Welcome to the first Furby Post of 2000, hope everyone's having a decent year so far, we sure are.  We have 222 people subscribed to The Post, up twenty from last week.  If you know someone who'd like to subscribe, send them to:


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Table of Contents:

1) Statistics

2) News

3) Letter to the Editor

4) Electronic Furby Updates

5) Special Notes

6) Furbish Word of the Issue

7) Fun Furby Fact

8) Closing

9) Unsub and Copyright Information


Here's some current stats about Furby Auctions:

Currently there are 1876 ebay auctions going on, 1952 on Yahoo!, and 163 on

amazon.com. Also, as a new edition to the stats list, Auctionrover.com has 1414 auctions going on.  


And now...onto the News 

-1999 Sales for TRU

Mr. Goldstein said that international comparable toy store sales, on a local

currency basis, were flat for this holiday season compared to the same

period last year. ``Our stores in Australia, France and the United Kingdom

all reported comparable store sales increases, with France's comparable

sales being up double digits, while comparable store sales in Germany,

Spain, Canada and Japan declined. Strong performances from Furby, Pokemon

and Star Wars products in most

international markets were offset by a weak video game business this season.

On a year-to-date basis, local currency international comparable toy store

sales increased 1%.

Full article: http://www.mimitchi.com/html/furbn89.htm


-Furby Babies and Pokemon were the big Holiday winners.

This year, the annual battle for the star spot under British Christmas trees

pits Furby Babies - babbling offspring of the hirsute little figure that so

many children adored last year - against Pikachu and his pals, Jigglypuffs,

Blastoise, Bulbasaur, Eevee, Charizards

and many (so many) more.

Pokemons top the popularity list compiled by the British Association of Toy

Retailers, based on sales to the end of November, with Furby Babies at No. 2.

But the junior Furbies headed a popularity table put together in October by

an international market research company, NPD Inc., based in Port

Washington, N.Y. Pokemon merchandise was in fourth and fifth place - and


Full article: http://www.mimitchi.com/html/furbn90.htm

[I live in WA State and I went Furby shopping the week after Christmas and

I'll tell you, the shelves where empty.  I didn't find a Furby any place and

I tried several places!  It's a nice feeling to know he did so well, even if

I didn't find any! -Kat :)]


-Furby Babies Generation 3!

They are coming soon!  I've been told they are being found in limited

quanities.  They are soon to make a big appearance on the market though, so

keep an eye out for them.  When we get some pictures and more information,

we'll be sure to post it in a upcoming newsletter.  Also watch Electronic

Furby website, the information will be posted and pics when I have it!


-Furby.com Free Watch Offer

If you buy certain Furby Products that total $30 or more then you can send

the receipts to Tiger Electronics and they will send you a free Furby Watch!

You must buy the $30 worth during between December 10, 1999, and January 31,

2000 to qualify for this offer!  For complete details visit furby.com and

click on the free watch offer or go straight there:

[PS: I've got the watch in the middle of the 3 pictured :) -Kat]


-Furby in Y2K?

With Y2K being the top story in the news, there has been much humor

sorrounding the issue. The LA Times recently released an article titled

"2000 FAQs To Know" and Furby is mentioned!  The following is from LATimes.com:

      Is my Furby Y2K-compliant? 

    Tiger Electronics, Furby's manufacturer, cautions that some Furbies may

    turn feral at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and begin gorging on household pets and

    small children. Tiger stresses that there is no cause for alarm, but the

    company strongly recommends letting your Furby sleep through the New Year,

    preferably in a locked metal box buried at least 16 feet underground. 

The rest if the article is humorous as well, thats the part that has to deal

with Furby though!  We'd like you to know that Furby is Y2K compliant - as

he is not programed with date specific information.  To read the rest of the

article go here:



Electronic Furby website updates

-You Know Your Too Attached To Furby When...

Yes the list has been updated!  Have several more entries for you to come

and enjoy!  Feel free to read the list and your more then welcome to submit

your own!


-The Poll

The website Furby Poll has been updated and we'd love to hear your responses

to it.  It only takes two clicks to complete, so if you'd be so kind

as to fill it out, the URL is:


(It was a bit slow around the holidays for updates, but coming soon is a

Gizmo section! It is in the making! :) )


Letters to the Editor:

Nothing this issue, but if you have a question you'd like posted send it along to: 


and we'll have it answered as soon as possible.


Special Notes:

Furby Reader Stories

Do you have a special furby story you'd like to share with our other

readers?  Maybe something special happened over the holidays?  Maybe you

want to tell about how you got your first Furby?  Maybe you want to just

share an opinoin on Furby or Furby babies? Do you have a fun Y2K story?

We'd love to hear your stories!  

Just send along your Furby Stories to us at 


and you may see your story appear in an upcoming issue!

(You know you're tempted to send in your stories.. you just know you are! :)

Don't make my Furby, Toh-Loo Kah, sad - it was his idea to put in this part

of the newsletter!)


Also, there's a new survey up for The Post :) it'd be great if you could take a couple of seconds to fill it out.  It's at:



Furbish Word of the Issue:

"Boo/a-loh/boo/doo-ay" means "no light, no fun" in English.  Furby and Furby

Babies will say this when they are put in a dark room, when there are

dramatic changes in light in the room, or you cover their eyes.


-Fun Furby Facts

Both of us love Furby and have many of them.  But did you know we enjoy many

other things as well, such as humor.  We also love toast.  Mix the two, what

do you get?  You get the Furby Post Editors own website, a Moron's Guide to

Toast.  It recently was anounced as MSN's site of the day.  So it's not

Furby related, but I figured you might want to know what else the editor

does when he's not working on my site newsletter with me!



Everyone have a great weekend and we'll see you in a couple of weeks :) If you have any questions or comments or anything, send them to:


And I'll get back to you as soon as possible :)

Also, remember to send in Furby stories and Furby page links and I'll be

happy to put them up here with credit :)

Kat, Head of Research

Brendan, Editor in Chief of The Furby Post

Written and composed by Brendan Quinn. The rights to all artwork and creative information included on this particular page and all pages related to The Furby Post are reserved by Brendan Quinn. Furby, Furbish, and all related is ®, TM,& ©Tiger Electronics, LTD. USA.
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