Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wednesday Updates: September 26, 2012

The Fall Clothing and Halloween Costumes are here!

The second half of the clothing line should arrive in the next update on October 10.

The regular clothing items are not quite as inexpensive as last year's surprisingly low-cost Fall clothing prices...

Berry Pickin' Galoshes---140 KC
Big Blue Bow Belt----60 KC
Boy's Navy Cardigan and Scarf---190 KC
Fallen Leaves Headband---50 KC
Hunter Green Hiker Shoes---215 KC
Orange Sporty Warm-Up Zippy---175
Pink Punk Riot Dress---200 KC
Rainbow Spirals Tee--100 KC
Rusty Red Tam---90 KC

All of the current Halloween costume choices are from last year:
Egyptian Mummy Costume---445 total
275 for costume; 75 for shoes; 95 for mask
Ladybug Costume---550 total
320 for costume; 150 for shoes; 80 for headband
Martian Costume--580 total
350 for costume; 80 for headband; 150 for boots
X-Ray Costume---350 KC

The costumes that did not return from 2011 are the classic Candy Corn Witch Costume and the Zombie Costume.

The Halloween Theme is here!

Or the first half of it, anyway. Almost all of these items have returned from last year, with about three new ones. This theme is not for the faint of heart--or of wallet; buying one of every item will cost you a whopping 11,527 KinzCash.

From last year, we have...
Bone Chilling Fridge---750 KC
Cold Flames Cauldron---1,300 KC
Creepy Cursed Chair---250 KC
Freaky Full Moon Window---350 KC
Frightening Fireplace---1,133 KC [animated!]
Ghastly Grave--1,013 KC [animated!]
Haunted House Table---1,150 KC [animated; cannot be rotated]
Horrifying Halloween Flooring/Wallpaper---350 KC each
Jack O'Lantern Candelabra---285 KC [animated!]
Jack O'Lantern Wall Sticker---113 KC
Mad Scientist Workstation---1,313 KC [animated!]
Scary Specter Wall Sticker---113 KC
Spider Webbed Bookshelf---666 KC [animated!] and we wonder how they got that one past
Terrifying Torch---390 KC [animated!]
Witch's Banquet Place Setting---125 KC 
Super Scary Stove---1,031 [works like a regular stove]

New to the theme...
Green Ooze Puddle---95 KC [goes on the floor like a rug]
Slimy Sink---750 [works like a regular sink despite the slime]


Eager Beavers Announce Future Change to Kinzville!

According to Nuts and Bolts, the hosts of the game Eager Beaver, a great change that will "change the face of Kinzville" is going to occur on October 17, 2012.

We have no idea what this change is but cross your fingers that it isn't a total conversion to 3-D graphics because there will be a lot of boycotting if that happens. Most of it will be from me.

And now for something completely different: a Pokemon promotion!

I was surprised, too! To promote the US release of Pokemon Black and White 2, players who have not blocked 3rd party ads on their accounts will see a floating Pokeball from September 26 to October 21st. And the what is the prize for clicking on it? A Pokeball to put in your pet's room? An Oran Berry to feed to them (automatically increasing their health by 10)? A plush Pikachu? A Pokedex? A copy of Pokemon Special? Misty's overalls? The hat from the protagonist of Emerald, which would look adorable on your pet?

Nope. You get 50 KinzCash.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Something you don't want to miss: Rock Star Outfit Available Today

The Rock Star Outfit is the source of those "priceless" Rock Star Sunglasses, most commonly known as "shuts". If you find yourself being driven batty in search of those glasses which are apparently worth very very much then today (September 16) only, go onto WKN and wait for the floating Midnight Monster to appear. (you'll have to search around.) Click on it, enter your account information, and you shall find a Rock Star Outfit, complete with boots, shirt, torn jeans, and shuts, in your Dock.

Some people aren't too thrilled about this--some worked very hard to get the glasses, some are proud of getting them in a Webkinz shirt code (the original way to get the outfit) and have kept them since then, and the general worry is of their worth dropping.

My thoughts on this? does it actually serve as Sunglasses and keep the sun out of your eyes, when there's not lenses, but lines? (additional note: how does one see through them?)
And why isn't it the shirt that's in high demand? That thing's awesome.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall Fest 2012 Dates and Prizes Announced!

WHOO HOO! Fall Fest is fast approaching!

An event that has lasted since 2007, Fall Fest is a time when Webkinz World players everywhere can celebrate Autumn! Though it originally was an October event, from 2008 onward it has taken place in September. The basic gist of the Fest is that you can log in to your WW account and search for leaves, which float periodically across your screen, which, when clicked on, will give you a special prize! Every year, a few new prizes are introduced, and some from previous years are brought back, while some prizes may never return again. Some prizes are rarer than others, and from food to furniture, from decorations to hats, boots, and coats, all of them are fall-based!

2012 Prizes

These are the new prizes for this year!
There's a basket of logs, a coat, a pile of leaves, donuts, a basket of apples, a log cabin (unknown size), and a potted tree. Their names haven't been announced (except for the Maple Donuts and Apple Basket), nor do we know of what prizes from previous years will be available.WKN only mentions that "some old favorites" will return.
That giant Orchard Apple Tree is a potential prize if you feed your pet some Fall Fest Fudge! This Fudge costs eStore points, and potentially gives regular 2012 Fall Fest Prizes upon being fed to your pet as well. Wait, wait, wait. How do you explain that you found a cabin in a piece of Fudge?
The Orchard Apple Tree gives your pet an Apple a day. Unknown about the effect this will have on doctors.

When is Fall Fest 2012?

It lasts from September 14 to September 22 this year. 

This is actually 2 days longer than the usual 6-day Fests we've seen for the past 4 years!
Somewhat ironically, Fall Fest this year ends on the day Fall begins.

Are there limits on how many leaves you can catch?


Edit: Contrary to my previous assumption, leaves fall on the 14th thru the 16th, not the 14th and the 16th. This means 10 extra leaves! Woo hoo~

On Friday, September 14, Sunday, Saturday, September 15th, September 16th, and Saturday, September 22, you may catch 10 leaves per day.
From Monday, September 17, to Friday, September 21, you may catch 5 leaves per day.
"But that's not fair!"
Hear me out for a sec.
There are 4 days of 10 leaves to catch, then 4 days of 5 leaves to catch. 4x10=30. 4x5=20. 30+30=60. That's 60 decorations, clothes, foodstuffs, and furniture, some of which is really cool, to collect! Double, or even triple, that amount if you have multiple accounts, and you can throw one heck of a party.

What else is there besides leaves in Webkinz World?

Well, knowing WKN, they'll probably start up a Peek-A-Newz for extra prizes. Or an ad hunt! Look at that. From September 14-22, Webkinz fans can search around WKN for these ads:

Clicking on them will give you a prize from Fall Fest! It is unknown what will be available.
Also, during Fall Fest is a Midnight Monster Click-To-Win that lasts until September 26. Every day gives a surprise!
The eStore usually sells special items for the event, such as scarecrows, mills, tractors, and I think they have an applesauce making device? 
They meant "sleuth". Silly WKN.
Play the actually challenging (it takes forever to find those articles they send you to search for!) School Time Terrier Treasure Hunt, the prize for which is, well, a School Time Terrier figurine. This isn't for Fall Fest, but is Fall-related, and goes on until October 2. You can also do the Chillin' Out Polar Bear Treasure Hunt, whose prize I leave you to guess, but hurry--it ends when Fall Fest begins!

Monday, September 3, 2012

PSI & PSF for October 2012 Rockerz and Signature; Halloween Virtual Pet; Snowflake Puppy Revealed!

Starting off, we have October 2012's Signature Pet, the African Wild Dog!

This hound has taken the hunt to an all new level with its PSI, the Gyrostalker! When the day is done, it settles down to a dinner of Wild Beast Brisket.

Or you could stick to something more urban, with the Rockerz Bunny and its PSI, Boom Box Bed, and PSF, Microphone Snow Cone!

If you'd rather spend the day at the beach instead, then the Rockerz Dog can help get the party started with its PSI, the Reggae DJ Booth! Maybe it'll share some of its PSF, Spicy Chicken and Rice?

If you'd like some more life in your party, then the Rockerz Poodle is for you! Get some Disco Ball Cereal to energize, then get out there on the Disco Dance Floor!

But we all know that home is where the heart head on over to the Rockerz Horse concert, where you're sure to feel at home! With its Country Banjo Stage PSI and Blueberry and Bluegrass Cobbler, you'll have a mighty fine time!

For the 2012 Holidays, share some Snowflake Frosted Cookies with the merry Snowflake Puppy, then watch the snow fall from its PSI, Snowy Globe Chair.

For all of the major holidays celebrated in Webkinz World--October, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and St. Patrick's Day--there is a plush Webkinz, and a virtual-only Webkinz for each.

Take a deep breath, now.
One, two, three...
Others may not find it so cute, but keep in mind this is my favorite Webkinz pet, made for my favorite season, modeled after my favorite candy. I. Am. Sold.
The Candy Corn Mouse is Halloween 2012's eStore pet, announced on Facebook, and comes with Petrifying Popcorn to nibble on and a Pumpkin Carving Station! Carrying on the tradition of Webkinz Mice coming with tables for PSI.
Now we just need a Mouse with hearts for ears and a Mouse with shamrocks on its paws!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

October 2012 Webkinz PSI and PSF Revealed

Firstly is the Black Wolf, who comes with the tasty PSF of Beef and Black Bean Stew, and the regal PSI of a...Komrade Couch. Makes sense--the Black Wolf is, for reasons that I really must learn, generally associated with Russia--but it looks almost identical to the Batikka Loveseat, the PSI for the Batik Elephant. Observe!

I suppose they might have done this on purpose to make the two PSI match when placed in a room?

The Spotted Spaniel comes with a Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich PSF, and a Spotted Sports Car PSI.
I am not joking; that is honestly its PSF. It could be for anybody--it has no personalization at all! They could have at least given it a spotted plate, or put the pup's picture on the glass!
Something like so:
...not much better, but you get the gist.
PSF aside, I don't deny that it is still a very cute pet, even if its ears look very stiff.

The Grape Soda Pup (is so fluffy!) comes with a fun Soda Can Fridge PSI, and tasty Grape Soda Cap Gummies to snack on!

Finally, we see the Meerkat, one of three non-canine plushies released for October. I love its design! It comes with a Desert Tree Sunning Station PSI, and delicious Kalahari Quiche.