The Furby 2.0 Is Back to Haunt Your Adult Nightmares
Oh, did you think the creepiest toy of the ’90s was going to do die with your extensive pog collection and Lisa Frank school supplies? Sorry, but think again, friends. Furbies aren’t just back — they’re back and smarter than ever.
Business Wire announced today that Hasbro will be releasing a new iteration of the nostalgic toy this fall called Furby Connect. The new and improved version of the Furby will use Bluetooth technology to connect with kids through “entertaining video clips, catchy songs, phrases, global events and more.”
Keeping in that 21st-century spirit, Furby Connects have LCD screen eyes and are able to communicate with over 1,000 phrases. It will also come with an app where you can further care for your Furby and raise virtual “Furblings.” If you’re already panicking about how many times they’re going to wake you up in the middle of the night to gibberish (which is officially called “furbish” in case you were wondering), there’s a key update on that front. Each creature comes with a new sleep mask accessory that you can put on the Furby when it’s time to rest after a long day of play (AKA when you want it to shut up).
The app will be available to play with starting July 7, and the actual Furby is available to pre-order on Amazon now for $100. Welp, if this is the beginning of a Furby robot global takeover, don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Would you ever buy a Furby again? Share with us on Twitter @BritandCo.
(Photo via Amazon)
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)