Our kids first introduced us to Webkinz in December. I blogged about it then.
Well my kids aren't bored of it yet. They now own more pets and have more stuff going on in their virtual Webkinz world than ever. Their buddy lists are booming. I'm sure they would spend more time and money on this if we weren't setting limits.
Todays NYT describes the Webkinz craze. I like the idea of marrying physical products with online services. In the Webkinz case there is a very light integration between the virtual and real world.
I think we will see more toys and CE products that have a closer relationship to their online counterparts.
It's inevitable. And it's exciting to think about the possibilities.