Furby is Back for 2012


Children will be wowed when they meet the FURBY creature, the adorable new plush friend that appears to develop a distinct personality based on the way kids play with it. Through a combination of interactive programming and robotic engineering, Hasbro has created a ‘magical’ creature with ‘a mind of its own.’ Feed it, speak to it, tickle it or play music for it – the personality of each FURBY is shaped by these experiences. Play nicely with FURBY and it may develop a sweet personality or pull, shake, and turn FURBY upside down and a mischievous demeanor may evolve.

For additional interactive FURBY fun, owners can download the free FURBY App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, available on the App Store. Using the FURBY App, children can virtually feed their FURBY, access a FURBISH- to-English dictionary, and use the FURBISH to English translator

RRP: $129.99

Recommended for ages 6 years & up.

Availability: All good toy stores.

Website: http://www.furby.com/en_NZ/


Talking Tom Cat and Ben Dog

Talking Ben has been transformed from app superstar into this animated talking plush toy. When you squeeze Ben’s paw a red light will indicate when to talk to him and his mouth will move when he repeats your message in his signature voice.

With sensors on his forehead and tummy that react to touch, you’ll be able trigger one of 14 sounds from the app.

Fans of the smash hit interactive app for iPhone and Android devices will love this Talking Ben Animated Plush.

Price: $49.99

Website: www.planetfun.co.nz/Talking-Tom-and-Ben_429.aspx

Recommended for ages 3+

Angry Birds 8” with Sound

Based on the #1 downloaded phone app in the world with more than 100 million downloads, these adorable 8″ figures are official Angry Bird soft toys with sound!

  • Angry Birds plush bring the characters you love onscreen into your arms.
  • Incredibly soft and with the authentic sounds from the game, a must for every Angry Birds fan.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Squeeze the top to hear authentic sounds from the game.
  • Angry Birds is a puzzle video game, in which players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on or within various structures, with the intent of destroying all the pigs on the playfield.

Price: $29.99

Available from: All good toy stores

Website: http://www.planetfun.co.nz/AngryBirds.aspx