1998: the year of the Furby frenzy
WHEN people look back in years to come, what will they remember about Christmas 1998?
Will they remember it as the first time a US president was impeached in 130 years?
Or the month when Cruise missiles once again rained down on Baghdad?
Closer to home, will December ‘98 go down as the month when former Taoiseach Charles Haughey escaped a £2 million tax bill? Not a bit of it! When the holly has wilted and all the turkey consumed, Christmas ‘98 will be remembered as the year of the festive Furby frenzy.
Furby is a small, furry, electronic children’s toy which interacts with its owner, learns new things every day and costs £30.
Thanks to a cunning marketing campaign which has boosted demand way beyond supply, it seems as if every parent in the country (not to mention Santa) has been trying to get their
hands on one.