New Webkinz come out rather quickly it seems. Day after day you can hear the buzz online about what the newest Webkinz will be. This year its no exception, many new Webkinz will be arriving in stores soon. So you may ask your self why all the hype, why all the fuss? The answer is simple, kids want to be different from others. So to children who play Webkinz one great way to be different is to have one of the new Webkinz earlier than anyone else.
This sets them apart with their own individual identity. For the most part Webkinz are rather inexpensive at only $9-$15 a piece so its not all to much for parents to buy a couple different Webkinz for their child. Another reason everyone wants to get the new Webkinz and get one early is because of value.
Remember Beanie Babies? The concept is similar to that, as the demand goes up for some of the Webkinz and goes up fast. One way to make sure you have one of the valuable ones is to buy one brand new before they get to popular and before the value explodes. Some of these plush are now going for upwards of $1000. New Webkinz also arrive every season. Last years for valentines day they released a Love Puppy and recently for Valentines Day in 2008 they are releasing the Love Frog. In 2007 for Easter Ganz released the Sherbert Bunny plush and for 2008 its a Baby Easter Chick.
As you can see year to year Ganz releases New Seasonal Webkinz. Also as with releasing the seasonal ones very often throughout the year new Webkinz will hit the stores. This keeps supply and demand for an already popular product up. In 2007 right before fall a large array of new Webkinz was released onto the market and everyone was out to get the latest and greatest toy fast.
In early 2008 another entire arsenal of new Webkinz is being released which will further generate the hype. This is a good move on Ganz's part as most "hot" toys only have a shelf life of a couple years. So making the buzz for new Webkinz is one of the best ways to keep everyone including the fans extremely happy. With the demand of Webkinz still in high gear many stores that carry them are having trouble keeping the shelves full.
Often stores are not even able to order enough of the new Webkinz plush to meet demands. This leaves many looking to buy their Webkinz online. Some online stores feature some great deals and others you'll pay a large premium just to be able to get a new Webkinz before they are gone.
So the best tip is to buy online and buy early and never pay over fair market price. The demand for this "hot" plush will not die out anytime soon. You can expect the laws of supply and demand to continue to cause not only shortages of the plush but also higher prices along with making these toys even more collectible.
If you are someone looking for a new Webkinz get one before they are gone.
Mike Brown - Webkinz Resources
New Webkinz Online