Webkinz stuffed animals allow children to own a physical version of a stuffed animal of their choice, while allowing them to play in a virtual world with an online version of the chosen stuffed animal. Each comes with a secret code that allows access to this online world.
To register the secret code that comes with any Webkinz stuffed animal, a child must register a free account and link it to the new virtual pet. At the Adoption Center section of the Webkinz website, a child can enter his code, granting him access to a variety of online activities, including games, tournaments and quizzes based around the adoption of and caring for the new virtual pet. There are also options to shop in the virtual world and decorate rooms for pets.
Even if a child does not purchase a Webkinz, he can play a free version of the game. However, the free version of the game is limited, but further games and activities can be unlocked with the purchase of a Webkinz plush.
Customers can find a store that sells Webkinz stuffed animals by using the store locator feature on the website. Additionally, the Ganz eStore offers the stuffed animals for purchase online.