Wednesday May 19, 7:08 am Eastern Time

Company Press Release

Special Limited Edition Graduation Furby Hits Store Shelves and More!

VERNON HILLS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 19, 1999--Tiger Electronics announces its Special Limited Edition Graduation Furby just in time for graduation. Each highly-collectible Graduation Furby has black and white fur and is outfitted with a graduation cap. They are also numbered 1-250,000 and come in a specially colored box with a Special Edition Gold Seal.

Furby fans and collectors alike will be excited to grab these limited editions before they are gone. Tiger's white & purple Special Limited Edition Spring Furby sold out of stores immediately! As part of an online charity auction hosted by Yahoo!® Auctions, the no. 1 Spring Furby in the series, sold to the highest bidder for $5,500 that benefited the Starlight Children's Foundation.

Furby is dressed for success in `99. Tiger recently launched new fur patterns for Furby and will continue to introduce additional patterns throughout the year. Furby fans will be able to add these exciting new fur patterns to their collections: Giraffe, Owl, Snow Leopard, Dalmatian, Bear, and of course, Tiger! Each of these patterns have all the great play of the original Furby, but with an additional ``deep sleep'' mode enhancement. The new feature makes sure Furby stays asleep until its owner is ready to play.

Bean bag plush toys have long been favored collectibles. In '99, all of your favorite Furbys will be available in popular soft, bean bag plush called Furby Buddies. Furby Buddies each have their own special name with different colors and patterns. New additions will be added regularly. Kids can now carry Furby on the go with the Furby Carry Along. This well-crafted backpack features two zippers to easily open the front of the Carry Along and a safety belt so Furby won't fall out. All four sides of the Carry Along are clear so everyone can admire Furby and the two sturdy straps on the back are easily adjusted.

Consumers will find licensed Furby items coming to stores nationwide soon. Furby fans can choose from footwear and slippers, children's watches, accessories, t-shirts, outerwear, sleepwear, domestic and household items, coloring and activity books, party supplies, kites, Halloween costumes and more!

Tiger has something for every Furby Fan!

Tiger Electronics, Ltd., a division of Hasbro, Inc., is the leading manufacturer of innovative electronic toys and games for the whole family. Tiger's core products and brands include: Sports Feel(TM) Games, Furby®,®.pocket pro(TM) portable video gaming system, Lazer Tag®, Talkboy(TM) sound novelty toys, and a complete line of electronic family games such as Brain Shift®, Brain Warp®, Wheel of Fortune(TM) and Jeopardy!(TM) Tiger is a leader in licensed electronic favorites, featuring such titles as Star Wars®, NASCAR®, WCW/NWO®, Rugrats®, A Bugs Life®, Winnie the Pooh® and many more.

Hasbro (ASE:HAS - news) is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys, games, interactive software, puzzles and infant products. Both internationally and in the U.S., its Playskool®, Kenner®, Tonka®, OddzOn®, Super Soaker®, Milton Bradley®, Parker Brothers®, Tiger(TM), Galoob® and Hasbro Interactive(TM) products, provide children and families with the highest quality and most recognizable toys and games in the world.

     Tiger Electronics, Ltd.

     Marc Rosenberg/Lana Simon/Paul Christou


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