Hi my name is Cocoa, I'm one of the tail less Furbies. I enjoy playing, singing, and dancing, when I don't have a cold making me sneeze. I'm also very upset!! Please read my note below.
Here is where you can find all kinds of sites about this cute little guy. Fan sites, boards, places that sell him, and even his own page.
Furby in the News - Furby Mail Lists/Chats/Newsgroups - Furby Message Boards - Fan Sites - Rumors - Furby extras
|While it feels
like a life time ago, since I bought Cocoa, I remember like it was
yesterday. Furby was one of those 'hot' toys that hits the market hard
and dies out almost just as fast. While many kids don't even know what
one is, for some of us who are kids at heart, we still have our
Cocoa and several of his friends still live here. Their batteries are removed most of the time to prevent leakage. However when Thanksgiving comes, they are brought back to life for the holiday season. Sure the are fancier and more high tech critters on the market, but Furby was the first one out that brought fuzzy, high tech and affordability to the mass market.
Below is the original text from this page. At one time there were over a hundred links and this page pulled an average of one new visitor every five seconds. Today it's the lowest visited page on the web site. However like Furby, it has good memories and doesn't cost a cent to keep. Some text were links, to some cool web pages, however they are long past. These are now shown as 'italic text'.
Back in October '98 I heard that a new toy called a "Furby" was going to the the hot toy for Christmas. So to the search engines I went, I typed the word Furby on all of the major search engines, and came up with my total number of hits being 3. Of the three hits one was Tiger's page.
From the Tiger page I learned that Wards had just received a shipment that day, so off to the store I went. When I walked in and asked the salesperson about them, he had to stop and think for a moment, "Oh ya, we just got them today". There sat a big display full of the critters.
By Thanksgiving the country was going Furby Crazy, message boards, chat rooms, web sites were popping up all over the place. Not only was my counter rising, so was the street price of Furby.
Christmas morning came, many a person found a Furby under the tree, while others only hoped. I, like many other people thought the storage would be over by mid January. ...Well you can't be right all the time.
A year later and many generations of Furbies, and a lot of new friends, the story continues.
Buddies These cute little bean bags are one of the cheapest Furby items
80 little guys were the best buy in town, Any one want a hamburger and
I have set up this little guest book for people to post which Furbies the need. Nothing fancy but should help you to do some swapping. Please use the guest book at the bottom of this page for remarks about this site.
Good online friends! When I first started this page back in October '98, it was easy to keep up with what was new. Then came Christmas, and now we have special editions, new colors, and the list goes on. I would like to thank all the great people who help by writing me and letting me know of anything I have missed.
Avoid rip offs the Graduation Furby looks like the original black and white with the only major physical difference appearing to be a graduation cap. However the Graduation Furby does come in a special red Limited Edition box. According to the Official Furby site 250,000 were released.
All new Furbys have a "Deep Sleep" mode enhancement. The new feature makes sure Furby stays asleep until his owner is ready to play.
Don't use the cheap batteries, or old
batteries!! I have
seen two different people who thought their Furby was defective, only
find that if they used 4 new Duracell or "Pink Bunny" batteries, all
You need a small phillips SCREWDRIVER to open the battery compartment.
If you do get a defective Furby here is the address - Tip from Juwen
980 Woodlands Pkwy
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Attn: Repair Dept.
Of the ones I've gotten for friends, I have found that the black with white tummy and gray tabby with gray tummy both have manes The all white, all black, gray spotted and gray tabby with white tummy have all had tails.
It's how to make him cry:
|From the newspaper. Of course all copy right belongs to the owner not me on this one.|
Here Kitty Kitty, I've seen postings from
reporting that their Furby can say Kitty. I have now received an e-mail
from one person that said theirs has also done this. Would love to hear
from some more folks about this. This may just be a cute easter egg. ;-)UPDATE:
3/22/99 For the past couple of weeks dozens of you have written me
from all over the country, it would appear that Furby does say "Here
Kitty" the trick appear be that you need a pair. While a couple of
that wrote only had one, most had at least two.
Sorry there are no "pink" or "blue" Furbies. The only way you get one of these is if you dye them. Update: Almost every color of the rainbow is now available.
No matter what you hear all Furbies are "rare", not just any one color. They are made in equal numbers. Of course after Christmas there will be enough for everyone. Update: There will be enough after Christmas appears to have be a rumor too! Update 2: Well it's now a year later, much easier to find, but still doesn't appear to be a surplus of them.
My favorite rumor: "You can teach him new words", sorry you can't teach him/her new words.
That Furby is going to be re-designed, because of the lawsuit. The Official Home page states this is false, there are some new colors and features, but no re-design.
Y-2 problem with Furby. Well I wrote the webmaster of the official Furby site that Tiger runs. Their response was NO PROBLEM. Furby does not have a time reference. Good news for us!
Tiger has now released to stores the "Furby Backpack"! Wow, now you can carry your Furby and still have your hands free.
Hit the local discount store, "baby dept.", one of the mini diaper bags for a Furby tote.
Then either the baby doll, section for some play silverware.
Well you get the idea, now here are some sites that are offering a few things of their own. By the way I'm also working on making a 1 and 2 Furby tote.
Or a Hand-made Afghan or blanket? Need help carrying Furby around? Check this little Furb-tote.
The Furby Trainer's Guide, a new book on the market with tips and tricks.
Furby Website -yes, he does have his own site
Everything Furby - Includes a couple of links, was one of the first Furby pages on the net. Not worth the time to see unless you are one of us old timers who started their pages back in early October of '98.
Furby Accessories - home made blankets
Furby and Friends - lot of stuff
Furby Autopsy - If you want to know what makes him work, this is the site
etc. - Be sure to check out
the second page of graphics!
Furby Fan Page
Furby Fun - Q & A
Furby Online - in German
a board, sightings, FAQ, and classified ads.
Furby Virus Alert - humor
Hack Furby - Ever think about running your Furby with a remote control?
M & E's Furby Club
My Furby Journal - personal page
The Unofficial Furby Fan Club
Furby Island (just started 1/31/99)
|R.I.P. - These poor boards have died,
appear there was no reset button for them. What causes the death many
is people being rude, and posting inappropriate messages. Some of these
messages, were done unintentionally, but most by mean, crude, south end
of a north bound horse. (Think about it, this page is kid safe, so I
my language, but you get the idea.)
Furby Followers Message Board (closed since 11/15/98 due to Furby haters slamming the board)
All Furby - All The Time (appears to have closed 11/28/98)
Furby Fan Board (appears to be having problems unable to post since 11/28/98)
Straight from the horse's mouth! Roger Shiffman President of Tiger chats with MSN
|New York Post (12/7/98)
Info Beat (11/27/98)
The Motley Fool (11/19/98 online write-up)
USA Today (9/29/98)
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