Emoto-Tronic Furby Instructions

By Si Kingston
The Emoto-Tronic Furby at his seat on the U.N. Security Council.

It is probably difficult to understand your Emoto-Tronic Furby's bizarre "ee," "aye-loh-may-lah" and "way-loo" sounds, as they are in its native Furbish tongue. However, after some time it will learn English. The rate at which it picks up the language is determined by how often you interact and play with it. The Furby also has sensors which will prompt it to respond to your touch.

Remove any background noise so the Emoto-Tronic Furby can hear you. Sit 12 to 18 inches away from it.

Slide the power switch to "On." To access the power switch, lift up the fur on the back of the toy. The switch is right below the battery bay.

Play with the Emoto-Tronic Furby. The Furby will tell knock-knock jokes, stories, dance and sing songs. To starting playing with it, first shout, "Hey Furby!" Wait until it responds with: "Doo," "Yeah," "Huh," "What" or "Hmm." Afterward, speak one of the following commands: "Tell me a joke," "Tell me a story," "Show me a dance," "I love you" or "Sing me a song." The Furby will respond; however, if you ask it to tell a joke, it will begin with "Knock-Knock." You must then respond with "Who's there?"

Touch the Furby. The Furby's built-in sensors recognise when you tickle it on its tummy, pet it on its back or cuddle with it. Avoid holding the Furby upside down.

Speak to the Furby in its native tongue of Furbish. Begin by getting the Furby's attention, "Hey Furby!" When the Furby responds, tell it, "I speak Furbish." Afterward, you can speak to the Furby in its native tongue. For example, "fun" in Furbish is "doo-aye," and "friend" is "noo-lah." For more Furbish words, see the manual provided in References.

About the Author

Si Kingston has been an online content contributor since 2004, with work appearing on websites such as MadeMan. She is a professional screenwriter and young-adult novelist and was awarded the Marion-Hood Boesworth Award for Young Fiction in 2008. Kingston holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mills College.