In 1998, the Furby was at the top of every child's Christmas wish list, and over the next three years, more than 40 million were sold worldwide.
The new Furby develops a distinct personality based on the way you play with it. Play nice and it develops a pleasant, cute disposition; neglect it or don't be so nice, and it develops a mischievous demeanour.
The new Furby has incorporated Tamagotchi-like play functions. You can feed it via a free iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch app that also has a Furbish-to-English translator so you can understand what the little fella is saying. Furby will also let you know how it feels through a series of animations in its expressive LED eyes.
The new Furby will be launched next Sunday and will sell for HK$699.90. It will be available in six colours, with four more available by the end of the year. Furbies can already be pre-ordered at Toys 'R' Us until tomorrow; the first 600 customers to pre-order will receive limited-edition Furby glasses. The first 50 customers at the Ocean Terminal Toys 'R' Us store to receive/purchase a Furby will have the opportunity to go to a special party next Sunday and will receive a limited-edition Furby T-shirt. Furbilicious.