The Voice Of Shelby

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The Voice Of Shelby

Hollie96
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01 Aug 2017, 07:20 #1

A few days ago my boyfriend Furbys are cool sent me a link that contained a chat that some furby fans had with David Hampton the creator of furby back in 2001. It is really interesting as I discovered that the person who voiced Shelby was a women who was eight and a half months pregnant at the time of recording. I found that fascinating as I always thought Shelby was voiced by a man because of how gruff his voice is. Hampton claimed that he changed the voice with software to make it sound right.

Thanks Patrick for sending me that link.

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DollKing
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01 Aug 2017, 08:19 #2

Yes, I read that too. Pretty interesting.

Apparently Mr. Hampton did the voice of the prototype Shelby himself, before the voice actor was hired!

There was actually a toy fair video of a display Shelby posted here a few months ago with an obviously different voice. Maybe that could have been one of the early prototypes!
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02 Aug 2017, 06:29 #3

Yes it would be very interesting to see a Shelby prototype. Hampton also states that the technology in Shelby's are a lot more advanced than technology in the original furbys. :shel:
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03 Aug 2017, 04:41 #4

Hollie96 @ Aug 2 2017, 03:29 PM wrote: Yes it would be very interesting to see a Shelby prototype. Hampton also states that the technology in Shelby's are a lot more advanced than technology in the original furbys.  :shel:
Here is the toy fair video, prototype Shelby speaks at the end:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC_YiGNHqeI

And here is a picture of what was going to be the box for Shelby, with a cardboard cutout showing a prototype

Dah/koo-doh! Ee-nye/kah-dah! Aloalo!

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-Teddy Ruxpin, "Take A Good Look"

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05 Aug 2017, 04:20 #5

Thanks for sharing that with me Dollking. Its interesting to hear what he sounded like. The Shelby prototype have thinner looking tennies than the average Shelby I have noticed. :shel:
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06 Aug 2017, 11:17 #6

Shelby was voiced by a woman?!?!?


my entire life has been a lie... :prez:
name's willow // [she/her please]
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08 Aug 2017, 04:52 #7

FurbyFan2006 @ Aug 6 2017, 08:17 PM wrote: Shelby was voiced by a woman?!?!?


my entire life has been a lie... :prez:
Yes, as was Furby Baby although that is less surprising.

Shelby was planned for a Japanese release, the picture I shared to you is from Tokyo Toy Fair. I wonder what the Japanese voice would have been like..
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08 Aug 2017, 05:35 #8

Lol now I'm curious to hear a Japanese Shelby. I tried to find a video of one on YouTube but failed. :shel:
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08 Aug 2017, 08:45 #9

Hollie96 @ Aug 8 2017, 02:35 PM wrote: Lol now I'm curious to hear a Japanese Shelby. I tried to find a video of one on YouTube but failed. :shel:
There was never a Japanese voice. Shelby was shown at the Toy Fair as English version. The Japanese release was being planned, but never happened.
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11 Aug 2017, 07:19 #10

That's a shame that there was no Japanese Shelbys. Japanese furbys are cool. I have a 2012 Japanese furby.
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