As many of our members have noticed, for several days now there has been a glitch with the Exclusive item list in the wShop. The system has been very picky about allowing anyone to view page five or page six of the list. If you click on the Rainbow Jelly Cactus, Rainy Day Window, or the middle of the Next button, the system will show you the description of the Rainy Day Window. If you click on the very bottom of the Next button (as shown by the red line below), the system will move on to page five.
Several of our members who have Hummingbirds on their accounts have noticed an interesting glitch with the Badge feature on My Page. The programming that determines whether or not an account should have the "Friend of Fowl" badge doesn't appear to be recognizing the Hummingbird as a bird. Accounts that have a Hummingbird, and do not have any other birds, do not have the Bird Badge as an option on their My Pages.
UPDATE: We have received reports that the same thing is happening with the Toucan and Phoenix.
Ganz has announced the Webkinz Phoenix will be for sale at the Webkinz eStore (www.webkinzestore.com) on Wednesday, February 25th. This is the first time the Phoenix will have ever been available for sale.
UPDATE: The Purple Floral Fox and Elephant Charm Code are also for sale.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Webkinz Insider member EXOTERIC on her adoption of "Prometheus", the Webkinz Phoenix. The Pet Specific Item for the Phoenix is the Pyre Nest Bed and the Pet Special Food is Papyrus Papayus.
Congratulations to Webkinz Insider member EXOTERIC on her adoption of the new March 2009 Webkinz. Below you can see pictures of "Dominik" the Webkinz Domino Cat, "Yoshino" the Webkinz Spotty Dinosaur, and "Tuktuk" the Lil Kinz Robin. The Pet Specific Item and the Pet Special food for these new pets are: Domino Cat, Domino Effect Area Rug & Delectable Domino Cookies; Spotty Dinosaur, Spotted Prehistoric Plant (animated to open and close) & Fantastic Jurassic Smoothie; Robin, Bobbin' Robin Jukebox (plays music) & Instant Insect Rice.
Congratulations to penelope on being the first Webkinz Insider member to report on getting an item from the brand new Fourth Series of Webkinz Trading Cards. Below you can see her bunny posing with the Treasures of the Crystal Sea Poster. penelope managed to trade for the new poster in the Webkinz World Trade Room. The Series 4 Webkinz Trading Cards were officially released today, February 23rd.
Ganz has announced that they are re-releasing the Trading Card Album. The Albums are expected to arrive in stores at the beginning of April 2009.
Thank you to our friends at Ameriwade (www.ameriwade.com) we can now bring you a little bit more information on Ganz' "Caring Valley" Webkinz. It appears that Ganz is opening up a new feature in Webkinz World called the "Caring Valley" in which players will be able to "Plant Virtual Saplings & Learn About Giving". This new project is associated with the "Webkinz Foundation", a Ganz Charity which donates "funds to programs that benefit children".
UPDATE: We now have more information on these "Caring Valley" Webkinz:
They will be "large" Webkinz (not Lil Kinz)
The feature code will unlock a special area called the "Caring Valley"
The feature code will award the member four virtual saplings that can be planted in the Valley.
The feature code will also award one "Enchanted Tree" exclusive item.
Thank you to our friends at Ameriwade (www.ameriwade.com) we can now report to you that the Pet of the Month for April 2009 is the Webkinz (large) Alley Cat and the Pet of the Month for May 2009 is the Webkinz (large) Cocker Spaniel.
Ganz has announced that they are releasing a new Webkinz product called "Kinz Klips". These smaller versions of regular Webkinz plushies will come with clips attached to their heads so they can be hooked to things. There is no word yet on what the feature codes for these items will do. Also, Ganz has hinted at a new product line called "Caring Valley Webkinz pets". As more information becomes available we will bring it to you.
UPDATE: We have confirmed that there will be six different types of "Kinz Klips": Monkey, Panda, Whimsy Dragon, Kangaroo, Penguin, and Chihuahua. The "Klips" should retail for $5 to $6 each (US dollars). Also, here is a closer view of the card at the top of the display. We can now clearly see that the feature codes will unlock "the magic of Zumwhere in Webkinz World". There is no word yet on what the "Zumwhere" feature is going to be.