Furby History – WHAT IS FURBY?
Hey guys! Have you ever heard about Furby? Of course you have or at least have seen its advertisement. Do you know that ever since its first appearance in 1998, it has recorded sales of over millions units worldwide. It was released by Tiger Electronics and has become one of the “must-have” toys for all. Yes. For all! Almost everyone that has seen it will start dreaming of owning it. Why is it so? It is due to its many abilities that it has to offer such as speaking, learning and personality development. You will feel like you are interacting with a living pet whenever you are interacting with it. Well, you can consider it as a pet since it resembles owl and hamster but in a more robotic way.
For a newly bought Furby, it will start out by speaking its own unique language that combines simple syllables, short words and sound. This Furby’s own language is known as Furbish. It is a bit complex but worry not since it has been programmed to speak English overtime as to make it easier for children to interact and understand Furby. Below are a few examples of Furbish being used with their respective meanings in English.
● wee-tah-kah-loo-loo: Tell me a joke.
● wee-tah-kah-wee-loo: Tell me a story.
● wee-tee-kah-wah-tee: Sing me a song.
● u-nye-loo-lay-doo?: Do you want to play?
● u-nye-ay-tay-doo?: Are you hungry?
● u-nye-boh-doo?: How are you?
● u-nye-way-loh-nee-way: Go to sleep now.
● u-nye-noh-lah: Show me a dance.
Seriously, if you don’t have Furbish guide, you will have a hard time to understand your Furby.
WHO CREATED FURBY?
Behind Furby, they are two geniuses who spent their time in making a great advancement in toy’s industry by inventing it. These geniuses are known as Dave Hampton and Chaleb Chung. They took 9 months in order to do the research and development before making Furby first appearance in public. It was in 1998 and the debut took place at the American International Toy Fair.
The most interesting fact about Furby is that it is the first major excellent and successful attempt in creation and development of a robotic toy that can be trained, learn and give response to human interaction. Once again, the Furby will start out speaking their unique language, Furbish, but over time, it will begin to use English words and phrases or depending on which country it was purchased over the course of its ownership. It is actually resembling the process of learning new language.
There are many types of Furby and many editions that have been released since its debut. For every edition, a tremendous improvement has been made and making Furby to become more interesting and “smart”. The intelectual system being developed over time and more interesting features have been added such as interaction between Furbies.
That’s all for this post. We hope to see you again on our next post. Before that, we would like to let you know that we are offering you a wide ranges of selection of Furbies. The best thing is that we are offering you Furbies at the most reasonable price.