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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

InTheRedCorner Wed 25-Dec-13 18:17:03

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

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

Nice tits???!!!!

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Wed 25-Dec-13 18:26:47

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.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Wed 25-Dec-13 19:18:21

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.

InTheRedCorner Wed 25-Dec-13 20:08:46

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

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