2008Nov 28

 Santa Claus is giving out Santa Hats!  Make sure that you visit him in his workshop at the North Pole and click on him to get your very own Santa hat!
 

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2008Nov 27

Special thanks to BI member Ganzrocks for bringing to our attention that Hal and Holly Moose are giving away gifts in the North Pole Town Center today.   Simply click on both of them to get fantastic holiday gifts!  Holly is giving away a fun moose emoticon and Hal is giving away a holiday tree.  Be sure to head to the North Pole and claim your gifts if you have not already done so!
 
     

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2008Nov 27

The Bearville News Network is featuring a new Chloe Show.  Chloe is on location interviewing a Wild Moose about the Hal and Holly Moose show.  Like all other Chloe Shows, all attendees will receive a cool new move – the Moose Move!
 
                        

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2008Nov 27

First of all, a very Happy Thanksgiving to all of our members!  We hope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones and that you stuff your bellies full!  Thanksgiving morning brought a surprise to citizens of BABV who woke up to find the town covered in snow!
 
     
 
Special thanks to BI member makalasmiley11 who alerted all of us to the white stuff!  Special thanks also goes out to Tofupanda for bringing to our attention the new clothes and items available in the various shops around town including elf and Santa accessories!
 
 
In addition, the Train Station is now officially on the BABV map, making the trip to the North Pole accessible to everyone.  Also officially open is the Shop Fur All Seasons as previewed here on BI yesterday.
 
Enjoy exploring all of the wonderful surprises in BABV today, including what looks to be like an early visit by the Big Guy himself.
 
 
 
 

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2008Nov 26

The Shop Fur All Seasons is open!  Thanks to BlueSkies16 for alerting us this morning that she was able to shop!  I got in by stepping on the paw print right outside the store.  I’m not sure if it’s a sneak peek like we’ve been getting of the North Pole or if it’s officially open.
 
I was able to buy Christmas trees, a green one and a white one, several center pieces, a gingerbread house and a few more decorations.  There are menorahs and dreidals to buy, wreaths and banners and Kwanzaa decorations too!
 

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2008Nov 25

There’s a new banner outside the coffee shop with details on the special offer for November 28th shoppers at Build-A-Bear Workshop!   Check it out!
 
Thanks to FIA for the pawsome pictures, and to JessBearHug for taking a screenshot of the notification a few weeks ago!   
 
 
 

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2008Nov 24

Thanks to a tip from AnaBearySmart7, many of the users of our Bearville forum were able to take the train to the North Pole today and check out the new area in Build-a-Bearville.  Here are just a few screenshots of the new PAWSOME location for those who haven’t been able to get in!
 

 
 
 
 
 
We hope you enjoyed the cool pictures. There are many more in AnaBearySmart7′s thread!

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2008Nov 24

Thanks to Bearsarecool for discovering that clicking on the printer next to the MamaBear door in the Jr. Cybearguide Headquarters now allows you to create your own business cards!! Thanks to TessaSweet for these images of her new Jr. Cybearguide Business Card.  It looks so professional and official!
 
 
Thanks to our forum user LianaApril for providing us with the first picture of the new banner on the Build-a-Bearville Town Square! The banner tells us that Build-a-Bearville is celebearating its first anniversary on December 11th.  It appears that there will be certain times of the day where you’ll have extra turns on the Furtastic Fountain!
 

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2008Nov 24

In traditional Build-a-Bearville fashion, they didn’t just update the Instant Chat area, they added something new and exciting to the shops in Bearville! The shops are now organized like the Jr. Cybearguide store, with easier to navigate categories. 
 

 
Also, just like the Jr. Cybearguide store, the clothing selection menu only shows what will change on your avatar if you wear the clothing, as shown below in Pawlette’s store with the new Scout Uniform that was just added as well!
 
 
Thanks to Layla from our forum for noticing that the Bee Styling Salon has new hairstyles available! Also, Pikablu reports that all hats now show your hair when you are wearing them!
 

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2008Nov 24

It’s here! It’s here! Instant Chat is now available in Build-a-Bearville.  I only played with it for a quick minute to take pictures for this article, but it is a very responsive system — MUCH quicker than the safe chat menu.  It will take some getting used to but once we learn the phrases it is capable of, I think Bearville will once again become a fun, social place to talk to your friends about. Build-a-Bearville will hopefully no longer be such a quiet place! Let’s get talking everyone!!
 
 
For those of you having trouble seeing the Instant Chat feature, I had trouble when I logged in at first.  Make sure to go into your options and click "Change Chat" and make sure that "Safe Menu Chat" is selected in your options.  I logged out, then cleared my cache and logged back in and it was working!

 
In addition to the new Instant Chat feature, the options in the safe chat menu have been changed significantly, as well.  This is likely because you can say most of the other safe chat phrases in the new Instant Chat system!
 
 
 
Finally, the buildabearville.com homepage has changed and has a nice-looking scene from Bearville with ChloeRocks!
 

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