on December 31, 2010
My daughter wanted this from Santa real bad to play with the pet cat online and we were so happy that Santa brought it. She couldn't wait until I had the time to sit down with her, finally today, to unlock the online code. Well, we went to the littlest pet shop web site as noted on the cat's tag, we clicked on "VIPs" and you get a message that says "The VIPs world is now closed." You CANNOT play with any of the VIP pets online anymore apparently, yet there's still tons of these stuffed VIPs sold at Amazon??? That is a total rip off and a terrible thing to do to a child, especially at xmas time. The plush cat itself is nice quality, but Santa would NOT have paid what this toy cost for a stuffed animal if he knew the online part of it was now obsolete. We already have tons of stuffed animals, didn't need another one. It was the online thing that we really wanted, and now I feel WAY ripped off and cheated, and I cant return the cat because my daughter is attached to it now and we cut open the collar packaging to get our useless secret code. NOT happy.