Many virtual pets end up living out their lives forgotten in dark drawers. If a new Virtual Pet Shelter gets off the ground, all those Tamagotchis and Webkinz will have a place to go.
Is there no end to the Webkinz phenomenon? Now the home of fine cuisine, Cracker Barrel, is to house an exclusive Webkinz opossum.
There is a huge trend in pets as expression of an owner's image, as epitomized by the trend in pet fashions now available. Does our identification with online animal avatars like Webkinz feed in to this trend and influence us to create animal "familiars"
The Webkinz experience begins when children buy a stuffed animal with a code on the tag that's used to log in to a social networking site. Then they can customize rooms for their pet, and interact with fellow Webkinz owners. As Webkinz celebrates its second birthday, CNET.com's Neha Tiwari takes a look at the popular phenomenon.
Mattel's interactive vinyl figures and new virtual world may appeal to adults as well as kids too old for Webkinz.
Mattel starts selling a new "Barbie Girls" MP3 doll this week, in an attempt to get hip to a generation immersed in technology.
On top of all the duties that moms are supposed to do, some are now babysitting their kids' Webkinz online pets while the children are away at summer camp. In the world of overintensive parenting, this is a good place to draw the line!
Is Webkinz like Myspace for kids?
As the socially-networked stuffed animals celebrate their second birthday, a reporter delves into the hype, and controversy. Photos: A cybercat for the Digital Age Video: Webkinz target kids for early social networking
Iconic doll has long been a standard of American homes. Now she's trying to stay alpha girl in a virtual world filled with Webkinz and Bratz. Meet the new Barbie Girls