Furby has been around since 1998 but now Hasbro plans to release an evolved doll that speaks and understands English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese and Italian and is more emotional to boot.
Hasbro executive Allen Richardson says the new futuristic Furby uses something called emoto-tronics which combines voice recognition software with robotic technology to create a toy that is able to smile, frown and even gasp.
The toy also is able to move its belly in and out so it looks like its breathing.
Experts predict the new Furby will be a big hit when its released to stores later this year. Still, the technology isnt perfect. Jokesters who want a truly interactive toy should note that the new Furby doesnt understand or use curse words.
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