FURBY (Electronic) Black & Purple Special Limited Edition (1999)

FURBY (Electronic) Black & Purple Special Limited Edition (1999)

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Date Added: Wednesday 15 October, 2008

by Paul Cunningham

**BORN 1998**
*"Furby" is an electronic toy made by Tiger Electronics (subsidiary of Hasbro Inc.) which was first shown at the International Toy Fair in 1998. Created by Dave Hampton and Caleb Chung, the classical furby, which is 15 cm tall, originally retailed for about 35 $US. They were hard to find at the beginning and the growing demand for these toys drove the resale price as high as several hundred dollars in newspapers and in auctions. Nicknames were given to them, and sellers assigned rarity values to them.

*Furbys can communicate with one another via a heart-shaped infrared port. Furbys start out speaking entirely Furbish, a language with short words, simple syllables, and various other sounds, but are programmed to speak less and less Furbish and more and more English as they

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