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Is anyone going to get a furby?

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Onlyhappywhenitrains Fri 07-Sep-12 22:27:22

I've just looked at them as they are tipped to be the hot toy of 2012. They do look pretty cool. The dancing is especially cute. But £59.99 for what is essentially a cuddly toy seems a bit steep.
Do think ds would love one but do wonder how long the novelty would last for.

Anyone thinking of getting one?

vodkaanddietirnbru Fri 07-Sep-12 22:31:34

were they not out years ago originally? Not planning on buying one

MimsyBorogroves Fri 07-Sep-12 22:31:38

I've looked at it and thought about it, but I don't actually think it does that much for the money. I had one the first time round (and I was 17!) and all of the claims it made about it learning language from me etc never came to fruition. Unless maybe I was a terrible furby mother. blush

I'd like to get one for DS1 for the retro feel, but ultimately I think it's one of those novelty things that will end up ignored (by my DS that is) after a couple of days.

Maybe I'll dust off mine. It's abandoned on the bookcase in my childhood bedroom. Seriously, someone ring furbish social services?!

StealthPolarBear Fri 07-Sep-12 22:31:43

Yzouve got to be kidding? Just got rid of 2! Are they back in fashion?

GWenlockMaryLacey Fri 07-Sep-12 22:32:37

God no. I still can't get the one I had way back when to shut the fuck up. I'm not adding to it!

OddGoldBoots Fri 07-Sep-12 22:32:42

At that price, not a chance!

iliketea Fri 07-Sep-12 22:32:43

Good god no. They freaked me out the last time they were the "in toy" and my little sistet had one - it used to 'wake up' and start talking at at random times of the day and night. Stuff of nightmares IMO.

Onlyhappywhenitrains Fri 07-Sep-12 22:37:44

I bet come Christmas theyll be selling for insane amounts of money on eBay, I am tempted to buy one and stick it on eBay I'm December. Does that make me a very bad person?!
They are a tiny bit scary, the red one looks like road kill, the blue is about the best. I can imagine they would get dull very quickly, the dancing is still cute though!

Onlyhappywhenitrains Fri 07-Sep-12 22:38:01

In December not I'm December!

TaperJeanGirl Fri 07-Sep-12 23:12:03

Planning on getting 3 of my kids them, will be buying this month though to avoid a buzz lightyear/gogo hamster/innotab situation!

SnowFrickenWhite Sat 08-Sep-12 00:37:49

you are joking??? i got rid of mine about a year ago after having it for almost like a decade! gosh the damn thing never shut up! you could hear it through the night making the feeding noise

NatashaBee Sat 08-Sep-12 01:08:21

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thereinmadnesslies Sat 08-Sep-12 07:37:02

My sister still has one in the loft, I might steal it for DS

milk Sat 08-Sep-12 08:25:56

£60... never!!!

ByTheWay1 Sat 08-Sep-12 09:56:20

No - still got one and a furby baby - they are not "cuddly" toys by the way - they are quite hard due to the mechanism -

ours is about 9 years old and still going - they are quite robust - but listening to the stupid thing talk crap - it is a special language we parents have called crapeeze (crap for short grin ) is a torture from hell - especially for the first few days!

Unless they have upgraded the dancing it consists of a lot of motor noises whilst it kind of moves a little bit.

Your kids also need to be able to talk CLEARLY to illicit the response that they want - or be prepared for them shouting "FURBY DANCE", "FURBY DANCE" over and over and over and....... you need to make some of the lovely flavoured booze and sit in a corner for the first 2 weeks...

CleoSmackYa Mon 10-Sep-12 11:29:55

I've pre-ordered one for my daughter not me honest Better be worth the price....

Floggingmolly Mon 10-Sep-12 16:54:24

There's nothing new under the sun, is there? I can't believe those irritating buggers are back again; it must be the third time?

Milliways Mon 10-Sep-12 17:07:49

DS used to take his to bed, then roll over in his sleep and wake the thing up - took forever to shut it up!

We liked Guppy better than Furby - looked like a real pet!

CoffeeGoneColdAgain Mon 10-Sep-12 18:33:25

Cleo I went on to amazon yesterday to look at them and went to pre order, do you have to pay now or when its dispatched?

CleoSmackYa Mon 10-Sep-12 18:36:29

I'm assuming that they took the money immediately? I had to enter all my card details.

vodkaanddietirnbru Mon 10-Sep-12 18:38:23

according to amazon FAQ's they dont charge you until the item is despatched:

You can place an order for one of these items in the same way as you'd order anything else. We won't charge your credit or debit card until we dispatch the order.

vodkaanddietirnbru Mon 10-Sep-12 18:38:59

CoffeeGoneColdAgain Mon 10-Sep-12 18:40:34

Thanks Cleo, I got to the card bit and thought, I'd better not do it in case they they do. Ah I'm sure they will still have one on Friday grin

Thanks Vodka, I'm too chicken to try it haha.

CoffeeGoneColdAgain Mon 10-Sep-12 18:41:45

Brilliant, thanks for the link. smile

alibeenherealongtime Tue 11-Sep-12 09:44:36

I have 7 of them in the loft, they, must ancient, but still talk!

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