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