Updates on the 1st of December have happened in 2005, 2006, 2010, and 2011, plus there was a noteworthy announcement on the official blog in 2014! Updates ranged from big things such as a new edition of the Penguin Style to small things such as a new field op mission.
On the first of December in 2005, 2006, and 2011 a edition of the Penguin Style was released with clothing styles for that month, which was clothing for both the holidays as well as winter. The December 2005 Clothing Catalog does not have much known about it, however I can say with certainty that it did have the Hockey Stick and possibly the Pink Toque, Black Toque, and Pink Scarf. A lot more is known about the December 2006 Clothing Catalog. In fact, before the catalog was released it was known there would be an Elf Costume in it, as leaked by a penguin named JaMeS, who was one of Club Penguin’s beta testers. In fact, items were hacked by both him and other players several days before the catalogue was released in the Gift Shop. (now called the clothes shop)
Going back to the items being hacked, this penguin had the Jester Hat before it was released – this image was taken at some point in November 2006. Item hacking in 2006 was not nearly as serious of an issue on Club Penguin as it has been in recent years. As a bonus, you can see a penguin using numbers in their message to other players! Oh, how different the filter was then…
This image was also taken of a penguin wearing a part of the Elf Costume before it was released.
Finally, here is the most popular image that was shared around the web – JaMeS showcasing his unreleased items. Since this is a history site, look at the old playercard design – it shows the original spy phone, no stamps, and a different inventory system. Membership badges didn’t exist back then, either.
As I mentioned above, it wasn’t just the Elf Costume that was leaked early and hacked by penguins before it was officially released. All of the items shown in the image below were leaked and hacked by players ahead of time. The medal was for mission 2, which was not yet released when this image was posted. It was released on November 27th.
On the other hand, the 2010 and 2011 clothing catalogues also contained the usual winter costumes and coats. For example, the December 2010 Penguin Style contained items such as the Santa Costume and Reindeer Costume. The December 2011 Penguin Style contained items such as the Santa Costume and Snowflake Costume.
Another update in 2010 was a new field op mission, the 25th one. For this particular mission you had to go to the Cove to complete the mini game. The 58th field op was also released on this day but in 2011, also located at the Cove. The final updates in 2011 were the Bonsai Tree Pin being hidden at the Ski Lodge (now Puffle Lodge) and Rockhopper being spotted in the telescope on his way to Club Penguin. The Bonsai Tree Pin is Club Penguin’s 186th pin overall and is the seventh pin to have been hidden in that room.
In 2014 there was a noteworthy announcement posted on Club Penguin’s Blog. Polo Field announced that Club Penguin would soon have its first ever television special, Merry Walrus!
Ever since Club Penguin began, you’ve asked us to make a TV show. Your wishes have come true! We’re excited to announce something NEW and HUGE: our very first animated TV show!
“We Wish You A Merry Walrus” is a holiday special, starring familiar faces like Rockhopper, and some brand new faces like Roofhowse and Jangrah.
Here’s an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of this new show!
Stay tuned to the blog for more info and exclusive sneak peeks of “We Wish You A Merry Walrus”. Can’t wait to hear what you guys think!
Until then… Waddle on!
-Club Penguin Team
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