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This article is about the 1998 Furby Line. For the 1999 Furby Baby Click here. For the 2005 Furby Click here. For the 2012 Furby, Click here . For the new Furby Boom, Click here.


Furby 1998
Furby
Type Electronic toy
Inventor David Hampton
Released: 1998 (16 years ago)
Discontinued: 2002
Colors Produced:

46 Regular

24 Special Edition

2 Unreleased

Furby is a electronic friend released in 1998 by Tiger Electronics Inc which had over 46 colors for the Adult Line, 24 for the Baby Line, 24 Special Editions, and many unreleased models. It's sucess in the 1998, 1999 and 2000 holiday seasons was due to it's ability to "learn english" and the fact that each Furby can have a different name eye colour, and voice pitch.


Release

Released in November 1998, the Furby was a major success both critically and commercially. Units flew off the shelves and resulted in high demand and heavy shortages. In 1998 and 1999 the brand sold over 40 Million Units. From 2000 to 2001 the brand sold 5 million of the virtual pets, and in 2002 the popularity diminished, and the furby franchise was fully discontinued.
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Age Bracket

Originally, Furby was aimed more at Girls and young children aged 5-13 years old, however, Burping and Raspberry sounds were added in for balance. Even adults still love the furby, and start fan clubs and forums all about them.


Personality

Furby 1998 mainly has only 1 personality which is a calm and friendly furby. It can be slightly changed by treating furby different depending on what it does. 

Special Editions

The line produced 24 Special Editions, which range from all different genres of events, with 4 being hard to find, and 1 being impossible to find due to only having 5 in existance, with only 2 sold.

Black White Furby whit brown eyes

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