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Neffti Noel
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I just picked up a Furby for my daughter for Christmas and got it out to put the batteries in ready for the big day.

I'm glad I did... It looks very complicated. She's nearly 4, so she can't read yet to be able to use the Furbish/English dictionary that came with it.

Has anyone ever "trained" a Furby? And since they're supposed to recognise their owner's voice, should I leave it for my daughter to do?

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Auntie Witch
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I had a Furby, when they first came out. I hated the thing, so I'm not much help.

[hijack] Funny Furby story: My ex-H and I were Christmas shopping at JC Penney, and we found one placed in the wrong department, where someone had dumped it. This was when people were fighting over them. We snagged it. I was thinking ebay, but he apparently wasn't. He opened it up and played with it for a few minutes, and then stashed it behind the seat in his truck, and we went to see a movie. Furby was forgotten. When we got in the truck at midnight, we took a sharp turn, and Furby "woke up", saying "Wheee!" Both of us about wet ourselves.

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Purple Iguana
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[lol] AW!!! I can just imagine something like that happening. HOW funny! [Big Grin]

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I'm Dreaming of a White Canvas
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That reminds me of this story. Good thing you remembered what it was!

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NeeCD
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I have two Furbys (Furbies?), actually. They've been "asleep" for about 5 or 6 years, now. Basically, the more you interact with them, the better their "English" gets, but it has nothing to do with voice recognition or learning. Their chips are programmed so that the longer they are regularly active, the more words are unlocked. If you let them sleep for long enough, they will revert to speaking only Furbish. They also get "colds" where they will sneeze. Supposedly you "feed" them and play with them and they recover, but once one of mine started sneezing, it passed it to the other one, and it just was too much trouble to cure them. Hence their emulation of Rip Van Winkle.

They're kind of fun for a while, IMO. I still occasionally say "yum" in a Furby style. It freaks the cat out. [lol]

Edited twice because I'm having apostrophe issues.

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black roses 19
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Just watch out for when the batteries start dying. My little sister's Furby started dying one night and it chose to do it at about 3 in the morning.

I swear, we thought it was posessed. Really scary.

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Lydia Oh Lydia
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I got a Furby from my mom when it first came out (no, it didn't matter that I was an adult). It was fun for a few days.

I can't remember if I gave it away or if it's in a box in the basement.

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Doug4.7
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I once had a video of a Furby being run over by a tank. It it woke up when the tank got near it and it tried to "talk" to the tank. It made funny noises as the tread came down on the thing.

Okay, I thought it was funny.

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LyndaD
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DD1 has a Furby. She digs it out everynow and then and plays with it. I'd say it's a bit complicated for a four-year-old. DD1's 13 and gets frustrated with it when it doesn't understand her.

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Astra
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I have a Furby - well, technically two. I bought him a couple years ago after the fad kind of died out. I have been known to say "Wheee!" and "Hungie!" just like it. He's on my shelf now, with the other creature, which is technically a Furby, but is Gizmo from "Gremlins."

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Megan'sMom
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We got DD a Furby last year for Christmas when she was 4. She played with it for about a month. She liked singing with it. I had to read the commands for her, but once she had them down she had fun with it. She just "found" it the other day and has been bugging me to change the batteries so she can play with it again.

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I have two. The one I inherited from my grandmother is possessed. It would routinely have its eyes open in the morning, when they were closed the night before. After I put it up on a high shelf, it woke up in the middle of the night and started talking. Freaked me out, I thought someone was in the house. I had to take the batteries out so that it wouldn't come back to life again.

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