Furby Makes a Come-back – Now With More Tech, Animatronics and Mobile Apps

furby 2012Some of you may well remember Furby, the cute, Mogwai-like tech pet. Now, more than a decade since Furby first hit store shelves the critter is making a comeback.

The Furby 2012 has been tweaked and improved and is packed with more tech than ever before.

The new gadgety gremlin now features LCD eyes, rubber ears that twitch and move, touch-enabled sensors, and the ability to interact with other furbies or even an iPad through high frequency audio.

Furby will dance to music, realises when you’re hanging it upside down, and has multiple personalities that you can switch between.

Naturally, there will also be compatible mobile apps that you can use to play with your furry robo-buddy or even translate what it’s saying in its native furbish.

The toy is expected to cost $60 when it launches in September.

The only thing you’ll find on the official Furby site right now is a huge pair of moving eyes and the legend: “coming soon.”

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