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Webkinz Players Ask: What Happened to Those Rare Items? *UPDATE*

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In October and November of 2009, Ganz introduced a new Rare Theme to Webkinz World, the Palace Princess Theme.  Shortly after the theme was added, all of the items showed up as additional adoption gifts.  It was expected that the rare furniture would eventually show up for sale in the Curio Shop too, but over one year later, one item, the Contessa Candle Wall Sconce, has not yet been sold by Arte.
 
The Desert Destiny Window has a similar story.  The Persian Theme was added to Webkinz World in March 2010.  Just like with the Princess theme, all of the furniture items have been received by players as additional adoption gifts, but the Desert Destiny Window continues to elude players shopping at the Curio Shop.  Arte has never offered this Window for sale.
 
Finally, we have the Delicate Swan Bed.  This non-themed Rare item was last sold in the Curio Shop in March 2010.  In April 2010, following a scheduled site maintenance, a rumor started that the Bed had been retired.  While we don't usually deal in rumors here on Webkinz Insider, it has been almost a year since the Bed was sold in the Curio Shop, and also that long since anyone has reported receiving one as an additional adoption gift.
 
So, what is the true status of these three items?  Are they different from the other Rares in Webkinz World, or is a strange bit of random chance at play that just makes it seem that way?  All we can say for certain is, if you own one of these three items, hang on to them.  There's no way to know when they will show up again.
 
UPDATE (Feb 17):  Earlier today Ganz sent out the following information on Twitter:
 
The Wall Sconce wasn't set right. It will be in the rare item list starting next update. Window just hasn't shown up recently.

Re: Webkinz Players Ask: What Happened to Those Rare Items?

Wow now that is SCARY i was really hoping to get that wall candle and that window! If that bed is retired i got to try to find it in the trading room! oh wow FIRST POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I hope Ganz sees this & we can FINALLY get them.

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I'm so glad I got one of those swan beds! It is disappointing that there hasn't been a sighting of the window or the wall sconce though. Those items definitely have a place saved for them in my webkinz home. Maybe this thread will encourage ganz to say something about them, or release them into Webkinz World.

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Strange coincidence but I was looking on WI rare items list today and wondered about the Contessa Wall Sconce listed as "not yet" at the curio shop. I'd really like one of those.

Have a few Swan Beds when it showed up regularly in the Curio Shop after not being available for a while. I've been playing since 2007 so it's hard to remember when that was.

The window I don't have either and would love to get it. Never been that lucky with a pet adoption.

Maybe it's Ganz' programming. Someone "forgot" to release the window and the sconce.

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This is very unusual!! I really like the bed!! I would love it... I hope it shows up soon! I wonder what Ganz thinks of this... Hopefully they aren't retired!! Thanks for the update!

~Forever

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Thanks FIA for bring this to the front page. I have been waiting for the Persian Window and the Contessa Wall Scone to complete my themes. I hope Ganz sees this and finally releases them.

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I love that window! I hope it is not going to be available only as an adoption gift. I have very bad luck with adoption gifts.

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View Post Originally Posted by kirtoglou
Thanks FIA for bring this to the front page. I have been waiting for the Persian Window and the Contessa Wall Scone to complete my themes. I hope Ganz sees this and finally releases them.
I couldn't have said it better myself. I have blank tiles on the walls in my Palace Princess and Persian theme rooms just waiting for the sconce and window to make their appearances. Without these two rare items, no one's collections are complete, and I hope we see them in the Curio Shop sooner than later now that the situation has been made a front page story.

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I already sold my swan bed. Which is extra sad, because now I want one for my lamb's room.

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Yes thanks FIA for bringing this to the front page as we have been discussing it in a rare item/ cso thread over the last few days.

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I just asked someone the other day about that window,thinking i may have missed it,but she said no i didn't.

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These aren't the first items that have been forgotten from Ganz.. Just since I've had an account I want to say "How about the purple sofa and chairs for the "cafe" theme?" They were the other half of the theme that never came out. Shortly after they showed the beautiful Perisian Window in the theme photos, they took it out of the preview. Maybe if we all contact Ganz we might get some of these items to complete our themes. And I too hope they aren't adoption items...The good items don't seem to be what they promised. Thanks WI for bringing this out.

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Quote:
"How about the purple sofa and chairs for the "cafe" theme?"
The Creative Director answered that question in March 2010.

Quote:
@webkinz
The Cafe theme is complete. The couches in the preview aren't in the theme. They may be released in the future
--> Cafe Theme - Webkinz Insider Wiki

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I wondered about the candle and window actually just the other day. I am glad though I have the bed I got it just a few months ago in trading.

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I could live without the bed, but the sconce and especially the window are sorely missed. Note that the window is the only wall decoration in the whole Persian theme!

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I was going to post about the window the other day. I finally was making a persian theme room and had forgotten about thew window. iIchecked to see if I had just missed it in the curio shop. The persian theme though expensive is one of the nicest looking themes. I really want some windows. I emailed ganz about it 2 days ago and have not heard back. Windows are my favorite items. I hope the window will be offered soon.

I also hope if the retired the swan bed they would have made an announcement first and given people one last chance to buy. Luckily I have a few beds. I always make sure I keep extra beds because you never know what new pets will be coming out.

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I feel for you FIA if any of these items do wind up being "retired" I figure that would call for some restructuring the in the WIGEV.

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View Post Originally Posted by abbjs
These aren't the first items that have been forgotten from Ganz.. Just since I've had an account I want to say "How about the purple sofa and chairs for the "cafe" theme?" They were the other half of the theme that never came out. they took it out of the preview. Maybe if we all contact Ganz we might get some of these items to complete our themes.
Yup, I waited for the rest of the Cafe Theme to be released and my hopes sank when they removed the unreleased items from the preview. It's not the only theme that feels unfinished but that was a big let down. First you see it, now you don't.

View Post Originally Posted by VeronicaGee
Oddly, they left a blue poster up on preview that's never been released either as far as I can tell

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Thanks FIA for bringing this to the WI people. I've been hoping for the wall sconce and the persian theme window for ages to complete the two room themes. I am lucky to have 2 or 3 swan beds. I wouldn't mind more though, I think they are great.

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cool. i never cared for the sconces or the bed but the window is pretty cute.
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