10 have seen there is a new furby 'boom' coming out along with an app to play with it.
Are the furbies just a fad do you think or will they still play with them long after Christmas is over?

thestringcheesemassacre Tue 10-Sep-13 17:48:39

Yes, he's played with quite a bit. (7yr old dd). She has an ipod and plays him the dance songs and stuff. Not sure about the 10yr old though.

Hulababy Tue 10-Sep-13 17:49:06

A bit. Not daily, but every so often. She uses an app of her iPad to go along with it. She used it a lot when it was new. But think DD was towards the upper age for them really anyway so many of these kind of toys have limited play lives in that sense - was 10y at the time.

Dillydollydaydream Tue 10-Sep-13 17:50:46

Ah ok thanks. I did wonder if my 10 yr old (girl) may be too old for one. Quite a lot of her friends have iPod touches but she's not interested in music at all yet!

FortyFacedFuckers Tue 10-Sep-13 17:52:07

DS 7 took it out the box once for 10 minutes.

Dillydollydaydream Tue 10-Sep-13 17:59:28

Could be an expensive novelty gift then by the sounds of it!

Hulababy Tue 10-Sep-13 18:01:36

At 10y DD wasn't too old for one, just that it has more limited play value. She's 11y now and does still use it a bit as said, just not a great deal. It still works and lives in her room though - could be sold if she chose to later on too I guess; remember seeing them on ebay selling fine earlier in the year.

outragedofsuburbia Tue 10-Sep-13 18:04:05

No my DD aged 7 then and 8 now does not play with it. It is creepy and she buries it under other stuff in her room.

Ds (4 now so 3 when he had it) plays with furby on and off. He ignores it for a while and then plays with it again. He likes to make it dance and he likes to feed it until it is sick using the iPad app. Lovely. He did get upset when it turned evil although that amused me quite a lot (it muttered in a crazy way under its breath).

It's been used as much as most things he had last Christmas (struggling to remember what else he had!) I guess!

Nerfmother Tue 10-Sep-13 20:49:02

No. At the time I had to start a thread as older ds convinced the younger two that the furbies would turn evil. Ds (age 8 now) is and was so terrorised that I have to move it to dust when he isn't around and they are never allowed to wake up. hmm

purplepippin Tue 10-Sep-13 21:44:23

No complete waste of money for my ds 10, he was desperate for one and went on and on so he got one for christmas and played with it for a few days and then forgot about it.

Dillydollydaydream Wed 11-Sep-13 11:31:30

shock at the evil furbies!
I do think my dd 10 is too old really, my 7yr old is still set on one, I'd rather but him lego as I know that gets played with.

SoonToBeSix Wed 11-Sep-13 15:34:56

No and my dd's furby did turn evil!

Dillydollydaydream Wed 11-Sep-13 20:24:59

Ooh I'm going to have to search YouTube for evil furbies!
How do they turn evil?

Iwantacat Wed 11-Sep-13 20:27:40

No, just sold our furby!

SoonToBeSix Wed 11-Sep-13 20:33:31

Their tone of voice changes if you ignore them and they sound really angry

If you pull their tail or feed them too much they eventually turn evil (after going insane). Reasonably entertaining. They are like any toy which really only offers one avenue of play and not much room for imaginative play. I don't think they're bad actually, but it's just probably not going to be a timeless toy.

Marne Thu 12-Sep-13 11:09:27

Ours was barely played with, didn't always work with the I-pad app, the only thing the dd's liked about him was the fact he would dance to music, after a few weeks he got forgot about and we sold him.

Dillydollydaydream Thu 12-Sep-13 13:26:23

So a furby isn't for life, it is just for Christmas? smile

Our Furby goes in and out of favour - "sriously" - and at the moment he is in a cupboard but dd1(7) still does get him out and dd2 will be getting one from her GM for her 5th Birthday next month. They love the app for feeding etc. but it doesn't always work. I have grown accustomed to its annoying chirpy all american constant stream of drivel...

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