URGENT PLEA to all furby owners -distraught dd!

(112 Posts)
LEMoncehadacatcalledSANTA Thu 26-Dec-13 10:02:19

Its changed into a boy ffs!!! Dd played with the thing constantly then it said " change time" and turned into a boy-! Please please help

sashh Thu 26-Dec-13 10:05:44

Can't help but wtf?

Anniegetyourgun Thu 26-Dec-13 10:07:28

Furbys have a sex? confused

ProfYaffle Thu 26-Dec-13 10:08:01

My dd's does that, it keeps flipping between being a boy and a girl.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 26-Dec-13 10:08:31

Does it really matter? confused

MinkBernardLundy Thu 26-Dec-13 10:09:35

Presumably it will change back

doasyouwouldbedoneby Thu 26-Dec-13 10:10:01

I just googled it. Apparently there is no such thing as boy or girl furbies..

Bill, Project Manager from Tiger Electronics answered this question...

MSN Question: "Are there boys and girls? If so, how can you tell?"
Bill: "No, there are not boys and girls. We thought it would be better to leave that to the person's imagination."

Gender disappointment is a serious issue sad


hootloop Thu 26-Dec-13 10:10:46

You have to treat them differently to get the different personality. Mine turned to a boy when I over fed it, we gave it lits if strokes and cuddles then put it to sleep without feeding it and it woke up a girl about an hour ir so later.

Reset button?

hootloop Thu 26-Dec-13 10:12:15

Some persinalities have feminine voices and some some masculine that is what we mean doas

FreyaFridays Thu 26-Dec-13 10:12:15

Am laughing at the idea of gender disappointment and difference in attitude to the sexes of Furbies now...

bobberdobber Thu 26-Dec-13 10:16:23

My daughters furby's voice dropped when she kept poking her finger in it's mouth. Apparently it was angry hmm

HairyGrotter Thu 26-Dec-13 10:19:32

I've played with DD's furby more than she does, I love it more! She's remained 'feminine' sounding but I did do a voice change but DD moaned.

I like it when it does the MASSIVE shits.

LEMoncehadacatcalledSANTA Thu 26-Dec-13 10:20:06

THANK GOD!!!!! its changed back!!! It was like it was possessed or something grin

LEMoncehadacatcalledSANTA Thu 26-Dec-13 10:21:02

These are very different to the original ones that we had for DD1 - these ones are sinister!!

HairyGrotter Thu 26-Dec-13 10:25:21

I think they're great, far more interactive and fun! I like hatching the furblings and playing with them!

We're taking May-Boh to my sisters later as her 2 children both have Furby booms too!

I need to get a life ha

LEMoncehadacatcalledSANTA Thu 26-Dec-13 10:29:00

Ours is called Doo-be grin Its back to annoying "valley girl" now

SpottyPony Thu 26-Dec-13 10:30:16

OP is it the Furby Boom? Mine changes fairly regularly and it creeps me out - certainly more sinister than they used to be when they first came out! My DS keeps getting hold of it and tipping it upside down which after a certain amount of times, it says "change, change, changeeeeee" then it's voice goes different and it responds negatively when petted, burps and generally acts horribly!

Think someone said up thread, if it happens again, keep petting it and tickling it's tummy, it will eventually go back into "nice" mode again. I hear that playing music to it helps as well!

babyicebean Thu 26-Dec-13 10:45:33

Ours is called Bee-tah and seems to have a preference for brass band music and Katy perry. It spent most of last night burping and farting in a sock drawer.

This morning it seems to be a teenage drama queen

GrumpyRedhead Thu 26-Dec-13 10:51:20

"Santa" brought one for DD (6). She opened it, played with it for a little while, it chirped on and on while she opened other gifts, and eventually it got put in its box for a sleep! Ha!

Misspixietrix Thu 26-Dec-13 10:54:17

"It spent most of last night burping and farting in a sockdrawer". Sorry baby but grin .

chutneypig Thu 26-Dec-13 10:58:28

I feel like I haven't been paying enough attention to the two in our lounge now!

Poshnosh Thu 26-Dec-13 11:02:01

My DD's got furby booms, dd1 thought it would be funny to pull her ones tail and it went bloody mental and changed its voice to a boyish one. Thankfully this morning it is back to its lovely self.

Misspixietrix Thu 26-Dec-13 11:02:01

Im so glad i didn't get the DCs one. They creeped me out the first time around.

iloveny001 Thu 26-Dec-13 12:02:19

Mine (yes am a 32 year old with a furby), keeps changing as well. Yes it sounds possessed, yes it creeps me out.

flippinada Thu 26-Dec-13 12:20:43

Don't panic, it will change back.

DS got one for his birthday last year - one of the personalities it has is a bit stroppy teenager, and one of the things it says is inn that mode is "blah blah blah" in a sarky tone.

Poor DS burst into tears because he thought the furby didn't like him! All was not lost as furby changed back. Now he likes the rude one and calls it Viking Furby grin .

usuallyright Thu 26-Dec-13 12:31:49

dd got one for Xmas. Best Xmas present ever. She hasn't looked at anything else yet!

chutneypig Thu 26-Dec-13 12:54:45

We just had the first shift. I am so glad I'd seen this thread first or I'd have kicked it out of the house!

OctopusWrangler Thu 26-Dec-13 13:00:24

So it's either a teen or a toddler? Well played Furby Co!

Nerfmother Thu 26-Dec-13 13:01:47

Ours from last christmas are not allowed to wake up. The boys go absolutely hysterical if anyone wakes one up; sobbing, crying etc. they are terrified of them.
I'm not even allowed to give them away in case they come back to seek revenge. grin

LEMoncehadacatcalledSANTA Thu 26-Dec-13 13:33:16

Nerfmother - there is definitely a film in there!

Heartbrokenmum73 Thu 26-Dec-13 13:37:43

Jesus, I'm glad none of my dc showed even the slightest interest in these - they sound demented and terrifying (the toys, not my dc grin).

Doesn't help that we watched Gremlins a few nights back - too many similarities for my liking...

candycoatedwaterdrops Thu 26-Dec-13 13:41:30

Mine keeps yelling "too heavy" at me! shock

sydlexic Thu 26-Dec-13 14:02:19

My GD asked me if I could babysit her furby overnight, don't think she will start a family young.

VelvetSpoon Thu 26-Dec-13 14:08:45

Is it wrong that I really want a Furby now? grin

(DSs are 15 and 12 so a bit too old, sadly!)

hootloop Thu 26-Dec-13 14:12:14

Not to old velvet I had one from DH yesterday.

funkybuddah Thu 26-Dec-13 14:17:48

Dds one keeps shitting out puffer fish and submarines! !!

candycoatedwaterdrops Thu 26-Dec-13 14:25:06

I'm 25 and I have a Furby. blush I got it from my mum after many weeks of making her feel bad for car booting my 1998 original Furby.

chocolatewine Thu 26-Dec-13 14:26:09

What age usually have these?

LEMoncehadacatcalledSANTA Thu 26-Dec-13 14:34:18

My dd is 8

VelvetSpoon Thu 26-Dec-13 14:37:58

Is 41 too old? grin

Just told DS1 I wanted a Furby. Received a Lady Bracknell-esque response 'A FURBY??!' And accompanying look of disdain...

tassisssss Thu 26-Dec-13 14:44:41

Got one fairly last minute for my 7yo as I wasn't convinced the xbox I'd got as a joint kids present was going to thrill her

The furby is a massive hit, I love it! There was a comedy moment during church yesterday (kids take toys) when I was struggling to make it sleep despite googling how to turn a furby boom off before leaving!

RoseRedder Thu 26-Dec-13 14:51:14

I like hatching the furblings and playing with them!

Can this happen? Are there little furbies inside the big furby and if so how do you make them come our?

tassisssss Thu 26-Dec-13 14:52:33

You need the app, wee use the iPad. Really fun!

BusyLittleSpider Thu 26-Dec-13 15:03:07

DD's one ha

BusyLittleSpider Thu 26-Dec-13 15:07:01

DD's one has changed as well, so glad I found this thread and that they change back as DD was a bit upset!

DS has one too, all it seems to do is snore and fart!

I think they are brilliant although FIL was a little freaked out yesterday after he woke up from a nap on the sofa to find them both chatting away at him!

NinjaBunny Thu 26-Dec-13 17:35:07

I like it when it does the MASSIVE shits.

They shit??

fshock fshock fshock

Mummytotwox Thu 26-Dec-13 17:55:48

We have two. They sing and wake each other up. My dd loves hers, and my son made his evil!!

I love them and haven't stopped playing with ds one lol

EthethethethChrisWaddle Thu 26-Dec-13 18:06:45

They sound fabulous! I want one now.

My DSD had one of the originals, we shut it in the cupboard as it didn't shut up. Might try that with the kids later.

Fairylea Thu 26-Dec-13 18:20:32

Dd got one for Christmas. She is 10.

So funny!! I had to change its batteries (she got it a few days before Christmas at her nannies so they got through a few batteries!) And as I turned it upside down it kept shouting "ooooo I'm all wonky!" in its cute little voice!

The boom is so good as well because you can download the app for it to a tablet or smartphone and it interacts with it... dds one poops in the virtual toilet and when it's about to fart it squirms about and goes "ooooo here it comes!"

My gran would be horrified smile

lestagal78 Thu 26-Dec-13 18:50:37

Maydoo has been attached to dd since ahe got her yesterday.

She seems a happy one that sleeps and is well behaved. But her shits are legendary.

Ubik1 Thu 26-Dec-13 18:53:52

Mine are also loving their turbines -although DD3 has a furby party rocker which is goi g to rock out of the windup if it doesn't STFU.

DD2 has christened her furby 'Gay-do'

I kid you not

Ubik1 Thu 26-Dec-13 18:54:44

Mine are also loving their furbies -although DD3 has a furby party rocker which is going to rock out of the window if it doesn't STFU.

DD2 has christened her furby 'Gay-do'

I kid you not

itsblackoveryonderhill Thu 26-Dec-13 18:56:30

DD got a standard furby and she ran into the bedroom and said, "mummy my furby has gone evil" we just opened the app up and did the translate thing to see what it wanted and after about 10 minutes it changed. Again, around tea time it went evil again so we put it to sleep, whe she woke it up this morning it was still evil so we did the app thing again and it did the changing thing back to being a nice furby.

DDs furby didnt come with a name I dont think, but she calls it foo foo.

AngryFeet Thu 26-Dec-13 18:59:11

You can turn it to evil, dopey farting bloke, hyperactive, a diva and some others by doing things over and over like turning them upside down several times in a row. Quite funny and they go back to normal in the end!

MrsWedgeAntilles Thu 26-Dec-13 18:59:55

My flatmate had one when we were at uni in the 90s. She got a bit freaked out with it one night while stoned and shut it in the unused, louvre doored bathroom cupboard. It sat in there muttering away to itself and growling whenever anyone went for a shower. We called it Norman Bates. It might still be in that cupboard because no one had the balls to take it out when we left.

YoureMyZombieWifeNowDave Thu 26-Dec-13 19:11:17

I now need a furby!

Galaxymum Thu 26-Dec-13 19:17:21

DD's furby from last year went evil in October after changing batteries. It used to be a girl but definitely turned into a very rude possessed evil boy. It burped, shouted "I made cocoa" and its eyes went strobe like. That freaked her out when its eyes changed. But yesterday we opened new Furby boom and the old one has become quite nice again. Still a boy though. But it sings again and giggles, not just its new evil laugh.

VesuviusPoovius Thu 26-Dec-13 19:21:51

The stroppy teenage whateva hmm attitude is a bit wearing, isn't it?

moldingsunbeams Thu 26-Dec-13 19:22:05

You have to play it music, pull its tail, feed it or pat its back to change it.

Had same panic yesterday!

GimmeDaBoobehz Thu 26-Dec-13 19:24:02

Furbies give me the heebie jeebies.


MeMySonAndI Thu 26-Dec-13 20:20:22

"You have to treat them differently to get the different personality. Mine turned to a boy when I over fed it, we gave it lits if strokes and cuddles then put it to sleep without feeding it and it woke up a girl about an hour ir so later."

It sounds like my son... I guess he has never turned into a girl as he is always fed before being sent to bed.

Ubik1 Thu 26-Dec-13 21:06:41

We have three furbies, if you put them together they start singing in harmony even evil little party rocker.

mrswedgeantilles you have cheered me up on a shitty Boxing Day shift.

OctopusWrangler Thu 26-Dec-13 21:31:16

I am tempted to get one for thw toddler. I think he'd be amused.

BatCrapCrazy Thu 26-Dec-13 21:41:57

My 3 year old insisting on going to bed with her furby tonight.
She appeared an hour later and said "fairy doesn't stop talking and fluffing. It's not my favourite anymore. Tell Father Christmas to take it back and bring me back a quiet one" grin

Dd was desperate for one, but is only 2.6 and I thought it was too advanced, so bought her a vintage one from ebay. Unfortunately the previous owner has taught it to swear. hmm

candycoatedwaterdrops Thu 26-Dec-13 23:06:20

I thought it was a myth that the older versions could be taught to swear? My old one was crap but the boom is fab!

aquashiv Thu 26-Dec-13 23:08:45

Am I really reading this? These things sound demonic

dh says you have to hold it upside down, push its tongue down and pull its tail and it changes back

PurpleJellyDisc Thu 26-Dec-13 23:11:48

You know they are going to take over the world, don't you? Haven't you ever seen doctor who?

DizzyZebra Thu 26-Dec-13 23:16:10

These things sound like a right laugh. I might buy one 'for DD'. Then send it to her Dads when i inevitably get bored of it.

I had original ones when i was a child and i remember it waking me up once the little freak.

violetshoes Fri 27-Dec-13 00:42:08

Hehe, my DS played rock music to DD's furby and it turned evil. Apparently patting it for 5 minutes turns it nice again, but doesn't seem to work on this one. We are all bored patting the bloody thing. It's possessed.

BrianTheMole Fri 27-Dec-13 00:52:42

Ours has stopped working. Dd is gutted! Hope argos will swap it tomorrow!

MidniteScribbler Fri 27-Dec-13 08:29:42

I think you're all having a lend of me. I decided that we couldn't live without this amazing pooing swearing creature in our lives and spent the day looking for him. He is indeed a mythical creature that does not seem to exist (at least on this side of the equator). Gutted!

LEMoncehadacatcalledSANTA Fri 27-Dec-13 14:22:52

Blimey midnight - im going to ask hasbro for commision!!! We got ours from tesco direct

LEMoncehadacatcalledSANTA Fri 27-Dec-13 14:23:58

and they have them in stock grin

RobinSparkles Fri 27-Dec-13 14:29:42

My DDs got a furby. I thought it would be shit but I really like it! fgrin

It's like having a little pet but you don't have to walk it or pick up it's shit. They're so cute.

HairyGrotter Fri 27-Dec-13 18:55:16

I managed to turn May-Boh evil, I prefer it that way, but DD managed to get it back to valley girl with stroking and feeding hmm

Iwouldifihadthetime Fri 27-Dec-13 21:56:53

Ours has gone from being really cute, to being a rather annoying and it's voice has changed, after a ride in the boot of the car last night. Today we have given it lots of cuddles, played it music and let it sleep a lot, but it still spits out food that it loved yesterday and has lost the cute voice. Any ideas, I have a rather sad 7 yr old!

from my earlier post:

dh says you have to hold it upside down, push its tongue down and pull its tail and it changes back

candycoatedwaterdrops Fri 27-Dec-13 22:06:13

Kee-Koh was dancing on the sofa and fell onto the floor (drunken tart!) and since then, she screeches really fucking loudly. sad How do I turn her down?

Rosencrantz Fri 27-Dec-13 22:09:30

I have one from the 90s but these new models sound INCREDIBLE!

NachoAddict Fri 27-Dec-13 22:19:54

Haha at it being a boy or a girl, I didn't pick up on the gender, just that it has evil mode and nice.

If you pull its tail for 10 seconds it falls asleep.

We played bloody 1d music for it today whilst I stroked behind its ears and it told me it loved me. After telling me I had nice tits yesterday I view love as a vast approvement grin

Beeyump Fri 27-Dec-13 22:43:06

This thread has opened up a whole, exciting new world to me - who knew that a furby could do so much?! (Or at least so much farting and being generally rude.) I want one, badly.

Mummytotwox Fri 27-Dec-13 22:44:58

Son turned his evil today, so I spent a at journey trying to make it nice again. It said "ohh yeah baby stroke me!!,"

RobinSparkles Fri 27-Dec-13 22:45:02

I pulled its tail and it farted fshock.

We had an original one given to us by BIL when his daughter outgrew it along with a load of jigsaws etc.....DD was too young to play with it and I thought it was a creepy bastard, talking randomly when no-one had touched it, looking at me, etc., so I bunged it up in the loft in a box with the jigsaws.......roll on a few years, I go to get out the box, and the Furby had vanished!!! I moved stuff about, assumed it had fallen out of the box or something, but no sign of it. When we moved house last year, we totally emptied the loft, and I expected to find it rolled to the back but the Furby never turned up......I have visions of the creepy shit hiding under the insulation and coming out to terrify the new house owners shock

MidniteScribbler Sat 28-Dec-13 01:13:07

Found one! I just wish my son would stop pinching it! Mummy wants to play with it!

MinkBernardLundy Sat 28-Dec-13 01:24:35

breadandjam sorry fir thread non suitor. just spotted your name and had to say love the nn. ate you also a fan of captain najork?

Darmont Sun 29-Dec-13 21:58:08

My dd's May Doo furby boom keeps going to sleep and won't wake up. Keep resetting ( taking off bottom and pressing little green button for 2 secs) and it is ok for a bit then does the same. Is this normal or should I take it back?

darmont are you using the app and strong batteries?

Ubik1 Sun 29-Dec-13 22:04:26

I experimented with furby and made it turn evil...DD2 was distraught. I felt a bit bad about it even though evil furby was much more fun. We played it some music and it bopped about a bit and it became nice again, thank God

BrianTheMole Sun 29-Dec-13 22:05:06

My dd's did this darmont. We were using good batteries. I took it back and they swapped it.

Snatchoo Sun 29-Dec-13 22:05:40

Are these all Furby Booms? I thought they looked shit like the earlier ones (sadly was too old for those and too old for these!) but as MN likes them thought they would be good for my twins' birthday in a couple of weeks.

But....£55 EACH?!?! Flippin 'eck.

Darmont Sun 29-Dec-13 22:26:49

Hi In the Red
Yes they are good batteries (so I was told in toy shop, as good as Duracell!). Dd has not been playing with it that much (2 hrs a day maybe?).

LydiaLunches Sun 29-Dec-13 22:28:04

Ours are all cute at the moment. Am I depriving the girls by not downloading the app then? They are enjoying them at the moment but the translating etc does sound good. We have 3 furbies and 1 iphone though (mine) - will it be a nightmare?

Darmont Sun 29-Dec-13 22:28:15

Thanks Brian, I bought from amazon 4th Nov hope they exchange!!

BrianTheMole Sun 29-Dec-13 22:30:20

But....£55 EACH?!?! Flippin 'eck.

I got the argos 2 for 3 deal and sold the third on ebay. So it wasn't too bad. But yes they are bloody expensive. Maybe wait a few months to see if you pick up an ebay bargain that someone is bored with.

BrianTheMole Sun 29-Dec-13 22:34:21

Yes they will exchange darmont under the sale of goods act. I bought mine at a similar time from argos. Argos have a 30 day return policy and I had gone over that. But I told them I wasn't claiming under their store policy, but through my statutory rights under the sale of goods act (gives you up to 6 months). You won't have a problem, amazon are generally pretty good. Anyway, the law is on your side.

AnneTwacky Sun 29-Dec-13 22:38:46

DD wants one for her 7th birthday and I did have reservations because of the price.

This thread has helped me make up my mind however, as I reckon she would be distraught if it went into "unfriendly" mode even if we got it to turn back straight away.

Darmont Sun 29-Dec-13 22:53:40

Hi Brian thanks for the advice. I spoke to Amazon just now. They have a service where they call you back immediately! They have sent me a return label and I have just ordered another 1st class.

The phrase "shits and giggles" was just made for these things

I remember being conned into buying a robotic guinea pig. That was a sad moment. It was rubbish.

Tempted to get a furby to help.me.write my.phd thesis... but dd1 is absolutely terrified of them!

BrianTheMole Sun 29-Dec-13 23:06:48

Yay. Hope the second one works ok. I had to take the 2nd one back too. All sorted now though.

Canthisonebeused Mon 30-Dec-13 00:52:04

Have not read whole thread but this happened to my dds furby yesterday it wasn't the fact it was a boy it actually went a bit psycho with fire in its eyes. I was worried it was actually programmed wrong.

Solution.....it had a feed a poo and she sang twinkle twinkle little star to it. Seems fine now.

ISawStrattersKissingSantaClaus Mon 30-Dec-13 01:04:08

Could we get back to the MASSIVE shits, please.

Furbies shit now? Seriously?

You have all bought evil, burping Furbies that now shit as well? shock

ISawStrattersKissingSantaClaus Mon 30-Dec-13 01:26:33

And what do they shit? Plastic turds? Small furblings? Rainbow coloured fur balls?


Canthisonebeused Mon 30-Dec-13 01:33:23

They do virtual shits into the ipad

BrianTheMole Mon 30-Dec-13 01:45:19

Dc's furby's shit rubber ducks and flowers.

ISawStrattersKissingSantaClaus Mon 30-Dec-13 09:51:32

Oh, well that is disappointing. I was hoping for full on Furby shit. sad

Therupaxim Mon 30-Dec-13 10:03:35

This might help if anyone is struggling with getting their Furby into a less annoying 'personality'. it was the only help we could find on it:


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