Parents' annoyance level: 10/10. There were a lot of crying kids on Christmas morning when parents had to tell them that Santa looked everywhere for this but they were all sold out. In a panic, parents added, "No, Santa couldn't make more, sweetie. They're copyrighted."

One of the most popular toys of the decade provided about an hour of entertainment until its batteries were forcefully removed because of its repetitive noises. Fun memories include teaching it swear words and ,as the batteries died, its slow demonic voice, showing the Furby's true colors as a spawn of Satan rather than Santa.