Virtual pets got a little smarter and a lot hairier in the months and years following Tamagotchi. Meet Furby (cute, huh?). At first, Furby spoke only in his own language, Furbish. But over time, the toy cleverly adapted to English, creating the illusion that its owner was teaching it to speak. Furby also moved his mouth and ears, blinked his eyes, and made a wobbling motion that resembled walking. Furby was the must-have holiday toy of 1998.