We really brainstormed as to what we should get our little Jumping Bean for Christmas this year. Last year he was almost 2 months old, just learning to lift his head and had absolutely NO idea what was going on. This year we wanted to get him something he could interact with and wasn’t necessarily going to be something that someone else grabbed off the shelf and purchased for him. So after much hemming and hawing and pocketbook pinching, we settled on a Furby.
Yes, yes. The recommendation is 4 and up which means we play with Nibbler as he’s playing with the Furby making sure it doesn’t get flung, dropped, or torn in the process. Despite our best efforts however, toddlers are toddlers and Furby has ended up getting bruised up a bit, but this thing is pretty sturdy and hasn’t even cracked or scratched. I’ve got to say, Nibbler actually does pretty well with it and watching him tickle Furby with his chubby little hand is one of the most adorable things I’ve ever seen. A neat feature of this toy is as you interact with the Furby, his personalities can change – the crazy one has been one of my most favorite ones to emerge.
A draw back has been due to the fact that the Furby constantly hears us chatting or the television yammering on in the background, it constantly turns back to “extreme valley girl mode.” This has got to be one of the worst personalities ever. Everyone around it is subjected to “shaw – blah, blah, blah – blah, blah, blah – oooemmmgeeee!” over and over again. This actually caused me to sit on YouTube one day and figure out how to change his personalities so we don’t get stuck in a Valley Girl rut. 😛
(Here’s a video of what I’m talking about. Haha.)
Furby has been a great toy and Nibbler even asks for us to turn it on, so I know it’s a hit with him as well. Were there any special gifts that ended up under your tree in 2012?