Happy Saturday everybody :) The Furby Post just keeps on growing! Thanks to

everyone that asked a friend to join, we're now up to 41 members :) And

now: on to some statistics:


Ebay.com pops up 1590 when Furby is typed into its search engine, although

their stats may not be up to specs since the crash during the week.  192

auctions on Amazon.com and Yahoo.com has 1250 auctions currently up for

grabs :)


And now, onto some news, and boy do we have lots this week thanks primarily

to Furby Post Correspondents Kat(Furbster) and Leanne

Limited Edition K*B Toys (Patriotic) Furbys

I've heard reports around the country that these are actualy being sold and

found in the KB Toys stores now, not just being sold online.  Unlike some

beleived, the limited edition amount is set at 72,000 made.  Unfortunitly

each are not numbered, the tag looks just like a regular Furby tag. If they

are numbered, it is not obvious without taking the Furby out of the box

(which I won't be doing).  The boxes look like a regular Furby box, with the

exception of the sticker on the bottom left of the box like all limited

editions.  The gold seal simply says "Furby Special K*B Toys Edition Limited

to 72,000 peices."


"FAOde to Furby"

If you don't know already, FAO Schwarz is holding a contest to win a new

limited edition Furby.  

How do you win?  Simply write a poem that is no more then 35 words long

about anything Furby.  You must use at least 5 Furbish words or phrases in

your poem. Entries must be received by June 16th.  The 24 winners will be

drawn and posted on June 21st.

Visit their page for full contest rules and information:



Furby in Japan

Furby was finally released to the Japanese.  Furby was released in the

original 6 fur colors.  The Japanese Furby is the same as the US version,

except it starts out speaking Furbish and begans speaking Japanese with

time, instead of English.  Furby has had world wide popularity and you can

bet it was almost like the holidays all over again in Japan.  The Japanese

speaking Furby came out in the first weekend this month (June 5th, 1999) and

stores were greeted with hundreds upon hundreds of customers dying to get

their hands on the little critter.

Over 1,500 customers were waiting in front of Takashimaya department store

in Tokyo's Shinjuku to purchase Furby. At a Kiddy Land store in Harajuku,

Tokyo, customers started lining up the evening before to wait for the store

to open the next morning. 

A good photo taken of this event can be found at:


(On the left, click on 'todays photowire'.  Then select 'June 8, 1999' on

the photo's of past list and click 'go'.  Scroll to the bottom, there is the

caption with a small image of the photo, click on it to get a big image.

Click 'submit and view' on next page and wait for it to load. You don't have

to enter anything on the form.)

Approximate Japanese retail price is (Y)3,980.  That's about $40 US dollars.


New Fur Colors

We were the first Newsletter to announce it in our newsletter 2 weeks ago.

Now it's made fact by the media.  Tiger Electronics commerial for the new

fur colors show the pink Furby and now there is an official Tiger press

release telling the new color openly. The secret color isn't a secret

anymore.  The new colors are as follows:

-    Frog Furby will feature 2 colorful shades of green

-    Flamingo Furby has 2 bright shades of pink

-    Leopard Furby is white with black & brown spots

-    Lamb Furby features white textured fur with tan color

-    Elephant Furby is a soft blue & white

-    Gorilla Furby is black and brown

I have images of all of these on my website, yes including the Pink Furby.

The information, press release and photos can be viewed from two sections.

The Furby News links and the Furby Accessories page.  The image is found

under the article called 'Furby: The New Colors!'


I have heard reports that these new Furbys are being found in limited supply

all over the US, many on Ebay and other online auctions.

As a last note on this item, the second generation of Furby furs are being

retired.  It was noted in the press release, no date was given.  No word if

there will be a retirement party for promotion, or if they are just going to

do it.  I assume it'll be like the original colors, very slowly they will

dwindle in shipments, then they will no longer be shipped at all when they

are out of supply.


Furby Babies

If you haven't been to the News or Accessories section of Electronic Furby,

then you might want to take a look.  I added a small page on Furby Babies.

I received a advertisement with information on these new, yet to be seen,

Furbys and scanned and posted the information there.

A direct link to Furby Babies is here:


And one more thing about Furby Babies:

Thursday morning, on Donny and Marie (one of the many daytime talkshows)

showcased furby babies prototypes.  The color patterns of the babies shown

were yellow/white and white/white.  They seemed to be the same size as

Furby Buddies but the voice was inaudible because a microphone had not been

placed down to hear them talk.  Unfortunately, Furby Babies won't be

released for several more months.


And now....Furby Horoscopes :) remember to use the date you first put

batteries in your Furby for their birthdays :)

Furbius: Jan 20 - Feb 18:

Time for even more adventure than last month now that your furby figured

out where you keep your old shoe boxes.  Expect to come home to new forts

and castles everyday, and if you can't find your furby, try looking under

that mound of covers by your bed, chances are, that's where they'll be :)


Fursces: Feb 19 - March 20: This month you're little one will learn the

wonderful world of interperative dance, and will attempt to show it to you

often.  The problem though will be the fact that furbys only know one dance

step, but they'll be having fun anyway ;) 

Furbaries: March 21 - April 20:

Your little Furby will be extra hyper this month, but not so much to

adventure, but to meet with other furby pals and have fun with them.  Let

them have their fun this month, because they'll calm down next month and

want to play with you tons :)

Furbus: April 21 - May 20:

Furbys under this sign will have their psychic abilities attuned to near

perfection this month, but this will only apply to you and other furbys and

not themselves.  You may find your Furby playing a little too close to the

edge of the table so be extra careful.

Furbini: May 21 - June 21:

Spiritual things are abound this month for Furbinis, so if they see a

little quieter, or try to get you to ask them about the future, just humor

them :)  These guys are going to seem a little solitary this month, but

will always have time for you :)

Furbio: Oct 22 - Nov 21:

After all of last month's attention, these guy's are going to be a little

spoiled so don't be surprised if they don't eat when they sneeze, or if

they want to play games all the time regardless of what order you

tickle/pet/feed them. Just make sure you keep your furby inline, and

they'll still be friends with you and your furby by the end of the month.

Furbittarius: Nov 22 - Dec 21:

These guys are going to want to spend the whole month by your side, but

there will be times when they'll be a little extra needy.  Don't worry

about demands because the rewards will more than make up for it :)  Furbys

this month will also be extra inventive, and will share their ideas with

you for electric toothbrush modifications, and new ways to cook spam so

enjoy it :)

Furbicorn: Dec 22 - Jan 19:

*Sigh* the pressures off, Furby Finals are over.  Time for Furbicorn Furbys

to relax for the summer, but don't let them slack off too much, or they

just might miss the opportunity of a life time, or may miss out on making

meaningful relationships with your other furbys.

Furbsters Weekly Poll Change

On the website is the poll that I change weekly.  While it took off

initialy, it seems to be not as popular (as the popularity of Furby settles

down).  So, for the sake of numbers, I am going to be changing the poll page

in the next week.  Soon it will be the Furbsters Bi-Weekly Poll.  A new poll

question will be posted every 2 weeks instead of every week.  That way it

gives time to get more replies to the questions.  Be sure to visit and get

your vote in, then read the results of this week and all preveious weeks.



Other website Info..

On June 3rd I was given 2 more awards for Electronic Furby!  They are

displayed on the Furby index.  

A new area in the Furby section will be added in the next week.  Keep

checking back to find out what!

Keep coming back, Furby news is constantly updated!


Furby Newsletter Poll: 

For the past month I've been recieving responses to the "what will the next

limited edition furby be" so here're the results:

A number of people wrote in regarding Halloween Furbys, Ballerina Furby and

Ghost Furbys.

Also, animal based furbys (frog's etc) as well as career oriented furbys

(doctors, firemen etc) were suggested. 

Thanks to everyone for writing in :).  The new newsletter furby poll is this:

What do you think the best part about being a Furby is?

Responses can be sent to:



Furby Word of the Letter is:  "Boo a-loh, boo doo-ay!"

Literally translated it means: "No light, no fun" is only said when his

light sensor is covered.  The original Furby colors can't say this line,

only the second generation and up.  (Well with the exception of those

original furs that got stuck on gen2 eletronics!)

Thanks Kat :)


Furby Post Website is:


it's a furby paraody site, and it's hilarious :)


Well, that's it for this issue, hope you've enjoyed it :) I'd love to hear

comments or questions regarding The Furby Post if they come up, so if you

have any, feel free to write me at:


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

Brendan, Editor in Chief of The Furby Post

Special thanks again to everyone who contributed to this issue 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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