We wanted to gather the information about these toys together to help other parents pick the best toys for their children. Please know this is a blind comparison as while my little geeklings have many Furby toys from the past, they will not open the new Furby Connect till Christmas. They do have a Hatchimal though and we expect to be getting a Fuzzy Wonderz this week and will tell everyone about those ASAP.
Most of us have heard of Hatchimals, the newest and hardest to get toy of 2016. Everyone knows about the Furby brand, not hard to get this year thankfully. There is a new toy out though most of us are clueless about, the Fuzzy Wonderz. We are still waiting to read reviews on this toy but for now, can go with what they advertise this toy as. It is available unlike Hatchimals so I thought it important to talk about.
Does this toy Hatch?
One of the things we have learned as parents is that kids love a mystery. We can tell because of how popular mystery boxes are on youtube and how much our kids love watching videos like that. It isn’t a shock that kids love things that hatch!
Hatchimal = YES
Fuzzy Wonderz = Yes (though again, no reviews yet so we don’t know just how they hatch!)
Furby Connect = NO
Does This Toy Talk:
Hatchimal = No (but it does make sounds)
Fuzzy Wonderz = Yes
Furby Connect = Yes (no longer is it just words we can’t understand but it actually speaks english!)
Does this toy interact with an APP?
Hatchimal = NO
Fuzzy Wonderz = Yes (with sounds waves so you just need a compatible device with speakers!)
Furby Connect = Yes (these use bluetooth!) PLUS play time will be added as the APP and Furby is updated. This is new and exciting!
Does this toy interact with others of it’s kind for added play?
Hatchimal = No
Fuzzy Wonderz = No
Furby Connect = Yes! Like other versions, the Furby does interact with other Furby toys. I am not sure if they are backwards compatible.
How much are these Toys and Can you find them easily?
Hatchimal = $50 (but near impossible to get, many third party sellers are selling for +$200 now)
Fuzzy Wonderz = $59.99 and still some on their site for sale right now.
Furby Connect = $99.99 (we got ours on Amazon for $62) Price is always changing though. Easy to get in stores!
So at first glance, it looks like the Fuzzy Wonderz is the best of both worlds, it hatches, and it has an app like a Furby for added play time. However as it seems no one has one yet, and the company is brand new, some consider the purchase a possible risk. Be brave and dive in and order your child a toy they might love even though it isn’t the very one they asked for, or pay a crazy amount of money for an over priced Hatchimal or go with the tried and true Furby Connect that doesn’t hatch when the hatching part this year is such a big deal?
The point though is we have choices!
Be sure to check out the reviews from all of these (when they come available for Fuzzy Wonderz of course). I was dismayed to read about dead hatchimals on Amazon, and ones that where made wrong and couldn’t hatch. Some kids are going to be very sad come Christmas day because of things like that. Sounds like though hatchimal customer service is quick to try and make things right! Hasbro has always been great about their Furby line, and are dependable. We don’t yet know much about Fuzzy Wonderz and how they will handle such issues. We have to wait and see!
What are your thoughts on these toys? Did you get one?
(Seriously, if someone gets a Fuzzy Wonderz can you let us know?)
There is a growing number of upset customers who have been blocked from the Fuzzy Wonderz Facebook page. They formed a group I was told about. To hear their side you can join them by clicking the image below.