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What is a Webkin?

Updated on April 16, 2013

Webkinz

If your asking yourself what is a webkinz,  Then you have come to the right place... They are the hottest toy arround right now - Think beanie baby, Tickle-Me-Elmo and Tamagotchi but with an option to play online in your own virtual world.

 

What is a webkin?

Webkinz toys are plush pets made by the company Ganz and targets the 8-12 age range, There are also smaller versions called Lil' Kinz meant for 5-8 year olds.

Webkinz come with a secret access code that lets kids enter the Webkin world online. Here they can play with a virtual version of their pets and "adopt" their pet and play in their own online bedroom. Users can design their own room and furnish it with furniture and clothes for their pets.

Users can also play games in the arcade, compete against other players in tournaments, interact with friends online and answer quizzes in Quizzy's Question Corner.

All of these features earn users KinzCash, which can be used in the W Shop, a place to buy toys, furniture and clothes for their pets.

Webkin owners can chat with each other safely using hundreds of pre-contructed phrases. And older children with parents permission can access another area where they can type to chat but messages are limited to words from the restricted dictionary, which excludes all numbers, proper names, place names, and any sort of inappropriate language.

Webkinz.com says it is a secure and safe site for children.

Webkinz World helps to teach children about responsibility, caring for a pet, and getting along with others.

The program also teaches lessons about typing, communicating and safe social networking. In addition, it teaches business skills such as buying and budgeting, which can provide kids with a sense of consumer independence.

It also has a section for parents that talks about online safety. Children can socialize with other kids on the website but the interaction is very limited. Its all made to be very child safe.

Here to stay?

Are you thinking this is just another "fad"?

This time around, I think things are a little different, After all, we're living in an age when kids seem to be growing up with a computer mouse in hand and when the phenomenon of online social networking is thriving.

This is a whole new category of toys opening up and catering to our increasingly technological society.

As it is today, more than two million Webkin toys have been sold, and Webkinz World gets about 3 million page views.

Things to do when you visit Webkinz World

Visit your bedroom

Your pet relies on you to take care of it. You can see how its doing by the Happy, Health and Hunger meters. Playing, feeding and exercising your pet daily will help keep these meters high.

You can also spend some of your hard earned kinzcash on some furningshing or clothes for your pet.

Employment Office

You can choose a job once every 8 hours. Once you have done the same job three times you will gain a level and earn more money.

Todays Activities

Here you can check out the daily and hourly evens as well as any free things.

Earning Kinzcash

Here are some easy ways to earn Kinzcash

* Visit the Employment office and get a job

* Play at the Wheel of wow and see what you can win

* Visit daily Kinzcare in the My pets section

* Play at the Wishing well 2

* Do the weekly Survey

* Answer trivia questions at Quizzy's

* Play games in the Tournament arena and arcade

* Adopt a new Webkin

Got a plush toy without a W? Read this!

As long as your pet comes with a tag that says "Webkinz" on it, and is from Ganz, you know it's official and it will give you full access to the Webkinz World site.

When they made the very first Webkinz pets, they did not have Magic Ws on their paws. Then they started adding Magic W's.

This doesn't mean that every new Webkinz pet will have a Magic W, however. There are still some unreleased pets that were created right at the beginning, before They started adding Magic W's to the paws.

Webkinz on YOUTUBE

Webkinz on YOUTUBE

Recipes

Banana Split:

Cherries

Ice Cream Cone

Banana

Chocolate Pudding:

Chocolate Bar

Milk

Toffee

Crispy Chocolate Squares:

Chocolate Bar

Marshmallows

White Rice

Fish & Chips Dinner:

Cola

Fish Sticks

French Fries

French Toast:

Eggs

Honey

Bread

Fruit Salad:

Apple

Pear

Strawberries

Lasagna:

Cheeses

Spaghetti

Tomato Soup

Mushmallow Frosty:

Ice Cream Cone

Marshmallows

Mushrooms

S’Mores:

Chocolate Bar

Cookies

Marshmallows

Strawberry Kiwi Tart:

Strawberries

Crackers

Kiwi Fruit

Webkinz Tree Frog
Webkinz Tree Frog

Webkinz animals come with a special internet code where your child can interact with it. They can name it, make it a home, even play games. Not recommended for children under 3. NOTE* Due to limited supply; Webkinz orders are limited to 12 pieces per style per customer. Polyester.

 
Webkinz Spotted Frog
Webkinz Spotted Frog

BRAND NEW WITH FACTORY SEALED TAG, Webkinz stuffed animal. This is in mint condition and is a very rare style.

This is the newest toy fad. It comes with a secret code that is your key into Webkinz World. At the Adoption Center you are guided through the registration, including naming your pet and printing out an adoption certificate. You'll receive your pet's biography, letting you know its favorite foods and secret wishes. This is all included in the one purchase price.

 
Webkinz: Gorilla
Webkinz: Gorilla

Adopt a pet and discover a virtual world! This cute, soft plush gorilla comes with a secret code for the Webkinz website where you can adopt and play with a pet, design their room, play games, and learn cool facts. Ages 3+

 
Webkinz Bullfrog
Webkinz Bullfrog

Bull Frog plush is made of several different fabrics. Both cotton stuffed and beanie. Tag on arm contains a code for the Webkinz "Adopt A Pet" website, virtual pet game. Approx. 71/2". NOTE* Due to limited supply; Webkinz orders are limited to 12 pieces per style per customer.

 
Webkinz Frog
Webkinz Frog

BRAND NEW WITH FACTORY SEALED TAG, Webkinz stuffed animal. This is in mint condition and is a very rare style.

This is the newest toy fad. It comes with a secret code that is your key into Webkinz World. At the Adoption Center you are guided through the registration, including naming your pet and printing out an adoption certificate. You'll receive your pet's biography, letting you know its favorite foods and secret wishes. This is all included in the one purchase price.

 
Webkinz Sherbet Bunny
Webkinz Sherbet Bunny

Sherbet Bunny plush is made of several different fabrics. Both cotton stuffed and beanie. Tag on arm contains a code for the Webkinz "Adopt A Pet" website, virtual pet game. Approx. 7½".

 
Webkinz-Knapsack-Blue
Webkinz-Knapsack-Blue

Bright turquoise is perfect for you and your wonderful Webkinz. Strap this neat knapsack on your back and you and your furry friend are sure to make a fashion statement! Ages: 3 + Manufacturer:Ganz

 
Webkinz Purse Turquoise Blue and Pink 8"
Webkinz Purse Turquoise Blue and Pink 8"

Brilliant turquoise trimmed with fuzzy pink fun fur and two adorable pink pom-poms make this purse a great way for a Webkinz to travel. Pick one up for your precious pet today! Ages: 3 + Manufacturer: Ganz

 
HC084 -PURPLE KNAPSACK Webkinz New Code Sealed With Tag
HC084 -PURPLE KNAPSACK Webkinz New Code Sealed With Tag

Webkinz World Purple Knapsack Plush Toy from Ganz. Any Webkinz would gladly climb into this soft violet knapsack! Your Webkinz can travel in style and comfort in this beautiful backpack. The best part is that this pack can really be worn on your back!

 
Webkinz Green Pet Carrier
Webkinz Green Pet Carrier

Rosy pink and lime green combine to make this pretty purse a funky and fashionable way to carry your Webkinz everywhere and anywhere! Ages: 4 + Manufacturer: Ganz

 

Lil' Kinz

Webkinz Lil' Kinz Unicorn
Webkinz Lil' Kinz Unicorn

For eons, legend had it that this mythic Webkinz lived beyond the mountains. Behold, legend has become fact, as this beautiful horse has galloped into Webkinz World. With its shimmering hooves and unique horn, this Webkinz is truly a one of a kind. 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!

 
Webkinz Collectible Lil'Kinz Mini Plush Stuffed Animals Pig
Webkinz Collectible Lil'Kinz Mini Plush Stuffed Animals Pig

This little piggy doesn't want to go to the market; this piggy just wants to come home with you! Pigs are excited to go anywhere with you, and to have some crazy adventures! Pigs also love to make new friends, and to share a mudburger or two. 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!

 
Webkinz Lil'kinz Panda
Webkinz Lil'kinz Panda

Webkinz Lil Kinz Plush Pet - Panda

 
Ganz Lil'Kinz Chihuahua Plush, 6.5"
Ganz Lil'Kinz Chihuahua Plush, 6.5"

Break out the sombreros and pi±atas, the Chihuahua has arrived in Webkinz World from south of the border. Don't be fooled by this puppy's small stature. One look into its big brown eyes will tell you it has a big heart to match. 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!

 
Ganz Lil'Kinz Pug Plush, 6.5"
Ganz Lil'Kinz Pug Plush, 6.5"

If you're looking for a little dog who will be the most loyal friend you've ever met, this is the pup for you. Pugs are sweet and cuddly, and love nothing more than to spend the day with their favorite person in the world û you! 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!

 
Monkey Lil Kinz
Monkey Lil Kinz

Youll go bananas when you adopt the monkey, but dont worry, you wont be alone! Thats what the monkey does if theres a Jungle Sandwich nearby, because thats what it loves to chow down on. And where does it do its chowing down? On its very own Monkey Business Couch, of course! Special Item: Monkey Business Couch Special Food: Jungle Sandwich Please note: One Webkinz per order. Ages: 3 + Manufacturer:Ganz

 
Ganz Lil'Kinz Cat 6.5" Plush, Black and White
Ganz Lil'Kinz Cat 6.5" Plush, Black and White

This cool little cat is sure to be your new best friend! Black and white cats love to play games and learn new things. They especially like to chow down on catnip chips and dip. Know what this kitty likes best of all? Hanging out with you! Special Item: Yarn Ball Sofa Special Food: Catnip Chips & Dip Please note: One Webkinz per order. Ages: 3 + Manufacturer: Ganz

 

Retired Webkinz

Lots of people have been wondering about the Cheeky Dog and Cheeky cat, Well the rumors are True, They have been retired. So if you can find them in a store, it might be one of the last chances for you to pick one up.

Webkin Charms

What is a webkin charm?...Take a look at these!

Did You Know....

Did you know that buying a webkin gives you access to their online site for only one year...

That gives you plenty of time to see if your children are still interested and you can always buy them a new friend to renew for another year. Once you have more than one friend they can play together!

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      akunsquidoku 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens, nicely done!

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      LuckyLeigh 6 years ago

      I still actually like the different color animals they're pretty cute.

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      Johanneh 8 years ago

      I love webkinz, I have tons of them.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Buy one a year, that's all they ask for you to use their website! Seems like little much sometimes....but they are cute!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      My two kids love webkinz and im really happy they enjoy it. the new clown fish coming out in October is a must have. We cant wait!! http://webkinzstuffedanimals.net has a video of them.

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      Mark-Nehs 10 years ago

      My kids will be so proud of me. Now I know more about Webkinz than they do. 5 stars.

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      anton55 lm 10 years ago

      Great information! My daughter loves her Webkinz pug

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      extremely cool. As ptosh said, it great to see another place for kids to have fun and be safe online. Thanks for writing about this. Learned a lot.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Nice Lens

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      whytedove 10 years ago

      Nice lens. I never knew much about webkinz since I don't have any young children around. Some of these look so cute I almost want them for myself :)

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      ptosh 10 years ago

      Very cool. Nice to see kids can have a fun and safe time somewhere online. Leave it to the Ganz brothers to pull through again.