Hasbro’s new Furby Boom is here and everyone at Roosterbank has actually been looking forward to the release. Why? I hear you ask, well when the Furby 2.0 was released last year it made it’s mark by delivering something very unexpected and was crowned the top toy of Christmas 2012.
Furby 2.0 greeted us with crazed LED eyes and it’s own app with which you could feed it and translate furbish. What’s not to love? So, this time round, naturally we expected Furby Boom to be just as weird and wonderful as it’s predecessor and oh my, it hasn’t disappointed…
Furby Boom: You really can’t miss it!
To start, the 6 Furby Boom variations look like they have been dragged through the 80s backwards. The garish colour waves are striking to say the least, and go perfectly with the Fuby Boom’s new, erratic and fun loving personality.
Secondly, the free app integration with the new Furby Boom has been taken to the next level. One feature sees the Furby Boom lay eggs onto your iPad, which obviously hatch virtual Furblings. Like Tamagotchis, these furblings take a fair amount of looking after, but if you treat them well you can unlock up to 50 more, eventually creating your own Furby City. Dreams can come true.
That’s not all though, via an iPad Fuby Boom visits the bathroom to shower and not so discreetly deposit No.2s onto the screen. These deposits are sometimes treasure and sometimes just a poop, we told you it was bizzare!
Overall the new Furby really takes it to the next level. The app integration is impressive, but it seems it will have children craving to play on their parents iPads longer than ever before. However adults will be pleased to know that the Furby Boom app doesn’t have dangerous in-app purchases.
If you are wondering which to spend your money on, Furby Boom or Furby 2.0, we recommend going for the new Furby Boom; it’s capable of much more, will be of a similar price (Released August 12th) and will guarantee as much crazy fun as always.
What do you think? Is Furby Boom going to be the new addition to your family?