A Furby is an American electronic robotic toy released in 1998 by Tiger Electronics.
It resembles a hamster or owl-like creature and went through a period of being a “must-have” toy following its holiday season launch, with continual sales until 2000.
Over 40 million Furbies were sold during the three years of its original production, with 1.8 million sold in 1998, and 14 million in 1999. Its speaking capabilities were translated into 24 languages.
Bigger, fuzzier, and more complex than the digital pets that came before them, Furby changed the e-pet game forever.