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  • "Webkinz" - stuffed animals that give kids access to a virtual online play world.

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  • Screenshot:¬†Courtesy of Jacob Ogles The latest toy craze in North America are stuffed animals called Webkinz that blend the comfort of teddy bears with the addictive challenges of online role-playing games.

    How to Take Money From Kids: Sell Toys Both Physical and Virtual

  • The author of the article in the Globe and Mail calls Webkinz revolutionary and the publisher/manufacturer visionary.

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  • J. DODD: She wants a parrot, a Webkinz, that is another animal.

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  • Webkinz, which is where tamagotchi meets Ty beanie babies - you buy a plush pet, it has a unique ID, enter the ID on the website and you're in the virtual world as that plush pet

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  • You can watch the latest "American Idol" contestant, learn about dinosaurs, delve into history or visit popular kids 'sites, such as Webkinz and Club Penguin.

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  • When she fails to crush her rivals, she seeks to assimilate them: taking on internet successes such as Webkinz with heavy investment in Barbie. com; moving into entertainment with the launch of branded MP3 ¬≠players and hugely successful DVDs.

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  • Sites such as Webkinz and Neopets allow kids to adopt virtual pets, but often to properly care for their animals, parents must pull out the plastic to pay for virtual vet visits or other add-ons that have no real world value.

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  • Tie-ins with movies such as "Pirates of the Caribbean" or stuffed animals such as Webkinz are just the start.

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  • Recently, my daughter (age 7) and I discovered the strategy employed by the makers of Webkinz to perpetuate their sales, by taking advantage of kids 'desires to maintain their virtual pets by having to purchase more and more Webkinz stuffed animals.

    Are Webkinz One Year Subscriptions An Unethical Ploy To Sell More Toys? - The Consumerist

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