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WebKinz 2.0

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My daughter, who clearly suffers from her mother's obsessive compulsive personality (well, except when it comes to tidiness) has a new "habit". She and all of her tween friends, boys and girls alike, are addicted to WebKinz, these furry and unobtainable little critters that come with a secret passcode that allows you to register on the webkinz.com website, furnish their bedroom, converse and play games with your friends, and generally waste time that you should be doing your homework.

I've been remarking to all who will listen how this is a genius marketing ploy. The New York Times is listening - there's an article in today's paper about Webkinz, the crack of the Tween set

The Webmeister earned mega cred when he presented daughter with the elusive "Love Puppy". I managed to get hold of the "Sherbet Bunny". My local Pet Pantry person told me they couldn't keep them on the shelves for more than 24 hours. Then they have to wait weeks for the next shipment.

The guy who thought this thing up is a freakin' genius. And is getting richer by the day, as parents of tween get worn down by please for another furry critter...




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kidlit_kim
Mar. 26th, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
I hear you! I've been saying it's genius too! We now have 7 in the family and they are begging for more for Easter. Sounds like I should have been on the lookout for Sherbet Bunny already! Of course, that's the one A wants!
saraclaradara
Mar. 26th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)
My daughter is up to 11 and I have two secretly stashed away that she doesn't know about to be used as bribes - I mean as "positive reinforcement".
annemariepace
Mar. 26th, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC)
Well, if she grows tired of WebKinz, she could try Neopets, ShowCats, ShowDogs, ShowHorses, Stardoll (dress your favorite celebrity paperdoll--triple UGH!) . . .

Signed, mother of addicts
docstymie
Mar. 26th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
I *hate* these stupid things. **ARRRGHHHH**

signed,
the father of two webkinz addicts
literaticat
Mar. 26th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
I was really hoping that the article would be called "webkinz: crack of the teen set". You should write for the NYT, jazz 'em up a little.
saraclaradara
Mar. 26th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, how I wish I could
get a gig with the New York Times. I'm sure they pay a whole lot better than the paper I write for now!
dlgarfinkle
Mar. 26th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
My seven-year-old got one for his birthday, and he and his ten-year-old brother are now addicted.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 26th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
IM 10 I loVE WEBKiNZ I hAVE aLL OF THEM
i love it so much
writerross
Mar. 27th, 2007 09:45 am (UTC)
You're making me long to go play with my massive Beanie Babies collection. (WHAT THE HEY I am going to do with THOSE things?!)

I used to wait in LINES to get into stores (remember Noodle Kiddoodle, anyone?) to get these things. I kept lists of what I had and what I needed.

Notice the word "I" in the above paragraphs... ;> (I didn't say I was buying the Beanie Babies for my children....) :{

(Anonymous)
May. 1st, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
Webkinz Love Puppy!!! :( :(
I am a 9 year old and I really really, reallllyyy want the love puppy! Somtimes I cry I want it soooo badly!
:(:(:(:( (cry cry cry cry)
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