Furby is back, hide yourself now

Of all childhood toys to reboot, Furby has made its comeback, and it was launched worldwide on Sept 16. It comes with LCD saucers for eyes, making it look possessed and immensely emotive. It has no power button, meaning you can’t switch it off, making it extraordinarily annoying. A Furby iOS app even translates Furbish to English so you know what it’s blabbering on about, making it worth about absolutely zilch in terms of educational value. We feel sorry for anyone who receives this monstrosity as a gift. If modern life is Furbish, we don’t want to live anymore.

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