Move over, Webkinz

By Mir
August 11, 2008
Category Contests

There’s a new set of lovable stuffed animals with accompanying website fun in town.

Meet Skoodlez, the furry friends who unlock a world of activities online. Yes, I know you’re thinking that that sounds familiar, somehow, but I promise that Skoodlez are new and their site does a lot of fun stuff that you won’t find elsewhere. There’s a variety of animals—which will be available exclusively at Macy’s—and each one is cuter than the last.

Want to check it all out? Of course you do. Twelve lucky Want Not readers will will a Skoodlez at the end of this contest. Twelve of you! That’s, like, a lot! For a chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post by 3:00 p.m. Eastern (noon Pacific) on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008. One entry per person, valid email address required, jokes featuring the number 12 are encouraged but not necessary. Winners to be determined by random number generation and the cartoon people inside my computer.

Ready? Go!


  1. I am so not a joke person, and I’m sure the number 1 never wins, but my girls would love one of these for their upcoming birthdays!!!!

  2. Sounds like a fun new toy to keep kids busy…I need one please!

  3. sign me up!!

  4. Pick me please – number 1 or number 12 or any one in between.

  5. interesting…

  6. I do have a song about 12. Twelve men went to spy on Canaan. 10 were bad and 2 were good. What did they see when they spied on Canaan? 10 were bad and 2 were good. Some saw giants big and tall, some saw grapes in clusters fall, some saw God was in it all, 10 were bad and 2 were good.

  7. Lucky number 7… which is almost as good as 12.

  8. Maybe 12 people named Jess will try for this? 😉

  9. I got nothin’…EXCEPT:

    This is my lucky number.

  10. Sounds Awesome!

  11. Ok that just sounds totally bizarre and creepy but I know who’d have fun with it…blah, blah, blah…

  12. Not looking forward to starting a new webkinz-like experience but, hey, I like 12 chances.

  13. I’m not exactly sure that it’s wise for me to enter, as it will mean more time that the girls want to spend on the computer…when it’s MY turn. 🙂

  14. My birthday is Thursday, this would be great!

  15. Well count me in!

  16. 12’s not a funny number. Silly, pretty Mir! Or maybe I just lack a sense of humor. Pick me anyway.

    Uhhh, pretty please?

  17. pick me please please please please !

  18. Okay, here it goes:

    A number twelve walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a drink.

    “Sorry I can’t serve you,” says the bartender.

    “Why not?!” asks the number twelve with anger showing in its voice.

    “You’re under 18,” replies the bartender.

  19. Something better than Webkinz? Say it isn’t so! 🙂

  20. I got nothing as far as funny jokes about the number 12. But I DO have eager children who would love to have a Skoodlez. We are the only people on the earth who do not own a single Webkinz. Surely Skoodlez are cooler. 🙂

  21. How fun! I would love to win this for my niece.

  22. I have no jokes, but would love to win! thanks!!!

  23. Oh, I like mama llama’s joke – I won’t even attempt my own. My daughter would love a new “friend” though!

  24. I got nothing but would love to win.

  25. thanks!

  26. please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please pick me. that was 12 pleases, btw. i may not be able to tell a joke, but i sure can beg. 🙂


  27. Sounds like fun!

  28. sorry, I don’t have a joke but we could use. Another furry critter her!

  29. I would love one

  30. i love these things and i have always wanted one… wait i am a mom.. i mean for my kids! lol

  31. No wonder your desk is such a mess with 12 Skoodles on top of it! Thanks for another great contest!

  32. Umm, how about a song?

    There were twelve in the bed and the little one said “roll over, roll over!” So they all rolled over and one fell out.

    Everybody! There were ‘leven in the bed and the little one said . . . (repeat all the way down to one)

    There was one in the bed and the little one said “pick me, pretty Mir!”

  33. Oh my daughter would LOVE this!

  34. 12 little skoodelz sittin in a tree, one fell out and then there were three….I know that doesn’t add up but what really rhymes with tree in that situation? you may want to re-think this whole asking for a joke thing… 🙂

  35. Can’t think of a ’12’ joke for the life of me. Sorry to disappoint. 🙁

    Please enter me anyway!! 🙂

  36. My little girl would love one of these!

  37. A perfect Christmas gift for my niece! I hope I win! Thanks for another great contest!

  38. My daughter would really love this.

  39. Please help me get my 5-year-old interested in something besides!!!

  40. I would have my pet, Skoodlez, spayed or neutered! Please pick me!

  41. Oh magical random number generator…please pick me:)

  42. New toy for a new house and new friends.

  43. I hope I win. I never win.

  44. Twelve nuns walked into a bar and said “What the heck are we doing here?”

  45. My daughter would love this – thanks for the giveaway!

  46. I have a 12 year old, but he wouldn’t be getting this – rather the 9 yo would love to receive a Skoodlez. Maybe this will be my lucky contest entry – its at least the 12th I’ve entered!

  47. My boys (believe it or not) and their cousins are obsesses with webkinz so I am sure this will soon be their new obsession! Esp. if you send us a free one! Thanks, Mir!

  48. My 12 kids would love this! (Ok, that’s the joke.)

  49. Aww, furry stuffed toys. YAY!

  50. 12 chances…maybe this time I will win. Please….

  51. pick me! pick me! They look very cute!

  52. Count me in!

  53. Oh dear…we need more online-game-animalz like we need a hole in the head, but I can’t keep myself from entering. 😉

  54. pick me!

  55. ohhh maybe I have a chance…

  56. O.K. I am IN!

  57. Pick me, Pick me. It would be totally for me, I mean my son.

  58. Oh, my son would love this! 🙂

  59. I’m gonna cross my fingers – the last contest was too quick for me to even enter.

  60. 1 + 2 = 12
    I know, it’s lame. But what can I say!

    I bet my kids would love this. They already love Webkins.

  61. On the 12th day of August (that’s tomorrow, by the way), very pretty Mir gave to me… a Skoodlez in a pear tree! 🙂
    That’s my best. Sad, sad, sad.

  62. I’ve got a Webkinz lover in my house and I know he’d be thrilled with one of these!

  63. Oh sure, why not have another excuse to spend hours on the computer — and possibly help these last 3 weeks of summer vacation to fly by.

  64. Sounds like lots of fun for my 2 kids to keep entertained until school starts!

  65. My kids would love this and it would help me keep my sanity until school starts!

  66. Too tired for funny, but would love a new toy!

  67. Fun stuff! Thanks for the chance!!!

  68. Great b-day present for my niece!

  69. I’m 112% positive my daughters would love these!

  70. I’m in!

  71. Oh, my kid loves her webkinz but is already bored with the site. This would be terrific!

  72. Another was for my internet savvy son to spend way too much time online, yet here I am hoping to win (it will save me $$ in the long run as eventually he’ll probably ask for one of these too).

  73. Webkinz are falling out of favor here, so mybe this will give us something new to do!!

  74. Knock, knock?
    Who’s there?
    12 Who?

  75. Oh, sounds fabulous. Pick me!

  76. My kids are pretty bored with webkinz so winning a different pet would be great!!

  77. Well, I don’t know that *I* need another stuffed animal, but I am sure my daughter would love it!!!

  78. great! a new addiction!! pick me!!

  79. Interesting…jokes about the nunber twelve..BLANK

  80. me, me, me, please!!

  81. My kids would totally love this, I’m in!

  82. Me to the 12th power.

  83. I’m in!

  84. Wow, free??? THAT is cheaper than a dozen! Get it? 12? Dozen?
    OK nevermind. Just consider this a comment…

  85. Hmmmm, looks like fun. Do do Macy’s deliver to Australia? No doubt if they did it would take at least 12 years for it to arrive!

  86. So, 12 nuns walk in to a bar……………


    I got nuttin’.

  87. Looks greatly entertaining for the little one.

  88. How fun! 🙂 Thanks for all the great contests. Keep ’em comin’.

  89. I’m bad at jokes… but my baby will be 1 next month on the 2nd so if you put those two numbers together you get 12… 🙂

  90. I was 12 once, now that seems like a joke. Me? I was 12 – boy howdy! And now I have a 12 year old son, who would be embarrased to even speak of a stuffed toy – but the 8yo would love it and somehow torment his older brother with it!

  91. Thanks for the contest. Mindy

  92. Cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  93. maybe 94 is a lucky number

  94. If I win, I’ll be immediately supporting Skoodlez since I’ll have to buy one for the other child (who is too young to read). That’s how it works.

  95. well, I’ve got two kids too, so I’m with Nancy–I’ll be supporting Skoodlez ’cause if the older one does it the younger will want to too…

  96. 12? That is alot! Fingers crossed I’m one!

  97. Okay, I have to admit I don’t know any other than the one already told about 12 being under 18. But, my daughter turns 4 August 13 and 13 is my lucky number. Here that number generator? The 13th is supposed to be a lucky day at my house! 😉

  98. Hey, random number generator! Over here! Look over here! Pick me! Pick me!!!!!!

  99. Twelve eggs in a dozen
    Twelve numbers on a clock
    Why play with a Skoodlez?
    Well, it’s better than a sock…

    A poet I am NOT! 😉

  100. Woo hoo!

  101. Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

    12 of those should do it.

  102. How many Webkinz does it take to drive you crazy?

    We’re already crazy, might as well invite the Skoodlez on over!

  103. My 7 year old would love one of these!

  104. Knock, knock.
    Who’s there?

    Dumb, but it’s all I’ve got.

  105. Oh…my daughter would love one of these. 🙂

  106. Pick me!!

  107. COOL!!

  108. All I can think of is:

    Why is 6 afraid of 7?
    Cuz 7 “eight” 9 (but not 12).

    (Boo, hiss…)

    They might not love my jokes, but my girls would love Skoodlez. 🙂

  109. fun!!

  110. If I win this, I’m sure I’ll be asking myself WHY, WHY, WHY did I open up my previously naive children to the power and wonder of online stuffed animals? But sigh, they’re bound to find out eventually…. 🙂

  111. pick me!

  112. A billy goat went for a walk one day. He came upon a windy passage on the trail and, try as he might, he kept getting blown over and couldn’t get across. After a while, he gave up and sat down to rest. Just then, 12 bulls approached from the opposite direction. The goat thought to himself, “those silly bulls will just get blown over, too.” But to his surprise, the wind could not stop them. When the 12th bull got across, the goat asked how they did it.
    The bulls replied, “Weebles wobble but we don’t fall down!”

  113. pick me! Thanks Mir

  114. I hope this is a lucky number. Thanks for the chance!

  115. My dd would love one of these 🙂

  116. Me Me Me Please

  117. Why is 12 afraid of 7?
    Cause his little brother (12/2=6) 6 is afraid of 7.
    Why is 6 afraid of 7?
    Cause seven ate nine.

    It’s the only number joke I know. Feel free to pick me despite it’s lameness.

    ps – I am not the same as the other emily. Do I need to find a new Name to use to be able to win?

  118. I have 12 kids! Oh wait, no I don’t. That’s just a bad joke.

    My two kids would love to win though!

  119. No jokes here. I tell and joke and they always bomb, but I would love to win one of these for my daughter.

  120. On the 12th day of my nervous breakdown, they shot me full of tranquilizers because I kept babbling about Skoodlez.
    Mama LLama wins the joke contest!

  121. I don’t think I can be funny under pressure. Can you enter me anyways?

  122. We have more Webkinz than I can count! My daughter would love one of these!

  123. I have no jokes but my kids would love one of those!

  124. Sorry that I don’t have a joke, but my son would love a new cuddle buddy!

  125. No clue if my daughter is advanced enough to enjoy this yet. And all I can think of with “12” is that heinous “Twinkletoes” 12 on schoolhouse rock. I never did like that little &*%. 😉

  126. Very very cute…and I might actually give it to my son if I win!

  127. My daughter would love this!

  128. Very cool – my kids would be all over this!

  129. Skoodelz sound cooldelz … Or something like that.

    Thanks, Mir!

  130. My son loves WebKinz so I’m sure he would love this too.

  131. My niece (whose birthday is coming up soon) would love this!

  132. Twelve is such a nice number.

  133. Today is the 12th!

  134. I want one! Or rather, my daughter wants one!

  135. Sounds fun!
    Add us to the list please!

    Thank you!

  136. These look pretty cute. Count me in!

  137. I’d use this for a Christmas present – pick me, please!

  138. pick me please

  139. Wow! 12 chances. Maybe this time I’ll win 🙂

  140. We are webkinz addicts at our house. In fact my son has 12! We would love to try something new!

  141. I could be evil and give this to my niece and get her hooked on these instead of all the Webkinz she has. Why would this be evil? My sister would have to pay for a whole new collection! Ok, I wouldn’t do that. I am sure my own daugther would love it.

  142. I can’t think of any 12 jokes, but I’d still love to try these!

  143. I want one. 🙂

  144. It’s too bad that you don’t have 12,000 Skoodlez to give away because that’s just the number of people who think you look pretty today!

  145. Webkinz have all the power in my house but perhaps these could take over? Thanks Mir!

  146. My daughter’s birthday is coming! YAY!

  147. C’mon, c’mon, c’mon random number generator…

    As for something having to do with the number 12, I gotta go old school on you – “1,2,3…4,5,6…7,8,9…10,11,12…ladybugs caaaaame to the ladybug picnic!”

  148. This would be great for my son. Keeping fingers crossed for the random number generator to pick me!!!!!!!

  149. Hmmm, do we need another virtual pet to take care of everyday? We are in the Webkinz rage, so it won’t be long before they are asking for a Skoodlez.

  150. I don’t know any jokes about twelve, but I’d love to be entered in the contest!!!

  151. I know either of my darling darling children would love one of these!

  152. My niece is obsessed with Webkinz (and pretty much any stuffed animal, come to think of it). She would love this!

  153. I would love to “will” one of these!!

  154. The Schrek DVD annoying says “pick me” over and over….

  155. 🙂

  156. sorry, no jokes. I’m not that witty this early in the day.

  157. Rachael wants one of these! Please pretty Mir!

  158. pick me! my children need way more time on the computer – they spent entirely too much time reading and playing outside….

  159. My daughter would love one of these….though if she gets any more stuffed toys she won’t have any room for herself in her room:-)

  160. 12 wantnot readers hoping they will win…ohhh the prize is gonna make some children grin!!
    awesome giveaway! 🙂

  161. Wow! I hope I win this for my grandaughter. THANKS!

  162. Did someone else post this one???

    A number twelve walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a beer.

    “Sorry I can’t serve you,” states the bartender.

    “Why not?!” asks the number twelve with anger showing in its voice.

    “You’re under 21,” replies the bartender.

  163. This would be the perfect thing to save for Christmas for a niece or nephew!

  164. Please?!!?!

  165. My daughter would think these are totally cool!

  166. knock knock….

    ….who’s there?


    …Twelve, who?


    (This is the way my 2 year old tells knock knock jokes. What do you mean they aren’t really funny?) 🙂

    Anyway I have several children on my christmas list that would love love love for me to win this.

  167. I can think of a few kids who’d be totally thrilled by this – thanks!

  168. I live in a Webkinz crazed househould! I would love to win this.

  169. I would like one, please

  170. 12 — the number of webkinz that already live at my house. We are really deprived in the stuffed animal/computer toy department, obviously. We’d love to try something new.

  171. Awesome. A stupid joke, mentioning the number twelve, shamelessly ripped off the Internets. Al Gore probably invented it himself.

    A man was telling his neighbor, “I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it’s state of the art. It’s perfect.”

    “Really,” answered the neighbor. “What kind is it?”

    “Twelve o’clock.”

  172. COUNT…1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12…ME IN TOO!

  173. My eight year old would go nuts!

  174. This sounds like a lot of fun.

  175. We’re deep into webkinz here, but I’ll give it a try…

  176. Too Cute! TWELVE!

  177. Thank you for the chance to try something new!

  178. Thanks Mir!

  179. Oh, my daughter would be thrilled with this! But I don’t know any jokes about the number 12.

  180. My little boy would love this!! 🙂

  181. Woohoo! This would be right up my kids’ alley!

  182. I got nothing 🙂 Having a newborn will zap your wits from you but my extremly helpful 10 year old would love one!

  183. We have Webkinz on line…and we have some Ty Beanies that have online codes, and my daughter’s newest Tinkerbell has an online code…so why not Skoodles too?

  184. My daughter would absolutely love one. She loves playing games on the computer.

  185. Very cute … cuteness to the 12th power .. at least!! We’d love one. Thanks Mir.

  186. sounds fun!! THANKS

  187. Cool! My daughter’s birthday is the twelfth – today!!!

  188. Oh me please…sooo cute 🙂

  189. Cool! My daughter’s birthday is the twelfth – today!!! A new computer game and a stuffty in one. How delightful.

  190. I hope there’s a playpus.

  191. pick me

  192. enter me!

  193. My niece would love this.

  194. This would be great for my daughter!

  195. My kids have always wanted a webkinz, but we just didn’t have it in the budget and Christmas is a ways away! They would be ecstatic to get a Skoodlez!

  196. cool!

  197. I’ve never heard of these before. Thanks!

  198. Skoodlez. Macy’s. How can I resist????

  199. I love all your contests. Please pick me random number generator!

  200. I’ve gotten out of buying a webkinz for my dd by telling her they are not sold in WA state. She believed me until we saw some in a store. She still believes that Three Musketeers candy bars are spicy, though. Is it bad to lie to your children? Maybe a Skoodlez will make up for it.

  201. I don’t even have a Webkinz, so let me be the first of the 12 in my family to own a Skoodlez, and make them seethe with 12 jelousy.

  202. yes, puh-lease!

  203. I would love to have one for my children to play with. Thanks 12 times over.

  204. And I thought MushaBelly’s were the new thing. Who knew?

  205. 1,2, buckle my shoe, 3,4, shut the door, and so on until 11 goes to heaven and where does 12 go? Why to me!

  206. My grandkids would love this!

  207. Me me me!

  208. Count me in — I have a 7 year old and she loves such things. Thanks!

  209. Count me in!

  210. Pick me!!

  211. So my BIRTHDAY is tomorrow! No joke! And while I think a Skoodlez might make a better present for my oldest, the peace and quiet I would get would certainly qualify as a *wonderful* birthday gift for me.

  212. Ohhh. Better than Webkinz — I have to see for myself! Thanks for the terrific website!

  213. It’s time for a change from Webkinz!

  214. Dang it’s hard to find a joke with 12 in it. I sure would like to win.

  215. The only numbers joke I know is, Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 (ate) 9.

  216. I had to log off my kids Webkinz account to read this post.

  217. Count us in!! Birthdays coming up. Pick me!!

  218. Count me in! Thanks.

  219. I have 4 kids they would love one! Thanks!

  220. I’ll play! thanks

  221. No jokes here, just lots of Webkinz that could use a new friend.

  222. please, pick us, pick us!! Thanks

  223. Ah! I would love to win this for my daughter! Thanks for giving them away, Mir!

  224. count me in.

  225. I’m at a loss for jokes with the number 12, but count me in, please.

  226. my girls would love it!!!

  227. My daughter would love this!!! PICK ME!

  228. My youngest would just love one of these!

  229. Um, I’ll give you my kid on her 12th birthday for 12 days!

  230. sounds like fun. count me in.

  231. i don’t have any jokes about the #12. i do have a fabulous coupon thanks to you though. 🙂

  232. Twelve…..can’t think of anything – but I would love a Skoodelz

  233. It turns out that I’m quite unfunny, but my kids would love this.

  234. My kids (oldest is 6) are just trying out jokes. It’s pretty painful, but my 5-year-old is successfully telling this one lately:
    What time is it when an elephant sits on the fence?
    Time to get a new fence!

    Hahahaha. The 6 year old has been begging for a webkinz, but I’ve held off. Pick us – it would be too cool for him to be one of the first to have a Skoodelz!

  235. Pick me, pick me!

  236. Sounds great!

  237. The two-year-old in my house would love it for her upcoming birthday, I’m sure.

  238. My daughter would love this!! Pick me!

  239. Hmmmmm……… no, I got nothing. 12 just ain’t funny.

  240. Perfect for the gift closet.

  241. Yay! toys!

  242. Maybe this will be my lucky day!

  243. Hmmmm couldn’t think of a joke 🙂 But I still think you are pretty!

  244. Can’t win if you don’t try.


  245. I’m feeling lucky today!

  246. Hoorah! Looks like a fun toy.

  247. my son would love one of these…

  248. Come on random number generator! Pick me this time! Pretty please?!

  249. These are so cute! But you are 12 times prettier!

  250. Are these cute Skoodlez, in fact, cheaper by the dozen? Inquiring minds want to know.

    That was the best effort my sleep-addled brain could come up with.

  251. Thanks!

  252. I freely admit that I sometimes play my daughter’s Webkinz after she’s gone to bed. Who doesn’t love the word game? She would love to try the Skoodlez and be the first of her friends to do it—she just barely jumped on the Webkinz wagon.

  253. We would love to try the Skoodlez. Thanks.

  254. Q: Why did the number 12 cross the road?

    A: To tell Mir how very pretty she is. 😉

    :::fingers crossed:::

  255. I have two 4 year olds – can you see why I need some new form of entertainment. Oh, Random Number Generator…you are so pretty!

  256. Sounds fun!

  257. oh yeah!

  258. MIR your are pretty!

  259. fun and fuzzy!

  260. my daughter would love this!!!

  261. Sounds wonderful. I like the #12.

  262. I’m drawing a blank in the joke department. Sounds like a cool drawing, though!

  263. No joke here either, but I do think they’re really cute!

  264. I have to admit, I think I enjoy the webkinz more than my kids. Would love to try the new “in” thing!

  265. No jokes, but now I have that Sesame Street song stuck in my head:
    1, 2, 3, 4! 5!
    6, 7, 8, 9, 10…11, 12
    Pick me! It’s only fair, since I’ll be singing that song ALL DAY!

  266. Jokes? *le sigh* I’m not a funny bunny 😛

  267. Jokes about 12 are not flying by the dozens into my head. But I hope I can win one for daughter all the same.

  268. Would be nice to have something before it was most popular.

    And thanks Tina, now that song is stuck in my head.

  269. Oh, my goodness. My little ones LOVE their Webkinz, and I keep thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that? Overpriced stuffed animals with a CODE so you can play on the cumputer.” I would be rich. And now someone else is doing it, too.

    Should have thought of it first!

    But if I could win one, that would help ease the bitterness.

  270. Skoodlez looks like oodles of fun!

  271. My Kiddlez would love skoodlez!!!!!

  272. When the schools open, the kids will def. like the skoodlez! Now I gotta wait and see if we can get it for them :-)!

  273. cool!

  274. My neice would love one of these. Thanks for the giveaway.

  275. Schoodlez-a-lishous!

  276. Oh I missed this one! I stink at jokes, but I hope the number generator picks me!

  277. Skoodlez and skoodlez. I hope I win!

  278. dividing one skoodlez between two girls … I guess I could figure that one out!

  279. I got nothing for jokes but I’d love one!

  280. Yeah!! Pick me pick me. . .


  281. I’d love one!

  282. Entry

  283. I would love to win one of these for my kids. They would love em!

  284. Tried before but had trouble getting in. Hope this is the winning one.

  285. Oh . . . I’m barely making this one!

  286. Me, too, Kathy! May the number generator go all the way to the bottom of the list!

  287. I’m in for a try.

  288. oo, I’m just squeakin’ in under the deadline!

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