Who invented the Furby?
At the American International Toy Fair in 1998, there was a new invention by two men named David Hampton and Caleb Chung. It was the robotic talking toy Furby which they created and presented at the toy fair. It had an immediate appeal among the visitors to the toy fair and what began on that fateful day took the world of toys in a right royal spin. It later transpired that it took them nine months to create and nine months to design Furby the robotic talking toy.
Where the Furbies come from
It was Richard Levy popular toy and game inventor to whom they sought help to aid them to sell Furby but eventually it was Tiger Electronics President Roger Shiffman who bought the rights. Furbies were in high demand during the Christmas period of 1998 and it was priced at US$35.The demand was so high it later rose up to US$ 100 and eventually rose several hundred dollars. In certain instances there were fraudsters who were paid undisclosed amounts of money by gullible Furby enthusiasts but their robotic talking toys never reached them. Such was the frenzy around the Furby which also brought unprecedented monetary gain to the two original inventors of Furby and Tiger Electronics too.