WShop Theme to “Retire” to Deluxe Only

Have you seen the latest announcement from Webkinz Newz that they are retiring a room theme currently available to everyone in the WShop “to Deluxe only” meaning that only Deluxe members will be able to purchase the theme in the WShop starting January 9 (Wednesday)?

We are expecting that the City Styling Theme is the the WShop room theme that is retiring.

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Many Deluxe & non-deluxe members are disappointed in this decision and approach to Webkinz World.  What do you think about this?

35 Comments

  1. momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

    I think Ganz is turning Deluxe into a Webkinz “annual fee” … since sales have declined in the plushies, they seem to be looking for a new way to make revenue off the committed customers …

  2. 2 Zingyginger (Isla4577) said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

    but ganz was the cause for the declining sales in plushies by limiting the number of special ones and generally not being nice in their dealings with the smaller stores (at least that’s what i’ve been told).

    if that’s the direction they’re heading they should also put warning labels on the stuffed toys that it’s a limited version of webkinz so buyers won’t feel they’ve been had after their purchase. or give buyers the option to spend the same dollars on getting full content instead.

    either way this direction they’re heading is going to lose them a lot of their customer base.

  3. 3 Zingyginger (Isla4577) said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

    no kid i know played webkinz because they found it online. they got started with plushies. or found out from friends who had the plushies.

  4. 4 Gwenda (wk2nd) said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    Howdy, I agree they are making MANY poor choices BUT sadly the choice is theirs to make. The plush are very hard to find, Most stores have stopped carrying them where I live. If they want to encourage online customers they seriously need to improve their estore/online customer service. Which in my opinion is very poor.
    The Webkinz division of Ganz is basically wacked anymore.

  5. 5 Gwenda (wk2nd) said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

    Wow—I’m not feeling to well this week :/ talk to ya’ll later :)

  6. 6 dee said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 6:29 pm

    my toys r us no longer carries them, have not for awhile

    i think it started when they were doing that 10 new plush a month thing AND signature AND signature endangered. they oversaturated their market.

    it is really sad as they have/do not question their loyal fan base (at least to my knowledge)….shoot – i think gymbos blog could support the plushy biz!

  7. 7 dee said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

    and then they run out and do all the fail town, amazing world, nakamas and who knows what else. those programs alone had to cost millions in development. all the while kickin webkinz to the curb…

  8. 8 dee said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

    but i do think they are gypping (gipping?) the deluxe folk

    they pay extra for what? the same stuff……

  9. 9 dee said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 6:58 pm

    on another note

    a classmate just became an aunt for the first time
    —should i tell her that my nieces and nephews have kids or just let her think i am
    “kind” of old?

    ha ha ha ha ha

  10. 10 dee said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 6:58 pm

    you know versus “really” old

    :)

  11. 11 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

    i wondered if maybe they should substitute “Deluxe” pets for the outdated & over played Signature series – sell “special” plushies that provide Deluxe status for a year or whatever ….

    if you think about it, it would probably give them more $ …

  12. 12 dee said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    that makes sense moms….some of them are pricey!

    but then, that makes sense

  13. 13 gramma said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

    HELLO!!!

    you gals hit the nails on ganz head! what are they THINKING??????

    I haven’t been able to find ANY of the webkinz I’ve wanted for at least three months in the stores here. Only Hallmark has ‘some’ webkinz, but not all the newest ones. Justice had the holiday pup. Fadz has older ones if you’re looking for something you missed a few years ago. Ollie’s and Five Below don’t carry new webkinz. What’s an avid webkinz-er supposed to do? online? but I like seeing the plushies’ eyes.

  14. 14 Boper911 said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    Thanks for the heads up! I need to start buyin’! /I need to get deluxe ;/

  15. 15 dee said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    dd is ready to pounce on this computer when i get up

    and gosh golly, i need to tinkle……………ha ha ha

  16. 16 dee said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    do not rush to buy boper, lots of folks on here have deluxe

    and I am sure lots of folks will be happy to gift ya!

  17. 17 Boper911 said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 8:38 pm

    haha that’s perfectly fine! I need to make a room theme out of this anyway ;)

  18. 18 Gwenda (wk2nd) said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 8:39 pm

    Hey does anyone one here need/want the Woodland Wonders Pyramid, Armoire, or Table???

  19. 19 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    looks like ms. gwenda has completed her key collection LOL

  20. 20 Boper911 said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    Ha good job Gwenda!

  21. 21 Boper911 said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    Ooh what is this “snowball collection event” on webkinz coming up??

  22. 22 Boper911 said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    Did anyone get the lamp on ganzworld yesterday?

  23. 23 Boper911 said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    oh and how do we know it is this theme that is retiring?

  24. 24 Boper911 said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

    Ok I see others are having troubles with the floaty lamp… im done.

  25. 25 Boper911 said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

    Ok goodnight everyone studying for math and than off to bed!

  26. 26 momskinz (WWID: momsownkinz) said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

    boper – goodnight!

    no one got the lamp yesterday
    we are guessing the theme b/c that is the theme named in the URL of the webkinz newz post ;-)

  27. 27 Gwenda (wk2nd) said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    Actually my Sis has some & wanted to know if anyone wanted them. :D

  28. 28 Gwenda (wk2nd) said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    God night Boper…..So glad to ‘see’ you here again :)

  29. 29 Gwenda (wk2nd) said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 9:16 pm

    BTW-does anyone have any extra chairs???

  30. 30 dee said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

    brrrrrrrrr

    it is cold here, but i just had the most satisfying cup of cocoa!

  31. 31 dee said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 9:28 pm

    oh gwenda

    dh was diddling with google earth
    wilson elementary has been torn down!

    figure you guys are from same town and you may know the school

  32. 32 Chococat663 said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

    Its thinks like this that almost make me glad that i quit.
    What’s the point in making currently available themes deluxe only? The people who are paying for the memberships aren’t getting anything extra because they have been able to get the theme since it was first released and they’re just ticking more people off.

  33. 33 Patsie said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 11:19 pm

    Good night friends, thanks again for all the birthday messages.

    Gwenda I may want to trade for the Woodland Wonders Pyramid, Armoire, or Table.

  34. 34 Patsie said,

    January 6, 2013 @ 11:19 pm

    Dee your husband is from where Gwenda lives?

  35. 35 KraftyMomOf2 (WW id) wishes Classic Gamers Club Dining Chair & Lamp, Wonderland Theme Items, Blue Wackys, Sig theme Dining Chairs, Endangered theme items, TC3 Condo Furniture: Dining Chairs, side chairs, etc said,

    January 7, 2013 @ 12:31 am

    Gwenda, I’d be super glad to trade for those items, if no one else has taken them :-)

    Sadly, I have no extra atm, if you mean for that dining set, I was able to trade to make a set of 4.

    I got a second table somehow, don’t recall, lol, and used that as a toy table in my mouse’s room.

    ‘From a different stand point… being deluxe, how lame is it to retire a theme and THEN make it deluxe? How special is that really? NOT

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