Shop items are stocked in shops and released for the sake of the season or for the theme of the event. Unlike event items they cost gold, stickers, or cash.
Sponsor items relate to sponsorships that are present on Gaia Online.
GoFusion items are created through the GoFusion feature. They cost charms.
Themed series, these items could refer to any time with a themed based on a holiday event. This includes items such as, apparel and accessories, skins, background, toys, etc.
Container and Grab Bag items refer to individually numbered containers received from Gaia NPCs, namely mascots and shopkeepers. These containers are obtained by collecting a specific amount of collectable items such as candy or carols and then 'talking' to the NPC upon completion.
[CORP]oration items relate to a character associations. For example G CORP, which is known for human and zombie characters. These items are obtained by siding with a group for the sake of battling an opposing group.
Faction items are similar to corporation items in that it means siding with an association to obtain their items.
Shop items are stocked in Gaia Shops, these are items released for the sake of the season or for the theme of the event. Unlike event items they cost gold, stickers, or cash.
Anniversary 2004-2005 - The G Pin which was originally a 2004 item, was handed out again in 2005 for reasons unknown, it is speculation that it was to counter the V Pin as the "G" symbol represents the Gambino Family. This was the first event item to be re-released, and doing so caused some owners of the original pin to be upset.
Anniversary 2006 - Although involvement of the NPCs handing out the items was the highlight of the 3rd Anniversary, the G Shades were not well received.
Anniversary 2009 - The most controversial anniversary because when the Gaia Anniversary Sash was first handed out, they were well received, but upon discovering that the Sashes were soulbound- a backlash developed.
Some of the notable feedbacks: Not getting the color wanted, Not getting the year wanted (due to re-registering in a different year), Not being able to collect sashes, That sashes with earlier years would cause elitism, and The dislike of soulbinding in general.
When some Users protested about not wanting their sash and wanted a choice of trashing it the Developers tacked on the sellback option, however, this also brought backlash due to the sashes having different sellback values.
The artist of the Evolving Item, Fremere's Guard, parodied the reaction of the Community by having the "Fremere's Elite Party Sash", a rainbow themed sash, as a pose.
What the Developers and Artists intended the sashes to be was a special gift to Gaians, thus the prevention of selling or trading was placed upon it.
Anniversary 2010 - When the slippers of Radio Jack and Phee-Chan (a companion in the Item:Magical Girl Monthly Collectible), some Gaians wondered why it was present. Juno, a former staffer, stated that both characters are 'rabbit-like creatures'. And given that it was the seventh anniversary at the time the number seven was considered a lucky number.