The Scoop on Club Penguin


In the last Club Penguin Post, we introduced the brand new Club Penguin toys. But it seems that not everyone is even fully aware of what Club Penguin is, how it came to be, or what it’s all about, so here’s a little beginner’s lesson in Disney’s latest fandom.

First of all, we’ll begin with…

WHAT IS CLUB PENGUIN?

Put simply, it’s the latest MMORPG that takes place in a virtual world not unlike World of Warcraft, Neopets or my personal favourite, the gone-but-not-forgotten Castle Infinity. Kids take on the roles of a variety of colourful penguins and explore the snowy terrain with their friends while playing a ton of games available to the players. You can choose whether to pay for CP extras or just stick to the free version, but both are a ton of fun. The target audience is aged 6-14, which may seem young for an online game, but parents can rest-assured that their kids are safe thanks to a ‘Safe Chat Mode’ that has players choose what they would say from a menu, meaning that no one can spout anything but pre-approved words. Plus, for the free chat, there are always moderators present to make sure nothing gets out of hand.

HOW DO YOU PLAY?

You can join the adventure over at ClubPenguin.com by signing up and creating your very own Penguin. From there, check out the entire Club Penguin world, featuring dozens of different activities and scenarios for paying and non-paying members alike. Plus, the game featured the weekly Club Penguin Times, featuring news and user-generated content that really enriches the experience for players.

So what are you waiting for? With the whole thing being given away for free, there’s no reason not to get in on the action!

Club Penguin: Now with Toys!

Move over, Webkinz! There’s a new online toy series on the block, though it came by its connectivity in a very different way. UnlikeĀ Webkinz (and more like Neopets), Club Penguin was a game first. Inviting kids to play as penguins and interact in child-safe, monitored environments online while playing, learning and exploring, Club Penguin started small but has really taken off. I was introduced to it because my brother’s a fan, and I have to applaud Disney for making something that’s both appropriate for children and also a lot of fun.

And now, Disney has released a series of plush penguins, plastic figures, cards and more. You can check them out at our online store’s Club Penguin section and pick out your own. They’re all already in-stock, so there’s no need to wait on a pre-order. Here are a couple examples of what we’ve got… Click any of ’em to be taken to the whole collection!