There are three types of items you can buy in SmallWorlds:
1. Normal Items.
These are regular items sold in everyday SmallWorlds shops, such as Mary's Antiques, Smallwear, or Modern Living.
2. Seasonal Items.
Seasonal items are items which are released in an official SmallWorlds store for a limited time only, but may return to an official store at a later date. For example, Seasonal items are released for special events such as Christmas or Halloween and sold for only the duration of that event period, but may be re-released for the same event in the following year.
Seasonal items have a small 'S' symbol displayed with the item icon in your inventory.
Seasonal Items Are Not Reusable
Seasonal consumable items (things you can eat, drink or use) are not reusable. If you select to Use these items, they will disappear from your inventory and can not be recovered.
3. Rare Items.
Rare items are released for one-off limited periods. Once removed from sale, they will not be available again except by purchasing through another SmallWorlds player.
An example of Rare items (or 'Rares') are the Monthly Collectible suits. Each Monthly Collectible suit is only available in Mysterio's during the month of its release, and will never be sold in any official store again.
Rare items have a small 'R' symbol displayed with the icon in your inventory.
If a crafted item is made using a Rare item in the recipe, then that crafted item is also classed as Rare.
Rare Items Are Reusable
Rare consumable items (things you can eat, drink or use) are reusable, so you can use them over and over.
Searching for Rare and Seasonal Items
If you wish to see all of your Rare or Seasonal items, you can type 'Rare' or 'Seasonal' into the Search field in your inventory.