Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Furby Memories

For some weird reason, I woke up thinking about Furbies, and had this overwhelming urge to go to my moms house and get my two furbies out of my old bedroom closet, put fresh batteries in them and see if they still worked after all these years.

I remember when Furbies came out, the year was 1998 and I was a freshman in high school, and I wanted one so freaking bad. Sadly living up here in Alaska getting the hottest toy at the time is damn near impossible specially if you are late finding out about said toy. Plus limited supplies so you have to be on your toes and know when shipments are coming in and hope that no one else does. This goes for gaming consoles as well. So no matter how many stores we went to, mom and I just couldn't find me a furby.

This went on for quite awhile, any time we went to the store I took a shot and looked for a furby, Then mom and I went out of state for a long weekend down to Washington to visit my half brother, we figured since we were down in the lower 48 we might have some luck, so we went around to a few stores and NOTHING no one had this blasted furby! I was giving up hope of ever getting one, then if I remember correctly we walked into a store and they had a few I was so excited and begged and pleaded with mom to get me one even though they were expensive, we ended up getting one, actually I think we got 2 cause I think we got one for my brother as well, but I don't remember if he was up here at home or if he had moved to California yet.

I loved my furby and a few months later was able to get another one, so I had 2 furbies. I played with them for quite a while then as most things go, got tired of them put them in their boxes which I had kept and put them on the shelf in my closet. Years later a friend was having a garage sale and had the Gizmo Furby and I bought it for like a buck and had it up in my closet for a few years but my brother wanted to give it to a friend of his as a gift so I ended up selling it to him for more than the actual price of the furby. So not only did I make a profit on it, but a dang good one cause I only got it like I said for a dollar.

I think later today or sometime soon I am going to go over to moms and fish my two furbies out of the closet and bring them home. I kinda miss having them around.

Dance, Boogie..... Doot doot dooo! hehehehe!

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