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(Gizmodo)   The new Furby is here and AAGGGGGHHHHHH AAIIIEEEEE KILL IT KILL IT WITH FIRE   (gizmodo.com) divider line 47
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2012-08-25 04:44:57 PM
Cookie Monster + Barney + Poltergeist

Do not want.
 
2012-08-25 07:04:07 PM
www.bigbadbob113.com
 
2012-08-25 07:04:42 PM
Seriously?

If this is the sort of thing that freaks you out, you should probably be living in a bubble.
 
2012-08-25 07:21:43 PM
Ok, I need and old priest and a young priest....
 
2012-08-25 07:21:55 PM
As far as sex toys go, that's pretty tame.

/It's a sex toy, right?
 
2012-08-25 07:23:36 PM
Ed Finnerty: As far as sex toys go, that's pretty tame.

/It's a sex toy, right?


Rule 34 man, EVERYTHING is a sex toy
 
2012-08-25 07:39:12 PM
 
2012-08-25 07:43:01 PM
Furby! You can do magic things!

/not obscure
 
2012-08-25 07:56:03 PM
Can these ones learn to swear like the first-generation ones could? If not, what's the point?
 
2012-08-25 08:07:31 PM
Bath Salt furby made me chuckle.
 
2012-08-25 08:12:47 PM

eraser8: Seriously?

If this is the sort of thing that freaks you out, you should probably be living in a bubble.


Being freaked out by clowns, or shiat like this is the kind of manufactured quirkiness that passes for a personality in the millennial generation.
 
2012-08-25 08:16:10 PM
 
2012-08-25 08:49:43 PM

eraser8: Seriously?

If this is the sort of thing that freaks you out, you should probably be living in a bubble.



No, it's legitimately creepy.
 
2012-08-25 09:09:21 PM
cdn.overclock.net
 
2012-08-25 09:13:59 PM
I cracked up when the dude yanked his finger out from the furby's beaked maw and the thing shouted out "HUNGRY!"
 
2012-08-25 09:25:58 PM
I'm still pondering the idea of a Kickstarter campaign to purchase enough of these things to cover an entire wall with them, in a similar vein to the Wall of Teddy Ruxpins, only much denser concentration. It would, of course, be an art installation in a gallery somewhere.
 
2012-08-25 09:34:15 PM
Ahhh that's so cute, look at....AUUUGGHHHH WHAT THE HELL IS IT DOING?!
 
2012-08-25 09:38:15 PM
It has... digital eyes?
 
2012-08-25 09:54:54 PM
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-08-25 10:02:39 PM
NUke the factory from orbit , its the only way to be sure.
 
2012-08-25 10:08:19 PM
If you stare long enough into the Furby, the Furby stares back into you.

/Oh Furby...I can see forever
 
2012-08-25 10:21:50 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
Skr
2012-08-25 10:42:24 PM
Sheeeeeet who was the joker who fed it after midnight?

famousmonstersoffilmland.com
 
2012-08-25 10:56:47 PM
DO NOT WANT DOG.jpg
 
2012-08-25 11:19:32 PM
These were everywhere pre-Xmas in '98, and then disappeared. I assume that's because even kids found them intolerably annoying. Did anyone hear get one as a kid? Was it as horrible as it was for the adults, or did you actually like it as much as your GI Joes?
 
2012-08-25 11:50:30 PM

imajication: These were everywhere pre-Xmas in '98, and then disappeared. I assume that's because even kids found them intolerably annoying. Did anyone hear get one as a kid? Was it as horrible as it was for the adults, or did you actually like it as much as your GI Joes?


I had one as a kid, got it the Christmas it was "the" toy.

It's exactly as bad as you would assume. I was bored of/annoyed with mine in an afternoon. They're light sensitive so they would go to sleep when it was dark. Mine spent its life span (aka battery life) in my closet after the first day.

I'd say it was the quickest burn-out rate on a Christmas gift I had as a kid.

The LED lights for eyes are creepy as shiat though. Glad I don't know any families with kids the right age for this round of furby.
 
2012-08-25 11:54:49 PM
I'm ashamed of most of you geeks.

The real question here, is can it be hacked?


If so, can you imagine uploading your own sounds and animations for it's eyes?
You could make the thing creepier than being asked by your long time lover/friend if you'd help them stretch their anus, seriously.

I mean, can you imagine if you woke up tomorrow and your significant other was all "I'd like to goatse, please."
 
2012-08-26 12:30:41 AM
Mrs. Kritter had Interactive Shelby on a display shelf next to an incredibly expensive Ursula doll (from the Little Mermaid). bad storm last year, big tree fell. huge branch went through the roof, attic, ceiling, wiped out Shelby & Ursula, and exited out the front of the house.

I'm still upset over the death of Shelby. And I'm still pissed off at that farking $$$ Ursula thing for getting speared like a olive in a martini.

/shaken, not stirred
 
2012-08-26 12:44:35 AM
I worked the trade show at Hasbro when these things were unveiled. As horrifying as they are, the programming in them is pretty fascinating. What TFA doesn't show is the obscene amount of smartphone interactivity this toy has. With the dedicated app, Furby can be even more evil. One example given in a video at the show was to use Furby as a "cat scarer." Basically, they put it behind a sleeping cat, then stepped away and remote-controlled Furby to scream at the cat until it woke up and ran off. Sadistic, but funny.

The presenters said that Furby will develop personality depending on how you treat him. The big question for those of us working the presentation area was how much you'd have to abuse Furby for him to become sociopathic. TFA is onto something...
 
2012-08-26 12:57:09 AM

mongbiohazard: eraser8: Seriously?

If this is the sort of thing that freaks you out, you should probably be living in a bubble.


No, it's legitimately creepy.


Thank god. At least that means we have a way to shut that whole thing down.
 
2012-08-26 01:36:31 AM

KellyKellyKelly: Furby! You can do magic things!

/not obscure


It's called "evil", kid.
 
2012-08-26 01:43:43 AM
Wow, some bad design decisions in there. It doesn't work unless he's cute.

/Oooh..ga..halo..nawa!
 
2012-08-26 02:06:10 AM
Does it come with a gun or time machine? I just need to know if it's dangerous.
 
2012-08-26 02:24:01 AM
I will stick with my Charles Lee Ray "Good Guy" doll....
 
2012-08-26 02:29:55 AM
Nothing to do with pods.... nothing to do with people... everything to do with hurting
 
2012-08-26 02:58:25 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Does it come with a gun or time machine? I just need to know if it's dangerous.


I don't know. How often have you done this before?
 
2012-08-26 03:08:41 AM
I always wanted a Furby. But what I really wanted and never got was a Giga Pet. I could just buy one now, I guess, but it's not the same.
 
2012-08-26 04:48:41 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-26 06:18:44 AM

imajication: These were everywhere pre-Xmas in '98, and then disappeared. I assume that's because even kids found them intolerably annoying. Did anyone hear get one as a kid? Was it as horrible as it was for the adults, or did you actually like it as much as your GI Joes?


My sisters had one. Every damn morning when the light hit it the farking thing woke up.

"HUNGRY"
"HUNGRY"
"YEEEMMMMM"

Clearly a toy designed to resign little girls to a life of servitude to babies.
Thankfully they were seriously pissed at it after a few weeks and ended it's wretched life with a screwdriver.

/worst, most annoying toy ever.
 
2012-08-26 07:07:45 AM
My sister-in-law bought a Furby back in the late-90s -- played around with it for a week -- and eventually stuck it high up on a shelf, where it was forgotten about after several weeks.



About a year later, we were in their apartment celebrating my brother's birthday. A few of us grouped together for a photo.

At the moment the flashbulb popped, the Furby (who had been stone-silent for months) began jiggling and exclaimed, "ooooooh!! PARTY-Y-Y-Y!!!"

It was pretty freakin' creepy. o_O



I think Furby might've wound up in a trash-bin later that night, because I never saw him there again.
 
2012-08-26 08:06:53 AM

eraser8: Seriously?

If this is the sort of thing that freaks you out, you should probably be living in a bubble.


You're forgetting that literally everyone on Fark is terrified of clowns.
 
2012-08-26 08:27:30 AM
I have an original Furby. Got it as a gift when I was 11. When we moved, someone hadn't taken the batteries out, so it was chattering in the box it was packed in. Was still going when we got to our new house on the other side of the country.

I gave it to my kids, and they play with it. I showed my son the video of the new Furby and he asked "Is it a zombie?"
 
2012-08-26 09:23:43 AM
Buddy of mine had one of these. He kept it on to annoy us... untill the day when its batteries ran out.

We were sitting there playing a game, or whatever, and this furry little nightmare box starts to say "I'm hungry!" But, towards the end if its little quip, the batteries wore out so it sounded more like "I'm HunggaAAAAAaaaeeeewwwwwwwwwwww....."

Not exactly what you want to hear when its pitch black and you are focusing on something else.

/Shudder
 
2012-08-26 01:35:29 PM

KellyKellyKelly: Furby! You can do magic things!

/not obscure


"You can do stupid things!"
 
2012-08-26 07:36:23 PM
24.media.tumblr.com


/ I always hear "koyaanisqatsi" when I see this.
 
2012-08-26 11:08:31 PM
images.wikia.com
 
2012-08-27 12:53:07 AM
im going to buy one so i can finally have a friend that i can talk to
 
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