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  1. December 23, 2012

    Toymakers tremble as tots turn to tablets

    ...company has high hopes for the reinvention of its popular 1990s plush toy, Furby. The new interactive version comes with a free mobile app that kids can use to feed Furby, and translate the things it says in “Furbish” to English. The toy... By April Dembosky in San Francisco

  2. November 18, 2012

    Toys R Us chief tries to energise stores

    ...In his business that means selecting the best merchandise. This Christmas its hot picks include a Doc McStuffins doll and a Furby. When the FT called the Times Square store to ask if it had any Star Trek toys the answer was no. “You could look online... By Barney Jopson

  3. FT Tech Hub

    March 3, 2008

    Pleo the dinosaur's software evolution

    ...duet. While Pleo represents major advances in robotics, only 8,000 people are signed up to PleoWorld, Pleo’s online community, suggesting this is only a niche product at present, unlike its mass-market forebear, the Furby. Chris Nuttall

  1. FT Tech Hub

    December 19, 2007

    Pleo the dinosaur needs to evolve more

    ...Pleo fulfill its potential as the biggest robotic toy since its Furby forefather? Ugobe sent me a review unit to play with for two...still being developed at Pleoworld.com. I can imagine the Furby modding fraternity loving this aspect of the toy and creating... Chris Nuttall

  2. July 11, 2007

    Complex evolution of a playful beast

    ...From that we took our cue and made Furby. It made a lot of money and gave the industry...making an emotional connection." The Furby robot - a six-inch-high, ear-raising...than $1bn. However, Mr Chung likens Furby to "a single-cell organism, talking... By Chris Nuttall in San Francisco

  3. July 10, 2007

    Complex evolution of a playful beast

    ...From that we took our cue and made Furby. It made a lot of money and gave the industry...making an emotional connection.” The Furby robot – a six-inch-high, ear-raising...than $1bn. However, Mr Chung likens Furby to “a single-cell organism, talking... By Chris Nuttall in San Francisco

  4. September 18, 2006

    Mattel aims to tickle toy lovers

    ...blockbuster toys and there has not been a playthings craze since Furby in 1998. They have also lost sales to "hot" electronic products...are so wrapped up in the Tickle Me Elmo or Cabbage Patch or Furby or whatever toy it is," Mr Annicelli said. "Some would say... By Lauren Foster in New York and Rebecca Knight in Boston

  5. February 6, 2006

    Smooth dinosaur senses way forward for robots

    ...dinosaur robot being unveiled today by the co-inventor of the Furby. Unlike the furry, blinking but static hit toy of the late...of Star Wars and animatronic characters. Pleo, the work of Furby co-creator Caleb Chung and a team of biologists, animators... By Chris Nuttall in San Francisco

  6. February 5, 2006

    Co-inventor of Furby unveils robot dinosaur

    ...dinosaur robot being unveiled on Monday by the co-inventor of the Furby. Unlike the furry, blinking but static hit toy of the late...of Star Wars and animatronic characters. Pleo, the work of Furby co-creator Caleb Chung and a team of biologists, animators... By Chris Nuttall in San Francisco

  7. November 26, 2005

    All I want for a low-tech Christmas

    ...much you play with him. Hasbro's new "emoto-tronic" Furby toy includes voice-recognition technology and changing...children could be savaged by their iDogs or made to cry by a Furby with too much attitude? Maybe Shopping Buddy just got lucky... By Jonathan Birchall, US retail correspondent

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