What It Is
Straight from the Club Penguin virtual world for kids are stuffed toys based on the Puffles characters. Puffles are the fluffy pet creatures of the penguin characters. On ClubPenguin.com, kids choose a penguin, give it an identity, and explore the virtual world. They can interact with other penguins through safe chatting, playing games, sending greeting cards, or using emoticons or actions. By playing games, kids earn virtual coins that they can use to buy clothing and accessories for their penguin or furniture for their igloo. Kids also must make sure they are taking care of the Puffles by feeding them, playing with them, bathing them, grooming them, walking them, and letting them sleep.
Club Penguin players can take care of Puffles off the computer screen with Club Penguin Stuffed Puffles. With the 2-inch Puffle Clip-Ons, kids can collect and wear their favorite Club Penguin Puffle characters wherever they go. Kids can clip the Puffles to a backpack or key chain. The clip-ons are available in a variety of colors. Each retails for about $3.99.
The Club Penguin 4-inch Puffle Plush with Accessories are Puffle characters with accessories, such as a jester hat or baseball cap. Each is sold separately and retails for about $6.99.
Each stuffed Puffle comes with a special coin that can be used to unlock exclusive content at ClubPenguin.com.
Is It Fun?
Kids enjoy spending time on Club Penguin but they aren't always in front of the computer, so this toy line is a great way to expand the fun beyond the computer screen. Fans of Club Penguin will like being able to interact with the Puffles in fun and collectible offline ways. What kids might find most appealing about these toys are the collectible coins that come with each toy because these coins give Club Penguin players access to more features online.
Who It’s For
The Club Penguin Stuffed Toys are for ages 4 and up. ClubPenguin.com's target age range is 6–14, though it is open to all ages.
What To Be Aware Of
Club Penguin is free, but special features require a membership. Memberships range from $5 a month for a 12-month plan to $7.95 a month for a monthly plan.