Although Ganz has never come out and said it and probably never will, and younger Webkinz customers and collectors probably have a harder time coping with it, but the Lil’ Kinz line has effectively been discontinued (or put on hiatus is a better phrase for it.) Not releasing a Lil’ Kinz since last July is very indicative of this, plus the introduction of the Zumbuddy line and two new Signature offshoot lines is more than enough proof that Ganz’s interests are elsewhere in other product lines. Other indicative proof would be that as of late, bird and fish styles have been introduced as normal Webkinz as opposed to Lil’ Kinz. If the line was going to continue, I imagine the Lionfish, Caterpillar, Pink Cockatoo, to name a few, would have been Lil’ Kinz instead, as they’re typically smaller animals in nature.
However, I have the list and product codes from an old Ganz document of Lil’ Kinz styles that were going to be released… but were scrapped when Ganz decided not to make the line. Will some of these styles be reconsidered and introduced as normal sized Webkinz or small Signature Webkinz? Only time will tell. This list is 100% valid as it was sent to me prior to the announcement of Polka Back Fish, Budgie, Oriole, and Tomato Clown Fish, and then one by one they were announced.
Here’s the list of those who didn’t make the cut, but may make a reappearance in the future (I hope that the Hamster will at the very least) —
HS508 – Hamster
HS509 – Warbler
HS514 – Parrotlet
HS517 – Grey Mouse
HS518 – Butterfly Fish
HS519 – Pink Scalefin
HS520 – Blue Parakeet
Again, food for thought. I dabble a lot in old prototype information with Ty and prototype style news/designs/pictures, but I don’t see too much of that with Webkinz. You never know if a prototype of one of these will show up.
*The Marshmellow Bunny it’s in stock!
*February Webkinz have shipped today. Please allow 6-10 business days for them to arrive (that’s approximately how long they take to arrive, however sometimes they arrive sooner).
*There is shortage of the Signature Dutch Bunny so let Marc know asap to reserve yours if you want one.