How to Create Your Own Virtual Furby

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A Furby is an owl-like, furry virtual pet that was introduced to the market by Tiger Electronics in 1998. Furbies were technically fur-covered computers with learning capacities. The more a child interacted with the toy, the greater its learning capacities would grow. Furbies spoke their own language, Furbish, and would learn new words by interacting with other Furbies and children. They came in a variety of colours and patterns. They were so popular that obtaining a Furby was difficult, resulting in the creation of several websites dedicated to creating and sharing virtual Furbies. A virtual Furby was intended to mimic the characteristics of a real Furby.

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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Internet access
  • Web browser

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    Opening the Application

  1. 1

    Open a new browser window. Ensure your browser is flash-enabled as the virtual Furby is flash-based.

  2. 2

    Type into your browser's address bar and hit enter to go to the "Furby Interactive" page.

  3. 3

    Click "Play" to launch the flash interface.

    Customising the Virtual Furby

  1. 1

    Drag your chosen eyes from the selection on the right on to the eyes of the virtual Furby on the left.

  2. 2

    Drag fur, hair, feet, clothing items and other elements from the selection on the right to the matching elements on the virtual Furby.

  3. 3

    Remove items from the virtual Furby by dragging them back to the selections on the right.

  4. 4

    Drag horns, glasses or the halo on to the virtual Furby to give it some personality.

  5. 5

    Click on one of the forty "talk" selections to the left of the virtual Furby to make it speak and move its ears.

  6. 6

    Click on the yellow "Sound effect" bars to hear sound effects.

  7. 7

    Click on the green and blue "Music" circles to play music.

  8. 8

    Click on the red "Stop" square to turn off the music and make the virtual Furby move its ears and beak.

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