Variants

Originally, these items were the "color" items, and people talked about being "color collectors" but, as always, with WallaBee, things got much more interesting, so "variants" is a better term. Right now, you can only save one item to your set, but that is due to change in version 2.X, when you will be able to save one of each variant or color and you might get a bonus of some sort for collecting all variants. The number saved won't matter, but probably a good idea to start stocking up lower numbers as I'm sure ItemBrowser or ItemBee will have a metric of some sort for the variant collectors. The below has a bit more of the background info, but if you are just looking for a handy checklist, you can go here: http://bit.ly/SkipsVariantChecklist

Here are the variants you can easily collect:

  • Keyring
    • 5 variants
    • Red, Blue, White, Green, Yellow
    • colors match the colors of the iPhone 5c release
    • the default image for this is brown and does not match any of the actual items
  • Jouster
    • 4 variants
    • Red, Blue, Yellow, Green
    • the default image for this is red
    • the first 132 of these issued were all red - perhaps in an effort to save a few before they started succumbing to the Jouster's lance. (Thanks to Mizak for digging that bit of info up)
  • Champion of ye Joust
    • 4 variants
    • Red, Blue, Yellow, Green
    • color matches the jouster that won the battle. Might need to fight a few jousts to get them all
    • the default image for this is red
  • Jelly Beans
    • 7 variants
    • Yellow, Green, Orange, Pink, Blue, White, Red
    • flavors are lemon, grass, chicken tikka masala, raspberry vanilla, spearmint, buttered toast, strawberry jam
    • the default image for this is multi-colored and has 2 or 3 of each of the 7 flavors
  • Easter Chicks
    • 14 variants
    • Reddy, Bluey, Yellowy, Greeny, Whitey, Orangey, Pinky, Violet, Light Bluey, Limey, Rusty, Grumpy Brownie, Kara, Aquamariney
    • made by mixing an Easter Hen with an Egg of the desired Chick Color
    • the Maroon egg is named Kara after Maroon 5's original band name of Kara's Flowers
    • the default image for this is Whitey
  • Totem
    • 6 variants
    • Aiki (Dome hat = Alan)
    • Anki (Crown hat = Andy)
    • Biki (3rd eye hat = Ben)
    • Miki (Pointed hat = Dr. Miu)
    • Riki (Hat with hole = Robbie)
    • Siki (Cow hat = Simon)
    • Names and images are inspired by the 6 (at the time) Staff Members
    • As of January 2015, we should have 2 more Staff Members - will we get 2 more Totems? (Ben?)
    • the default image for this is Biki (Ben). Shocker, right?
  • Levitating Ball
    • 2 variants
    • Nikolai, Mandy
    • the Mandy variant wasn't available at the beginning, so the lowest number for that variants is in the 400s.
    • the default image for this is Nikolai
  • Pony Pal
    • 4 variants
    • Honey Bee (Yellow body, honeycomb icon, plug tail shadow)
    • Wee Netty (Blue body, wifi icon, think hook shaped tail shadow)
    • Miss Mixie (Brown body, dice icon, tube shaped tail shadow)
    • MiuMiu (White body, clipboard icon, fat U shaped tail shadow)
    • when locked or for sale in a pouch, these items can be told apart by the tail shadow)
    • the default image for this is Honey Bee
  • October
    • 4 variants
    • Nothing, Hat, Mirror, Hand
    • There are plenty of changes between the various items, but I picked the above names based on the most obvious changes (plus ones that are visible directly in your pouch. Yes, yes, I know that in addition to Creepy Cousin appearing in the mirror, a tentacle appears in the mirror on "Hand". If you are that good at spotting differences, especially when the item is in your pouch, you don't need this list.)
    • the default image for this is Nothing
  • Midnight Kiss
    • 3 variants
    • Boy-Girl, Girl-Girl, Boy-Boy
    • the default image for this is Boy-Girl
  • Rosette
    • 8 variants
    • Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, White, Purple, Teal/Orange, Yellow/Black
    • Corresponding party names are Simply Red, Smurf, Yellow, Eat Your Greens, Hadavale, Standing at the Back Dressed Stupidly and Looking Stupid Party, More Colours on Rosettes, Bee
    • It is not possible to tell these items apart by their shadows.
  • Bandana
    • 4 variants
    • Hulk (Red), Flag (Patriotic), Flames (Black & Yellow), Paisley (Green)
    • There is also a Unique, Bad Bandana, that is Paisley (Green) and broke the servers
  • Egg without Stripes
    • 5 variants
    • Yellow, White, Red, Blue, 3D (White with multicolor eyes)
    • the default image for this is White
  • Egg with Stripes
    • 5 variants
    • Orange, Pink, Violet, Green, Light Blue
    • the default image for this is Green
  • Egg with Weird Stripes
    • 5 variants
    • Lime, Rusty, Brown, Maroon, Aquamarine
    • the default image for this is Brown
  • Open For Business
    • 3 variants
    • The Flower Station, Bloomin' Lovely, Heavy Petal
    • the default image for this is The Flower Station
  • July
    • 5 variants
    • Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Black
    • the default image for this is Red
    • The Black variant (and only the Black variant) mixes with the Black Knight to make the Black Knight Trophy
  • Sushi Bar
    • 3 variants
    • Squid, Tuna, Shark
    • the default image for this is Squid
  • Sushi Master!
    • 3 variants
    • Red Cat, Blue Ghost, Green Kappa
    • The default image for this is Red Cat
  • Hive Attendant
    • 2 variants
    • Beavis (Guy), Beatrice (Girl)
    • the default image for this is Beatrice (Girl)
  • Giant Head
    • 9 variants
    • Ancam, Cenew, Daham, Dapar, Docar, Jungu, Romcg, Rovar, Scfos
    • the default image for this is Ancam
    • they are named for the 9 staff members at the time of release: ANdrew CAMeron, CEcie NEWman, DAniel HAMmock, DAn PARker, DOnovan CARreno, JUdy NGUyen, RObbie MCGuire, ROb VARdeman, SCott FOSter
  • Hairy!
    • 5 variants
    • Redhead, Blond, Brunette, White, Blue
    • the default image for this is Redhead
  • Hair Wash
    • 5 variants
    • Redhead, Blond, Brunette, White, Blue
    • the default image for this is Redhead

And the tougher variants:

  • Mystery Box WallaBee Unique
    • 4 variants
    • Gold; Black; Patriotic; Holiday
    • Gold ranges are 1-236; 669-879; some after 3090. Black ranges are 237-668; some after 1665. Patriotic ranges are 880-1664; some after 1665 (after 1665, often two different styles were possible to mix, forage, or buy at the same time). Holiday started at 5001 (roughly, need to verify)
    • The different boxes were released in different number ranges. I'll try to find my notes and fill in the number ranges.
  • This is Fine Unique
    • 2 variants
    • This is Fine, It's Fine
    • the default image for this is "This is Fine"
  • Moodbob Player Unique
    • 4 variants
    • Green, Purple, Yellow, Red
    • Each variant has its own quote
    • Moodbobs can be purchased in the Store, but the only way to make the Purple variety is by mixing another Moodbob with the Just Smile Unique *
  • Marbles Player Unique
    • 4 variants
    • Solid Blue, Green/Orange Catseye, Red/Grey Catseye, Blue/Gold Catseye
  • Sacrifice Player Unique
    • 4 variants
    • Pink, Peach, Yellow, White
  • Best Friend Kitty Player Unique
    • 4 variants
    • Pink, Blue, Gold, Black
  • Sierra
    • 2 variants
    • Friendly, Ferocious
  • Running to the Sea
    • 2 variants
    • Lilac, Green
  • Waldesruhe
    • 2 variants
    • Summer, Winter
  • Central Mini Mites
    • 7 variants
    • Minnesota, Chicago, Dallas, Colorado, Nashville, St. Louis, Winnipeg
  • Atlantic Squirts
    • 8 variants
    • Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Boston, Florida, Buffalo, Tampa Bay, Detroit

And the impossible variants

  • Theatre Tickets
    • 2 variants
    • Naughty, Nice
    • This was the test case prior to the first full release of variants. Currently only staff gets a Nice Ticket.
  • Share Certificate
    • 3 variants
    • Ben Dodson, Simon Wicks, Alan
    • Released when WallaBee was officially incorporated
  • TOASTY!
    • 2 variants
    • #987 is a special variant, with Robbie's head instead of Ben's
  • Weiff Sasquatch
    • 2 variants
    • #19 is a special variant, with more of a Bemused face rather than a Mad face. This belongs to Mizak, who has a special connection to Sasquatch.

When I have a bit more time, I will try to come back and add a bit more detail. For example: some variants have a different generic image than any of the collectable variants; some variants have different shadow shapes, so you can tell which item might be which by looking in a players pack, even if they are for sale. However, my best advice for variant hunters is to buy WallaBounce. You can use that to look up a given item and number and then tap the item icon to launch it in WallaBee so you can see which variant it is.

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