We’ve all been there, scrolling for a bit too long on the Instagram explore page or Tumblr. Each post is more *interesting* than the last, and before you know it you’ve fallen into a void you cant escape. Fortunately (maybe), this rabbit hole has led us to the Internet phenomenon that is, drum roll please, long furbys…
Now long furbys are not new, they’ve been occasionally gracing my explore pages, and shared on social media platforms for a couple of years now, but it wasn’t until recently I really decided to delve into the weird and wonderful (cliché I know) world of long furbys. For those of you still confused as to what I’m talking about, long furbys are the 90’s classic toy furbys, that have been modified, most commonly extended in length, but other alterations include the addition of hands and feet, amongst other things. Sometimes they are faithful pets, other times horrendous worm hungry monsters.
If your childhood furby screaming at you whilst you slept wasn’t enough to haunt your dreams, long furbys can now bring back all that fear for you with the addition of longness. When I proceeded to send long furby videos to my friends I received mixed responses but most were along the lines of “I hate it”, and “I’m not sure if these are meant to be cute or horribly upsetting”.
If you’ve still not been put off, then to you I say congratulations. So now you ask, how do I get my hands on one of those freaky furbs?? Well, you could of course make one with that cursed furby that’s you’ve got hidden away in your attic. There’s plenty of tutorials online, and all you need is your old friend furby, extra fabric, and a “ball jointed doll armature”, whatever that is. But we’re not all DIY queens so you can find you terrifying new bestie on sites like eBay and Etsy.
And that’s your introduction to long furbys. If you choose to delve deeper into this disturbing world that is completely up to you. Remember to tag us in your favourite long furby content, and definitely let us know if you get crafty and make one.