This adorable new friend is more than just a stuffed animal. Through a combination of interactive programming and robotic engineering, Furby has a mind of its own. Kids can feed it, speak to it, tickle it, or play music for it, and Furby responds. If kids play nicely with Furby, it will develop a sweet personality. Pull, shake, and turn Furby upside-down, and a mischievous demeanor may evolve. When kids first get Furby, it will speak "furbish" and the more Furby interacts with its owner, the more English it will start speaking. Each Furby can also recognize another Furby; place two side-by-side and they will interact, including dancing together to the same tune or having a conversation.
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