Best Furby Toys iMore 2020
The Furby was billed as the first electronic robot toy during its initial release in 1998. The Furby heyday continues with these interactive playthings that are part stuffed animal, part robot, and all fun! New content continues to be available to the Furby world through the always-updated Furby Connect World app, which means there's always something new to discover in the land of Furbies. Topping the list of our favorites is the Furby Connect Friend. This entertaining, affordable model from Hasbro learns new phrases, interacts with owners and other Furbies, features in-app surprises, and is our top pick for the best Furby available today.
- Best Overall: Furby Connect Friend
- Best for Older Kids: Furby Boom
- Best Collectible: Star Wars Furbacca
- Best Portable Playmate: Furby Party Rockers
- Best Old School: Furby Purple Voodoo
Best Overall: Furby Connect Friend
The Furby Connect Friend is soft and cuddly, just like a stuffed animal, but this little guy (or gal) has a personality to boot. Furby Connect Friend reacts to being touched, talked to, and even tickled with a variety of movements, words, and expressions. Furby Connect Friend attempts to tell you what it wants and needs using charming words and phrases that will delight kids (and adults). When it's time for bed, place a sleep mask over Furby's eyes, and he's out for the night, or until you remove the eye cover.
Furby Connect World app content is updated regularly, so this little guy is always learning new tricks. Kids six and older will cherish Furby Connect Friend not only for its cuddly cuteness, but also for its ability to sing, dance, chatter away, fart and belch after eating, and interact with the entire family. The Furby Connect Friend takes four AA batteries that last for approximately six hours of constant use.
- Soft and cuddly
- Easy on the pocketbook
- Compatible with Kindle Fire (Kids Edition)
- Battery life
- Can't sync via Bluetooth with older devices
You'll fall in love with this funny, cuddly friend
The play value of this interactive toy is outstanding! The affordable Furby Connect Friend can sing, dance, show emotions with his eyes, and his phrases will leave you in stitches.
Best for Older Kids: Furby Boom
Furby Boom is a more advanced model that will remember the name you give it, as well as any other Furby Boom friend it meets. Furby Boom's big draw its ability to hatch virtual babies called Furblings. In fact, you can fill an entire virtual city with Furblings as you seek out the grand prize: the golden Furbling egg.
When used in combination with the Furby Boom app, you can keep track of your Furby's health, hunger level, and even bathing routine using a built-in monitor. The Furby Boom has five unique personalities, each with its own voice, sayings, and movements. The Furby Boom can even interact with other Furbies. How cool is that?
- You shape its personality
- Collect and hatch baby Furblings
- Can interact with other Furbies
- Battery life
Best for Older Kids
The advanced Furby with multiple personalities
This Furby is pure enjoyment! From its five unique personalities to its extensive vocabulary and funny phrases to collecting and hatching baby Furbies, the Furby Boom is interactive fun that's suitable for all ages.
Best Collectible: Star Wars Furbacca
Star Wars fans unite! The Star Wars Furbacca is a Chewbacca-like Furby that speaks Wookiee, sings and dances to music, eats, sleeps, yawns, and is just about the most adorable thing in the galaxy. Pair Chewie with the free app and you can explore new galaxies and collect virtual Star Wars Furby Furblings.
The Star Wars Furbacca interacts with other Furbies in the house, so it will talk, wink, blink, sing and dance with your other Furby friends. And in true Chewie-style, this Furby sings Star Wars music and sounds just like the real deal. Furbacca is made for kids six and up but will be a hit and instant collector item for any Star Wars fan.
- Speaks Wookiee, Furbish, and English
- Makes Wookie noises
- Collects virtual Star Wars Furblings
- Grunts and groans more than it speaks
- Sucks batteries
The Furby from another galaxy
Star Wars fans will adore Furbacca. He makes for great toy and a treasured collectible. Complete with Wookie noises, Star Wars Furblings, and an app to expand play, this is a wallet-friendly Furby for diehard Star Wars lovers.
Best Portable Playmate: Furby Party Rockers
Furby Party Rockers creatures are miniature in size and big on entertainment. These show-off worthy pals interact with other Furbies and with people. Tickle your Party Rocker, pet his head, or pull on his tail and watch him move, laugh, and grunt. So much fun!
True to its name, Party Rocker creatures burp and fart. They also make kissing noises, snore, go to sleep, are fluent in English and Furbish, and respond to the sound of your voice and music. With the free app, you can feed your Party Rocker virtual party snacks.
- Fun for younger kids
- Interacts with people
- Does not dance
- Doesn't do eye expressions
Best Portable Playmate
Big fun in a small package
Furby Party Rockers creatures don't have all the tricks up their sleeves that their bigger counterparts do, but they are loads of fun for younger kids who need a portable pal.
Best Old School: Furby Voodoo Purple
Furby Voodoo Purple is the old school 2012 version that's still wildly popular today and every bit as enjoyable as it was back then. This model was the first to release super expressive LCD eyes that are now standard in newer releases.
Compatible with iOS and Android apps, Furby Voodoo Purple can adapt its personality to your behavior, be fed virtually, and respond to your movements in Furbish and English, as well as laugh, dance, and sing.
- Turns itself off after one minute of inactivity
- Can change his personality based on interaction
- Communicates with other Furbies
- Not as interactive as newer releases
Best Old School
Kickin' it old school
This 2012 model is classic cool. With super soft fur, you can pet this model, tickle its tummy, feed it virtually, and laugh along at its silly comments and expressions. Beware though, how you talk to this Furby will shape its personality.
The best Furby for all ages is the Furby Connect Friend. The cuddle factor of this Furby is off the charts and its mannerisms and phrasing will entertain the entire family. With an affordable price tag and endless opportunities for new adventures with the free Furby app, this is a toy your kids will never tire of befriending.
Furby battery life can suffer in the hands of those who can't put their Furby down for a nap and for those Furby owners, we kindly suggest rechargeable batteries. Furbies are every bit as fun today as they were 20 years ago. No matter which Furby you choose, you're guaranteed to have a few belly laughs and tons of fun.
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Jodi Owan is a freelance writer and photographer who has been published in print and online. When not hiking through the backwoods with a camera, she can be found testing and writing about technology. Find her on Instagram and her website.
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