Kidz Love Webkinz
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Don't Kid the Kids About Webkinz
Webkinz pets are lovable plush pets that each come with a unique Secret Code. With it, you enter Webkinz World where you care for your virtual pet, answer trivia, earn KinzCash, and play the best kids games on the net!
Visit the webkinz website to know more.
So it goes, one of the most sought after toys of 2007 are plush toys reminiscent of the 90s Beanie Babies and combined with your Web 2.0 social media site. Considered to be educational, Webkinz became a hit the past year that no household that we visited didn't have at least one of these ordinary-looking animal pets that carry their own Social Security Number, so unique that it can rival the national identity card the Philippines has long been planning.
Unfortunately, for every success story, there is always the bad side, the toys and visiting the site being so addictive as well as the accompanying hiccups. During the most important date that kids were supposed to enter their newly received Webkinz, the website that would allow them to feed, pet, provide accessorize and interact with other users - conked out and was inaccessible. This brought problems not just for kids but for parents alike. The day after Christmas Day was not the best time to have a webmaster take a vacation. I'm sure someone was eating Christmas day leftovers solving why the website wasn't working.
Some were able to get in but couldn't do anything inside the site. Some even lost their password. To compensate, Ganz, the company behind the successful toy had to give 500 KinzCash to all users, as reported by one of the parent users.
Reminiscent of my 349 days with Pepsi, when the company paid P500 to 800,000 crown-holders who were adamant that they had a winning 349 crown (tansan).
Going back to Webkinz, I just visited the site, and found it to be working well. Indeed a happy ending.
Time to feed my pet lion.
Can you still name your favorite toy from your generation? We had Voltes V robots and paper dolls. Almost of which have been featured in Nostalgia Manila for sure.