VERNON HILLS, NY: Hasbro's Tiger Electronics has finally given

Furby a friend - Shelby, the talking clam. But as Shelby speaks three

languages and has a 70% larger vocabulary than Furby, it is doubtful the

two will have much to talk about. The next-generation bivalve is also

eschewing the typical pre-Christmas launch season. 'Shelby will make a

great Easter gift,' declared David Niggli, FAO Schwarz's COO in the

press release, which flagged up last week's PR launch at the famous NYC

toy store.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in