Saturday, December 31, 2011

Webkinz Badger PSI and PSF Revealed!

This cute critter comes with a Badger Hill PSI (wonder what it does?) and a Hot Honey Hoagie PSF. Look for the Webkinz Badger in stores February 2012!

Friday, December 30, 2011

A Picnic with Cowabelle Challenge Information

 This challenge only has 2 sets of tasks, instead of the usual 3.
Challenge 1: A Picnic With Cowabelle
 Help Cowabelle prepare for a picnic!
  • Achieve a score of 1,500 points or higher playing Hungry Hog at the Arcade
  • Make a snack using the stove, sandwich maker, or blender
  • Feed your pet 3 Jumbleberries from Jumbleberry Fields
Prize: Cheese & Tomato Sandwich (recipe); Goo-Goo Berry Juice Box (Recess lunch)
Challenge 2: It's Picnic Time!
Enjoy some fresh Watermelon.
  • Earn a total of 50 KinzCash playing Picnic at the Arcade
  • Feed your pet 5 Farm Fresh Watermelons
  • Earn a total of 1,200 points playing Ant Mania at the Arcade
Prize: Picnic Time Basket  [otherwise obtained from entering the feature code for a Picnic Time Charcoal Cat Series 2 Figurine]

Tuxedo Cat PSI and PSF Revealed!/Winterfest 2012 Sneak Peek

The Tuxedo Cat will be released to stores in February 2012! It comes with a Trendy Tuxedo Armoire PSI and Triple Top Hat Cake PSF.



Winterfest is an annual event that works just like Fall Fest, only with flying snowflakes, winter-themed prizes, and a schedule in Winter. Winterfest will begin on January 7, 2012.
Webkinz Newz has provided us with a sneak-peek of one of the new prizes!
This new prize is a pair of Winterfest Pajama Pants! How useful, as Webkinz World has a short supply of good pajamas.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Daisy Pig PSI and PSF Revealed!

The Daisy Pig will be arriving in stores in February! It comes with a Daisy Flower Bed PSI, and a Through Toffee to snack on.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Keep Kinzville Clean Challenge

Challenge 1: Keep Kinzville Clean!
Somebody has been littering in the Kinzville Park!
  • Pick up 3 pieces of trash at the Kinzville Park
  • Plant any 5 packs of Growing Gardens seeds in your pet's yard
  • Earn a total of 30 KinzCash playing Flutterbugged at the Arcade
Prize: Zodiac Earth Costume Shoes [previously from a Click-To-Win at Webkinz Newz]
 
Challenge 2: Clean up the Park!
Clear the air by planting trees
  •  Pick up 5 pieces of trash at the Kinzville Park
  • Achieve a score of 600 points or higher playing Color Storm at the Arcade
  • Plant a Cherry Blossom Tree in your pet's yard (if you already own one, just put it in your dock and put it back in the yard; it still counts)
Prize: Zodiac Earth Costume Hat

Ganz Posts Plush Image of February 2012 Pet: Dreamy Sheep

As you may remember, we already know the PSI and PSF for this fluffy friend, as Ganz released that information earlier in the month.
The Dreamy Sheep comes with a Midnight Snack and a Daydreamer's Window.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ganz Posts Plush Images of 2 More February 2012 Pets: Webkinz Tuxedo Cat/Webkinz Badger

Here's the Badger, and a very cute one indeed!





And here is the Tuxedo Cat, not to be confused with the Small Signature Tuxedo Cat released in January 2011.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ganz Releases Plush Image of February 2012 Pet: Daisy Pig

Ganz has just posted this image of a new Webkinz pet called the Daisy Pig, for release in February 2012.
I love the pattern, its curly tail, and its sleepy looking eyes! It looks quite peaceful and easygoing.

Friday, December 16, 2011

UPDATED Shopping Spree Challenge Information

Challenge 1: Shopping Spree
Make your way to the mall!
  • Earn a total of 30 KinzCash playing Webkinz Rally in the Arcade
  • Play SPREE! and roll the dice 3 times
  • Spin the Wheel of WOW 3 times
Prize: 100 KinzCash

Challenge 2: Keep Shopping
Spend some KinzCash!
  • Spend 300 KinzCash in the W-Shop or KinzStyle Outlet
  • Land on any Shopping Bag space during a game of SPREE!
  • Buy a souvenir from Sheldon's Souvenir Shack during your next Tropical Island Vacation
Prize: Spree Standee [otherwise found at the SPREE! mall]
   

Challenge 3: Shop 'Til You Drop 
Keep shopping!
  •   Spend 400 KinzCash in the W-Shop for KinzStyle Outlet
  • Draw a card from the deck during a game of SPREE!
  • Buy an item from Arte at the Curio Shop
Prize: Shopaholic Wallpaper; Shopaholic Flooring (eStore items) 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Countdown to Christmas Event Information

Today marks the start of the annual search for Ms. Birdy at the Clubhouse! This event will keep going from today, December 14, to December 26. Below, you will find some more information on this fun event...


  • Ms. Birdy stays in the Santakinz Room all day, not moving to other rooms as she has in the past. This should make this event a breeze for those without much Webkinz World playing time, or those with lots of accounts. 
  • There is a different prize each day. If you miss a day, you will not get the prize for the day you missed. 
  • Holders of Deluxe accounts are supposed to be able to have full account benefits as long as their Deluxe account is active. However, Deluxe account holders who have not adopted a pet in 12 months are having this feature ignored by Ms. Birdy, who is telling them that they cannot participate in this event. It is hoped by many that this is merely a glitch, and, according to many customer service representatives, programmers are looking into this issue and should have it corrected promptly. 
  • For visiting Ms. Birdy on all 12 days, and getting all 12 prizes, you are rewarded with a special badge for your My Page. 
Have fun!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Keep Kinzville Clean Challenge

Challenge 1: Keep Kinzville Clean!
Somebody has been littering in the Kinzville Park!
  • Pick up 3 pieces of trash at the Kinzville Park
  • Plant any 5 packs of Growing Gardens seeds in your pet's yard
  • Earn a total of 30 KinzCash playing Flutterbugged at the Arcade
Prize: Zodiac Earth Costume Shoes [previously from a Click-To-Win at Webkinz Newz]

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tidy Up Challenge Information

Challenge 1: Time to Tidy Up!
Help your pet clean up their room.

  • Buy any storage container from the W-Shop
  • Place any item in your Dock into a storage container
  • Earn a total of 50 KinzCash playing Crafty Canaries in the Arcade
Prize: 100 KinzCash 

Challenge 2: Keep Cleaning!
Time to decorate your pet's room.
  • Add any wallpaper or flooring to your pet's room.
  • Purchase any 3 decorations for your pet's room.
  • Purchase any one of Arte's favorite items from the Curio Shop.*
Prize: Cleaning supplies [Challenge exclusive]
*you can tell if an item is Arte's favorite by an icon of Arte that appears with the item's description. 

Challenge 3: All this cleaning is driving me bananas!
You're almost done!
  • Earn a total of 30 KinzCash playing Bananza at the Arcade
  • Feed your pet 10 bananas from the W-Shop
  • Achieve a score of 1,000 points or higher playing Tropical Troubles at the Arcade
Prize: Monkey and Monkey Banana Tree [Trading Card Item]

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ms. Birdy is Coming to the Clubhouse on the 14th

This is an event that has happened every December since 2008.

During this event, Ms. Birdy will visit the Clubhouse. Click on her and she will give you a gift exclusive to this event. You can only get one per day. 
In previous years, she has been all over the place, but for this year, she will be in the Santakinz Room only.

Ms. Birdy will give 1 gift per account per day. She appears every day, from December 14 to December 26. 
The only thing you get for collecting all 12 gifts is a badge for your My Page.

On a side note, a feature was added to your KinzChat phone that allows you to see what color zone your friends are in. Handy dandy!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Two New Treasure Hunts.

Name: Christmas Treasure Hunt
Starts December 1, ends December 31
Prize: Reindeer Runner Virtual Figure


Name: Challenge Treasure Hunt
Starts December 8, 2011, ends January 8, 2012
Prize: Big Catch Bulldog Virtual Figure


Click here to be taken to the Treasure Hunt page.

Snow Day Challenge Information

Challenge 1: Snow Day!
You have until January 4th to complete this challenge.

  • Earn a total of 30 KinzCash playing Polar Bear Plunge at the Arcade [it doesn't have to be all in one go]
  • Buy a Stripy Toque for your pet from the KinzStyle Outlet
  • Stay warm! Ask your friends for 10 cups of Candy Cane Cocoa.
Prize: Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Snow Bear Sugar Cookie [previously Winter Fest prizes] 


Challenge 2: Time to go Christmas Caroling!
You have until January 4th to complete this challenge.

  • Buy any 3 items from the Christmas Carol theme at the W-Shop
  • Ask your friends for 10 sheets of Christmas Carol Music
  • Feed your pet 10 cups of Hot Chocolate from the W-Shop
 Prize: Music Stand [Challenge exclusive prize] 


Challenge 3: Get Ready for the New Year!
You have until January 4th to complete this challenge.


  • Let's celebrate! Ask your friends for 10 sparklers.
  • Spin the Wheel of Wow 2 times.
  • Party time! Purchase any Party Pack from the W-Shop.
 Prize: Webkinz Top Hat [Challenge exclusive], Party Mat [Party Pack party favor].
Below you will find a tutorial on how to send people things using the Message Center.
  1. Go to your Webkinz World house. There should be a blue icon with a wreath on the left hand side of the screen, click on that.
  2. Asking a friend for some Candy Cane Cocoa is the last task on the list. There are three buttons there: Ask Friends, Buy One, and Hint.
  3. Click on Ask Friends, and a list of your Webkinz World friends will appear.
  4. Select up to 20 friends to ask for Cocoa. 
  5. Click Send. 
  6. Seconds later, a message will appear on the Message Centers of the friends you sent requests to. 
  7. When they choose to send you a Cocoa, you will receive a message about it. 
  8. The Candy Cane Cocoa is not a physical Webkinz World item, and will not appear in your dock. It is useful only for this challenge.
  9. Once you ask a friend for Cocoa, you must wait for a day before asking them again.
  10. It does not cost anyone anything whatsoever to send and/or receive Cocoa.
Alternative route
  1. Follow step 1 above.
  2. Instead of Ask Friends, select Buy One. 
  3. You will be given the option to buy 1 Candy Cane Cocoa for 500 eStore Points [50 cents] apiece.
  4. Buy the Cocoa. 
  5. With 5,000 eStore points, you can buy all the Cocoa you need.

Overtime Challenge Information

Challenge 1: Tabby Von Meow Needs Your Help!
There are not enough pets to keep up with all the work at the Employment Office!

  • Successfully complete the Hamburger Cook job at the Employment Office
  • Feed your pet 10 Burgers
  • Make your pet a snack using the Stove, Blender, or Sandwich Maker [they don't have to eat it]
Prize: Chef's Hat [Curio Shop clothing item] 

Challenge 2: Overtime!
Take on an extra shift at the Webkinz Diner

  •    Buy any item from the Diner theme at the W-Shop
  • Make a Strawberry Smoothie* for your pet using a blender
  • Earn a total of 50 KinzCash playing Smoothie Moves at the Arcade
*Strawberries, Milk, Honey
Prize: Chef's Shirt [Curio Shop clothing item] 

Challenge 3: Tip Please!
Time for your shift at the Pizza Palace.

  • Successfully complete any 3 jobs at the Employment Office
  • Feed your pet 10 slices of pizza
  • Earn a total of 30 KinzCash playing Pizza Palace at the Arcade
 
Prize: Diner Waitress Dress [something Tabby can send you if you befriend her]   

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wednesday Updates 7/12/11

There is a new feature in Webkinz World: The Message Center.

Your dock will now look somewhat like this. You still have your money; I just edited mine out.
 As part of today's updates, Ganz has moved the KinzPost Mailbox and KinzChat phone to beside the Actions window, and added a new feature, the Message Center.

The Message Center is required for the most recent Challenge, the Snow Day Challenge, which will stick around until January 4, 2012.
One of the requirements for this challenge is to ask your friends for 10 cups of Candy Cane Cocoa. (or buy them at 500 eStore points apiece.) And no, you cannot ask Webkinz World hosts to help you. It does not cost anyone anything to send/receive the Cocoa. With the Message Center, you will be alerted when a friend asks you for some Candy Cane Cocoa. The Message Center will also tell you when you have a new friend request. 

Along with the Message Center is the Friend Finder. The Friend Finder will show you a list of Webkinz World players. The information displayed is their avatar, which is their current pet, a link to their My Page, the first 3 characters of their username, the first three characters of their pet's name, and the most recent day they've logged in, along with a button that, when clicked, sends a friend request to that person. You may only send 8 Friend Requests per day through the Friend Finder.

Below this list is a button that will add you to the Friend Finder list. You can add yourself, or just continue on. There are no little KinzCash bonuses or the like that will be awarded just for being on/using the Friend Finder list.

The Friend Finder is intended for use for Webkinz World players who don't have many active friends, or any friends at all, in their lists, and would like some help with Challenges, however anybody can use it.

I think the Message Center/Friend Finder are very useful. The Message Center isn't distracting, plus it makes KinzPost messages more visible, and the layout is quite nice. The Friend Finder is a very handy feature for those who need help with Challenges, yet don't want to go to the Clubhouse, or can't use KinzChat+, plus it gives no more information about you than what would be given anywhere else in Webkinz World.  I approve of these new features!

 The Map of Kinzville is decked out for the holidays.
And in a very pretty fashion, too.
 
There's a Super School Day today, too.

Christmas items have been added to the KinzStyle Outlet.

These items are:


Santakinz Helper Hat 125 KC
Santakinz Helper Pants 210 KC
Santakinz Helper Shirt 250 KC
Santakinz Helper Shoes 150 KC

Santakinz Helperette Hat 125 KC
Santakinz Helperette Skirt 210 KC
Santakinz Helperette Shirt 250 KC
Santakinz Helperette Shoes 150 KC

Be sure to pick up these items before Christmas!


And now for some sneak-peeks of more Webkinz pets!
 This is the Dreamy Sheep, which comes with a Daydreamer's Window and a Midnight Snack. Are those coffee beans? Apparently this pet is supposed to come to stores in Spring. I'd love to see the plush, I bet it's the fuzziest thing ever, but the PSI is rather...plain. I bet it shows a vibrantly colored scene when clicked on, though. 

Now THAT is unique. This is the Sleepy Woodland Dragon, a virtual-only pet coming soon. Its PSI is a Cedar Toy Trunk, and its PSF is Crunchy Bark Bites. It's gonna look awesome in-game, just you wait. 

And this is another virtual-only pet all cow lovers should enjoy, the Polka Dot Cow. It comes with Crunchy Ship Cookies (that's the worst pun on chocolate chip I've ever heard) and a Polka Dot Piano, which is quite a pretty piece! I like, I like.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Eluvant and Clover Cat PSI and PSF Revealed!

This pet comes with a True Luv Wishing Well and Luv Potion Pop.
It's cute, but the shy little smile combined with its football shaped head make it too cute...it looks somewhat like a baby. The heart shaped ears are kind of awkwardly attached, but the heart patterns aren't too bad. 8/10

The PSF, Luv Potion Pop, isn't too unique. I like how they made the straw shaped like a heart, and the purple flower is a very nice touch. 8/10

The PSI, a True Luv Wishing Well, is very nicely made! I particularly like the shingles, gradually progressing from fuchsia to a light pink, and the hearts on the roof are very cute! 9/10

Overall opinion: The plush is adorable but the sprite is a little too much. The PSF isn't anything too special, but it isn't bland either. The PSI is a very well made piece that will fit in wonderfully with any brightly colored spring garden. 9/10

This pet comes with a Playful Pot of Gold and Four Leaf Catnip.
And as always, the St. Patrick's Day Webkinz is a sweet critter that just about everyone can love. This kitty has a smooth coat dotted with a reasonable amount of clover, with the exception of its fluffy tail accented with green tinsel. The fur changing from one length to another in a fashion as sudden as this is something that has never been seen in a Webkinz cat before! The green inside the ears is the perfect touch, and the overall color scheme is very appealing. 10/10!

The PSF, Four Leaf Catnip, is pretty neat, there's not much to say about it...8/10

The PSI, Playful Pot of Gold, fits the pet perfectly! But what does it do? Ah, these new pets come with the most intriguing of PSIs! 9/10

Overall opinion: The plush is gorgeous, and the sprite matches to a T! The PSI and PSF are among the best of the month--this pet is sure to be very popular come January! 10/10~

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Blossom Sea Turtle and Signature Siberian Husky PSI and PSF Revealed!

This pet comes with a Sea Floral Cave and a Sea Sponge Cake.
The sprite is cute, I would love to see what the shell looks like! Kind of strange how it doesn't have a turtle's beak, though...The colors match well. 8/10

The PSF, Sea Sponge Cake, is very nicely arranged! Were I able to eat it, I probably would. The corals are a very nice touch. 9/10

The PSI, a Sea Floral Cave, is a most intriguing piece indeed. Is it a bed? A decoration? Storage? One of those hide-and-seek kinds of things? Only time will tell. I love the flowers they put in front of it, and the colors would allow it to blend into any sea room. 9/10

Overall opinion: I still like the plush, but the sprite is a little odd, what with it looking like its face is just pasted onto its head, and I would still like a preview of what its shell looks like virtually. The PSI and PSF I am very fond of. So, 9/10

This pet comes with an Alaskan Baked Salmon and a Northern Research Igloo.
The sprite for this pet is amazing! I particularly like the way it's looking very slightly upwards, and the expression is by far the best on any Signature I've seen thus far. This pet is certain to be a hit come January! 10/10!

Its PSF, Alaskan Baked Salmon, appears to be a rather meager meal for such an active dog. Also, why is it partially frozen even though it's baked? That has to be a shockingly cold plate they're serving it on. The lettuce and lemon garnishes are a good addition. 9/10

Its PSI, a Northern Research Igloo, is also a mystery. I imagine when clicked, your pet climbs into the pod under the flag, the satellite dish spins around, and...something else happens. Also, find a way to throw snowballs from it and you have yourself the best snowball fort ever. 9/10

Overall opinion: That face just amazes me, the PSF is still a little puzzling, and the PSI isn't stunning, but it's not boring either. So I would give this pet...a 9 and a half out of 10 stars.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cotton Candy Puppy/Airedale Terrier PSI and PSF Revealed!

Another simple yet unique pet. I approve! The colors do fit well with this pup's name, the ears are raised in an attentive manner most charming, and yet it looks just about ready to rest its fluffy little noggin on those pleasantly pink paws and take a quick nap. The purple spot around its left eye is a good touch, and the blue and pink stripes on its nose really tie the whole ensemble together. 9/10

However, the PSI of this pup, the Ice Cream Cupcakes, somehow don't appeal to me as much. Perhaps it is the colors of the bowls...cupcake wrappers?...they're placed in, or the colors of the cupcake in front. Maybe it's because this is yet another January pet with a sweet treat to eat. It fits, though, as this is a Cotton Candy Puppy, though! 8/10

The PSI of this pet, a Cotton Candy Closet, is decorated with the classic cotton candy colors of blue and pink, with a yellow trim on the side to accent the piece. However, the curtains appear to be made of fiberglass, with an unpleasant pattern. Inside of the closet we can see the oddly textured cotton candy interior, surrounding three garments of clothing, two hatboxes, a pair of shoes, and some yellow wigs(?) and a crystal flower wand(?)
This PSI will most likely be used as a storage item, and I note the cleverly added wheels for easy relocation. 7 1/2 /10

Overall opinion: The plush is still adorable, and its sprite still matches that. The PSF is good but the PSI isn't quite what I expected. 9/10




The Airedale Terrier possesses a striking mustache and bushy eyebrows, along with a pleasantly cinnamon coat. Not much else can be said about this pup, but it looks laid-back and happy with its life. 8/10

For a snack, it comes with Elegant English Muffins. The textures of the jam are excellent, and I am very pleased with the overall appearance. 9/10

Its PSI is the Deluxe Grooming Chair, a kooky contraption which is hopefully animated! It matches the Terrier perfectly, yet will work well for any other pet--the Schnauzer comes to mind! I love the way the chair is designed. 10/10!
Overall opinion: This pet is a plain and simple dog, with a healthy PSF and a fantastic PSI. 9/10!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Darling Dino and Holland Lop Bunny PSI and PSF Revealed!


The plush looked a little cute, but the sprite reminds me of a four-legged caterpillar of some sort, and the appearance that this pet is auditioning to be in one of the pageants in Toddlers and Tiaras do it no favors. And why are its front legs coming directly from its spine as if they were wings? 6/10
The Sparkling Sundae PSF looks as if it is made of foam, otherwise it appears to be fairly appealing. 9/10
I see no water in this "pond", but the foliage surrounding it makes for a pleasing display. 9/10

Overall opinion: 7/10 stars.



Everything about this pet is perfect! The simple design complements the well-blended colors, and the contented expression on this dear Bunny's face is actually soothing. There are so many names that would fit swimmingly with this pet--Butterscotch, Caramel, Maggie, and Patsy all come instantly to mind. 10/10!
The PSF of a Carrot Cream Cone has a very appealing appearance in both color and design. It's made perfectly for the sweet pet it was created for. 9/10
The PSI of a Homemade Carrot Juicer was made well. The carrots inside the juicer look a little off, but I would still love to see this invention in action. I wonder if it will give you some Homemade Carrot Juice to snack on? How cool if this is so! 10/10!

Overall opinion: 9/10



Oh, and BTW here's the Bubblegumasaurus PSI and PSF, which was probably never announced in November because:

A fortunate piece of news for those who didn't want to go through an online transaction for the Bubblegumasaurus, but nonetheless I am a little disappointed that the plush Bubblegumasaurus matches its eStore ascendant to the letter. Now why this is so is beyond me...

Friday, November 25, 2011

Do Your Dailies Challenge Information

Challenge 1: Do Your Dailies!
Check the Today's Activities building to see what's happening in Webkinz World

  • Buy an item from Arte at the Curio Shop
  • Spin the Wheel of Wow 3 times
  • Play the Game of the Day
Prize: 50 KinzCash


Challenge 2: Do Your Dailies!
It's the fastest way to make KinzCash!

  • Make 2 Wishes of the Day at the Wish Factory*
  • Search for stars in Alyssa's Star Challenge
  • Make 10 wishes at Wishing Well 2
Prize: 100 KinzCash
*keep in mind that these are Wishes of the Day, not wishes made with Wish Tokens!

  Challenge 3: Do Your Dailies!
Attempt a job every 8 hours at the Employment Office!

  • Sign up for any 6 courses at the Kinzville Academy
  • Successfully complete any 2 jobs at the Employment Office
  • Feed your pet a Sugarberry from Jumbleberry Fields
Prize: Superintendent's Office Window (an eStore item!) 

Space Camp Challenge Information

Challenge 1: Send your pet to Space Camp!
Time to get in shape!

  • Drag and drop a treadmill into your pet's room
  • Purchase a Skateboard
  • Purchase a pair of red tennis shoes
Prize: 100 KinzCash
 
Challenge 2: Ready for takeoff?
Complete these tasks as you prepare for takeoff
  • Purchase the Navigation Control Center from the W-Shop
  •    Drag and drop the Galactic View Screen into your pet's room
  • Earn 1,200 points or more playing Goober's Lab
Prize: Rocket Ship Wallpaper, Rocket Ship Flooring
 
Challenge 3: 3-2-1-Blastoff!
Can you make it to the moon? 
 
  • Feed your pet a Fairy Biscuit from Alyssa's Star Challenge
  • Earn 450 points or higher playing Dex Dangerous
  • Earn a total of 3,000 points playing Hoppy Little Rocket
Prize: Dex Dangerous' Landing Pad, otherwise found as a Trading Card prize

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Don't Forget the Super Wheel Today!

During special holidays, you can spin the Super Wheel in Webkinz World! Just check the daily activities page.

This year's Super Wheel contains, as always, 500 KinzCash and 750 Kinzcash. It also contains:
  • Neo Gothic Grandfather Clock (rare item)
  • Hero Mobile (an expensive W-Shop item)
  • Kinzville Window (exclusive item)
  • Fast Food Menu (Curio Shop Only item)
  • Hot Rod Desk (eStore item)
  • Wild Water Ski (exclusive item)

Lots of Exciting Updates in Webkinz World!

 We at Let's Talk Webkinz hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
 
 The Christmas Theme has been released at the W-Shop.
Oh my. I must say that this year's Christmas theme is amazing! At longest last, we have been provided with play houses for Webkinz to play in...and at a very modest price, too!
This year's theme is called the Christmas Carol theme. It only goes outdoors or in treetop rooms, but the design uses these limits for a good purpose.
Have a look:
See? We get little shops and a fancy fountain! Plus cobblestones! Thank you, Ganz!
 Here are the items and their prices:

Cheery Christmas Home: 350 KC
Darling Garland Home: 375 KC
Festive Fountain: 265 KC
Festive Sidewalk Lamp: 200 KC
Festive Sidewalk Tree: 190 KC
Festive Wreath Home: 375 KC
Fine Clothing Shop: 400 KC
Frosted Window Home: 345 KC
Gourmet Food Shop: 345 KC
Holiday Toy Shop: 425 KC
Snowy Holiday Fence: 190 KC
Tasty Treat Cart: 395 KC
Town Square Bench: 200 KC
Town Square Chair: 100 KC
Town Square Tree: 500 KC
Christmas Carol Cobblestones: 150 KC (they take up a quarter of the yard!)
Town Bulletin Board: 180 KC
The windows of the houses light up when clicked on!
Ganz has changed the programming of the Adventure Park mini-quests:
You may now send a mini-quest to anybody on your friends list, if they have an Adventure Park pet or not!

There are also a few more challenges...
The Tidy Up, Shopping Spree, Lights...Camera...Action!, Keep Kinzville Clean, Picnic with Cowabelle, and Webkinz World Beauty Pageant challenges have been added! 
Also, a great piece of news for Webkinz players still on the Teacher's Pet challenge: The challenge "send your pet to recess", which can take a maximum of 15 days to do, has been changed to "feed your pet 10 apples". Huzzah! 
Of course, log in today to find your Thanksgiving Gift Basket and an Arthur Christmas gift!
 If it is November 24 in your account's time zone, you'll get this gift no matter when Thanksgiving is observed in your area. The Thanksgiving gift contains two food items: Chocolate Pecan Pie and Thanksgiving Dinner, and a furniture piece: Cornucopia Chair. The Arthur Christmas gift contains a letter to Santakinz (decoration), a chattering teeth toy (decoration) and a Candy Cane (food).
There are no clothing items in this year's basket, but don't distress! Webkinz Newz is holding a click-to-win for a Turkey hat on November 24, 25, 27, and 28. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Reindeer's POTM Video: "My Favorite Time of Year" Released!

The Pet of the Month for December 2011 is the Webkinz Reindeer!
Watch the video at Webkinz Newz and answer the Video Challenge questions to win a Webkinz Hockey Helmet. 

The Reindeer's music video is called "My Favorite Time of Year". Check it out at Webkinz Newz!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

January 2012 Pets Revealed!

Ganz has just released the plush images for the January 2012 Webkinz! Looks like we're getting a ton of them, with 8 pets and a Signature!
Airedale Terrier
Fantastic! Gotta love the terriers. ^ ^

Blossom Sea Turtle
Cute smile. I love the design of its shell!

Charming Panda
A nice new addition to the families of Webkinz Panda collectors, but nothing that really stands out.

Cotton Candy Puppy
Gasp! The colors! The texture! That face! :D It's amazing!

Darling Dino
Oh, there you are, Darling Dino. As you may remember, this was supposed to be a December 2011 release, but it got moved.

Holland Lop Bunny
Simple, yet charming!

Mohawk Puppy
*applause*
The colors blend well, and the tufts of fur are a fine touch.

White Tiger
Eh...once again, a cool pet, but nothing all that unique. Something about that gaze...

Signature Siberian Husky
Huzzah, huzzah! A long-anticipated pet finally makes its debut. And a very pretty coat of fur it sports, too!

And, last but not least, the Valentine's Day 2012 pet...

The Eluvant.
 The heart shaped ears are a nice touch.

Kinzville Academy Challenge, Part 3

Challenge 1
Buy an Academy T-Shirt from the KinzStyle Outlet
Visit the Kinzville Academy and attempt any 6 classes with your pet
(You do not have to be successful in these classes for it to count. If you have multiple pets, just finish the 3 classes with one, then do 3 classes with the other.)
Earn 400 points or higher playing Booger Gets An A

Prize: Academy School Binder, 25 KinzCash


Challenge 2

Send Ms. Cowoline a letter or package by KinzPost
Buy any 3 items from the Classroom theme at the W-Shop
Take recess with your pet at the Academy

Prize: Academy Choir Robe, 50 KinzCash

Challenge 3
Challenge 3 Enter your pet in any 3 competitions at the Webkinz Stadium (quick competitions count!)
Achieve 2,000 points or more playing Webkinz Rally in the Arcade
 Successfully complete any medium-level job at the Employment Office

Prize:Kinzville Academy Gym Wallpaper, Kinzville Academy Gym Flooring

Kinectimals Prize Fixed!

The tech team at Ganz has fixed the Kinectimals log-in prize, huzzah! Players logging in today should find a shiny new green ATV to ride around on. Check after the break to see it in action!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Arthur Christmas Gift No. 3

Lots of prizes this month!

Today, Webkinz World players who log into their accounts will find another Arthur Christmas gift. Also, players should receive a Kinectimals prize, but for some reason, they aren't.

Check after the break for the prizes!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Arthur Christmas Log-In Prize

Players who log into Webkinz World today will be pleasantly surprised to find an Arthur Christmas gift in their dock. This gift is a furniture piece, the Hover Sleigh. Check after the break to see what it looks like...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kinectimals Promotion in Webkinz World!

Kinectimals are being promoted in Webkinz World through a Video Challenge.
At Webkinz Newz, search for a Kinectimals advertisement. Click on it when you find it, and then answer the questions in the video to win a Kinectimals prize. 
The prizes include Pet Buddies, which actually follow your pet around just like Zumbuddies, animal plushies, and posters and paintings.
This promotion is open to players in the USA only.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Healthy Harvest Challenge Information

Challenge 1: Get growing!
Rise and shine...it's time to plant!

  • Purchase the "How To Grow Your Own Food Guidebook" from the W-Shop
  • Plant 5 Growing Gardens Pumpkin Seeds
  • Water 5 Pumpkin plants
Prize: Garden Hose, 25 KinzCash
Challenge 2: Reap the rewards!
Head to the fields and start collecting berries!
 
  • Feed your pet 2 Jumbleberries from Jumbleberry Fields
  • Feed your pet 1 Pickleberry from Jumbleberry Fields
  • Feed your pet 1 Moonberry from Jumbleberry Fields
Prize: 25 KinzCash, Harvest Time Poster (this is a prize that was last awarded in Fall Fest 2008!)  


Challenge 3: Protect your crop!
Care for your plants to ensure a healthy harvest!

  • Earn a score of 1,000 points or more playing Pumpkin Patch Protector at the Arcade
  • Harvest 10 Farm Fresh crops
  • Feed your pet 3 Farm Fresh foods
 
Prize: 25 KinzCash, Magic Bean Seeds (an eStore item!) 

Arthur Christmas Gift Boxes Arrive in North American Accounts

Webkinz World players in North America who log onto their accounts today will be pleasantly surprised to find an Arthur Christmas Gift Box waiting for them in their dock. This gift box is labeled "Arthur Christmas Gift Box 1"...does this mean that another one is on the way? We will have to wait and see.

The gift box contains (highlight the red box to find out) a Candy Cane (food), Knitted Sweater (clothes) and Elf Training Kit (decoration).

Friday, November 11, 2011

Guess What? Another Challenge Has Been Added!

This challenge is called the Healthy Harvest Challenge, and will run from November 12 to December 2, 2011.
Unlike previous challenges, you can do this challenge before finishing the Key to Kinzville Quest!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

2 More Challenges Added to Webkinz World

Ganz is really liking these challenges!

These new challenges are the "Deep Sea Explorer" Challenge and the "Overtime" Challenge. Neither of these challenges expire--once you unlock them, you can do them whenever.

The Deep Sea Explorer Challenge is unlocked after you finish the Space Camp Challenge.
The Overtime Challenge is unlocked after you finish the Do Your Dailies Challenge.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Even MORE Challenges!

Ganz has also added the "Do Your Dailies" Challenge in Webkinz World. You must complete the "Teacher's Pet" Challenge first, then the DYD Challenge will appear.
...along with the Space Camp Challenge?

More Wednesday Updates November 9, 2011

Arthur Christmas has come to the Wheel of Wow.
(apparently the title is supposed to be a pun on Father Christmas...a really, really bad pun.)
At least the prizes are neat.

  • Emergency Cracker (furniture)
  • Stealthy Elf Backpack (furniture)
  • Stealthy Elf Goggles (clothes)
  • High Tech Stocking Stuffer (lolwut)
  • Stealthy Elf Communicator (call it what you want, it's a drawing tablet to me)



The second half of the Aquatic Expedition Theme has been released.

The items are:
  • Crustacean's Choice Table--450 KC
  • Deep Sea Bed--1150 KC
  • Deep Sea Side Table--275 KC
  • Ocean Floor Dresser--325 KC
  • Sea Den Chair--225 KC
  • Sea Life Sofa--650 KC

Ganz Adds Space Camp Challenge

Ganz has just announced on Webkinz Newz that there will be a Space Camp Challenge in Webkinz World. This challenge will be unlocked upon completing the Teacher's Pet Challenge, and hints that the challenges will involve exercise and decorating.

Teacher's Pet Challenge Information

Challenge 1

Buy an Academy T-Shirt from the KinzStyle Outlet
Visit the Kinzville Academy and attempt any 6 classes with your pet
(You do not have to be successful in these classes for it to count. If you have multiple pets, just finish the 3 classes with one, then do 3 classes with the other.)
Earn 400 points or higher playing Booger Gets An A

Prize: Academy School Binder, 25 KinzCash


Challenge 2

Send Ms. Cowoline a letter or package by KinzPost
Buy any 3 items from the Classroom theme at the W-Shop
Take recess with your pet at the Academy

Prize: Academy Choir Robe, 50 KinzCash

Wednesday Updates November 9, 2011

A new challenge has been added to Webkinz World.
This challenge works much like the Halloween Challenge in October. This challenge is called the "Teacher's Pet Challenge", and is school themed. I will update with the challenges and their prizes in spoilers as I find them out.
You must finish the Key to Kinzville Challenge before the Teacher's Pet Challenge will appear to you.
Have fun!

Five new Exclusive Items have been added, three have been retired.
These new items seem to have been added with being additional pieces for themes in mind!
  • Ancient Aztec Stone Statue    
  • Classic Car Booth
  • Egyptian Tomb Window
  • Salt Water Aqua Table
  • Snack Cart Stove
The three items that have been retired are:
  •  Ambulance
  • Grandfather Clock
  • Ribbons and Bows Tree
To get an Exclusive prize, you must either exchange a certain amount of Wish Tokens at the Wish Machine for it, or, to get a totally random prize, adopt a new pet.
 
 Apparently the log-in page has changed, too.
Here, just take a look...
*do do do do doo do do, do do do DO do DO do doo do do*
 

Poinsettia Lion PSI and PSF Revealed!

Ganz Y U NO post Bubblegumasaurus PSI and PSF

This new pet, the Poinsettia Lion, is the eStore pet for Christmas.We don't know when it will be for sale, but once we do, we'll update this post.
This festive friend comes with a Gingerbread Oven to bake with, and Festive Fruit Cake to eat!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Gelato Parrot PSI and PSF Revealed!

The CandyKinz Pet for December 2011 is the Gelato Parrot! It comes with a Sprawling Candy Plant Centerpiece PSI, and Tropical Fruit Frenzy PSF!
I hereby dub December as Crazy Awesome CandyKinz Month.

Signature Arctic Fox PSI and PSF Revealed!

This new pet comes with a Daring Den Slide and some Frozen Fish and Chips.
What's unfortunate about this little fox is that retailers may only get 2 per store. This has happened in the past with the Hippie Hippo in March, Razzle Dazzle Dog in June, Dodo in September, and, for December, the Patchy Puppy, but this is the first (and hopefully last) time it's happened to a Signature pet.
Also, according to its description on Webkinz Newz, this pet has a "steely blue gaze"...its eyes are clearly brown.
*facepalm*

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thanksgiving Treasure Hunt

Webkinz Newz has just posted a new Treasure Hunt! This is the Thanksgiving Treasure Hunt, and the prize is a Chow Down Duck Figure. The Treasure Hunt runs from November 6 to December 5, 2011.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sifaka Lemur PSI and PSF Revealed!

Ganz at the last minute decided to change their mind about the Darling Dino, which will be released soon, but not in December. Instead, they're releasing the Sifaka Lemur, which looks like this:
Replacing the Darling Dino as a December 2011plush release, this pet comes with Tall Tree Hideaway and Forest Fruit Salad.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Arctic Polar Bear PSI and PSF Revealed!

This frosty new friend comes with a Peek-A-Boo Pond for playing hide-and-seek, and some Polarberry Punch to drink!
The virtual image isn't quite what I expected, but still, pretty neat! Cool PSI, as well.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sterling Cheeky Cat PSI and PSF Revealed!

This fine feline comes with a Fun To Run Yarn Ball to get some exercise, and a Tuna Melt Medley for dinner.
It has the original stringy fur. I am loving this cat so much right now.