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Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz


In our previous article detailing the soon-to-be-released Webkinz Opossum at Cracker Barrels around the US, we wondered about the wording in a press release issued by Cracker Barrel.
 
"It is a tremendous honor to be the first retailer that Webkinz has worked with
to create and distribute an exclusive pet in this hugely popular collection,"
says Cracker Barrel Merchandise Buyer Karen Smith.
 
As most of you know, retailers like Justice have released semi-exclusives, such as the Webkinz Guinea Pig, which were released to all retailers a few months later. Accordingly, the wording of this press release led us to believe that the Webkinz Opossum might be a fully-exclusive pet, only available at Cracker Barrel.
 
Thanks to Zameron from our Webkinz Forum (and our retail partner at http://www.ameriwade.com) for pointing out the following ad in Webkinz World, indicating that the Webkinz Opossum is an "exclusive preview release" at Cracker Barrel.
 
Webkinz Opossum Preview
 
In addition, the wording on the Webkinz Newz announcement of the pet also includes "exclusive preview release". What does all of this mean? It means that, after a set amount of time, all Webkinz retailers will be able to order the Webkinz Opossum and all of you that aren't near a Cracker Barrel will be able to grab one and have the beautiful Gazebo for your outdoor yards! How long? We're not sure, as Zameron has pointed out that the Hallmark Exclusive Webkinz Arctic Fox is still not orderable by smaller retailers, though it was supposed to be available 60 days after the initial release.

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

I cant wait for tomorrow, my daughter runs a Hotel near a cracker barrel, she is going to try and get me one tomorrow morning. So happy to hear that they will be available all over the country in the future. Thanks for the info!

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

i'm so excited to get the opossum! :] I hope my Cracker Barrel has it.

Other retailers can't order the arctic fox besides Hallmark...?
My Justice has tons of arctic foxes. =/ Huh lol

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

i think that this weebkinz will only be in tht store for a little bit then be gone from the stroe then GANZ decieds if they should realese it or not depending on the sales

same here justice sells the artic foxes around me

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View Post Originally Posted by alg1128
i think that this weebkinz will only be in tht store for a little bit then be gone from the stroe then GANZ decieds if they should realese it or not depending on the sales

same here justice sells the artic foxes around me
Hmmm.. Justice may have been able to get them because they are a bigger retailer... Smaller retailers such as Ameriwade have not been able to order them.

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

I can't wait!!!!

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

That opposum is soooo much cuter than in real life. Thank you Justin for you info and the hard work you put into finding out updates for all of us here. Can you call a Cracker Barrel and pay by phone and have one shipped to you? That may be an option for those of you who do not have a Cracker Barrel nearby.

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View Post Originally Posted by Justin
Hmmm.. Justice may have been able to get them because they are a bigger retailer... Smaller retailers such as Ameriwade have not been able to order them.
I've also seen the Arctic Fox is a Justice stores recently. Maybe they picked up the exclusive preview for a few months after Hallmark's initial order?

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View Post Originally Posted by Justin
Hmmm.. Justice may have been able to get them because they are a bigger retailer... Smaller retailers such as Ameriwade have not been able to order them.
It's possible that Ganz is starting from the top down with semi-exclusive releases... The bigger places like Justice get them first and then it trickles down to the smaller places... My local store doesn't even have the Guinea Pig yet...

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

Wow.Go Cracker barrel!

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

I had also taken a screen shot and sent it to Dixiecup. But she didn't reply.

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

To answer one question: No you can not call or order online a Opposum from Cracker barrel. I checked first thing and got a reply back saying "No" because it is an exclusive. Unfortunately I live in a state where there are none, but luckily I do have a friend that lives right by a C.B. that is going to try to pick one up for me. Like the guinea pig and artic fox hopefully it will be out for everyone in a few months.

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

Really cute Wow Great for Cracker Barrel, & thanks for the info !!

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

I like the PSI but this little guy just gives me the creeps

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

View Post Originally Posted by LXVKFKZ7
I had also taken a screen shot and sent it to Dixiecup. But she didn't reply.
Maybe because of this announcement released, here, on the 3rd of September

Webkinz Opossum Cracker Barrel Exclusive to be Released on September 11th!

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

The opposum is cute! To bad I live NO WHERE NEAR a Cracker Barrel, I'm not sure if I've heard of it much before this actually.

Oh, and about the Arctic Fox, yeah I live right near a Justice and they sell them. But another store nearby called FYE sells them occasionally. They seem like a little store, I've never seen another FYE besides the one near me. So if FYE has them I'm sure others do, so technically the Arctic Fox is already released to other stores, I think

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I left my name and number with my local cracker barrel and they called me yesterday around noon to let me know that they were in. I went over to see them and the manager said that they got 20 of them and they would be for sale starting 6 am on friday. He showed me a flyer about the oppossum that stated the it was a "cracker barrel exclusive for as long as they wanted it" maybe they will open it up to other stores when cracker barrel give up the right to sell it and not before that

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

omg now from that angle that is one of the CUTEST webkinz ever!!! i need it now!!!!! i'm off to find the closest cracker barrel. . . there better be one. . .

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

Yay! I might get one of those Opossums, then...

(Still wondering about the bad timing...why they're releasing it on 9/11.)

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

FYI
The arctic fox is available at all different kinds of stores in my area, not just hallmarks.

I am still hoping this opossum may be just a 1 store exclusive.

I am having a friend of mine drive to pick a few up for me then goin to meet me halfway tomorrow afternoon, or i may drive down there and pick up a few myself. I think it will be only a CB exclusive preview friday then only available there later on forever and ever. I have 3 already boughten from another person as well.

Re: Webkinz Opossum Described as Exclusive 'Preview' by Ganz

Why only at Cracker Barrel? Thank you for the news Justin
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