Because fun never goes out of style
Some collect superhero and Minecraft toys, and others prefer things a little fluffier and old school. 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 on the list of best Furby toys available today.
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. It reacts to being touched, talked to, and even tickled with a variety of movements, words, and expressions. Furby Connect 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 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 interactive Furby Connect friend can sing, dance, and show emotion, and his phrases will leave you in stitches.
Best for Older Kids: Furby Boom Polka Dots
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 only downside is that you’ll go through batteries like crazy with this model. If you don’t mind that, the Furby Boom is a fun, interactive toy that easily makes our list of the best Furby toys of the year.
- 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
The Furby Boom has five personalities, an extensive vocabulary, and spouts funny phrases sure to please.
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 Wookie noises, collects Star Wars Furblings, and there’s an app to expand play.
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 their 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 don’t have a lot of tricks up their sleeves, but they’re loads of fun and super tiny.
Best Companion Model: Furby Furblings Creature
The Furby Furblings Creature is a plush-rainbow-colored pal that responds to your Furby Boom. This companion toy works with the free Furby app and lets you hatch and raise virtual Furblings.
This is a small toy that is cute as can be. It’s pricey, but if you already own a Furby Boom, this is a must-buy for fans, collectors, and kids. The Furby Furblings Creature is fun on its own but is even more enjoyable when paired with a Furby Boom.
- Small and portable
- Super soft
- Communicates with the Furby Boom
Best Companion Model
You’ve got a friend
If you have a Furby Boom, the Furblings are fun companion animals that will communicate with each other.
The best Furby for all ages is the Furby Connect Friend. The Furby’s cuddle factor 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.
Credits — The team that worked on this guide
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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