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not as much fun as it claims to be,
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This review is from: Webkinz Chihuahua (Toy)
I am less than impressed with the Webkinz toys. The toy itself is simply a stuffed animal so nothing special there. The associated website with games and activities seems like a fun idea, but can be pretty complicated to figure out, and sometimes hard to log onto. When you register your Webkinz toy online, you'll be faced with a scheme designed to make your child beg for more of these toys. It will tell you that your child's toy is "best friends" with one or more other Webkinz, so naturally your child will want those, too. (I'm not that big a sucker, we're sticking with just the one) As I said, the website can be frustrating for children to navigate, so be prepared spend some time trying to help your child figure it out. In addition, the "subscription" to the website expires after a year, at which point you have to pay in order to regain access. They also try to increase interest in certain animals by following the Beanie Baby tactic of "retiring" some of them, and then charging much higher prices. All in all, this seems to be nothing more than another shameless marketing ploy designed to separate us gullible parents from our money.
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Initial post: Mar 12, 2008 5:22:15 PM PDT
P. Guererri says:
I wasn't sure what a Webkinz did..........I now understand that you have to get into a website for your Webkinz to be anything other than just a stuffed animal. I am looking for a gift for a 4 yr. old, I now think that this one is a little too complicated.
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