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Old 08-17-2017, 01:24 AM
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View Post Originally Posted by SydneyPaw500
They really are aiming BABW towards younger kids. I got an email today saying they have now brought out shopkins teddies, and with any purchase of one you get a limited edition shopkin figure. Pretty good way to get younger kids to buy a bear just for a figure! In my opinion, they look like a normal cheaply made teddy (and really scary eyes) but with a shopkins logo on its paw…
Yep, they are aiming for younger kids. In all honesty, that's the worst way to get kids to buy a bear. I hate the shopkins bears, because I feel like there as you said just regular bears with shopkin theming.
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:06 PM
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I couldn't harbour a more negative view of their current operation. They're quickly removing everything that made the shopping experience so enjoyable in a quick-ditch attempt at becoming just like everyone else modern.

Bearville, a Flash relic of the days before HTML5 came to town, could easily have retained all data and been kept up, albeit with no future updates, for a likely insignificant cost. BUT NOOOOO, the woman with the fakest smile I've ever seen has to get rid of it all 2 enshur maxx profitz!!!!!! lol xDDDD

Unfortunately, Bearville lacked the popularity of its counterparts (webkinz, club penguin), so there isn't likely to be a "rewritten" comeback any time soon that won't fall through the roof faster than you can say "Sharon". Even then, I personally wouldn't see much of a point, as I'd be making an entirely new character and losing my old inventory/furry friends/whatever. It just wouldn't be the same for me.

I never liked Webkinz, however Ganz has managed to keep it up and running even in the mobile age and I think that is to be applauded. I don't think Webkinz fans will have to deal with shutdown fear for quite some time.

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Old 08-25-2017, 09:50 AM
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it's really sad that build a bear has changed so much. it's gone downhill in the last few years especially with the removal of bearville. obviously it's always been a business but nowadays it seems far too commercially orientated as opposed to how it used to be. but i'll always have nice memories of build a bear, and i'm glad we got to experience it back when it was still good
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:48 PM
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I was at the mall yesterday, and we have two major malls in my area. One with a buildabear (in raleigh) and one without (in durham), upon going up to the second floor of the durham mall, south point there was a huge kiosk for buildabear, like a transportable build a bear work shop? I was in tears seeing it, I haven't built a buildabear since 2013 and do not think I will again because the company is no longer what it was 10 years ago when I joined BABV, and its just its so weird. I miss the old company.
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:16 AM
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today's offer of $5.50 bear at babw, falling short.
too big for Samaritan’s Purse shoe box, want to give to no one else.
giving cash to relief organizations at the moment, both for disaster relief (worked with all 4 big ones in US) and to feed the hungry.
want babw to give the same, just like sharon did to all those associates and their families on her secret boss episode.
cannot even have the safe place we knew before the (sharon) storm, still pointed to on a babw site.
http://www.buildabear.ca//BABW/CA/As.../hpplaysec.swf
when will the cries be heard?
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:11 PM
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a moment of silence

babw at the st. louis zoo has closed.

it is a destination site, so ??????
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View Post Originally Posted by st2nic
a moment of silence

babw at the st. louis zoo has closed.

it is a destination site, so ??????
I'd just like to state that the zoo chose to close it and poor sales had nothing to do with it

Same goes with the Downtown Disney CA one, Disney chose to close it and poor sales had nothing to do with it

Sad as this is, it's not Build-a-Bear's fault this time
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:16 AM
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This is sad, St. Louis Zoo shop was iconic. Maybe they closed it because they don't like the direction it's going in either...

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Old 09-15-2017, 11:55 AM
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This is sad, St. Louis Zoo shop was iconic. Maybe they closed it because they don't like the direction it's going in either...

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Seeing as they haven't stated their reasons, it's possible

I'm just slightly glad that the DTD one is because Disney has a (semi)valid reason and they would relocate the store if it was possible but as of right now it's not
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Old 09-25-2017, 04:59 PM
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for national comic book day certain items are reduced at babw.
the avenger or guardians of the galaxy minis are $6 each instead of $15 or $10.

kind of wanted the set when they first arrived, but the hair on scarlett and gamora just really not worth it.

a set for $42 plus tax not really that tempting any more.

i used to buy every small fry i could for under $10 and put them all on bv, my doctor who avatars did not have a backpack or a second floor to condo, take away bv and I stil miss it...l
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