Maybe you have a dead Furby. How you got it is not important.
Maybe you want to see how Furby works.
Maybe you want to make Furby into a animatronic puppet.
The goal of this project is to strip Furby down and remove his brain, leaving his other functions intact.
Personally, I intend to stick another microcontroller in there.
What you choose to make Furby do is your business!
I used two different Furby toys for this demo.
Doesn't this one kind of look like Katy Perry?
Step 1: Split Furby's seams
First, expose this zip-tie by cutting the single string that ties the cloth around the head of the zip-tie. I recommend a seam-ripper, but a pair of scissors or a scalpel (!) will do.
Now you can see the head of the zip-tie. Unless you can figure out how to undo a zip-tie, you must cut through this sucker. I recommend wire cutters.
Furby's skin pulls off like a sock, or like someone's shirt, until you get to his face.
Step 2: Remove Furby's face
Continue removing the pelt and you'll notice just a bit farther up there are two things still holding his face on.
Firstly, the pelt is glued to the skull surrounding Furby's plastic ear stalks, on one side his outer eye ridge, and on the other, the back of the base of his ear. It's a weak glue, probably just to tack the fur down there so his face doesn't get loose, and you can easily pull the fur free.
Secondly, there is a hook holding the top of Furby's face plate. This is an open hook; you can slip the plastic loop behind the open end and free the face.
Continue removing Furby's fur until you get to his ears.