electronic toy by tomy(?). the furby
is simply a small, poor quality motherboard covered in fur.
can "interact" with humans. you can rub his tummy (press a button there), massage his back (press a button there), yell at it (sound sensors pick up loud noises
and trigger a seizure for the furby
), and blind it (cover the light
sensor on its head and trigger another seizure).
when a furby
first starts up or gets reset, it only talks (plays predefined words) in a limited, shoddy
"language" called "furbish." as time continues, the furby
"speaks" english - giving the illusion that by speaking to it, you teach it english (sort of like a little child). furbies
cannot learn english from you; it has preset
words. however, you can buy mod chips that make it swear.
is known for being one of the most annoying
pieces of shit
ever. however, it went
through a fad period
where there was unbridled buying of them.
i cut the fur off my furby and now he looks demonic. he's a lot cooler now.