Ask a stranger to name the most legendary vintage dolls, figures, and life-like toys of the last century and the list will likely include Barbie, GI Joe, Transformers, Teddy Ruxpin, My Little Pony, Care Bears, Cabbage Patch Kids, and of course, Furby. Furby serves as a dividing line among the public; hardly anyone has a neutral opinion about it. Most people either love Furby or they don’t like Furby and never want to see one again. And that’s okay. More Furby for those of us who love it! It’s hard to feel neutral about something like Furby. Fortunately, there are many people in the world who absolutely love Furby and, if you’re lucky, you may even see one of these people in the wild, taking their Furbies out, living their best lives.
Keeping it Weird: Furby Fans Resurface After Pandemic and Bring New Life to 1998 Toy with New Podcast, Empathy, and Global Adventures
By Jay, Founder and Mortal Communications Director of Furb World
In a quiet corner of the internet, a fiercely loyal group of crafters, artists, and musicians devote themselves to one late 90’s/early 2000’s icon, and no, the focus of their adoration isn’t Britney Spears, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Cher, or NSYNC - the subject of their love isn’t even human; it’s Furby. And while their love of the creature may have started in the late 90’s, the modern online craze for Furb-related content really took off during the global COVID pandemic.
Meet September's Furb-of-the-Month: The Pizza Furb, an original Furb World creation!
These two are "the twins" who have found their forever homes. They studied ballet dancing at an exclusive community college, and did several public nighttime tours as professional mimes in some of the country's major public parks. Unfortunately, they never promoted their work, and since they preformed at night, only a few people ever saw their work. But those people were deeply moved. The Pizza Furbs enjoy LOTR cosplay and larping on weekends.
If you would like a custom pizza furb, please DM us on Instagram. We have color options for their fur and a few limb options.
Caleb Chung is a hyper-creative toy-maker responsible for bringing Furby into the world as well as Pleo the dinosaur and many well known toys. In this What's Your Story interview (video below), you can get to know Caleb, his process, and how he developed Furby to be a toy that helped kids connect with empathy.
It's March and you know what that means, it's time, once again, for our first-ever Furb-of-the-Month. Our March winner is Sandpiper Sun Goddess Unicorn Sparkles the 3rd. She's a sassy Furbgirl who loves her friends and likes to blink right as pictures are being taken. She likes cozy clothing and grandmother vibes. She believes in unicorns and glitter and mermaids. Someday she wants to study art at a private university, but for now she is content knitting and being the guiding light of Furb World's little band of magical creatures. Look upon her! Looooook!!!