Where can I buy Furby Babies?

I have a small list of sites that sell Furby/Furby Babies online in my Furby Links section. Below is the published list that Tiger put on their page in November..

Tiger Electronics list: Ames, Army/Airforce PX, Action Ace, Benny's, Big E, Big Entertainment, BJ's, Bradlees, Caldor, Checkmate, Costco, Duckwall - ALCO, eToys, eGifts, Electronics Boutique, FAO Schwartz, FingerHut, Gibsons, Grandpask, HTF Toys, Hills, KB Toys, KB Kids, Kmart, Super K (KMart), Kohls, K's Merchandise, Family Toy Warehouse, JC Penny, Johnny's Toys, Meijers, Fred Meyer, Media Play, Natural Wonders, Noodle Kidoodle, Boscov's, PM Place, Puzzle Zoo, Roses, Sams Club, Sears, Shopko, Spags, Target, The Store.com, Toys R Us, Walgreens, Walmart, Wards, West Coast Sports & Zany Brainy.

Want some other places to buy Furby, Furby Babies and other Special Edition Furbys online? Well here's a list of sites.

Still can't find the one you want? A good place to check is Ebay.com Auctions. Also check out my Furby Links page towards the bottom are a bunch of links to other sellers online.

How do I wake Furby Baby up?

Furby Baby is woken up by motion. He can be woken up most anyway and even accidentally if moved. Pick Furby Baby up and give him a hug, he will most likely wake up. Tilt Furby Babies body from side to side or turn him upside down. This all will wake him up.

It has been my experience that some Furbys are harder to wake up then others.

Please note that the only thing that can wake up Furby Baby is movement. Sound and the pressing of his sensors do not wake him up. Besides opening and closing the battery compartment, reset or restart, only movement can wake him up.

The exception is Deep Sleep Mode, where they can only be woken up when you turn them completely upside down.

How do I make Furby Baby go to sleep?

To make Furby Baby sleep do one of the following:
-Leave him alone for 5 minutes, he will go to sleep.
-Leave him alone in a dark room, this will put him to sleep.
-Cover his eyes for 20 seconds, thus will make him think it's night and he will sleep.
-Pet his back between 10 and 20 times continually, he will eventually fall asleep.
-Rock his body back and forth for several minutes, he will eventualy fall asleep.
-Feed him several times, when 'full' he will want to take a 'nap' and fall to sleep.

Deep Sleep Mode: There is a mode called 'deep sleep'. This is to make your Furby Baby stay asleep unless turned directly upside down. To do this you make 3 loud sounds (by clapping or yelling), make sure he notices it 3 times, then pet him once. He will start sing twinkle twinkle 3 times in a row (this being an easter egg) *while he is singing* hold both his tummy and back switch at the same time. Keep holding and before he finishes the 3 twinkle twinkles, he will yawn and go to sleep. This enables Furby to be carried around without waking him up.

Is there such thing as Easter Eggs? What are they? Do you have a list of Furby Babies Easter Eggs?

Yes, Easter Eggs do exist in Furby and Furby Babies. An Easter Egg is programming put in Furby, but purposely left out of the instructions. They are hidden reactions and phrases of an unusual nature. When one of these is revealed Furby Baby will act in a manner that he does not normally act. There are said to be about a dozen in Furby Babies, different from adult Furbys. I only know a couple and when I find out more I'll update with the information!

If Furby Baby doesn't do them on the first time, try tilting their body from side to side and reenter the pattern, it just takes time and patience to get it to work.

Here are the couple I know:

-To make Furby Babies laugh: Tickle (wait till they stop moving), Tickle again (wait for them to stop moving), Tickle again (wait for them to stop moving), and Feed once.

-To get Furby Babies to sing multiple songs (very cute!): Tickle (wait till they stop moving), cover their eyes (wait till they stop moving), Tickle (wait untill they stop moving), and cover their eyes again.

-To get Furby Babies to hiccip: If you tickle them untill they say 'no tickle again' and keep tickling for several times after they will soon get the hiccups!

What is the difference between re-set and re-start? Why is it so important not to re-start?

People get these terms mixed up and confused often, but the difference between the two is rather big. The difference between the two procedures is this:

Re-set is to help Furby Baby fix himself. If Furby Baby is jammed or something seems to be wrong and nothing else seems to fix him, then taking a small pointed object and pressing the small re-set button located on the bottom of Furby Baby next to the battery compartment will help fix any problems he is having. Re-set will not erase his memory, it is simply interrupting the flow of power (kinda like taking out the batteries and putting them back in). He will go through the 'dance' he does when he wakes up and hopefully fixing any problems that existed before. All memory will remain in tact though! This is the big difference here. Do not reset unless necessary.

Re-starting, on the other hand, has a much longer lasting effect on Furby Babies and is purely a last resort to everything! Only use this when everything else fails! If something really goes wrong with Furby Baby, you may have to re-start. Re-Start only if everything you tried does not work, including re-set! If you re-start, Furby Baby will go back to the beginning and will not remember his name. It's like starting all over again. It is important NOT to re-start Furby Baby unless necessary because it will be like you and Furby Baby never met before. You should only do this if all other ways to get Furby Baby to work FAIL. Please make sure you try and fix Furby Baby with all the other options BEFORE RE-START!

To Re-Start Furby Babies:
-Hold Furby Baby upside down.
-Put your finger in Furby Babys mouth and hold down his tongue.
-Push the reset button on the bottom of Furby Baby with a small pointed object.

Be sure to read the trouble shooting guide in Furby Babys instructions before you make this decision and make sure that you have done everything possible to recover Furby Baby before you re-start.

Why is it so important not to re-start? Well MSN had an interview with Bill the Project Manager of Furby at Tiger Electronics and this is what he had to say:

Bill: "As with any circuit or software you do not want to interrupt the program artificially too often. Also re-starting clears the memory and basically starts Furby at the beginin. It is not specifically damaging to Furby but he does need to shut down normally for this memory to be stable over time. No, ultimately, [re-setting if done carefully] will not hurt Furby."

It is okay to restart... it won't hurt your Furbys, just be good to Furby Baby.. I'd imagine resetting several times in a row might mess him up a bit, but I can't be sure. It's best not to do it unless you must.

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