Furby Attempts To Make A Comeback

  • The Furby, the top-selling toy of 1998, has returned – only with a few tweaks for a new generation, says Kristin McKay, a vice president and general manager at Hasbro. "Over the past few years, we've done a lot of research to understand what kids would want to see in a new Furby," McKay says. Whereas the original Furby had infrared eyes that allowed the toys to communicate with each other, Hasbro has replaced them with tiny LCD screens. And while the original could be taught to say a selection of words, the new model is programmed to give more than 600 responses, according to the company. It also reacts to commands, imitates sounds and “eats,” McKay adds.


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