Remember the initial craze over Cabbage Patch Kids? Well, Webkinz plush animals have become an offline and online phenomenon.
Made by Ganz in Woodbridge, Ontario, the toys exist offline--in the child's room--and online at where each one has its own avatar. The toys sell for about $11 at retail--that is, if you can find them. Shown here is the cocker spaniel.
"I'm taking orders for July shipments right now," Patrick Yap, manager of B Chemist, a department store and pharmacy in New York that sells toys, told The New York Times. "This is bigger than Beanie Babies. With those you're playing all by yourself. With these, you can do that, too, but you can also go on the site and chitchat with your friends."
March 27, 2007 1:14 PM PDT
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