Look What I Found!

 

We gave Furby’s to our grandchildren the Christmas they were so popular.  But, I was recently surprised to find this one, that must have been an extra, in the back of a closet.

Does anyone remember what year they were so big?  I’m pretty sure it was less than 10 years ago. 

I always thought they were kind of ugly, and I didn’t really “get” their appeal, but I remember they were certainly popular!  Now I’m wondering what I should do with this homely little guy.

Do you have any memories about Furby’s?  Of a child receiving one?   Or memories of how you managed to buy one when they were so hard to find?  Did you have to stand in a long line? 

I’d be interested to hear if seeing this picture immediately brought a memory to mind!

13 Responses to Look What I Found!

  1. Beth says:

    I vaguely remember them. I was in college so of course FAR too cool to be interested in such a thing. 🙂 And I agree, they are pretty ugly.

    According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furby) it was 1998’s when they were so popular. When we’re concerned about having runs on the banks it’s fun to think about something as silly as runs on Furbies!

  2. Beth says:

    That’s “1998” not “1998’s.”

  3. Amy O says:

    Furby scared me. What about selling it on Ebay or Princess Coco may find him interesting.

    I used the wisdom from yesterdays post with how I complimented my children. It was a much better day. Even when attidudes started going South, I would notice something and complimented and attidudes changed. Thank you for the post!

  4. chrissy says:

    I remember they were pretty big twice. Once around 10 years ago and once a few years back maybe 4 years ago. They were hard to get again. Try it as a Christmas present this year, I think it would be a great gift!

  5. Sandra says:

    Beth — Great point — potential runs on banks certainly do make runs on toys seem rediculous!

    Amy — He is a little bit spooky, isn’t he. I think I gave Coco one at the time, although she would have just been a baby. But, that does give me the idea that maybe I ought to just save him for when the girls are here sometime and let them play with him.

    I am so glad you got so much inspiration out of yesterday’s post! Thank you for telling me.

    Chrissy — Twice? Boy, I totally missed it the second time. The more I think about it, I do think we’ll just make Mr. Furby a little group project the next time the girls are here. We’ll all read the instructions together and see what we can make him do!

    Thanks all of you for your ideas. Beth, I’m going to try to remember that that kind of information is available on-line. I just forget! 🙂

  6. Lyndsay says:

    Oh my gosh, what I memory! When we bought this house (4 years ago), we were in the process of moving in and unpacking. We opened the kitchen cupboard and in a hasty move, I didn’t really look into it. All of a sudden, I heard a weird noise, “mmmm, me sleepy, me wake up!”. I looked up to see these big eyes blinking at me and this crazy pink monster talking to me.

    It was the only thing these people left in the house. In a kitchen cupboard. You think that wasn’t intentional? I should send them a bill for the near heartattack I suffered.

    Thanks for the memory, LOL!

  7. Sandra says:

    Lyndsay — I think the people who sold you their house, had a STRANGE sense of humor. Possibly involving drinking? I have heard of bottles of wine being left for new owners — but never a Furby! Thanks for sharing your interesting Furby memory. 🙂

  8. Beth says:

    Oh, Lyndsay–that is REALLY funny!!!

  9. Hilary says:

    Hang onto him until he’s worth something.. he’s in mint condition. 😉

  10. Sandra says:

    That’s such a dilemma though, isn’t it, Hilary? Who knows what will be worth something sometime and what won’t! 🙂 (and he is soooo ugly!)

  11. Daughter in law says:

    You do have a great grandson now who might one day be deserving of it. lol

  12. Sandra says:

    Ohhh, that’s a GREAT idea, DIL! I’ll save it for him! I’m glad you thought of that.

  13. what would u sell him for

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