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What is the hottest toy this Christmas?

There is a clear winner: Bakugan toys.

What is Bakugan Toys?

Every kid is asking for this new game based on an old concept (ie. Marbles). It is based on a show on Cartoon Network and is about a game where players roll Bakugan toys onto metal “gate cards” that then transform into monsters that do battle. Think Transformers and Pokemon on steroids and a sprinking of Magic: The Gathering and you’ll get the idea.

Who is the Bakugan game aimed at?

It’s aimed at 6 to 12 year old boys but I have seen 40 year old fathers battling it out in the Bakugan arena. The concept, cartoon and all the marketing is all geared towards the younger age group but don’t by a prune…it is open to all ages. Great lengths have gone to ensure that the game plays very much like it looks in the cartoon.

Where can I find the names of the Bakugans?

I have included a link to a poster that I got from Spin Master Toys. This should point you in the right direction. I had a few of these posters in our store but they were in high demand. Just click the image below to reveal a detailed high resolution poster that you can print out.

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How to Repair your Bakugan?

Online Bakugan Video Games are Here?

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Online Bakugan Video Games

Bakugan Video Games

There are plans to release the Bakugan Video game on the Nintendo DS platform only. Although, I think Bakugan would be great on the Nintendo Wii platform instead. Imagine waving your Wii remote to mimic rolling the bakugan balls….that would be cool.

I found an online petition for Bakugan video games. Sign the online petition and get them to make bakugan video games for all gaming platforms (ie. PS2, PS3, xBox 360, Wii, DS, PsP).

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/bakugan-battle-brawlers.html

Will Spin Master Toys go interactive with their hot new property: Bakugan Battle Brawlers. Our retail stores sells tons of Chaotic cards (Collectible Card Game) which requires that you go online to activate codes found on your card to play. Webkinz has a similar product (buy a plush toy and use the code to create a new animal in their virtual online world).

Bakugan would be a great concept for an online virtual game. Will they take the plunge and allow their game be played interactively online? Only time will tell.

Bakugan Battle Brawlers by Spin master toys

 

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FAQ Bakguan (Frequently Asked Questions)

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Names of Bakugan (Download High Quality Free Poster)

How to Repair your Bakugan?

Online Bakugan Video Games are Here?

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How to Repair your Bakugan?

Bakugan Battle Brawlers

I noticed that a fair amount of kids always ask me to repair their Bakugan.  These Bakugan balls are not made of steel so they do wear down over time.

The most common problem with the Bakugan is the ball not opening when they land on the metal card.  Well, there is nothing you can do.  You can try and gently force open the ball however, you will have the same problem once you close it up.  I have dismantled several bakugans and had no success fixing them.  Sorry there is no quick solution….we usually place the Bakugan Warriors to rest in the Baku Sematary. Hopefully, they don’t resurrect during some nuclear accident and become Zombies.  Yes…Zombie Bakugans will eat human flesh!

Loose Open Bakugan

We have opened up thousands of Bakugans and only got a few defective ones.   They usually work great right out of the package however through many uses they wear out.  It is normal wear and tear on the Bakugans.  They really don’t age well.  Make sure you have a good arsenal of Bakugans in case you get permanent injuries to your beloved creatures.

Bakugan Launcher

The only item I do not recommend is the older bakugan launcher (pictured above).  It is probably the worse bakugan accessory ever made.   It is poorly made and usually breaks.  Also, the B2 Bakupearls (slight bigger Bakugans) do not fit into them.   I think Spin Master is fazing them out and replacing them with the new Hand Launcher (which is a much better product).  The new Bakugan Hand Launcher fits all bakugans (except for the Deka series).

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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

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My Favorite Bakugan

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Working in a retail toy store requires a lot of patience. Usually parents drop off their child in our store and then we have to be a daycare for the next hour or so while the mom is shopping or getting her hair done. Don’t get me wrong….I love kids, I just like to tease them a bit. The number one Bakugan question the kids ask me when i work at the store:

What is your favorite Bakugan?

MY ANSWER: So many to chose from….they are all like my children. How can you pick one over the other? How can you love one more than the other?

Now, I do have a tendency to always play my Black Darkus Hydranoid in Bakugan tournaments (he’s my secret weapon). I also have a liking to my Red Preyas (pictured below). So…which one is my favorite…..mmmm

Red Preyas Bakugan Loose High G-PowerWait, I do not love one of my Bakugan more than the other. It doesn’t matter if one is wonderful and the other is a little two-headed devil (with a High G-Power rating), they are all my children and could not even dream of making a comparison to them. I think that is incredibly selfish, the Bakugan creatures will notice and might resent each other for it. That just isn’t fair to either bakugan and I need good Karma when I play them!

Yeah…the kids usually don’t get my sense of humor.

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Being in the retail toy business for so many years, it is really important that parents take an active part in their child’s interest. Play board games together….it is a great way to be a close family. Don’t let them hide in their rooms playing computer/video games. I paid a visit to a friend’s home the other day and noticed that every member of the family was on their own computer typing away (except for Mom…who was on her CrackBerry). What is happening here? Does anyone see it? Anyways, I am starting to rant….sorry. Let’s get off this subject.

Below are some pictures from our last Bakugan Tournament in early November/2008. It’s really great to see the parents supporting their kids. It was very noisy and extremely fun. I don’t have another tournament date yet. Stay tuned.

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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

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