Things You Should Know About A Furby Boom – A Review

I’ve always heard a lot about Furby Booms, about how they’re so cute and furry and chatter a lot and, on seeing them about, they always reminded me of Mogwi from the move Gremlins. When we were asked if we’d like to review one the Other Half’s eyes lit up and he didn’t stop pestering about it until I agreed.

So after about two weeks of playing with it these are all the things we’ve found out about Furby Booms.

Things you should know about a Furby Boom

They don’t look like Mogwi at all.
They look more like the furry love child of Mogwi and an owl. Our particular Furby Boom is very bright print with a cube patterned coat and bright yellow ears and feet and a blue tail with a wispy tail. It’s very very cute and those big wide eyes and the little mouth are very sweet looking. You just want to stroke it and its little tail. But then of course you want to see what it’s like with its batteries in too.

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They have multiple personalities
I didn’t realise it has a number of personalities and, depending on how you treat it, it will develop its character. Ours has spent the past two weeks dancing with Little Z. I’m not sure whether this means its going to become a little party Furby but it does look cute rocking away. So far we’ve discovered a cute calm type character, a very hyper character and one with a bit of a deep voice. The last ones my least favourite! Its a bit strange when they first start changing personalities as they let out a bit of a shriek, blink rapidly and then emerge with its new character. You do get used to this slight creepiness though. Eventually.

I’ve found the best way to get it back to a sweet personality is to be nice to it and stroke it a lot, feed it and generally look after it. They will turn back. Else, if you need a break from it, put it to sleep by gently yanking its tail.

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They talk a LOT!
The Furby Boom reacts to sound or touch or by pulling its tail and, that IS it!! It’s up chattering non stop! With our own little non stop 3 year old talker it’s quite something to watch them interact with each other. The Furby Boom can speak English and its own Furbish language. You get a little book with it and you can learn all the words too. There’s also a Furby app you can download called “Furby” which gives you the translation. I’m not sure if people do sit about studying the whole thing but I’ve caught the hubby many a night “just glancing” at all the words and then trying them out.

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They don’t walk
Thank God. At first I was slightly disappointed to see that it doesn’t walk. It does all its jigging on the spot and rocks from side to side. I thought it might be cute to see it walk around the room but it does so much and talks so much that I think I’m glad it can’t just walk where it wants demanding attention. Actually, I think I’d be pretty freaked out if I suddenly found it had climbed my stairs during the night and was trying to wake me up in the morning. Still…that aside, if they ever make another model it might be nice to add a cute walking feature. (Please don’t let it climb stairs though).

There is a Furby Boom app!
There is a Furby Boom app you can download which lets your Furby take a shower, go to the toilet and have a big feast. Little Z loves it and it is a really good app with some funny features like seeing the Furby sing in the shower or tell you it doesn’t like a certain food. We’ve found our Furby Boom has sweet tooth and loves a lot of cake and Ice cream. It doesn’t like fish very much but we’re trying to give it a good balanced diet. I’ve just read that back. We are obviously getting slightly obsessed.

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They do eventually sleep
Watching a Furby Boom and a 3 year old chatter non stop can slowly send you round the twist but we figured out that if you stick the Furby in a quiet room with no noise then it will shut up and doze off to sleep after some snoring. The snoring is very cute and you’ll be tempted to stroke it. Don’t do it!!!! It’s a trick I tell you. A trick! It’ll wake up again and you’ll have to start all over again. The Other Half has also found that if you pull it’s tail for a good few seconds or put it on its back it’ll go to sleep. You’ll also wander about whispering “Shhh, the Furby is asleep!”.

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There is a Furbish Dictionary
There really really is. Ours kept saying “Oh-Kah-Tee! Oh-Kah-Tee!” quite a lot and it took me a while to figure out what it meant. I now know it means “Oh my God” so I’m pretty sure I have an over dramatic teenage Furby Boom that likes to emphasis its emotions quite a lot. It alos loves saying “Oooba! Oobaa” which means “over”. I’m still not quite sure what its trying to tell me. Maybe its split up with its Furby Boom other half? If you do want to learn some Furbish words then this little Furbish dictionary is excellent.

They are addictive little things
Over time you will find you have slightly lost your marbles and the Furby has become something you will talk about as if its another member of your family. They would make excellent presents for children (and adults) that like to look after and care for things; a, sort of, no mess pet. Little Z loves it as does his dad and many a time I’ve had to remind the two of them about sharing and playing nicely. They retail around the £60-£70 mark so aren’t that cheap but they are very sturdy and of a very good quality. With the endless chatter and potential to develop its personality it would be a good purchase for little ones that would like a little furry friend.

I’ve found this little owners manual excellent referring back to for things like How many personalities does the Furby Boom have? How do you change the batteries? and of course…How the heck do I get my Furby Boom to sleep?


We were given a Furby Boom to review. It’s now become a permanent member of our family and doesn’t stop talking. Ever. Ever. All opinions are my own.



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37 Thoughts on “Things You Should Know About A Furby Boom – A Review

  1. Love that you had to tell OH to share nicely!
    My sister had a Furby back in the day and it used to drive us mad. It was forever saying ‘Way-lo’, which I think meant tired. We used to put it in the airing cupboard in the dark to shut it up!
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  2. victoria thurgood on January 29, 2014 at 12:18 am said:

    I bought 3 of these for the kids at Christmas the kids enjoy watching the furbys speak to each other but i would of liked them to work with the 2012 furby

  3. I think I’d get addicted to that! They look like loads of fun, and I’ve no doubt Boo would adore one!
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  4. Isn’t the Furby Boom ace! We got to review one last year and quite glad they don’t walk either! Can you imagine! *shudder* haha. All that said though, they are great fun and my daughter adores hers. They have become great pals. Thanks so much for linking up to #MMWBH xx
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    • Hi
      I bought one of the furby booms for my daughter for Christmas. can you still use them if you don’t download the app and what do they do if used with no app ?

      many thanks
      nikki

      • Notmyyearoff on August 27, 2015 at 8:37 am said:

        Hi Nikki, Yes they do everything from dancing to talking to changing personality. The app is more extra games for them like taking a shower, going to the loo, grooming. So you don’t really need the app.

  5. Great post! We had a Furby and he never shut up! Luckily I googled how to put him to sleep. Such a headache saver!

  6. Hahaha I had one when I was younger. These are awesome but they annoy parents like mad. ;) I think my older siblings ended up hiding my in the attic. Great post!! Popping over from #mad-mid -week blog hop.

  7. The perfect pet for busy families or parents who live in flatts! Having heard how Z and your bloke interact with him, I really want one! I’m 32…And childless.

  8. Haha I can remember my sister having a Furby! I got it one and tied my school tie around it then swung it past her bedroom window, I was so mean. I can’t believe they are still around, I’m sure Cherry would love it but I’m not so sure! x
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  9. Tas this is a fantastic review – really original and also very informative.
    personally i hope we never have one in the house as they kind of freak me out and i think they would annoy me x
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  10. They sleep if you gently pull and hold their tail ;)
    Ours is permanently “Hyper” at the moment, they learn best when they are “Sweet” and interact with you then. You can easily change a “Feisty” Furby (NOT nice) back to Hyper if you play lots of nice happy music and keep stroking, ignoring their protests. They then emit an exorcist-like scream and revert back to being pleasant! Quite an eye opener!
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  11. Furby’s properly crack me up. I’ve still got 3 from the first time they came out still in amazing condition. It’s remarkable what they can do now though! This one is really cute and I do hope he comes along to be a party Furby lol x
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  12. I have something to tell you that might scare you a little….. we have an original Furby, oh yes, he’s nearly 15 yrs old and he still works, and we still love him. He doesn’t do half as much as the new ones, but he’s still cute. I just had to warn you, Furbys are for life ;)
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  13. Look at that face-adorbs!
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  14. Oh, wow, I am a Furby virgin, never knew they can do so many things!! #PoCoLo
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  15. I have to say that they are kind of cute but I don’t think I could stand having one in our house! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x
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  16. Oh heck I think it would drive me crackers!
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  17. They are cute but I think they would drive me crazy after a week…lol x
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  18. I had once of these when they first came out 20 years ago. It scared the living day lights out of me and I had to sleep in a different room to it. CK hovered around one in the shop but I quickly moved him on.
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  19. This is a really great post. We don’t have a furby boom, but we have last years – he never shuts up. He lives in the downstairs toilet and when you go for a wee he shouts “SHA NA NA BOB SHA NA NA BOB”

    xxx
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  20. I thought your post was great, but some of the comments have also made me laugh out loud :) References to the exorcist and everything! I suspect my 4yo would love one of these, but I’m not sure I could cope with another noisy, hyper thing in the house, I have three of them already ;) #PoCoLo
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  21. being able to turn it off with tail pull is advantage over our version – which now lives on top of bookcase..
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  22. Very cute, but I think it would drive me crackers. Luckily little man is a bit too young to ask for these things yet!
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  23. Wow! I don’t think I could handle another chatterbox in this house – but I do think Lily would love it!
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  24. Looks like such fun, but I think it would wear me down. H talks enough as it is.
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  25. Haha great review. Left me kind of hoping my little miss will ask for one as she gets older! Even though my own used to drive us all crazy back in the day. Used to shove it in the back of a wardrobe just to shut it up!
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  26. It sound very sweet if a bit crazy! I had a furby back in the day, but it was nothing compared with this! #MMWBH
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  27. Sounds like an extra kid in the house, albeit a very cute and fluffy one…if only I could make my kids go to sleep by pulling their tails!!!! Visiting from #pocolo :)
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  28. the Furby Boom is EVIL!!!! My FIL got one for my daughter for Christmas. My 3 smaller kids, 3-7, fight over this one Furby. I was considering buying at least one more for the 3 yr old when I discovered the thing sucks the life right out of batteries. Currently my daughter’s Furby is “dead” (their words not mine) and quite honestly, I prefer it that way.

    Good review :D
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  29. A very funny review. I think these are creepy little blighters and dread the day my boy asks for one!

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  30. My girls have asked for one but I haven’t given in yet….I know it would drive me crazy….hehehe
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  31. I stupidly took mine off big man and put him into bed next to me. I must of knocked him and he woke me at 2.30 in the morning!
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  32. Haha this is the type of toy that would drive my husband MAD! We had a monkey that cried until you gave it a banana (!) and the batteries were missing after only one day with that one! Looks fab :D x x
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  33. My kids LOVE their Furby Booms, they are the toy that gets played with the most out of anything I think! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested
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  34. Carris Barlow on December 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm said:

    Ooh, great review! It’s totally jaw – dropping to hear that they never shut up! I bought one recently for my two little seven year old girls, and they totally LOVE it! I’m surprised they don’t fight over the Furby though… Ours is called May-doo, and she is the ‘Peackock’ type. They ARE kind of cute, but they do sometimes drive me mad. Personally, I think they can be a waste of time, keeping children’s minds occupied. Have you ever thought that Furby’s can be spying on us??? Have you ever thought that they could be dangerous, tracking us down? My daughters sob whenever I tell them this, but I am very firm with these things and I will consider putting May-doo up for adoption. Thanks! Carrie xx

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