Furby 2012 has LED Eyes
You might not notice when you just see an image of a new Furby, but the eyes are actually light-up LED screens so the image can change depending on Furby's mood.
Feeding a Furby
If you put something in a Furby's mouth he will nibble on it when it presses on is tongue. You can also use the option app to feed a Furby different foods and see what he makes of them.
Pull Furby's Tail
The new Furbies have a long tail with a furry tip. Pulling the tail of a Furby is one of the ways you can interact with it.
Your Furby might enjoy having its tail pulled, or it might not!
As well as being able to detect his tail being pulled and his tongue being pressed, Furby has a range of modern sensors to detail movement and touch.
Furby has a tilt sensor so he can tell when you're spinning his around and turning him upside down. And he is touch sensitive too. (The original Furby had a basic IR sensor so this is a major update in interactivity.)
Can Furby Move?
Furby does have some movement. Furbies can dance when they hear music and wriggle when they are ticked. They don't walk around though.
Does Furby's Mouth Move?
Yes, Furby's mouth moves when it speaks.
The Furby App
The 2012 Furby has an optional iOS app. The app can translate from Furbish to English and allows you to feed your Furby tasty and interesting foods.
The app works with the iPad, iPod touch and iPhone.
Furby Age Suitability
What age of child will a Furby appeal to? Hasbro has set the recommended age for Furby to age 6+. Kids aged 6, 7, 8, and 9 will probably be the main owners of the new Furbies.
Younger kids might not appreciate all the interactive features, but I'll bet that younger siblings will want to get their hands on a Furby owned by a big brother or sister so some 4 and 5 year olds will want Furbies.
Furbies are not suitable for children under 3 years old.
Lots of older kids will enjoy a Furby too - it just depends on the personality of the child.
And yes, there will be lots of adult Furby owners too!