1998: the year of the Furby frenzy

De­cem­ber 1998

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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