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Red Panda Retirement Announced! *UPDATE*


 
Webkinz Insider members with Asian accounts are seeing this announcement when they log into their Webkinz World accounts. According to this notice, the Red Panda is sold out and there will be Retirement Activities to celebrate. The notice says "THIS weekend"... in Asia where we are seeing this notice, it is already Monday July 22 and this means that the retirement activities will take place next weekend, July 27-28.
 
If  you were a member in 2010, you will remember the Retirement Parties for the 13 pets that were retired from June to December 2010. The Sailboat Game for these pet owners was especially popular and had very desirable prizes. There were also collectible cupcakes available to all.
 
There is no word on whether this year's retirement activities will be the same as in 2010, or new ones. Also, please do not confuse this pet with the similar Signature Endangered Red Panda.
 
Activities will show up in your Daily Activities next weekend; mark your calendars and say Goodbye to the Red Panda!
 
*UPDATE*: All Red Panda Owners will receive a FREE Quizzy Host Podium if they log into their Webkinz World account on Saturday August 10, 2013 and visit Today's Activities. This prize was supposed to be awarded last weekend but a glitch intervened.
 

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Webkinz Insider members with Asian accounts are seeing this announcement when they log into their Webkinz World accounts. According to this notice, the Red Panda is sold out and there will be Retirement Activities to celebrate. The notice says "THIS weekend"... in Asia where we are seeing this notice, it is already Monday July 22 and this means that the retirement activities will take place next weekend, July 27-28.

If you were a member in 2010, you will remember the Retirement Parties for the 13 pets that were retired from June to December 2010. The Sailboat Game for these pet owners was especially popular and had very desirable prizes. There were also collectible cupcakes available to all.

Activities will show up in your Daily Activities next weekend; mark your calendars and say Goodbye to the Red Panda!
I remember those parties. they were awesome. although there are 29 new pets that are retired.

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Oh goodness. They are retiring one of the cutest webkinz out there. What a shame that they are retiring the red panda

I've always wanted one.

Congrats to all owners of the red panda! Hopefully you'll be able to do the sailboat game

Thanks for the info Webberlily!

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yay!!! good thing I good this pet before it retired!! Now I am super excited for the activities

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Aww . . . good bye to a faithful friend that I had yet to adopt. :c

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So say i go any buy this fellow tomorrow, would i be able do to the retirement parties?
i know a place that is selling them for less than 5 dollars. xD

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I am surprised that Ganz is retiring a webkinz pet because they have not retired one since 2010.

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I see this as just another marketing ploy by Ganz. If you look on any of the auction sites or even stores that sell Webkinz, there are plenty of red pandas out there to buy yet. I have never had one problem, ever, buying any "retired" or "rare" Webkinz at a reasonable price, including "rare no-W-on-paw" pets and as another poster said, a store by us is selling red pandas for $7 right now (and they have a lot.) "sold out" doesn't mean "sold out". It just means that Ganz is no longer making them, but weren't all "retired pets" that way? I still see shelves of "old" pets for sale in random corners in stores.

The retirement parties were always fun (remember the cupcakes?)

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View Post Originally Posted by InsanityEscape
So say i go any buy this fellow tomorrow, would i be able do to the retirement parties?
i know a place that is selling them for less than 5 dollars. xD
Yes if you buy and adopt this pet now, you will be able to do any retirement activity (those that are limited to pet owners)

Please note that Ganz has not said anything about the type of activity. There is no guarantee that the Retirement Parties or the Sailboat Game are coming back.

It might be the same as in 2010, or it may be different stuff.

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I know I have at least one of these hiding in closet or the garage.... guess it's time to go hunting and finally pick a name before the retirement party starts.

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Sweet! Supah glad this is one of my 3 pets!

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Wow...too bad.

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In the past, everyone was able to do the sailboat game, not just the owners of the retiring pet. I hope it's that way again!

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Thanks for the info Webberlily!

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Thankfully I got my my red panda when I did! I would have been sad if it was one I didn't have. I wonder if they will bring back the sailboat game...

I might actually be able to do a retirement party this time!

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Another pet retiring WOW and I am back to webkinz so hello again everyone

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Do you think I can safely assume that I can adopt my as-yet-unadopted red panda after the start of their weekend games and still be OK? That I don't have to have it adopted BEFORE they start?
Thanks......

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Aw... I never got him :/

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Congrats to all who have this pet The retirement party sounds like fun, hope all who have the red panda enjoy.

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If you don't have the panda and would like one, the estore is selling it, under retired pets (or something to that effect). I'm debating on whether or not to pick it up. Still have to get the berry seeds too. Of course, if I do, will have to name her Amanda.

Re: Red Panda Retirement Announced!

View Post Originally Posted by Pigs Fly
I see this as just another marketing ploy by Ganz. If you look on any of the auction sites or even stores that sell Webkinz, there are plenty of red pandas out there to buy yet. I have never had one problem, ever, buying any "retired" or "rare" Webkinz at a reasonable price, including "rare no-W-on-paw" pets and as another poster said, a store by us is selling red pandas for $7 right now (and they have a lot.) "sold out" doesn't mean "sold out". It just means that Ganz is no longer making them, but weren't all "retired pets" that way? I still see shelves of "old" pets for sale in random corners in stores.

The retirement parties were always fun (remember the cupcakes?)
I think what they mean by "sold out" is that Ganz is actually sold out of the plushes. Stores and online sellers are considered private owners. So actually Ganz IS sold out, and private owners still have stock.

View Post Originally Posted by Webberlily
Please note that Ganz has not said anything about the type of activity. There is no guarantee that the Retirement Parties or the Sailboat Game are coming back.

It might be the same as in 2010, or it may be different stuff.
Thank you for this. I was just going to ask what a retirement party is all about. This helps, cause if nobody knows, there is no point in asking, .
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