Toys & games

Was Furby a boy or a girl?

This robotic toy, part owlish and part hamster, became a toy sensation in the waning days of the 20th Century. If you still have one, it could be worth thousands of dollars to collectors.


No girl has that much fur.


Her name, she said, was Coco. And she had pink ears.

A newly purchased Furby will exclusively speak in ‘Furbish’, a language unique to Furbies. However, over time it will ‘learn’ to speak in English. They also have the ability to move their eyes, mouths, and ears.

Between 2005 and 2007, Hasbro sold an upgraded version of Furby called Emoto-Tronic Furby that featured voice recognition and complex facial movements. Also, in 2012, an upgraded Furby that had LCD eyes and a mobile app was released.

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