2008Nov 03

Congratulations to FaithAlly for winning our Day 4 Contest!  She is the fourth lucky winner of a virtual code for a Lil Buttercream Cub!
 
We still have two more bears to give away so check out this thread to enter today’s contest!  CLICK HERE TO ENTER.

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2008Nov 02

Thanks to ChantelleFurshion and wwe4ever from our forum for showing us pictures of Maxine’s November Gift: the Heart Shaped Tote! 
 
Keep an eye on our "Looking For Special Guests" forum for other users to post sightings of Maxine’s Bear "MaxineClarkCEB". In order to get the gift you just have to be in the same location as she is, and the gift will be awarded to you automatically, with a pop-up shown below! Good luck everyone, keep your eyes peeled!!
 

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2008Nov 02

Our monthly virtual cancer walk is scheduled for today (Sunday, November 2nd) at 4pm! Your virtual host will be Tristan2Hip9 from our forum and he’s put together all the details for the virtual walk to support survivors of and those suffering from cancer.  Last month’s cancer walk was our biggest yet, and ChloeRocks attended and walked with our users in the September walk! We can’t guarantee she’ll be there this time, but you never know who you’ll see!
 
 
To be a virtual walker you’ll need to sign up for an account at www.buildabearville.com.  Membership is free.  Citizens create their own characters – called avatars – by choosing skin color, hair style and fashion style as well as bring your furry friend to life online.  Build-A-Bearville was created by Build-A-Bear Workshop, which sells customizable bears and other stuffed animals online and in stores.
 
Since Tristan is the organizer, I’ll let him take it from here by quoting his post in our forum.

 
I am very glad to be hosting the November cancer walk which will be held on November 2nd at 4:00 P.M. Eastern and will start at 4:15 P.M. Eastern. Click here for the Time Conversion Chart. Since The Bearville Insider has been open fur a while now i thought we should have the BIGGEST CANCER WALK YET!
 
So this month, you can wear anything that provides cancer. I am happy to say you can wear your wishbone necklace, cancer tee, use your emoticon of cancer sign, and even your Pudsey Bear Bandana. You can also wear many of the other cancer supporting colors.
 
I would like to say if anyone ever ever has had cancer in your family i am sorry fur your loss and i pray fur you/them. I too have lost someone because of cancer, my grandma. If any of you have had a loss because of cancer please have the chloe rocks gift flag in your hand.
 
Here is the route of the cancer walk of November, I have changed the route up alot so please look/follow me/the route so you know where your going when we start:
 
Server Canada
DEN Sunny
(red represents a pause in the walk)
1. Pawsitively Green Center
2. Furbulous Fashion District
3. Market Place
4. Pawforming Arts Center
5. Bear University
6. Sportsplex
7. Neighborhood
8. Paw Park
9. Friendship Forest Park
10. Friendship Forest Entrance
11. Path
12. Farm
13. Cave
14. Sunshine Shores Beach Cave
15. Sunshine Shores
16. Sunshine Shores Beach Cave
17. Cave
18. Meadow
19. Friendship Forest Park
20. Paw Park
21. Neighborhood
22. Town Square
23. Skate Park
24. Town Square
25. Pawforming Arts Center
26. Market Place
27. Inside Market Place
28. Market Place
29. Fashion District
30. Pawlette Coufur Boutique
31. Fashion District
32. Coffee Shop
33. Fashion District
34. Green Center
 
So i hope you will come to the BIGGEST CANCER WALK EVER! It will be a blast then after we can chat and talk. If you would like to talk about a person in your life who had cancer you can just tell me/pm me and i will have everyone listen up. If you would not like to that is ok but please come, this walk is going to be great. CU There!
 
Sincerely,
Tristan
November 2008 Cancer Walk Host

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2008Nov 02

We’re proud to announce the third winner of a Lil Buttercream Cub virtual code – huggybuggy!  We’re halfway through our week of giveaways and there are still three more bear codes to be awarded.
 
Information on the Day 4 contest can be found in this thread – CLICK HERE TO ENTER.
 
Good luck to all!

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2008Nov 01

One of our Build-a-Bearville Forum members, Cody, was the first to post pictures of his newest adoption in Build-a-Bearville: the Chilly Cheeks Penguin! Today is the first day that the penguin was available to purchase at Build-a-Bear Workshop and I saw quite a few of them today in Bearville!
 
Here’s a picture of Cody, wearing the Penguin’s PSI, the Fall Tuxedo, and his newest Furry Friend.  You can see the penguin wallpaper in the background.  Congratulations Cody and thanks for the pictures!!
 

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2008Nov 01

When I logged in and played my daily Furtastic Fountain, I noticed that I’d received a prize that I hadn’t seen before, so that could mean only one thing: new prizes for the fountain! I’ve been collecting images for the past few hours, thanks to some helpful users in our forum – BeccaOBeary, LindaFriendly, kitten1462, BriannaBallet, and many others!
 
November Bearville Furtastic Fountain Items

 
There are 16 items in the Furtastic Fountain this month! They are: Fire Hydrant, Banjo, Oven Mitt, Derby Hat, Mum Poster, Apple Hat, Aviator Hat, Vintage Lamp, Engineer Hat, Snow Shovel, Pumpkin Pie Slice, Milkshake Maker, Snowflake Pendant, Citrine Pendant, Box of Donuts, and Model Airplane.
 
Now, an interesting note to add to this.  You may recall an article that Freya wrote at the beginning of October where JessieLuckyBear13 had predicted the Fountain Pendant and Poster Prizes based on Flowers and Gems of the Month! If you take a look back at the article, you’ll see she was correct, predicting the Citrine Pendant and Chrysanthemum poster! Great work! It looks like we’ll have a Turquoise Pendant and Poinsettia Poster for December!

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2008Nov 01

Buildabearville sure is keeping us on our toes today! Thanks to an observant member, FaithAlly, we’ve discovered that, along with the new areas and the turkey running around in the meadow, there are new clothes and furniture in all the stores.  I’ve tried my best to list them all for you, so we’ll start with all the new stuff in the Bear Stuff Store!
 

 
As you can see, there’s a bunch of new furniture: Generic Rocking Chair, Place Setting – Square Plate – Plain, Place Setting – Round Plate – Plain, Place Setting – Round Plate – Paw Pattern, Place Setting – Round Plate – China Pattern, Place Setting – Square Plate – Floral Pattern, Formal Dining Room Chair, Formal Dining Room Table, Kitchen Island 1, Kitchen Island 2, Kitchen Stools.
 
Now we move to the Bear Boutique, with tons of new clothes and furniture!
 
 
For the clothing in the Bear Boutique, we have: Extreme Sports Hoodie Set, Satin Printed Tunic Set, Vertical Sequined Short Set, Satin Bubble Dress, Red Quilted Puffy Vest, Red/Black Plaid Shirt, Criss Cross Ribbon Tank, Silver Quilted Coat, Pleated Shiny Skirt, Classic Pants, Cord Skirt, Ruffle Skirt, Pleated Cord Skirt, Straight Leg Pants, a second Cell Phone, White Sparkle Fur Purse, Silver Quilted Purse, and Pink Glitter Heels.
 
For the furniture in the Bear Boutique, we now have: Kitchen Island (wrong image now, we think, be careful!), BABW Formal Dining Room Chair, BABW Formal Dining Room Table, Teddy Bear Clock, Hearts Room Divider, Bear Paw Room Divider Floral Room Divider, Floor Lamp.
 
Finally, we have Pawlette Coufur’s Boutique, with a bunch of new clothes for our characters.
 
 
 
 
As you can see, the new stuff includes: Button Up Dress, Zebra Print Hoodie, Graphic Shirt Dress, Music Tee, Longsleeve Pullover, Plaid Shirt, Argyle Sweater, Pocket Shirt, Heart Print Shoes, Pilgrim Hat, Pilgrim Bonnet, and a Beret!

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2008Nov 01

Thanks to one of our forum users, Effy, for pointing out the new billboard in the Town Square in Build-a-Bearville! Clicking on it gives you access to the rooftop of the Bear Boutique! Thanks to addball1516 for showing us another furtastic way to get up on the rooftop — jumping on the trampoline!  You can see the girl here in the air, about to bounce on it! Our users have been trying to figure out how to get up there for ages, and now we finally can!
 

 
The rooftop is much like the Coffee Shop rooftop, though without such a secret entrance! You can hang out with people on the rooftop and do two things.
 
 
First, if you click the book on the table, a dialog box pops up, asking if you want to redeem your Donorschoose.org gift card, which you receive when buying the $10 Virtual Ride Game Cards at BABW in the U.S.
 
 
Second, the exit is one of the coolest features I’ve seen… You use the firepole to drop down into the Bear Boutique! You can see the girl circled in red about to head down the firepole.  I tried to get a picture of someone coming down the pole in the Bear Boutique, but they move too fast! Here’s a picture of someone just finishing their drop! PAWSOME!
 
 
Also, I took a quick look at http://www.buildabear.com for those that have been worried about not being near a Build-a-Bear Workshop for the virtual rides.  I have good news, the $10 Game Cards which earn you the virtual rides are available on Buildabear.Com!  They cost the same as buying them in-store and have free shipping! Right now they ship you a physical game card, but according to their site, you’ll have an option of e-mail delivery of the cards soon!
 

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2008Nov 01

Gobble Gobble! Now that Halloween has just passed, people start to focus on Thanksgiving in both real life and Bearville! The Turkey has arrived in the Meadow, head there and click on him when you see him to get free Turkey Feet Shoes! 
 
                   
 
As you can see, I’m wearing the Turkey Feet Shoes with my new Propeller Hat and he’s circled in blue above.  Sometimes he runs really fast and I found it quite amusing!

 
 
After trying on my Turkey Feet, I headed over to the Fashion District to check out the preview of Hal & Holly Moose’s Uplifting Christmas Adventure in the Theater.  There’s a paw print in front of the Theater now, so everyone can walk in and check it out.
 
 
Right away, I noticed that the theater had changed a bit from our original article where JulieNoodles got in to see the theater early – see the sides of the screen? 
 
 
The banners are advertising a train to the North Pole on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th! With the new map, everyone’s been speculating about being able to ride a train in Bearville and now we have some details!

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2008Nov 01

Congratulations to KCFlyersMom for winning the random drawing in the Day 2 contest of our Grand Opening Extravaganza!  She joins dallasdancebear7 as the lucky winner of a FREE Lil Buttercream Cub virtual code.
 
Information on the Day 3 Contest can be found in this thread.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER. 
 
Good luck everyone!!!!

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