CANADA (OCN) — Ganz is working on a second generation Webkinz. The new Webkinz will allow you to connect to the Internet and “Webkinz World” via Wi-Fi or an optional USB cable to a port on your computer. Also, to prevent kids from getting their Webkinz soaked in the rain, Ganz is making the new Webkinz waterproof.
The move is please the “Big” kids that seemed to have taken an interest in the plush toy. Although the toy is marketed to children 5 to 8 years old, kids and kids at heart are in love with them.
At last count according to a Ganz representative, over 1 million Webkinz were registered and they account for one-half the 2 million units that were sold to retailers.
So far, there are rumors that Sega Corporation in trying to acquire a license to develop a Webkinz game but can not confirm if this time if it will be for an arcade machine or a home console.