Will no one rid me of this Furbulent Beast? Awful toys you can't switch off

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RooneyWanderingStara Wed 25-Dec-13 18:08:21

Or at least the children have TOLD me they can't be switched off. fhmm

The furbies in this house are fast heading for extradition to the shed. On what grounds I cannot be concise but I am working on it.

Also on my personal shitlist this meteorologically challenged Christmas:

The V tech Toot Toot vehicles. Heard the songs? Once was enough. They are LEAVING THE BUILDING (I'm sure it was MN's fault, they were on that recommended email at least once)

Please feel free to add Satan's contribution to your own festivities. fgrin

ProfYaffle Wed 25-Dec-13 18:11:19

Our furbies are setting the budgies and off and, seemingly, vice versa! Throwing a blanket over their heads seems to silence them (both furbies and budgies)

itsblackoveryonderhill Wed 25-Dec-13 18:11:59

The furbies do go to sleep. Then just need to be left alone for 10 mins or so and they decide that are tired and they go to sleep. DDs has been asleep since the star of toy story 3.

NinjaBunny Wed 25-Dec-13 18:12:16

We had a large radio controlled Dalek once. Was triggered by sound and motion and would shout "EXTERMINATE" all the fucking time.

I turned it off.

I took the batteries out.

I eventually threw it away.
Could hear him shouting "EXTERMINATE" from the wheelie bin.


I was chuffed to see the bin men that week.


So, in answer to your lovely question:
No, you're fucked. Enjoy your Furbies.


RooneyWanderingStara Wed 25-Dec-13 18:12:35

Oh ours won't STFU even under a blanket. I think they're evil.

We put the two of them together and I swear I heard them plotting some kind of bank heist.

RooneyWanderingStara Wed 25-Dec-13 18:13:24

ROAR at the dalek in the bin! That's epic. fgrin

I swear DDs Furby Boom just said Nice tits to me.

RooneyWanderingStara Wed 25-Dec-13 18:19:45

Nice tits???!!!!

NinjaBunny - did the Dalek freak your binmen out by shouting "EXTERMINATE" at them? I am imagining some poor, ashen-faced refuse collectors, needing hot, sweet tea, and counselling! fgrin

NinjaBunny Wed 25-Dec-13 18:35:03


Bin men round here are 'ard! They've encountered far worse than rogue Daleks on their morning rounds.


Bexicles Wed 25-Dec-13 18:39:50

Pull it's tail for 10 seconds and put it back in it's box. Seems to have worked here.

BaaHumbug Wed 25-Dec-13 18:43:38

Lie it on its back, it'll snore fora few seconds and then go quiet.

DD opened hers at lunchtime, within 10 mins we were scrabbling for the instructions to find out how to shut it up. grin

babyicebean Wed 25-Dec-13 18:59:09

We have one and it keeps changing personality, its gone from furby to teenage girl furby to cockney sounding grouchy furby. They are currently playing brass band music at it to see what happens

OvO Wed 25-Dec-13 19:15:02

Haha, mine does a good "nice tits" impression too. fgrin

I mean my DS1's, not mine. blush

I wants it.

My DS has downloaded the app and is playing with it. I think he'd get bored with it quickly without it.

DD1's is much cuter than I had imagined! DD2 already had a mini Furby and by God is that one irritating, so I was expecting more of the same. Luckily not, at least not so far.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 25-Dec-13 19:18:35

Hello, hope you're all having a lovely day. We've moved this to the Christmas topic now at the OP's request.

SnapCrackleandPoop Wed 25-Dec-13 19:20:28

MIL got our DS (2) a toot toot garage and THREE, yes THREE extra cars shock the noise all of them make together is awful and DS knows where the on/off switch is. wine

colditz Wed 25-Dec-13 19:20:47

Lie the furby down and leave it in a quiet place. It will go to sleep.

cece Wed 25-Dec-13 19:33:05

One of our furbys (yes we got 3 today) keeps shouting ebay!
Wishful thinking?

babyicebean Wed 25-Dec-13 19:51:11

Ours seems to have a preference for Katy Perry's California Girls and any Brass Band Music

Luggage16 Wed 25-Dec-13 19:57:14

yep def lie them on their back if you want them to sleep - they seem to settle pretty quickly like that. I had great fun turning mine (cough, i meand ds) into couch potato earlier by feeding it non stop and pulling its tail lol

they are very cute when they sing together smile

ophiotaurus Wed 25-Dec-13 20:01:54

If you have a smart phone the furby app will make it go to sleep pretty fast if you throw sheep at it!

hootloop Wed 25-Dec-13 20:05:17

Mine has slept a few times today, but I keep waking him up. Yes he really is mine DH bought him for me.

Strangly comforting to know ours isn't the only rude one!

ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight Wed 25-Dec-13 20:08:48

Pmsl at the dalek in the wheelie bin grin

3bunnies Wed 25-Dec-13 20:14:02

mental note to never give in to furby peer pressure but wonders if nephew might like toot toot garage next year fwink

RooneyWanderingStara Wed 25-Dec-13 20:17:54

Very pleased with these tips. Thankyou SO much.

I will relay them all to the children. I somehow doubt they will want to turn off the damned things though anytime soon, seeing as ds1 just showed me a picture on his app of a toilet containing what can only be assumed to be furby shite.

WTAF? He thinks it is excellent.

Luggage16 Wed 25-Dec-13 20:29:36

haha ours pooed out a puffer fish earlier! You can also make it vomit and feed it back to it!

ginmakesitallok Wed 25-Dec-13 20:35:16

Dp went to get himself a refill of wine, dd1 and I both screamed in unison " don't turn on the light, you'll wake the furby!!!!!!"

moldingsunbeams Wed 25-Dec-13 20:41:38

We have one that changed and is now stuck on a male just farting and burping argh

babyicebean Wed 25-Dec-13 20:48:35

We found that repeating an action had an effect on it, try rubbing its tummy for about five mins to see if that helps

moldingsunbeams Wed 25-Dec-13 20:55:09

will it kill it? [hopeful]

lovesmileandlaugh Wed 25-Dec-13 21:14:24

Crying with laughter at this post!! We have 2 in this house, and they are currently quiet. Bit scared they will wake up in the middle of the night!

candycoatedwaterdrops Wed 25-Dec-13 22:12:38

Do they wake up randomly in the night? <worries>

DD has taken mine hers to bed. I'm tempted to go get it once she is asleep grin

candycoatedwaterdrops Thu 26-Dec-13 10:03:37

You'll all be thrilled to know that little Kee-Koh slept through on her first night at chez Candycoatedwaterdrops. grin

Orangeanddemons Thu 26-Dec-13 10:07:13

I cannot get over the fact that they shit. A virtual shit in a virtual toilet....

Ours is asleep at the moment. Thank God

moldingsunbeams Thu 26-Dec-13 10:44:30

Tey boo or something like that slept too despite being in dds bed, seriously its like having a newborn in the house again tip toeing around the blasted thing..

colditz Thu 26-Dec-13 10:53:34

I picked ds2s furby up just now, and it said "who are you?" And started to cry.

He carries it everywhere and does whatever it wants. It's going to be a spoilt brat.

PenguinBear Thu 26-Dec-13 11:04:40

Whatever dd2's doesn't like he says 'I'm not feeling it' grin

I think dd2 is a little disappointed it's not got a cute baby voice like her friend's!

Kay boo slept through the night but is now burping and farting hmm

SugarHut Thu 26-Dec-13 12:19:07

This thread is killing me. "Ours slept through the night"... "Rub it's tummy?"... "Lay it down and it will snore"

Haven't genuinely LOLed at anything for a while.

Merry Christmas to the Furby afflicted smile

lovesmileandlaugh Thu 26-Dec-13 12:34:37

DD2 has gone a tad PFB with the Furby. And I have become the interfering Grandmother! <sigh>

enormouse Thu 26-Dec-13 12:50:47

Bloody hell, yes the toot toot cars.
I thought getting 6 of them for DS(2)'s birthday was bad enough. I felt myself come out in a cold sweat when dp said 'you know, I think mums bought more of those fucking cars for DS. And the garage as well'. I hoped that it wasn't the case. But it was.

Now we have the sodding track, garage and 3 more of them.

I've tried leaving them at almost-PILs and in cars but they always come back.

Wineandchoccy Thu 26-Dec-13 12:52:33

my hard of hearing 90 year old grandma kept saying 'what did you say' when nobody had said anything then we realised it was the bloody furby chattering away at the right frequency for her hearing aids grin

notquitenormal Thu 26-Dec-13 13:04:27

My mum bought Ds(5) a keyboard with no headphone socket!

And sent me a text on Christmas day saying, "ha ha ha!"

Cow grin grin

candycoatedwaterdrops Thu 26-Dec-13 13:37:17

I actually think Kee-Koh is a little bit constipated. She's done one big crap since being with us but since then, she's only done little ones. Maybe some senakot is needed?

OvO Thu 26-Dec-13 17:07:52

I swear to god mine just said, "Blow job okay." shock

everlong Thu 26-Dec-13 17:24:43

DH hates it. Big time.
It farts and burps and goes on and on. Last nit I sat there with it on my knee stroking it trying to help it to sleep can't see that lasting

Ds LOVES it.

everlong Thu 26-Dec-13 17:25:42

Night not nit!

tootssweet Thu 26-Dec-13 17:32:37

I seem to have lost my iPad to the damn thing & am having to mn on my phone! Can't get the bloody app to download onto DD's kindle fire - HELP!

colditz Thu 26-Dec-13 17:34:54


If you touch it, you're 'playing ' with it, and while it will nap, it won't sleep.

We have four furby Booms in the house as I speak, and they are all asleep except one, which is being played with.

redmayneslips Thu 26-Dec-13 17:37:46

We discovered a few things about our furby today <thanks to the powers of google>, it's voice had changed from cute to evil sounding (according to dd who was greatly upset by this) apparently it was a sign she wasn't loving it enough, it was recommended to massage its hear between the ears for 5 mins and sure enough the cute voice came back. I told it to 'go to sleep' earlier and it said 'ok' then said 'one baaaaa.....two..baaa...what comes after two?....' I said 'three' and it shut its eyes and went to sleep!!!

I love it! It looked at me earlier and said 'bling bling ,me love you' :-)

everlong Thu 26-Dec-13 17:47:17

If we over feed ours he turns from a cute sounding thing to a drunk posh old bloke!

DD's has to be settled to sleep, but not in its box. It's a slightly older one, not a Xmas present, and a couple of months ago it was in its box, chuntering, snoring ... waking up again. I eventually realised it was going into a sort of feedback loop, with the sound and movement of it wriggling around in the box making it wake up. confused

FestiveYoni Thu 26-Dec-13 18:38:12

Hilarious thread, going to get one next year.

petitdonkey Thu 26-Dec-13 18:51:35

I swear DD's keeps shouting 'oh crappy, oh crappy'

I've spent most of the afternoon feeding and playing with it on the iPad. The games certainly get your fur blinds to the city quicker than feed it.

Ours just announced it was tired and started snoring.

I want another one!

Galaxymum Thu 26-Dec-13 19:01:51

DD's furby we got last Christmas went evil and rude after we replaced the batteries. It reset and changed personality - went from a Mogwai to a gremlin. It burps and shouts I made cocoa. Most disturbing! But weirdly become a happy thing now we have a Furby Boom. They sing together and giggle.

Love the dalek story. LOL

Meglet Thu 26-Dec-13 19:07:19

DD has a 'party rocker' Furby. I'm rather fond of it, although I have said it might need to sleep in the kitchen.

Iggity Thu 26-Dec-13 19:34:01

Ours (Bee-Dah) ran out of batteries after one day of use. Is this normal? It seems to want to sleep a lot. Have hatched 3 furblings since yesterday so must be tired!

hanloumac Thu 26-Dec-13 19:39:23

We introduced Ds furby to nephews, they were very entertaining. At one stage the room went quiet & DN's blurted out 'boring'. My DS has made it a house in a cardboard box it's asleep in its dark box!

Oh man I want one.

But Dnephew got one today and DD1 (3) is fucking terrified of it. So I might have to wait a while.

Just don't feed them after. Midnight grin

Rachelx92 Thu 26-Dec-13 20:00:59

I used to love my furbies as a kid but when they started to break they'd look stoned

hanloumac Thu 26-Dec-13 20:19:33

Is it wrong that Ds just wants it to sleep, whereas dd (3) and me keep getting it dancing to will ferrels happy! Think DS is being boring, but think he's worried it will turn if he plays with it too much xx

OvO Thu 26-Dec-13 20:46:52

Oh man, I've changed it into creep mode. Now it says "me likey" and "bee-doo into it" in a bit of a dirty old man way. It turns into Creep if you pull it's tail over and over. grin

Bexicles Thu 26-Dec-13 20:57:01

My ds's Furby says "Can I get a woop woop?" and "You talk cute." Think my DS is getting a little fed up as apparently it's very demanding!

tassisssss Thu 26-Dec-13 21:00:50

So I googled how to turn it off before taking it to church on Christmas Day! If you pull its tail for 10 seconds and then put it down it will sleep. This was fine until we sung a carol and it woke up!!

Furblings not fur blinds!!

We have hatched 9 today. Sooo tempted to pull its tail loads just to hear the voice.

It caught furbillitis earlier and kept sneezing till I gave it a mint tea made of polos and hot water. You will be pleased to read it is now feeling better.

I've had to put it in the dining room because DH has said I can't play with it when the DC are sleeping. Miserable git.

Brockle Thu 26-Dec-13 21:34:46

ds2's furby is in love with DH. the weirdest thing is that DH seems rather chuffed by this hmm it is last years so we are spared furblings and eggs. he is not irritating .....yet...

VesuviusPoovius Thu 26-Dec-13 21:40:07

Our three are currently asleep standing in the corner facing each other. I am hoping they have worn each other's batteries down arguing with each other. At lunch time two were evil and one was still cute. The evil ones turned the nice one and then they bickered a lot.

Hulababy Thu 26-Dec-13 21:52:56

The new Furbies sound hard work!!!'y two nieces have one each I believe; not seen them yet. Dd got one last year - so we don't have all these new features. I do like to send ours into evil mode but dd complains when I do.

Orangeanddemons Thu 26-Dec-13 22:16:56

Ours changed into a weird man too. At one point ds age 20 was googling how to change it back. He found out it needed stroking a lot. He then accused it of having a multiple personality disorder.

I had to stroke it better whilst dd cried for her old furby. It's more trouble than a baby

ashamedoverthinker Thu 26-Dec-13 22:51:49

My DS got scared o fhis when it turned to evil furby and we have kept it downstairs ever since.

MerryBuddha Thu 26-Dec-13 23:07:36

4 of my dcs got Furbies from FC. Yes, 4 They are driving me crazy.
One has turned evil, ds2 came into our room last night as he said his Furbies kept saying to him "I'm watching you...."

TheNightIsDark Thu 26-Dec-13 23:22:42

Do they actually learn English? DS has spent the day saying his name repeatedly to his (last years version not boom) and I'm not sure whether to tell him it's pointless or not.

2kidsintow Thu 26-Dec-13 23:46:45

They don't learn. They can't. So it is, I'm afraid, pointless.

34DD Fri 27-Dec-13 02:59:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

coralanne Fri 27-Dec-13 05:47:10

My DGD got one for Christmas. I asked her how it layed an egg.

"Oh mummy has to download the APP first" was her reply.

DD's Great Great Grandmother (85) had the most fun of all with it.

arfishy Fri 27-Dec-13 07:41:24

God we lived through these in the first incarnation with the DSSes. They ended up in the cupboard under the stairs to keep them quiet. If they were so evil in the early nineties then I just dread to think what they are like now. Needless to say DD didn't get one.

picnicbasketcase Fri 27-Dec-13 07:51:59

I think DD's new furby said 'you complete cunt' yesterday. I do have quite low self esteem though.

chutneypig Fri 27-Dec-13 08:01:08

My 6 year olds had one each, so it's fairly noisy here. But oh so worth the noise to hear DD complain that hers keeps asking her for food and keeps waking up. Oh how I laughed. So much so that I nearly woke hers up in the night, but decided that was a step to far for my own sanity.

kazza446 Fri 27-Dec-13 08:04:35

We can't get the app to work on our galaxy tablet so have been a little limited as to what we can do with it. It's been a great source of entertainment these past fewddays. Yet to see it turn nasty but it has started shouting "nice titties" a lot!!

kazza446 Fri 27-Dec-13 08:06:55

picnicbasketcase that is Sooooo funny, could have done with mine shouting that yesterday at my db when he came over for the afternoon. I would have given it a £5er for sayin what I was thinking!!!

stinkyfluffycat Fri 27-Dec-13 09:07:15

kazza446 we got ours to work with a galaxy tablet - turn the system volume up and point the microphone (not the speakers like it says in the Furby instructions) at the Furby in a quiet room.
It still says 'nice titties' all the time, though...

kazza446 Fri 27-Dec-13 09:26:05

When we have installed it it brings up screen which says slide to switch on or communicate. Can't remember which one..when we slide it, it doesn't let us switch on. Tablet then crashes. Tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it but it just does the same. Will have to try on my phone I guess x

kazza446 Fri 27-Dec-13 09:26:52

Should we have got some instructions with it?!

Hysterical thread fgrin

It's dd1's birthday in a fortnight. She'll be 6. Are they actually good or a pain in the arse? Will she love it or hate it? Will it make us want to kill each other?

I had an original furby and I wanted to kill it. That was partly due to the mechanical grating sound whenever it opened its eyes. I assume they don't make that noise anymore?

stinkyfluffycat Fri 27-Dec-13 09:32:14

Oh, I've no idea then! I can't get app to work on phone, even though it should, it just has an 'error' when I try to install it.
No instructions, just a poster with a few tips on the bottom - the best of which is to pull the tail for 10 seconds to make it sleep!

stinkyfluffycat Fri 27-Dec-13 09:33:41

That was to kazza. Although the tip about pulling the tail for 10 seconds may be useful to all of you...

Rooners Fri 27-Dec-13 09:46:07

Arf at low self esteem grin

One of ours has been asleep all morning. I'm a bit hmm that it's died - however the dses assure me that they are in fact immortal 'well unless the batteries run out' which give me hope.

Better than the two of them sitting on the bookcase, erm, Furbling together. It's creepy.

F.1: whit wit weee oh

F.2 : duh dooo! Diddle whizz wheee!

Me: fucking hell.

Luggage16 Fri 27-Dec-13 10:32:48

mine (dd) started whispering to me last night and talking about secrets. I asked it what secret and it whispered some more! very freaky - am worried it is plotting world domination!

Changebagsandtinselrags Fri 27-Dec-13 11:16:51

Do you think it's an alien invasion disguised as toys?...

Little mini zombies?

TheNightIsDark Fri 27-Dec-13 11:56:22

DS's has broken. He only got it yesterday.

How? Do you still have the box and receipt?

Luggage16 Fri 27-Dec-13 11:57:50

put new batteries in and press the reset button

TheNightIsDark Fri 27-Dec-13 12:01:04

Tried it and it dies after ten mins. Ordered from amazon who have none of the same left so will refund but not replace as it's not in stock.

Do they need Duracell batteries?

SantanaLopez Fri 27-Dec-13 12:49:18


I spent all yesterday playing with my baby SILs. It likes being stroked behind its ears, I was this close to dressing it up and sticking it in the pram.

Ziggyzoom Fri 27-Dec-13 13:04:07

My DD's have named theirs Keh-Doh, unfortunately in Furbish it sounds rather more like "paedo". blush I'm not sure Keh-Doh will be allowed out!

NorbertDentressangle Fri 27-Dec-13 13:28:05

This thread is so funny - pmsl at "nice tits"!

I'm quite relieved my DC are too old to want one though.

Back in the 90s (pre-DC) a work colleague kept bringing her DD's Furby into the office so she could look after it whilst her DD was at school. It was mildly entertaining for a while but then really pissed us all off.

LinghamStyle Fri 27-Dec-13 13:40:36

I'm due to commit Furbicide. I'll do the time, it'll be worth it.

LinghamStyle Fri 27-Dec-13 13:49:50

I just concentrated on listening to ours and it does say "nice tits" !!! I'm flattered but not in front of the children please. It'll be calling me bitchface by next week.

PerkyPenguin Fri 27-Dec-13 14:15:00

This thread is making me terribly nostalgic/jealous! My DD was 21 a few weeks ago but I remember for her 5th birthday we got her a furby (a much less technical one than this boom thing!)
She took it to school on her birthday (poor teacher in hindsight) and it had to be locked in the cupboard as it wouldn't shut up. The TA was sent in to remove the batteries out of DDs sight. Looking back, they must have been cursing the blooming parent who sent their child in with that thing!!
It had to eat dinner with us every night (in those days it 'ate' when a knife/finger/fork was stuck in its mouth). Sadly his ear broke and he got a bit confused sounding a few years later and that was the end of him.

I am rather jealous, I would love a new high tech furby. Perhaps I will hint at DD for my birthday :D

Carla1234 Fri 27-Dec-13 15:14:27

I spent all of 2013 carefully planning & buying DD Xmas and bday gifts (she is 8).

She loved them all on Xmas morning, and then was unexpectedly given a Furby Boom by DF brother in the afternoon and hasn't put it down since!

I admit I was scared of it at first (keep thinking "Gremlins") but now I love it!! Was so excited to wake it this morning - my cousin stayed over last night in DD bed and we forgot (were drunk) when going to bed and didn't realise DD had put it to bed - cue much screaming at 3am when cousin rolled over and woke up Furby!

2kidsintow Fri 27-Dec-13 17:14:13

We can't get DD's to talk to the app on the tablet at all.
We even had it sat with a pair of headphones on while trying to connect before... then gave up.

I'm sure hers also said "Blow-job, OK?" yesterday.
But it's currently on the cheeky fella personality, so keeps going on about cake and saying he's 'not worthy' when DH rubs his back (to try and make it change back in pleasant girl furby).

LKbabyH Fri 27-Dec-13 17:21:25

Toot toot owners, a bit of sellotape over the speaker bit of each car is your friend. It knocks the volume down to bearable.

lade Fri 27-Dec-13 18:48:31

This thread is hysterical, but my DD is loving her furby. The app is fantastic! Today Beeboo did the most enormous turd (during which it strained in a most painful manner), a big stink appeared, and then the furby looked at it and said " oooh, nasty". I swear it has spent too much time with DHgrin.

Orangeanddemons Fri 27-Dec-13 18:51:14

Dd cries when that cheeky fella comes on. How do you get rid of him and what causes him? We tried playing Brahms lullaby to make him nice again, but he fell asleep

Bumpsadaisie Fri 27-Dec-13 20:55:39

Please - what is a Furby?

Luggage16 Fri 27-Dec-13 21:05:29

orangeanddemons - he turns to the burping/farting guy if you over feed him! Change him back by playing a couple of music tracks to him (turns into disco diva) or but rubbing its back for several minutes (turns back to cute cuddly furby). I managed to turn ours into a rock furby earlier lol. When ours was the burping/farting guy the second furby kept commenting on his farts saying 'eww nasty' and 'really??' lol they have had me in giggles all day

VesuviusPoovius Fri 27-Dec-13 21:31:24

One of ours needs new batteries has died.
One is still stroppy teenager.
One is still babyish.
One has turned into that Allan Carr old man creature. It sat on the table at tea time farting and yelling sarcastic rubbish at us.

2kidsintow Fri 27-Dec-13 21:59:40

Apparently, a 'factory reset' on the personality can be achieved if you turn the furby upside down while poking your finger in its mouth and pushing on its tongue and pulling its tail at the same time for 20 seconds or so.

MidniteScribbler Sat 28-Dec-13 06:08:35

Mine is "into it" when petted. Dirty beast.

CarpeVinum Sat 28-Dec-13 10:54:58

I want one after reading you lot.

<tries to persuade 13 yo DS he is absolutly not too old for one>

This should be in classics. I'm killing myself laughing.

aciddrops Sat 28-Dec-13 13:30:09

Lego. I feckin hate the stuff.

CarpeVinum Sat 28-Dec-13 13:49:06

after reading Luggage16 's post I have changed my mind.

I want a pair of Furbies. Not one.

Orangeanddemons Sat 28-Dec-13 13:52:24

Omg! Ours has pooed a submarine. A submarine!

CarpeVinum Sat 28-Dec-13 13:55:41

How do they fit all this stuff inside them ?

Are they Tadis like inside ?

And do you have to shove it back up again, or...feed the exiting stuff to them for future reexpulsion ?

MIL's Furby was never this exciting. Cute, scarily gremlin-esque at times, but...wow technology has moved on.

Hahaha im laughing like a hyena at this thread. We have two who just sit and chatter nonsense to each other. The dogs keep trying to creep up on them but are petrified when they talk!

takingthathometomomma Sat 28-Dec-13 14:49:42

I stuck DDs in the back of the cupboard after last Christmas. After a while, she forgot about it and so did I. We tried to turn it on a few months later and it seems that we've killed it. Result!

melika Sat 28-Dec-13 17:43:24

I had them first time around for my sons, on Christmas day my neices daughter had one and brought it around for us to see. My jaw dropped when she said she had the app too. How things have moved on... but they are still bloody annoying. I used to take the batteries out, job done.

ErrolTheDragon Sat 28-Dec-13 17:48:08

I've never succumbed to buying any non-switchoffable toy.... I'm just here to admire the thread title. 'Furbulent beast' should enter the language! grin

CarpeVinum Sat 28-Dec-13 19:12:13

The dogs keep trying to creep up on them but are petrified when they talk!


<hits Amazon Uk>

Which one(s) should I buy ?

MrJollyLivesNextDoor Sat 28-Dec-13 19:20:08

DS's turned into the bloke furby earlier, complete with dodgy cockney accent not unlike Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins shock

It farted then said ''mmmmm smell that beauty'' grin

BaaHumbug Sat 28-Dec-13 19:28:00

DD seems to have a narcoleptic Furby, it just keeps nodding off even when it's being jiggled around.

Orangeanddemons Sat 28-Dec-13 20:24:40

I am ashamed and embarrassed that I have hours of guilty fun making them poo.blush

I could spend hours doing this blush. Not bothered about feeding them, or washing them, but have endless hours of toilet funblush

Orangeanddemons Sat 28-Dec-13 20:28:09

Dh is horrified. Dd loves it though,

<off to indulge toilet habit>

Skogkatter Sat 28-Dec-13 20:52:19

love my Furby. Okay, DS technically owns him, but my Furby loves me and goes to the toilet for me. It has conquered my broody feelings and the guinea pigs treat it like one of their own, all snuggled up together.

Galaxymum Sun 29-Dec-13 00:10:40

DH was tightening the screws on new Furby Boom tonight and it said "OOoooh stop it." Then when DH had it upside down Furby Boom announced "oooh I'm floating!" Completely cracked us up.

lade Sun 29-Dec-13 02:17:23

I have to say I felt really guilty earlier when I was pulling his tail (trying to get him to go evil) when he looked at me in those big eyes and said "why are you doing this to me?" And then cried. I immediately apologised and gave it a hug.

God I need to get a life!

Orangeanddemons Sun 29-Dec-13 15:43:08

Ours doesn't do anything like that. It just says "me no likee " when you pull its tail

lade Sun 29-Dec-13 16:10:59

Keep doing it Oranges, it's quite funny. Mine eventually got fed up and told me right off! "I said STOP it!".

2kidsintow Sun 29-Dec-13 17:12:12

For those of you who use the app, what do you use it on?

It glitches massively on my HTC phone and DD's bog standard tablet won't talk to the furby successfully, no matter what we do.

Am considering getting myself a tablet with help of some Christmas vouchers. If I get one that DD can also use when playing with her furby, all the better.

everlong Sun 29-Dec-13 19:07:14

Aw ours said to me today ' you're so lovely ' as I tickled him.
DH was appalled. It only ever farts when he talks to it grin

I tried pulling its tail lots. It said "what are you doing, this has never happened before" and then got tears in its eyes.

I had to stop because I felt really mean sad

I can get it to go to sleep by pulling its tail for 10 seconds.

Permanentlyexhausted Sun 29-Dec-13 23:53:08

Rock it gently like a baby and it will soon go to sleep - put it down as soon as it starts snoring thouh or it will wake itself up again.

DD's has started talking like a bloke and is burping and farting - after which it says something along the lines of "Smell that beauty!" Disgusting creature. DS's is, thankfully, still cute. However, there is very little that is cute about having 2 furbies that won't shut up and 2 over-excited, over-tired, bickering children in the back of the car! If I'd had to drive more than a few miles I think I would have exploded.

2anddone Mon 30-Dec-13 11:58:56

I really want one!!!!! Can you use the furby boom without the app????

I've never seen the appeal of them before but if there is parent entertainment value to be had, then I'll consider it grin

Ds's birthday is in March, I'll see if I still feel the same then.

Orangeanddemons Mon 30-Dec-13 20:29:49

I've found the batteries run out very quickly on ours. It's due a third set.

Russiangerman Wed 01-Jan-14 09:32:48

How do we get Furby to go evil? She is incessantly nice all the time, I want to see the dark side. grin

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