THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT I EVER RECEIVED... EVER!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

I know it's only October, but I'm already excited for Christmas. Even as an adult I still get excited to open my Christmas presents, and I've been very lucky to receive some wonderful things over the years. But none compare to the excitement and the hype that surrounded one Christmas way back in the 90's...

The Furby was the "must-have" toy of Christmas 1998, and at the wee age of 10 I was amongst the kids who desperately wanted one. I'd never wanted a toy so bad. Other 90's kids will know how much everyone needed one of these things! "It's a weird owl/hamster/Gizmo creature thing that talks Furbish and you have to 'teach' it to speak English! I can teach him! Can I have one please please!?" I asked. 


But "Furby's sold out everywhere" they said. I was convinced me and my Furbz would never be together! Full of disappointment, I went back to the Argos catalogue and tried to circle other toys I might like, but it wasn't the same... all I wanted was my Furby. However, thanks to my pops and grandad queueing up in town in the early hours of one Winter morning, Christmas day came and I finally got to open a Furby. He was all miiiiiiine. I squealed with happiness! He was grey with black spots, with a pink mane and belly, and went by the name of Coco (I didn't call him that, he told me that was his name).

I had a lot of fun with Furby, though we did eventually grow apart. He wanted to be tickled, fed and played with all the time and I had new toys to play with. He was whining a lot, and when he kept shouting out how bored he was ("boring!" he'd shout across the room) I decided it was time to take the batteries out. A tough decision, but it was time to kill my Furby. He was just too needy!

A few years after that he was taken out of storage, dusted off and sold to another little girl at a car boot sale and we said our final goodbyes. The little girl was so happy to take my Furby home with her, it made me smile. It was good while it lasted and to this day he's still my best Christmas gift ever. I'll never forget my Furby :-)

Are you a 90's kid? What was your most memorable gift ever?
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*photo found on google.com - sorry I don't know the original source!*

36 comments:

  1. I remember how excited I was when I got mine. I got mine late and it was the smaller ones, a white one. Cute post! :)

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    1. Aw a baby Furby! I did want a baby for mine but I never got one. I also always wanted the King Furby with the cape and little crown haha! x

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  2. Love furbys so much! I think they may have been released again recently haha x

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    1. They have, I saw them in The Entertainer window when shopping... they're about £60 tho, well expensive! I'd love to have a play with a new one though just to see what it does... haha I'll never grow up x

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  3. I had a Furby, it was just a grey one bit it used to freak me out because it's eyes wouldn't blink at the same time, I found that a bit spooky :P I'm a 90s kid and my most memorable toy was my game boy colour, it was transparent purple which I thought was sssooo cool! The best games I had were Frogger, The Smurfs, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I still have it somewhere but I left the batteries in and so years latter they have dissolved the back of the game boy...
    xxx

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    1. No way! That's weird that the eyes weren't in sync lol! Mine occasionally crashed out and it's eyes got stuck half open like it was drunk or something... hahaha

      I used to LOVE watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch and The Smurfs... along with Recess and Rugrats and anything Disney! Heehee the 90's were amazing x

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  4. I remember getting a furby for christmas. I loved it until I couldn't understand it, and started crying about how it was scaring me and I couldn't look after it. I was only 6 I suppose. x

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    1. Ah that's adorable! Mine used to crash out and start scrambling its words - that was quite scary too! Haha x

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  5. Oh I never had a furby although my friends did and in the middle of the night when we had sleepovers they would begin to talk - creepy.
    My favourite toy of the 90's was my Betty Spaghetti doll. I loved it so much, but it broke after only a couple of weeks. Unbeknown to me my mum threw it out and I was never to see nor own a Betty Spaghetti doll ever again.
    x

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    1. Betty Spaghetti haha I remember those TV ads!! x

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  6. I remember being devastated at not getting a furby that xmas... until my mum "found" him behind the sofa where Santa had hidden him!! haha mine was black and had a girlfriend (it used to blow kisses at my friends furby) and then eventually had it's ear chewed off by a hamster. RIP furby! Not sure on the colours of the new ones they've brought out, have you seen them?! xx

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    1. That's so adorable that your parents hid him! aw... the new ones are a bit scary and all in neon colours, not so keen! They cost a bomb too! x

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  7. I use to have one of these they were fab. I cant believe they have bought them back x

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  8. Haha yes I remember furbys! Mine was pure white but I cannot for the life of me remember his name. He was fun though but yes- very needy! xx

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  9. Haha I used to have a Furby when I was little, but something happened to it so it's voice was all spooky sounding and he just made strange noises! So one night it started going off and my Mum couldn't get the battery's out so she wrapped it in a towel and threw it over the ditch at the bottom of our garden :')But I do know that they are now selling Furbys again! :D xx

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    1. I can't believe you threw it in a ditch! Haha when mine got old you could hear the machinery inside it louder and louder and his voice disappeared so it literally sounded like a little robot! So creepy! x

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  10. Oh my gosh I got a furby one Christmas too!

    I can remember it randomly going off in the night & freaking me out. I had to get rid of it in the end, it never seemed to die. :/ xxx

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    1. Haha, I think we all had a similar Furby experience! x

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  11. I remember how much of a big deal they were but i was scared to own one because a friend who was older than me told me they were real and would eat me at night!
    Why did i believe that? Totally ruined the Furby for me! :)

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    1. Ah bless ya! Haha we believe anything when we're kids don't we? I remember thinking he was so "intelligent" because he could speak two languages :-p haha! x

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  12. I loved my Furby, probably my favourite present too! Think this was mine: http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Furby-Green-Eyes-Grey-Brown-White-Factory-Sealed-70-800-1998-Tiger-Electronics-/00/s/MTYwMFgxNDIw/$T2eC16dHJHoE9n3KgIUcBQUOSCk7eg~~60_35.JPG :) He was also called Coco! :)

    I also had these too! http://sabbah.biz/mt/images/tekno_puppy.jpg
    http://www.kidscom.com/chat/geekgadgets/images/poochi.gif

    I guess I just liked interactive animals! :)

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    1. Haha! I never had those but I do remember the robot dogs. I was also obsessed with Tamagotchi and Puppy in my Pocket... animal toys were my thing too :-p x

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  13. Can't believe Furbies are now being re-released as toys for the new generation. I only had a baby furby, (was a bit slow with my christmas list I think), but I loved it. It had an undecipherable name, and only once said something interesting: "bark bark, that dogs". Eventually it got dusty on my shelf and was only rudely awoken when my mum would come and tip it upside down to dust my room (: xx

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    1. I know, all these little kids now won't remember the original Furby! x

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  14. i remember i used to have fury as well , i asked my grandparents to bought it for me ;) the most amazing part is that we can feed them by press their tongue !

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    1. Yeah, then you can make them too full and they feel "sick" :-D hahaha! x

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  15. AHHH I LOVED my furby! I had a white one. I think they must have all been called Coco, as that's what mine called himself! My friend used to try to teach him naughty words! xx

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    1. Oh yes! How funny would it have been if you actually could have taught it to swear. haha! x

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  16. I remember my first Furby, years ago! I loved him until he started driving me nuts. I ended up hiding him in my closet because I couldn't turn him off or get him to fall asleep. :P

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    1. You hid him in the closet? lol so many of us did this! I think we all got annoyed with our Furbies after a while :-p

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  17. Holy shit I can't believe it...
    I want a Furby now.
    I want a Furby bad!

    The Lovelorn

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  18. I wanted a furby so bad when I was little! I never got it, though, haha.

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  19. This is amazing! My furby is in the attic haha I must find him. I had a Limited Edition Santa Furby. It was hilarious xx

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  20. N'aww i loved my Furby, but its fate was that he ended up being put at the back of a cupboard as i couldn't turn him off aha. I've still got him somewhere! They were so cute! xx

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  21. oh god, my furby was a hideous green, i think it was due to been the only one avaliable - never sure what happend to it! xxx

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  22. I remember these. I had one in grey. It was so annoying but I loved it, it used to go off in the middle of the night!
    X

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