I couldn't be bothered doing an Alliance toon and getting all the coins, so I had been watching the Auction House for them and they were ridiculous prices, like 20k. Falln told me that the neutral AH had them for closer to 10k, so I went and bid on one, and I won! I got it for 9.5k... pricey, but it's just gold. Falln was bidding on one too and he tried to sell it on the AH for 20k but that didn't sell. So here I am with my other pet, it's great to have both lanterns.
Well, I still have leftover coins for next year. I wonder what pets we'll get then!