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Blizzard Opens Pet Store for World of Warcraft

Blizzard’s newest edition to its online shop is a Pet Store for World of Warcraft. It will feature two new pets at its Grand Opening, including the Pandaren Monk and the Lil’ K.T. Half the proceeds from the purchase of the Pandaren Monk, will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation from now until December 31st 2009.

The pets will be non-combat and offer nothing except something cute too look at with animations and fun sound effects. The pets will count towards pet-related achievements, however. Pet Store pets will only be available for purchase and will not be found anywhere in the game.

The pets come with a pretty hefty price tag, the two available now are $10.00 (£9.00, EUR 10,00) each. After you purchase the pet, you’ll receive a code that can then be redeemed on any World of Warcraft account via Account Management. You don’t need to redeem the code on the same account that made the initial purchase – feel free to send the code to a friend as a gift. The pet will also be available for every character on the account.

Lil’ K.T., the mini-lich is modeled after the Naxxramas raid boss Kel’Thuzad  What Lil’ K.T. lacks in size, he more than makes up for in sheer malicious intensity.  Watch with misplaced pride as he randomly freezes critters and laughs maniacally at your vanquished PvP foes.

Possessing the diplomatic humbleness  common to his reclusive race, the Pandaren Monk accompanies you on your journeys throughout Azeroth, returning any /bows he receives from other players.  Half of the proceeds to every Pandaren Monk purchased through December 31, 2009 will be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, further demonstrating his benevolent nature (though, in idle moments, he may still practice his Kung Fu moves).

The Pet Store can be found on the Blizzard Store under the Collectibles tab.