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Mass Pet Retirements Announced! *UPDATE*


Webkinz Insider members are reading about a series of pet retirements in Webkinz Newz. First, there will be a new pet retirement every weekend, starting July 27 when the Red Panda is due to retire. There will be special activities for the owners of the retiring pet, both on Saturday and Sunday. In the past, pet retirements have been marked by special Retirement Parties featuring the Count The Sailboat Game, which was very popular; but there is no guarantee that this beloved game will be returning. We will have to wait and see.
 
There will be a mass retirement of all pets that were Holiday, Chase or made for a retail partner such as Justice or Cracker Barrel, but these pets will not get a retirement event. No details were given about exactly which pets would be included in this retirement, or what is meant by "Chase pets".
 
The Signature line of Webkinz pets will be retired at the end of December 2013. Since its introduction in 2009, there has been one Signature pet every month. The last Signature pet will be an as-yet unnamed fan-favorite dog. Members will recall that the Small Signature and the Endangered Signature pet lines were retired in March 2011.
 
We will bring you more details as they become known. Please note that a pet retirement means that Ganz will not produce any more of these kinds of pets. Current stocks will still be sold in stores, the codes will remain effective and the pets can still be adopted.
 
*UPDATE* The Chase Pets to be retired are the Dodo Bird, Razzle Dazzle Dog, Cuddly Koala and Patchy Puppy.
There is a special Daily Activities on Saturday for the owners of the Red Panda, the Count the Sailboat Game. There are no Retirement Cupcakes as in previous years.
 

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View Post Originally Posted by Webberlily
A new front page story has been added:

Mass Pet Retirements Announced!

Webkinz Insider members are reading about a series of pet retirements in Webkinz Newz. First, there will be a new pet retirement every weekend, starting July 27 when the Red Panda is due to retire. There will be special activities for the owners of the retiring pet, both on Saturday and Sunday. In the past, pet retirements have been marked by special Retirement Parties featuring the Count The Sailboat Game, which was very popular; but there is no guarantee that this beloved game will be returning. We will have to wait and see.

There will be a mass retirement of all pets that were Holiday, Chase or made for a retail partner such as Justice or Cracker Barrel, but these pets will not get a retirement event. No details were given about exactly which pets would be included in this retirement, or what is meant by "Chase pets".

The Signature line of Webkinz pets will be retired at the end of December 2013. Since its introduction in 2009, there has been one Signature pet every month. The last Signature pet will be an as-yet unnamed fan-favorite dog. Members will recall that the Small Signature and the Endangered Signature pet lines were retired in March 2011.

We will bring you more details as they become known. Please note that a pet retirement means that Ganz will not produce any more of these kinds of pets. Current stocks will still be sold in stores, the codes will remain effective and the pets can still be adopted.
I hope that this does not mean that ganz will never make any webkinz ever again.

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noooooo! Not the beautiful signatures Ganz why!?!?

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View Post Originally Posted by mattyboo1
I hope that this does not mean that ganz will never make any webkinz ever again.
No worries... there is no reason to believe this. They just have too many pets! They did say: "We have some amazing new pets coming in the second half of 2012 that we really hope you enjoy." (sic)

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I really loved the signature pets. Their fur was so soft and nice.

View Post Originally Posted by Webberlily
No worries... there is no reason to believe this. They just have too many pets! They did say: "We have some amazing new pets coming in the second half of 2012 that we really hope you enjoy."
That must be a mistake because this is 2013.

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View Post Originally Posted by mattyboo1
I really loved the signature pets. Their fur was so soft and nice.


That must be a mistake because this is 2013.
LOL yes they did a typo. I'll add a (sic) to it.

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I think I'm going to faint, no more Signatures! Also the last Signature will be a fan favorite dog??? What does that mean? It better be a pretty one and not one that looks like another Signature! Still though, no more Signatures! WHY!!!?
Don't get rid of the Signatures!

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Signatures are great because they actually look real. They are too expensive IMO so I never got one, but I will be very sad to see them go.

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Thanks for the info the signatures are my favorite . So plushy, soft & realistic .

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No, not the signatures, I loved those. I will be sad to see them go, but I'm glad the very last one they make will be a "fan-favorite dog" since I'm a fan of dogs. Thanks for the info.

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I bet you anything they are going to estore and deluxe only! No more plush pets soon..

(Thank you for info)

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View Post Originally Posted by Calsno
I bet you anything they are going to estore and deluxe only! No more plush pets soon..

(Thank you for info)
That is exactly what I am worried about

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This really worries me, ganz please please don't go all deluxe. Please.

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I love those webkinz pets so much ganz just has to keep selling them.

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The Retirees I am fine with but I was shaken to read the part about the wonderful siggie pets for myself on WKN. I love them so much. I have over 30 of them! I want July's, August's, and now September's of this year! Are sales down for the series? They have had so many years of production! 4 is a lot! Well, I hope the last 3 months of siggies are extra amazing!! I am still hoping for a siggie Kangaroo! Please, Ganz, Please!!!

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i wish ganz would listen to their members. they keep retiering all the GOOD ones and the new ones..there might be ones that were new in 2009 aren't retierd and nobody likes them.. the second i post this everything that i have to do with webkinz looses a member.i wish i wasn't quitting but...

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NO why oh why. Will they come out of retirement?

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View Post Originally Posted by rubyheart1225
NO why oh why. Will they come out of retirement?
pets don't usually ever come out of retirement once they have been retired.

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View Post Originally Posted by mattyboo1
That is exactly what I am worried about
Yeah....
Way to go ganz tip a bunch of people off!

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
It's a sign of the Webkinz Apocalypse... :cry:

View Post Originally Posted by xxkinznamerxx
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
It's a sign of the Webkinz Apocalypse...
View Post Originally Posted by xxkinznamerxx
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
It's a sign of the Webkinz Apocalypse...

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Why would they do this it truly is coming to an end isn't it! This is one of my only passions and I would hate to see it end like this P.S. Don't take my Signatures (clutches Signature White Tiger)!!!
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