How to play Bakugan Battle Brawlers

November 24, 2008

Bakugan Battle Brawlers by Spin master toys

How to Play Bakugan

I found some instructions from wikiHow but they appear a little confusing so I revised it. The official instructions from Spin Master Toys (makers of Bakugan) are not that much better. I actually got great playing instructions and tips from kids in the store.

This game requires nerves of steel. Try and follow the instructions below:

  1. Get a Bakugan. Pick your favorite or one with a high G-Power Rating.
  2. Put one game card facedown in the center of the battle arena in the slot furthest away from you. Players take turns shooting Bakugan Battle Brawlers with the youngest player going first. Players must shoot from at least two card lengths away. To shoot you can roll it like a marble with your thumb (or if you have the Bakugan hand launcher, you can use that).
  3. Players shoot until any two opponents’ Bakugan “stand” on the same card, meaning magnetically fasten and open, and battle. Compare the “G Power” of the battling Bakugan (it’s indicated on the sphere). Flip the card over and each player adds or subtracts the G Power Boost shown on the card. For example, 350 G Power plus 150 G Power Boost equals 500 total G Power
  4. The player with the highest G Power wins the battle, capturing the card and the defeated Bakugan. If players tie in a battle, each player keeps his Bakugan and the card is removed from play. If only one lands on it they get the card and bakugan. If you knock a bakugan off a card its an automatic knock out and you capture the bakugan and card.
  5. If you stand two of your Bakugan on a card, you automatically capture that card. You cannot shoot captured Bakugan (they are out of play for the rest of the game).
  6. Players battle until all the cards are captured. Each player then counts up the total Holo Sector Points, or HSP, of his captured cards (HSP are marked on each card) and adds 100 HSP for each captured Bakugan. The player with the most HSP wins.
  7. Pretty Simple Rules/Instructions. And if you lose in a battle don’t be sad…you can do battle another day. You don’t get to keep anyones bakugan and cards if you win (they are returned to each player).

I also found some simple instructions on how to play Bakugan Battle Brawler from YouTube which is pretty easy to follow. Remember: Don’t get frustrated with this game…you will get better.

Bakugan Tournament


Watchmen Movie Trailer

November 23, 2008

Watchmen Movie PosterFor those of you who do not know The Watchmen series it was written by Alan Moore who also wrote the cult classic “V for Vendetta” and “From Hell“. I remember reading the original comic books as they were being released by DC Comics and I could hardly wait for each month’s release. Now you can buy the Graphic Novel (Watchmen TPB) and read it all in one sitting.

Short Synopsis from IMDb:

Watchmen” is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” – which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity… but who is watching the Watchmen?

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Watchmen Movie Cast

Watchmen Cast: Warner Brothers casting for long-anticipated comic-book epic Watchmen, directed by Zack Snyder (300): Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan, Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl, Matthew Goode as Ozymandias, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the Comedian, Malin Akerman as Silk Spectre, and — in an inspired bit of news — Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach.

Watchmen Movie DC Action Figures

We have Watchmen action figures that you can pre-order now.  Place your order today to reserve your figures and we will ship them once they are released.  Watchmen Movie will be released March 6th 2009 and I can’t wait. Here is the Movie Trailer:


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Bakugan Battle Brawlers

November 23, 2008

Bakugan Battle Brawlers by Spin master toys

Bakugan B2 Bakupearl

There are sooo many Bakugan creatures (from Series 1,2 to B2 Bakupearls) that your adult brain can get fried just trying to remember them all. It is amazing how our little loved ones know it all and can probably beat us at a Bakugan Trivia Game. I started playing Bakugan with kids that came into our store (yeah, I must have been bored) and actually found it fun. I also got a chance to learn from the kids. I normally play all games that we carry in the store to get a feel of the game play. Half the games I test are usually boring however, I got kind of hooked on bakugan! The game has flaws no doubt but if you get the right collection of balls and cards there is a very nice game here. Below are some popular questions parents ask me in the store before attempting to buy bakugan:

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A: All kids want bakugan creatures that have a high G power rating (ie. 540G or 670G would be pretty powerful in gameplay). For this reason, we open up thousands of bakugans and sell them loose (so kids can get the specific G-Power rating bakugan they want).   When you buy sealed packs, you are unable to see what the G power is.  We usually open up 10-12 Starter packs before we find a really high G-power Bakugan and that is why they are priced so expensively.   Once they have been removed from the package, the bakugans are called ‘LOOSE’.   If you are buying for a very young child then the G power rating might not be so important.  However, don’t be surprised that your 6 or 7 year old will know about the value of high G power bakugans.  These kids talk among themselves and are very well educated in Bakugan.

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Q: What color should I get and what are the names of these different colors?

A: You should buy the color your kid requests. Every kid has their own preferences so make sure you ask them before buying. Below are the names of the basic colors so when your child ask for ‘Pryus’, now you know what color you need to buy. Don’t buy random colors as I have so many parents return to buy the specific color their child wanted. It can save you a trip back to the store and headaches by just asking your child what color they want.  If you happen to see them at your local Wal-Mart or Toys R Us, just concentrate on buying the colors your child likes….you can always return the extra ones you don’t need (however, that is very unlikely).   Be agressive…know the color you want and attack!!!  There will be nothing left if you are unsure and plan to return later on.

  • Red = Pyrus
  • Tan = SubTerra
  • Blue = Aquos
  • Black = Darkus
  • Green = Ventus

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Q: What is the difference between Booster and Starter pack?

A: Booster pack consist of a single bakugan. Starter pack consist of 3 random colored bakugans. Each pack will come with metal card(s).  Since each bakugan is sealed in their packaging, you will probably be unable to see what the G-Power rating for each creature.  Pictured below (Booster Packs on the left and Starter Packs on the right):

Bakugan Booster PackAssorted Bakugan Starter Deck

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Here are some other bakugan articles you might be interested in:

What is Bakugan?

How to Play Bakugan (with Youtube Instructions)

FAQ Bakguan (Frequently Asked Questions)

What size Bakugan are best?

Names of Bakugan (Download High Quality Free Poster)

How to Repair your Bakugan?

Online Bakugan Video Games are Here?

My Favorite Bakugan ball is…

Fake and Custom Bakugans

Upcoming Bakugan Movie

BakuSwap Bakugan Collection Part 1

BakuSwap Bakugan Collection Part 2

BakuSwap Bakugan Collection Part 3

BakuSwap Bakugan Collection Part 4

BakuClear Bakugan Collection Part 1


Megan Fox Fans Fooled by ‘Wonder Woman’ Hoax

November 21, 2008

Meagan Fox as Wonder Woman

Ever since her breakout role in “Transformers,” 22-year-old brunette beauty Megan Fox has gained an enormous fanbase online. So it was big news this week when Wonder-Who.com revealed that she would be portraying DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman in an upcoming big screen adaptation. There’s only one problem: it’s a hoax.

In the “Holy Trinity” of DC Comics superheroes, one iconic character has been conspicuously missing from movie screens. Superman had his heyday in the 70s, Batman in the 90s, and both have been revived in the past three years. But Wonder Woman, the Amazonian princess with the magic lasso and invisible plane, has not had a live-action portrayal since the last episode of the TV series aired in 1979. There have been attempts in recent years to put together a film version at Warner Bros. Pictures shepherded by Joel Silver, veteran producer of the “Lethal Weapon” and “Matrix” franchises. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator Joss Whedon was attached to write and direct, but he left the project for “creative differences” last year.

Then out of nowhere the Wonder-Who.com site appeared with an image of the Wonder Woman logo over an American flag with the words “The Truth Will Be Revealed!” below. As the days progressed, bits of the background were torn away to reveal the figure underneath. Finally, the image of Fox in full costume was unveiled, with DC Comics, Silver Pictures, and Warner Bros. logos in the lower right-hand corner.

Many movie websites ran with the news that Fox had indeed been cast in the role. It was believed that Warner Bros. was attempting to leak the information virally like they did for the first photo of the Joker last year for “The Dark Knight.”

The site is very well done, with obvious but accomplished Photoshop work on the Fox photo. It’s also up in the air as to when the “Wonder Woman” film will happen. The studio had indicated that the character would be a part of the “Justice League” movie that was in development earlier this year, but that film has been put on hold as well. However, Wonder Woman is getting a direct-to-DVD animated movie (see below) from the same producers as the successful “Justice League: The New Frontier” and “Batman – Gotham Knight.” Featuring the voice of Keri Russell (“Mission: Impossible III”), “Wonder Woman” hits shelves in February 2009. Megan Fox will actually be seen next in “Jennifer’s Body,” a horror movie written by Oscar-winner Diablo Cody.

Wonder Woman and the JLA Boys

Wonder Woman and the JLA Boys: Superman just returned from Celebrity Biggest Losers and Flash looks a little frisking if you ask me.

Here is that Wonder Woman animated direct to DVD movie trailer:


Which size Bakugans are the best?

November 14, 2008

We reorganized the Bakugan section in our store, but what you may not know, was we did this in order to make room for the newest line of Bakugan! B2, or Bigger Brawlers, as they are called, is the newest line to be produced, they include all new characters and are about 1.5 times the size of the original Bakugan! We just ran our 3rd Bakugan tournament (November 8th) and it was a huge success with tons of kids battling it out in the Battle Brawler Arena.

Number one question I get about Bakugans:

Q: What are the different sizes of Bakugan available and which one is the one I should be buying?

A: Well, well….this is really two questions. Let me try and answer this. There are currently three different sizes of Bakugan. Series 1 Regular sized are the first ones released over a year ago and Series 2 was release in November/2008 (slighly bigger than regular marbles).  Brand New B2 – Bakupearl just came out recently and are about the size of a ping pong ball. Deka was released a few months ago and are the size of a softball. The most popular sized bakugans are the Series 1, 2 and B2 Bakupearls….so you can’t go wrong buying those. The Deka are less popular because they are big and difficult to carry around.

3 different sizes of Bakugans you can currently buy

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How to do a correct bakugan roll so the creature lands on the card:

Bakugan Battle Brawlers by Spin master toys

Here are some other bakugan articles you might be interested in:

What is Bakugan?

How to Play Bakugan (with Youtube Instructions)

FAQ Bakguan (Frequently Asked Questions)

What size Bakugan are best?

Names of Bakugan (Download High Quality Free Poster)

How to Repair your Bakugan?

Online Bakugan Video Games are Here?

My Favorite Bakugan ball is…

Fake and Custom Bakugans

Upcoming Bakugan Movie

BakuSwap Bakugan Collection Part 1

BakuSwap Bakugan Collection Part 2

BakuSwap Bakugan Collection Part 3

BakuSwap Bakugan Collection Part 4

BakuClear Bakugan Collection Part 1


Stealth Iron Man Blue Marvel Select Exclusive Action Figure from Diamond Comics

November 14, 2008

Stealth Blue Iron Man Marvel Select Legends Action Figure

A new Stealth Iron Man has just arrived, adding to the surge of awesome Iron Man merch that followed the huge success of the film. It’s a Marvel Select figure and comes with a base. The sculpting as great as you’d expect from this high-end line of figures and the paint work is superb. He joins a ton of other heroes in this epic series.


James Bond Quantum of Solace Movie

November 14, 2008

Daniel Craig is James BondWhen Sideshow announced a few years ago that they had obtained the James Bond license to make 12″ action figures, toy-minded 007 fans around the world emitted a collective shriek of joy that would have paralyzed Ernst Blofeld himself. The James Bond franchise has been around for forty years, and in that time toy facsimiles of the world’s most famous secret agent have not only been few and far between, they’ve also generally been lousy. Various small-sized figures of 007 have been issued throughout the years, some plastic, some metal, but most attempts of the ’60s and ’70s bore little resemblance to Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery or Roger Moore.

It’s arguable that no American company currently makes better 1/6 scale action figures than Sideshow Toy. Their facial sculpts, paint detail and costuming are second to none. While other manufacturers tend to make 12-inch figures with odd-looking shrunken heads and rubbery, translucent faces (namely, Toy Biz and 21st Century Toys) or nice head sculpts that are indifferently painted and stuck on top of beefy, He-Man-style bodies with stumpy arms (that would be Hasbro), Sideshow markets their toys to adult collectors and consequently works very hard to make their action figures look like the actual human beings they’re supposed to resemble, meaning they have human proportions, realistic paint jobs and impeccable recreations of their real-life clothing. They also come with accessories that are often ingenious in their appropriateness.

Oh yeah, my least favorite Bond is Timothy Dalton.  Nuff Said.

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