Sometimes, a new toy comes along that will haunt your dreams. In the 1990’s, that toy was ‘Furby.’ An electronic pet that you could play with and interact with and it would learn. Furby could speak to you in both English and ‘Furbish,’ and would actively play games with you the more it got to know you and your habits. For a while there, ‘Furby’ as a franchise kind of died out and disappeared from the market until a few years back when it resurfaced with a vengeance! And now, Furby has come to claim the beloved ‘Star Wars’ franchise with the announcement of ‘Furbacca’; which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like.
Furbacca is the worlds first Furby/Wookie hybrid! It takes all the best aspects of Furby and combines them with most of the best aspects of Han Solo’s loyal co-pilot Chewbacca! We only say ‘most of’ because Furbacca isn’t going to be seven feet tall, and will be a much more enjoyable fun size! Furbacca effectively looks like a regular Furby, except he’s brown and is wearing Chewbacca’s iconic bandoleer across his chest- which is loaded with eggs instead of Chewie’s usual ammunition, which is kind of weird, but it’s Furby so are we really questioning it? Furbacca also makes Wookie sounds instead of the usual Furby noises.
The best part about Furbacca (besides the fact that he is the stuff of nightmares) is that he includes an app for your Android or iOS device that will allow you to interact with Furbacca on a whole new level! While the app isn’t actually required to enjoy Furbacca, using the app you can treat Furbacca like any other real pet! You can feed it (although we don’t recommend doing so after midnight, we’ve all seen how that can go right?) , ’bathe’ it (not sure how that really works), and play games with it! Furbacca is also touch sensitive, so it knows if you’re pulling it’s tail or scratching it’s ears and will respond to you accordingly.
(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: Fall 2015)
For the first time ever, HASBRO is bringing FURBY to the world of STAR WARS with FURBACCA! This fully integrated toy and app speaks wookiee just like CHEWBACCA, hums theme songs from the STAR WARS movies, plays virtual games, and much more!
FURBACCA takes kids on a STAR WARS themed digital adventure via their mobile device as they explore the galaxy and collect virtual Star Wars FURBY FURBLINGS. The free FURBACCA app will be available for download in the App Store and Google Play in Fall 2015. The FURBACCA app is not required for FURBACCA play. Includes bandolier accessory.
Requires four “AA” batteries, not included.
Furbacca is expected to retail for around $79.99 when he hit’s the market this Fall.
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