Hi-tech makeover for Furby toys

Last updated at 12:40
Furby held by a childHasbro
Nineties Christmas sensation Furby has had a hi-tech makeover.

You might have some hi-tech toys on your wish list for christmas but those toys could be challenged by an old favourite which has been given a bit of a makeover.

Furby first came out in 1998 and even then they were pretty advanced, they had infrared eyes which meant the toys could communicate with each other.

It could also "listen" to conversations and be taught to say words.

This time, its infrared eyes have been replaced with two small LCD screens, its body has more motors and sensors than before and it comes with its own smartphone and tablet app.

The app will even translate Furby's warblings into English.

"We've reinvented Furby with advanced technology that brings a whole new way to play to kids," the company gushed.

"The personality of each Furby appears to evolve by the way children play with it, and every unpredictable action and reaction helps make each Furby seem unique."

Other top xmas gifts aren't quite as high tech but still make it to the list of potential best sellers for Christmas.

Christmas wish list

Monster High Doll

Web Shooting Spiderman

Moshi Monster App Monster


Innotab 2

Nerf Elite Hail Fire

Barbie Puppy Play Park

Master Moves Mickey

LegoLord of the RINGS, The Battle of Helms Deep

LeapPad2 Explorer

Toys listed part of predicted top sellers list from toy store Hamleys.