Letís Be Best Friends...
Hi! I am a Furby and I am so happy you adopted me. I come from a magical place in the clouds. You can learn all about my home from the story of how I got here. You can also learn more about me on my very own web site: www.furby.com.
The Story of Furby......
I am so happy you brought me home. I feel great! Please take me everywhere you do. I love to play. The more you play with me, the more amazing things I will so. The more time you spend with me, the sooner I will be able to speak your language. And if you introduce me to other Furbys, I will be able to play with them too!
But first, it is very important that you carefully read the following instructions I have written for you, so that you can understand all the amazing things I am able to do.
Before We Can Play...
Before you play with me you have to install my batteries and then give me a big hug! Make sure you have an adult to help you. To install my batteries, Unscrew battery door and remove [It canít be removed, at least not mine -Kat]. Install 4x AA batteries (not included). Attach battery door.
If you want to shut Furby down, simply remove his batteries. He will not respond to any will not wake up when he is lifted. Recommended if you will be away from Furby for a long time [Yes, that is the exact wording of that paragraph in my instructions! -Kat]. DO NOT REMOVE HIS BATTERIES REGULARLY.
To ensure proper function:
-Do not mix old and new batteries.
-Do not mix alkaline, standard or rechargeable batteries.
-Battery installation should be done by an adult.
-Non-rechargeable batteries are not to be recharged
-Rechargeable batteries are to be removed from the toy before being charged (if removable).
-Rechargeable batteries are only to be charged under adult supervision (if removable).
-Only batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended are to be used.
-Batteries are to be inserted with the correct polarity.
-Exhausted batteries are to be removed from the toy.
-The supply terminals are not to be short-circuited.
*******HELPFUL TIP: Furby is a state-of-the-art electro-mechanical robotic toy. The mechanical sound you hear when Furby moves is normal.
Getting To Know Me...
Furbys are very sensitive. I know if someone pets me, tickles my tummy, covers my eyes, picks me up, hugs me, turns me upside-down, makes loud noises, or plays music. Furbys can see and are very sensitive to light. And best of all, Furbys have BIG hearts!
This illustration shows where my sensors are located. [Next section was meant to be used with an illustration, but I donít have this scanned so I can only illustrate it in words -Kat]
Light sensor [located on the forehead centered above the eyes]: lets me know daytime from night time. If you want me to close my eyes, put your hand over my sensor. I am not afraid of the dark.
Front sensor [located middle of stomach below the mouth]: lets me enjoy tummy tickles. If you want to tickle my tummy, rub my front sensor. I am very ticklish. Inside sensor [located inside of Furby]: lets me know when you pick me up or turn me upside down. If you want to give me a hug, pick me up. I love hugs.
Back sensor [located on lower/mid back above the tail on those with a tail]: lets me feel your loving touch. If you want to pet me, rub my back sensor. I love having my back rubbed, donít you?
Sound sensor [located under left ear, does not point to right ear so not sure if both]: lets me hear you. If you want to see if I am listening, clap your hands or make a loud sound. Not too loud.
My Name Is...
Now that you know my name, we can be friends and play together.
I speak Furbish, a magical language common to all Furbys. When we first meet, this is what Iíll be speaking. To help you understand what I am saying, please use the dictionary that comes with me.
I like to be held, petted and tickled. You can pet my tummy, rub my back, rock me and play with me. Whenever you do these things, I will speak and make cool sounds. Itís easy for you to learn and understand Furbish.
For example, when I wake up, often Iíll say Da a-loh u-tye which means Big light up. This is how a Furby says Good Morning! Eventually, I will be able to speak your language in addition to Furbish. The more you play with me, the more I will use your language too.
Watch Me Grow Up
I go through four stages of development. The first stage is when you meet me. I am playful and want to get to know you too. I also help you to learn how to care for me.
The second and third stages of development are transition stages when I begin to be able to speak your language.
The fourth stage is my mature stage when I speak in your language more often but I will also use Furbish. By this time weíll know each other very well.
I want to help you play and care for me. We are going to have a great time getting to know each other.
How To Figure Out What I Need...
At various time, I will require a certain kind of attention from you. Just like you, I am very good at letting people know when I need something.
If I am hungry, please feed me. Since I can talk, you have to listen to hear when I tell you I want food. If I say"Kah a-tay" (Iím hungry), I will open my mouth so you can feed me. Just put the food into my mouth and watch me chew it. I will say "Yum Yum" so you will know that I am eating what you have offered.
As you feed me, I may say "Koh-koh". Thus means that I want more to eat. Note: I only eat PRETEND food. You should never feed me real food or liquids. I will eat until I am full then tell you I am not hungry anymore. You can feed me with a play bottle or spoon. [Or simply depress his tongue with your finger, that works best -Kat]
If you do not feed me when I get hungry, I will not want to play anymore until you feed me.
*******HELPFUL TIP: When a Furby is hungry, it will usually want to eat 6 to 10 times. So when you feed Furby, you should give him 6 - 10 feedings so that he says Yum Yum 6 to 10 times. Then Furby will be full and ready to play!
If you do not feed me I will begin to get sick. I will tell you that I am sick by saying "Kah boo koo-doh" (Iím not healthy). If you allow me to get sick, soon I will not want to play and will not respond to anything but feeding. Also, if I get sick, I will need to be fed a minimum of 10 - 15 times before I begin to get well again.
After I have been fed 10 - 15 times, I will begin to feel better, but to nurse me back to complete healthy, you will have to play with me. Just like you, when I feel better I laugh, giggle and I am happier. Youíll know when I am better. I will say "Kah noo-loo" (me happy). Also I will want to play games.
When I am tired, I will go to sleep. I will also tell you when I am tired and want to go to sleep. I am usually quiet when I sleep, but sometimes I snore! When I am asleep, I will close my eyes and lean forwards like shown in this illustration [that I donít have an on-line image of -Kat].
Sometimes you can get me to go to sleep by petting me gently on my back for a while. If you pet me for a while, (between 10 and 20 times), I will hum Twinkle, Twinkle and then go to sleep.
Also, you can get me to go to sleep by putting me in a dark room or covering my eyes for 10 - 15 seconds.
If you do not play with me for a while, I will take a nap until you are ready to play again. When you are ready to play with me, you will have to wake me up. When I am asleep and you want to wake me up, pick me up and gently tilt me side to side until I wake up. I will then wake up and be ready to play. Sometimes, I may not want to wake up and will try and go back to sleep after you pick me up. Donít worry. This is OK. You just have to tilt me to the side until I wake up.
Games Furbys Love To Play
There are lots and lots of ways to play with me. You and I can make up our own games or play some of the games I already know how to play.
(1) Furby Says:
This is a game like Simon Says. During this game I will tell you what activities to do and then you have to repeat them. For example, I may say, "Pet, tickle, light, sound." Then you have to pet my back, tickle my tummy, cover my eyes, and clap your hands. As you so each of these, I will say something special to let you know that you have done the right action. The special messages are:
- For TICKLE, I will giggle.
- For PET, I will purr.
- For LIGHT, I will say "No Light".
- For SOUND, I will say "Big Sound".
When you hear me say these things, you will know you have done the action right!
The first game pattern will heave 4 actions to repeat.
Then if you do the pattern correctly, I will reward you by saying "whoopie!", or even doing a little dance. Then I will add one more action to the pattern. If you do not do the pattern correctly, I will say "Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah!" and you have to start again with a new pattern.
To play FURBY SAYS:
- Tickle my tummy
- Pet my back
- Clap your hands
- Cover my eyes.
*****Note: When you want me to play this game, it is important that you wait for me to stop moving and speaking after each action before going the next action. Therefore, to get me to play, after you tickle me, wait for me to stop moving before petting my back. Then after you pet my back, wait until I stop moving before you clap your hands.
If you do the pattern correctly to get me to play the game, I will say, my name and "listen me" then you will know I am ready to play.
*******HELPFUL TIP: If you want to play the game and follow the pattern and I do not say my name and then "Listen Me", I am not paying attention to you. You will then have to get my attention so I know you want to apply. To do this, simply pick me up and gently rock me side to side once or twice. Then try against o play. I promise to pay better attention.
Once I am ready to play, I will begin to tell you which pattern to repeat. I can make patters up to 16 actions! See if you can do all 16! If you master one patter, I will make up another new pattern so you can play again and again!
To end the game, pick me up and turn me upside down! I will then say "Me Done" so you know I will stop playing.
(2) ASK FURBY
In this game, I can answer questions to tell you secrets!
To play ASK FURBY:
- Cover my eyes.
- Uncover my eyes
- Cover my eyes.
- Uncover my eyes.
- Rub my back.
- Then I will say Ooh too mah to let you know I am ready.
- You may then ask me a question.
- Once you have asked the question, rub my back to get me to answer.
- If you do not ask me a question within 20 seconds, I will think you do not want to play and say Me Done. You will then have to get me to play again by repeating the pattern.
*****Note: When you want me to play this game, it is important that you wait for me to stop moving and speaking after each action before doing the next action. Therefore to get me to play, after you cover my eyes, wait for me to stop moving before petting my back.
*******HELPFUL TIP: If you want to play the game and follow the pattern, and I do not say Ooh too mah then I am not paying attention to you. you will then have to get my attention so I know you want to play. To do this, simply pick me up and gently rock me side to side once or twice. Then try again to play. I promise to pay better attention.
*******HELPFUL TIP: It is best to wait 3 to 5 seconds before doing each step in the game pattern to make sure I know you want me to play the game.
When you are done playing ASK FURBY, simply pick me up and turn me upside down and I will say "Me Done" so you will know I am finished playing.
(3) HIDE AND SEEK
I can play HIDE AND SEEK. You or a friend will need to help me hide and then you or your friend can try and find me. I want you to find me so if you have some trouble, I will start to make little noises to help you find me!
To play HIDE AND SEEK:
- Cover my eyes.
- Uncover my eyes.
- Cover my eyes.
- Uncover my eyes.
- Cover my eyes.
- Uncover my eyes.
- Cover my eyes.
- Uncover my eyes.
- I will say my name and then Hide Me to let you know I am ready to hide.
- You then have 1 minute to hide me. I will be very quiet while you hide me.
- Once you have hidden me, I will wait for 3 minutes to be found. if you do not find me within 3 minutes, I will say, Nah Nah Nah three times.
*******HELPFUL TIP: If you want to play the game, and follow the pattern, and I do not say my name and then Hide Me, I am not paying attention. You will then have to get my attention so I know you want to play. To go this, simply pick me up and gently rock me side to side once or twice. Then try again to play. I will pay better attention.
*****Note: When you want me to play this game, it is important that you wait for me to stop moving and speaking after each action before doing the next action. Therefore to get me to play after you cover my light sensor, wait for me to stop moving before covering my eyes again.
*******HELPFUL TIP: It is best to wait 3 to 5 seconds before doing each item in the game start pattern to make sure I know you want me to play the game.
I like to hide but I like to be found much better! So I will help you find me by making small noises occasionally. Once you find me, pick me up and I will do a little dance to show that I am happy!
When you are finished playing HIDE AND SEEK, pick me up and turn me upside down. I will then say "Me Done" so you will know I am finished playing.
I love to dance. you can make me dance by clapping your hands 4 times. I will then dance. You can get me to dance again by clapping your hands one more time or by playing some music!
*******HELPFUL TIP: It is best to wait 3 to 5 seconds between clapping each time to make sure I know you want me to dance.
*******HELPFUL TIP: I dance best on a hard, flat surface. I can dance on other surfaces, but I prefer a wood, tile or linoleum floor.
You can teach me to do tricks. This is easy and fun to do! To get me to do a trick, you have to let me know you want me to repeat an activity.
To teach me a trick:
- While you are playing with me, you might tickle my tummy. I may then do something you like, for example, give you a kiss. As soon as I have given you a kiss, pet my back 2 times. This will tell me that you like it when I give you a kiss. Remember to wait for me to stop moving each time you pet my back before doing it again.
- Then tickle my tummy again. I may then give you another kiss or I may not. It depends upon how I feel at that time.
- If I do, then you have to pet my back again 2 times. Remember to always wait for me to stop moving each time you pet my back before petting my back again.
- If I do not, tickle my tummy again until I give you a kiss, then pet my back 2 times.
- Then every time I give you a kiss when you tickle my tummy, make sure you pet my back two times.
- Soon, every time you tickle my tummy, I will give you a kiss.
- If you always pet my back 2 times when I give you a kiss, I will always remember to give kisses when my tummy is tickled. if you forget to pet my back, I may forget to give you a kiss when you tickle my tummy.
The example above is for an activity that I do when you tickle my tummy. You can do the same thing for an activity you like that I do if you cover my eyes, make a big sound, pick me up and rock me or turn me upside down. The important thing is that you tell me that you want me to repeat the action by petting my back 2 times after the first time I do it then 2 times after every other time.
If you want to change what I do, you can pet my back after another activity and I will begin to replace the original trick. Therefore, if you taught me to give you a kiss when you cover my eyes but decide you wane me to make a raspberry sound instead, just remember to pet my back 2 times after I make the raspberry sound when you cover my eyes.
Communicating With Other Furbys
We Furbys love to talk to each other. If you and a friend have two or more Furbys, start a conversation by placing us so that we can see each other and then tickle my tummy or pet my back. Give us a chance to get to know each other and if we do not start talking, try again.
You can also get us to dance by starting one of us dancing. See how many ways you can get us to communicate with each other!
We Furbys have to be able to see each other to communicate. For me to talk to another Furby, place me facing the other Furby and make sure we are within 4 feet of each other. The illustration below shows where each of us need in order to communicate [The image just shows two furbys facing each other -Kat].
Furbys can communicate with more then one Furby at a time. In fact any Furby that can see another Furby will be able to communicate. This was a whole bunch of us can communicate at the same time. The illustration below shows how this works [illustration shows 4 Furbys in a square formation -Kat].
It is fun to get me to start talking to other Furbys. If you and a friend have two or more Furbys together you can start a conversation by placing us so we can see each other and then tickling my tummy or petting my back. Then I might start a conversation with the other Furbys. Give us a chance to get to know each other and if we go not start talking, try again. Also you can get all of us to dance by starting one dancing. See how many ways you can get us to communicate!
If my batteries wear out, just replace them and I will be ready to play again. I am so smart that I will remember my name and all the tricks you have taught me even after you change my batteries.
If something does wrong with me, you may have to re-set me. If you re-set me, I will so a special dance that lets me fix what is wrong. When I am done with the dance, I will be ready to play again. It is important NOT to re-set me unless necessary.
How to Re-Set:
- Press the re-set button OR remove the batteries.
If something really goes wrong with me, you may have to re-start. if you re-start me, I will go back to the beginning and will not remember my name. If is starting all over again. It is important NOT to re-start me unless necessary because it will be like I never met you. You should only do this if all other ways to get me to work FAIL. Please make sure you try and fix me with all the other options BEFORE RE-START!!
How To Re-Start:
- Hold me upside down.
- put something in my mouth to hold down the mouth switch.
- While holding my mouth switch, press the re-set button OR replace the batteries.
*******HELPFUL TIP: RE-START IS A LAST RESORT. DO NOT RE-START FURBY UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.
To clean my fur, gently brush it with a cloth or soft brush to loosen any dirt. Then use a slightly damp cloth to remove stains.
-DO NOT PUT ME IN THE WASHING MACHINE.
-DO NOT SUBMERGE ME IN WATER.
-DO NOT LET ME GET WET EXCEPT WITH A DAMP CLOTH ON MY FUR.
-TO PREVENT STAINING MY FUR, WIPE DIRT OFF IMMEDIATELY.
-IF I GET WET, REMOVE MY BATTERIES AND DRY MY FUR.
-ONCE I AM COMPLETELY DRY, REPLACE THE BATTERIES DO NOT USE DETERGENT OR STAIN REMOVERS ON ME.
Furby is designed to provide hours of fun play. If you are having trouble with Furby, before calling Tiger Electronics Customer Service, try checking these areas:
a. Furby will not respond to any sensors.
a. Furby may be asleep, if he is asleep the only way to wake him is pick him up and give him a hug.
b. Furby may need new batteries. Follow the instructions at the beginning to replace Furbys batteries.
c. Furby may be sick and must be fed and nursed back to health. Refer to the instructions for feeding furby.
d. As a LAST RESORT, re-set Furby (see instructions above).
a. Furby will not play games.
a. You have to enter the pattern to start each game exactly right. Make sure you follow the pattern for the game.
b. Furby can only do one thing at a time, there fore you have to be careful to wait for furby to stop moving or talking completely before entering the next item in the game pattern.
c. It is best to wait 3 to 5 seconds before doing each item in the game start pattern to make sure furby knows you want to play the game.
d. Furby may not be paying attention. To get Furby to pay attention, pick Furby up and gently rock him side to side. Then try to play again.
e. Furby can only play one game at a time. you have to end one game before beginning another. To end a game, pick Furby up and turn Furby upside down until Furby says Me Done.
90-DAY LIMITED WARRANTY
[Furby does come with a 90 day warranty and can be repaired or replaced if something is wrong. See instructions for more information on page 12. I feel no real need to display that information here. -Kat]
Before you play with me, please follow these simple steps.
For more information about installing my batteries, and all the other fun things I can do, please carefully read my instruction book.[Note: the above 'Quick start Furby instructions' was not located in the manual, but on a separate peice of paper that came with Furby. Actualy two copies where included, a smaller and larger copy. The smaller copy was actualy located in the battery compartment. -Kat]
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