The Bejewelled Furby is a special edition Furby that was sold at the FAO Schwarz Toy Store in October of 1999, and has been given the title as the most expensive Furby to ever be sold, with a price tag of US$100,000, as it was adorned in all sorts of fine jewels. It hadn't been given the name until later on though, as for a short time after release it was only known as The "Jeweled Art" Furby.
It is unknown if this is an official Furby, as it was not sold by Hasbro or Tiger, however the money went to World Class Hasbro Children's Hospital.
The Bejewelled Furby was sold at FAO Schwarz, a toy store in New York that closed in 2016 after being acquired by Toys R Us, and reopening about a year and a half later. A trademark the store was infamous for was their exclusive & expensive toys, especially the jeweled ones, The Bejeweled Furby being an example. However, unlike the jeweled etch-a-sketch or gold-plated slinky, The Bejeweled Furby ended up being a bit more obscure.
Sales & Proceeds
A main reasoning for the Furby's obscurity is it's low sales and only five of them were made. With the price at $100,000US (Approximately $150,411.23 as of 2018), only 5 were made, and only two were known to have been sold. A portion of the proceeds would go to the World Class Hasbro Children's Hospital, Pediatric division of Rhode Island hospital.
The Furby was studded with various gems, and featured an array of jewelry, including a tiara, a necklace, and a pair of earrings, all 3 pieces being removable & wearable. The jewelry was crafted in 18k gold, containing 156 Swarovski gemstones, including 63 full cut diamonds (3.7 ctw), 44 rubies (4.5 ctw), blue sapphires (5.3 ctw), and emeralds (1.0 ctw).
Sidney Mobell was the main designer for The Bejewelled Furby. Sidney is known for his various works of jeweled & exclusive pieces, such as the gold monopoly game, a gold plated sardine can with studded sardines, and various other excellent pieces.
- The Bejewelled Furby is the first and only Furby to have a retail price of over a thousand dollars
- The Bejewelled Furby appears to be a jeweled version of the Generation 1 Snowball Furby, and the one in the image shows to have silver eyes. It is unknown if the eye colors were different for every Bejewelled Furby retailed.
- The Bejewelled Furby has been crowned the rarest Furby ever due to only 5 of them were ever made and high retail price.