im sorry if i was too vague, i will try to explain it better this time.
Neopets is a Virtual Pet site in which you adopt pets... and you can train them to battle, and buy them food and give them items such as dolls, battle equiptment, and medicine... and you can also buy 'paint brushes' that can change the way your pets look.
With that said... Neopets is constantly coming out with new items that you can give your pets... plus they have many different 'paint brushes' that can be used on your pets to change what they look like... but only so many pets can be painted with each brush, and every once in a while they will create new painted pets. Anyway... i have seen sites that find out about unreleased items and also find out about new painted pets before they come out on the site, and I want this kind of feature for my site.... i just cant figure out how they find these unreleased items.
The only thing i can come up with, is that these sites find the image files of these different items before they actually come up on the Neopets site. All neopets images come from this server: http://images.neopets.com . From there... i dont know. I hope all this makes since... because I feel like it is critical for me to find out how to do this in order to help my site become as prosperous as I want it to be.
To further understand what I am talking about... the Virtual Pets game addy is www.neopets.com ... and the sites that get unreleased items is www.pinkpt.com and illuminated.co.uk/neopets
thanks for you help