After years of modern reinvention, Furby is back and better than ever! This amazing super cute Furby Connect friend gets updates from the Furby Connect World app for the latest Furby phrases, music, and videos. It is suitable for aged six and above. It requires 4 AA batteries and a small flat screwdriver to open the battery compartment which are not included.
This newly updated Furby Connect comes with an antenna and super soft furry skin. It is softer and cuddlier than before. The range of colours (Purple, Blue, Pink and Teal) are very striking and sweet. We have the purple colour Furby which comes with Purple ears and LCD eyes. His ears and his feet are made from soft rubbery materials. The next improvement I see in this new Furby is that when he moves, he makes less/no clicking sounds. His tail can be pulled and he will fart. Ms C absolutely adores her!
Besides the new antenna, Furby Connect also comes with a crest on its head! This is for you to attach the Sleep Mask to make Furby go to sleep! Yes, yes yes! Finally, we can walk past him without waking him up in the middle of the night!
Mr K has the old version 2013 Furby and each time you walk past or touch him, he will make a lot of noise and so could wake up the children in the middle of the night. I love the new feature where I can send him to sleep immediately using the Sleep Mask or push and hold down the antenna for 5 seconds.
After installing the batteries, the Furby works immediately – there is no ‘on’ button. He/she will start talking in Furbish language. These are the examples:
- Ah-tah — Feed/Food
- Boo – Bad/No/Stop
- Dah-ay-loh-oo-tye! — Good morning!
- Doo? — What?/Yeah?
- Noh-lah – Dance
I do notice that this new Furby speaks more English without the training than the old version. Now you can Interact with Furby immediately even without using the app. Pet, tick or shake him and he will show off more than 150 expressive animations via the LCD eyes, ears and light-up antenna
To enable your Furby to get the latest update which brings in new entertainment from across the internet every week that Furby learns to interact with, it is best to download the free Furby Connect World app from the App Store and Google Play. There is no need to worry about app updates as Hasbro has built in a safeguard technique to keep the Furby kiddie friendly.
Once you download, you have to enable the Bluetooth and connect it. Do make sure that Furby is fairly close to the device. Now your Furby will come with an internal year-round clock and he will knows if it’s Christmas Day, Easter or Valentine’s Day. Next name your Furby and take care of him! Parents, please beware that there are app purchases to enhance the game.
The app is very easy and straightforward to use explore the Furby Connect World. You can use it to feed him, play games, take Furby to the toilet, watch videos and more. It will tell you if it requires a feed or needing a poo via the toilet! Each time you feed/poo, you will get a small reward from the app! I love that you have to hold/squeeze your Furby above your device to pop a poo out! It was a lot of fun watching the children doing it.
In the app, it also allows us to collect digital eggs through a reward, hatch them and raise a city of virtual Furby Furblings with over 60 different Furbys to hatch. The happier you make them, the more you will level up and get rewards. There are over 100 different items e.g. pizza, burger, etc. for you to collect to take care of them.
My children love this Furby. I find playing in conjunction with the app makes it easier to understand Furby’s needs like if he needs to be fed or washed etc. This is a fun, interactive and lovely toy for children. It will encourage children to be more imaginative and creative. It is fun to play with and it will turn itself off once there is no interaction in a minute. It is available to buy from good toy retailers and Amazon.
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Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however all thoughts and opinions remain our own. Contains Amazon affiliate links.