What is a Webkinz?

I have heard of so many people talking about these little animal toy things but what is the big deal about them? What exactly do they do cause I no absolutley nothing about them.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Webkinz is a stuffed, plush toy created by Ganz. Ganz, a company based out of Canada, creates products carried in gift shops. Ganz struck gold two years ago when it introduced Webkinz to stores like Hallmark. Webkinz appeal to today’s child by marrying a classic stuffed animal with modern day technology.

    Webkinz are virtual pets that come in many shapes and sizes. The large pet is a Webkinz; the smaller version is a Lil’Kinz. Each animal comes with a secret code. The owner uses the code to register, name, and adopt their pet. A registry completed online opens the door to a new realm known as Webkinz World.

    Webkinz World is a virtual reality that is kid-friendly. The website has built-in safety features that keep children in line. Registration requires a secret code but no personal information is ever required or shared. Members can communicate in two clubhouses called KinzChat and KinzChat Plus. In KinzChat children use pre-constructed messages from chat menus. Parental permission is not required to enter this area. KinzChat Plus allows more freedom and does require parental consent. The adult must unlock the virtual door to this clubhouse. KinzChat Plus does not allow the user to type numbers, proper nouns, place names, or bad language. Members can only use words found in the site’s restricted dictionary. Restricted material, when typed, turns red. A message cannot be sent if it contains red words. The parent has the choice to block entry to KinzChat Plus. Otherwise, the child must e-mail their parent and wait for permission to enter.

    Upon registry, each Webkinz owner has 2,000 KinzCash. KinzCash is the dollar of Webkinz World. KinzCash can used to buy rooms, furniture, decorations, food, clothing, and toys. These necessities and luxuries cost money. Playing games, answering trivia, completing jobs, and adopting more Webkinz can earn the owner additional cash.

    Of course, there is a catch. When a Webkinz is adopted, access to Webkinz World is limited to one year. You must adopt and add a new pet to continue uninterrupted play. The new adoption will renew your account for one more year. The time is not cumulative. That means if you adopt and register five pets at once you get one year, not five. So, if you have multiple Webkinz it might be beneficial to spread the adoptions out! No matter, Ganz will never run out of children needing or wanting a new pet.

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    Short story short: A Webkin is a doll you buy with a code used to enter that pet into a virtual world and play games to accumulate currency(Kinzcash) to purchase furniture and model your own home. Its a role-playing fantasy game.

    Hope that helped sum up your question!

    Source(s): My sister:a Webkinz addict. I played a while too.
  • 1 decade ago

    What is a 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!

  • 1 decade ago

    Webkinz are cute plush toy by Ganz. You buy a pet and you get a code. When you get home take the code off the pet and go to webkinz.com and go to new member and you can play with your pet and you also can name your pet whatever you want. They go for $13.99-$16.50 (in my area and for a big one)$9.95-$14.50 (in my area for a lil'kinz). Hope this helps!!

  • 1 decade ago

    They are stuffed animals that come with codes that let you access a website: webkinz.com

    At this website you can play with your pet virtually. You have to feed it and provide it with shelter and fun. You play games and do activities for "kinzcash"

    Source(s): I work at a pharmacy that sells these
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A stuffed animal which you can buy t almost any store, they come with a tag and you can go to there website and adopt a virtual pet and build homes and play games. its like neopets but you have to buy the stuffed animal to play :]

  • 1 decade ago

    They have a website that kids can log on to and play games and stuff... its like the Sims kinda except more simplified.. theres KinKash and stuff so they can buy virtual food and clothes and accessories for their pets...

    Source(s): experience :o)
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There a teddy bear that comes with this code then you go to the website an dyou have you teddy bear online ........ kinda pointless

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