The 7 Best Furbies
This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in March of 2018. In 1998, a small, hairy robot known as a "Furby" was first introduced to the world. It was an immediate hit, and has since become a classic toy. Through the years, these little bots have evolved several times, becoming smarter and adapting to new technology. We've gathered some of the best you can buy today, ranging from tiny Furblings to full-grown adult Furbies. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best furby on Amazon.
November 07, 2019:
Like Hatchimals and FurReal Friends, Furbies are a fun toy that children can interact with through motion and sound. You may have had one as a child, and you might be surprised now to see all the things the newer generations are capable of. The newest generation, Connect Friend, is equipped with Bluetooth technology and therefore receives updates on a regular basis to learn new phrases. It’s capable of more than 150 colorful eye animations, and comes with a mask you can put over its eyes to make it sleep. It can interact virtually with a host of Furblings through the corresponding app. Unlike previous models, it has a joystick built into its head that lights up in different colors when you toggle it. The joystick is also used to control games played in the app. If you weren’t a fan of the previous versions’ changing personalities, you’ll be happy to know Furby Connect does no such thing.
New to our list today is the Furbling Zigzag. This one is also compatible with the app, through which you can play with a virtual version of it. It’s made to respond to Furby Boom creatures, which are sold separately. If you put the two creatures together, it's fun to watch them talk to each other. While the eyes on the Zigzag don't actually move, they're made with holograms that change depending on the angle from which you're looking at them. The Zigzag replaces the Triangle Furbling on our list, which is unavailable at this time.
On a side note, back in 1999, the U.S. National Security Agency banned Furbies from its building when it was believed they were capable of recording and repeating classified information. The manufacturer responded by stating the toy is not capable of recording anything, and the ban was eventually lifted. Just out of curiosity, we’d be highly interested to know how many Furbies reside at the NSA's headquarters today.