Special Report With Mandy Webkinz: Meet our New Mayor!


Happy New Year! In my first special report of 2019, I’m proud to bring the first interview with our newly sworn-in mayor, Sophie Stockwell!


Mandy: Let me be the first to congratulate you on your new post, Mayor Stockwell!


Sophie: (laughs) Oh, Mandy! Please – call me Sophie!


Mandy: Okay, Sophie. I think the first thing that our readers wants to know is how you originally came to Kinzville.


Sophie: Well, a few years ago I was looking for new opportunities. I had always been a big fan of Ganz eStore and all of the cool stuff they had to offer, so when I saw them advertising for a new employee, I jumped at the chance to apply.


Mandy: Wow – were there a lot of candidates for the position?


Sophie: There were a few, and it came down to me and two other candidates. The Webkinz community was asked to weigh in on the decision and to my delight I got the job!


Mandy: I guess that was great experience for running for mayor! Your job at eStore must keep you busy. Are you sure you’ll have time to take on the responsibility of running Kinzville as well?


Sophie: Well actually, it is my job at Ganz eStore that has taken me into the community and given me the chance to meet the residents of Kinzville, which is what convinced me to run in the first place. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to showcase cool new eStore themes in the Clubhouse where I get to interact with our players. I’ve also been fortunate enough to get to meet players in the Park on several occasions. I feel like my job as an ambassador for the eStore brand has allowed me to really get to know Kinzville. It has given me the confidence that I can balance the duties of working hard for eStore AND representing the citizens of this great town!


Mandy: Well, you’re certainly doing a great job of spreading the word about eStore. Voters seemed really engaged by your platform of creating a Player Appreciation Day every month in which players will get a gift from eStore. Now everyone gets the chance to experience some of the cool stuff that eStore has to offer.


Sophie: Yes, but in my role as mayor, I will be focused on more than eStore. I promise to work hard to communicate with our players about everything that is happening in Webkinz World. Watch for my updates when there are new releases. And I hope to be able to hold some events in the Park where I get to interact with my constituents.


Mandy: Good to know! Webkinz Newz is the place for readers to find out about upcoming events. I have one last question for you, Sophie. It’s a bit of a mystery, and I’m sure all of our readers want to know the real story. What type of animal are you?


Sophie: (laughs) Oh my gosh – I’ve heard that question before! I know it may be hard to tell since I like to wear my hair a bit longer, but I am a…chipmunk!


Mandy: Aha! I thought I saw the hint of a stripe peeking out from under those bangs! Well, thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us today, Sophie. I’m sure all of Kinzville will join me in offering you our best wishes for a happy and successful first term as mayor.


Sophie: Thank you so much, Mandy, and thank you to the voters for placing your trust in me. I promise not to let you down!

25 Responses to Special Report With Mandy Webkinz: Meet our New Mayor!

  1. Gingermini says:

    Mandy Webkinz- I have a suggestion for the pet medallions. Instead of each time you get a pet medallion you get a random medallion, if we could select a specific pet to be our favorite. Once a favorite pet is selected, you would mostly get medallions for that pet. So basically if I like the panda, I could select that pet as my favorite and then when I got pet medallions I would get mostly panda medallions. While I wouldn’t get the panda medallion every time, it would be easier to save up for the pet you wanted to adopt. I hope you guys add this feature as it would be really cool! Thanks!

  2. honeyleaf says:

    A chipmunk?! I would have never guessed that.

  3. cat2f says:

    Are there going to be new plush pets this month?

    • Beckinz8 says:

      Hey….yeah….good point. There were so many other things going on that I completely forgot. I hope that Ganz never considers stopping the plush all-together in favor of virtual only. The majority of my pets are plush, because that’s a part of WW that is very important to me. I have plush pets on my wishlist, and am still building my webbie family. The one I’m saving for now is the ‘signature woodland raccoon’. I’d also really like a red panda to be Shifu. So, as I said, I have lots of plans that all include plush webbies. Hopefully it was just an oversight, or a delay at the factory.

  4. Scorpio says:

    Congrats and welcome Mayor Sophie!! I know you will do an awesome job!1 I did not know you were a chipmunk either, cute!!

  5. winzarwolf says:

    I knew it!!

  6. dixiecup says:

    I would have NEVER guessed you were a Chipmunk, Sophie!

  7. janglad62 says:

    I have a question about the first Player Appreciation Gift. Is it a pack of 2017 Winterfest Cookies or 2018 Winterfest Cookies? The article says 2017 and the ones pictured are 2017, but it also says the grand prize is the Ski Slope Wallpaper, which is the grand prize for 2018 Winterfest Cookies.

    • janglad62 says:

      I’ll be very happy with either 2017 or 2018 cookies, since I needed a few more prizes from each. I think this was an awesome first Player Appreciation gift and I hope the next ones are just as good.

      • Mandy Webkinz says:

        Oops! You are right, janglad62! The grand prize for the 2017 Winterfest Cookies was the Snow Fort Slide! Thanks for catching that. Sophie’s speech has been updated. :)

  8. 1Emerald1 says:

    Thanks, Mandy, for this report! It’s funny that people still wonder what kind of animal Sophie is! Her face looks chipmunk-y to me but it can be hard to tell when they give the characters humanoid characteristics like standing upright. Happy New Year and best wishes for a wonderful 2019!

  9. SugarP says:

    I’m still kind of disappointed with this election, none of the options were very good. It’s like they wanted Sophie to win so they gave her the only decent option.

  10. orangewing2020 says:

    I’m still a little iffy, but that’s just cause I miss Doc. I did vote for him, but I think Sophie will do a great job! She is a very responsible face for Webkinz to have and her Player Appreciation Day seems like a great way to show players that don’t even have points at least some of what the eStore has. Congrats, Sophie, and I wish you all the best.

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