The hottest toy of Christmas 2013 is...the Furby!
The newest version of the toy, the Furby Boom, is more colorful than its predecessor, has five different personalities and comes with an app. Because it's 2013, so of course it comes with an app.
Remember when Furbies were the biggest thing ever and you had to camp outside in line only to find out Toys "R" Us had sold out and then you finally managed to get one and your kid played with it for like a week before he or she was over it and stuck it in the closet to "sleep" but every now and then you'd open the closet and it would "wake up" and make those demonic noises at you and you'd think, "HA HA it's just the Furby! That scared me half to death!"?
Well, now Furby can talk real words so they're even more terrifying! (It also speaks not real words like totes cray-cray and awesomesauce because 2013).
It's like 1998 all over again!
Oh and P.S. Tomagotchis are back too!
Japanese toymaker Bandai announced that they are bringing the digital pocket pets back from the dead (which makes sense, no matter how many times you let your Tamagotchi poop itself to death, it always came back too).
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In 1998, the biggest movie of the year was about how much space sucks.
This year the biggest movie of the year was about how much space sucks (in 3-D)!
2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
In 1998, President Bill Clinton said he did not have sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky.
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This year, President Fitzgerald Grant said he did not have sexual relations with Olivia Pope (on Scandal)!
Holy crap. It's 1998.