Bakugan Tournament 2010

bakugan-gundalian-invadersFor the past three years, Toys on Fire has been running Bakugan Tournaments for the Ottawa area children to enjoy. All the way from Series 1 we’ve been supplying a place for the best Brawlers in Ottawa to compete against each other. And we’re proud to say that this will continue as long as our faithful contestants keep supporting us. With the help of the community, we’ve had 9 successful tournaments in the past! We want to thank you guys very much for your support.

So without further ado, we announce Toys on Fire’s TENTH BAKUGAN TOURNAMENT! Thats right! This tournament will follow the same format as our last one, except with some slight modifications. We will be having 2 one and a half hour tournaments, one for the beginners players, one for the intermediate and advanced players. Each tournament will be taking 8 players maximum. So here’s the scoop:

What: Toys on Fire Bakugan Tournament X

Where: Toys on Fire, 130 RioCan Ave, Unit #3, Nepean, ON K2J-5G4, Canada (Event only held in Ottawa….not Montreal)

When: Saturday May 1st, 2010

Bakugan Tutorial: 11:30AM – Not sure how to play? Want to learn the rules? Show up a little before the Beginners Tournament and our judges will help you out.

Beginner Tournament: Noon (12:00PM) – 1:30PM (Max 8 Players) – First time playing or too young to read? This is the tournament for you!

Intermediate Tournament: 2:00PM – 3:30PM (Max 8 Players) – Got a good handle on the rules? Know your way around the brawl arena and maybe a few tricks? You’ll feel the challenge in this league.

Registration Fee:

Early Bird Registration (Pay before April 17th): $4

After April 17th: $5

And here’s what the minimum you’ll need to bring to participate:

  • 3 Gate Cards (1 of each colour. The colours are bronze, silver & gold)
  • 3 Non-Special Evolution Bakugan
  • (Advanced only) 3 Ability Cards (1 of each colour. The colours are blue, red and green)
  • (Optional) 2 Support Bakugan (either Bakugan Battle Gear or Bakugan Traps)

NOTE: If you plan to use Special Evolution Bakugan or Bakugan Battle Gear, Don’t forget your Blue and Purple backed reference cards!

Ok….if you can’t make it to the event, you can always play at home with your friends.  If you need to buy some good bakugan creatures, you can always shop at: www.cmdstore.com

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Bakugan Season 3: Gundalian Invaders Storms onto Store Shelves

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Just released from the Newswire website today.

TORONTO, March 10 /CNW/ – The call to brawl can be heard far and wide this month as Bakugan fans share their excitement about the launch of the new Bakugan Season 3: Gundalian Invaders toy line.

Featuring an exciting new collection of weapons and characters, the Bakugan Season 3: Gundalian Invaders toy line gives true warriors the opportunity to act out the adventures of Dan, Marucho and Shun, as they attempt to save Earth from the evil Twelve Orders, as seen on Bakugan’s hit TV series, Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Gundalian Invaders airing this Spring.

Coming off an incredibly successful 2009, the new Season 3 toy line launches this month due to high demand from brawlers who can’t wait to expand their collections, learn new game strategies, and gain an advantage over their friends with the latest brawling gear.

Adding to the excitement of the new toy line this Spring, the Season 3 Bakugan line marks a new era in Bakugan battling with the launch of an all new, and free, Bakugan online game – Bakugan Dimensions! Every Season 3: Gundalian Invaders Bakugan and Bakugan Battle Gear will come equipped with an exciting new heat activated online access code that magically appears by rubbing it with your finger. Once the code has been unveiled, players may enter it online at http://www.bakugan.com where that specific Bakugan character will appear in Bakugan Dimensions so you can battle online against people from around the world. Players can also create and personalize their own Bakugan brawler, chat with friends, show off their Bakugan collection, and more.

Starting April 1st all Season 3: Gundalian Invaders access codes entered online at http://www.bakugan.com will automatically be entered to win one of four, Bakugan Season 3: Gundalian Invaders prize packs.

“Bakugan Dimensions will be a great place for kids to enjoy a fun, safe and free virtual world where they can show off their collection, game knowledge and test battling skills online,” said Ronnie Frankowski, Vice President, Marketing with Spin Master Ltd. “Bakugan is hotter than ever and we are excited to bring fans the best Bakugan experience yet in both its new virtual world and the toy world so kids can engage in epic Bakugan battles anytime, anyplace, against anyone – worldwide!”

Rolling out this month are all new Core Bakugan Season 3 characters as well as the next brawling must-have – Bakugan Battle Gear – all new weapons that magnetically attach to your Bakugan, enhancing their cool new look and increasing their G-Power strength to get players a strategic advantage to win. Featuring four cool new designs, each Battle Gear comes with one metal Gate Card and one Ability Card.

This Spring will also deliver an exciting new collection of Bakugan Super Assault characters – new incredibly designed and coloured Bakugan transforming spheres each with a super powered special ability such as a dice throwing ability, spinning feature or vibrating mechanism. Also new this month is the new Baku-Morph, a large-sized Bakugan Deka character that transforms from a marble to a Bakugan monster to a Bakugan warrior.

The Bakugan Season 3: Gundalian Invaders toy line is available at retailers across North America now.

About Spin Master Ltd.

A multi-category children’s entertainment company since 1994, Spin Master has been designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer products for children around the world and is recognized as a global growth leader within the toy industry. Spin Master is best known for such popular brands as boy’s action phenomena and 2009 Toy of the Year winner Bakugan Battle Brawlers(TM), 2008 Toy of the Year winner Air Hogs(R), Aquadoodle(TM), Tech Deck(TM), and Moon Sand(TM). The company has also marked an entry into children’s media with the launch of Spin Master Entertainment, a division focusing on the design, development and production of television and other media properties. Spin Master employs over 800 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Hong Kong and Mexico. For additional information please visit: http://www.spinmaster.com.

New Bakugan Vestoria Releases Part 2

Check it out….More New Bakugan Releases (Part 2)

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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

Bakugan Tournament: Bakutrap Rules

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We’re been getting asked how Bakugan Traps are going to work for the tournament, so we figure it’s time to let everybody know. here are the official rules taken from the Bakugan.com website itself:

3.01: What is a Bakugan Trap?
Normal Bakugan are round and they roll. Bakugan Traps are not round. They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes like football, pyramid, coin, cube, drum, and tetradecahedron.

3.02: How many Bakugan Trap can I use in a game?
You can use up to one Trap in your unused pile at the start of a game. It goes in with your three Gate cards, three ability cards, and three Bakugan.

3.03: How do you play a Bakugan Trap?

You may play one of your Trap during a battle as long as the Trap and Bakugan have the same attribute. For example, if you are using a Pyrus Bakugan in that battle you need to use a Pyrus Trap.

To play your Trap during a battle, take it from your unused pile and drop it onto the Gate Card engaged in battle. When it opens up you will see one or more attribute symbols revealed inside it. You will now change the attribute of your Bakugan to any one of the attributes printed inside your Trap.
Some Bakugan Traps have one hidden attribute symbol. Some have two hidden attribute symbols or more.

Only when you’ve run out of Bakugan in your unused pile and are about to roll should you move your Trap back to your unused pile.

Also included with your Bakugan Trap are their very own ability cards. When you combine the affects of the Trap with the affects of their Ability Cards the power can be devastating.

3.04: How come some Traps have a repeated attribute? Does it do anything special?
Traps with duplicate attributes printed on them do nothing extra special. They work the same as a regular Trap.

Okay, so those are the complex rules of how to use traps, but for those who still don’t understand, just follow these simple rules:

1. You don’t roll the traps.

2. Traps are played like ability cards that are used during a battle.

3. Traps have to be the same colour as your bakugan in the battle (you can’t use traps on other peoples bakugan)

4. Traps change your colour to one of the other colours (indicated by the symbols on the trap)

There you have it folks! If there are any other questions, feel free to post an question in the comment box below.

Happy Brawling!

Some pics of our Bakugan Tournament this past weekend….yeah, it was fun!

New Bakugan BakuBronze Part 1

Believe it or not….Bakugan is still selling very well in our store. We have been carrying this product since its introduction (about two years now). This new series is called BakuBronze and the kids have been going crazy over them.

Here are some new Bakugan Vestoria Season 2 Releases for you to check out below (also look for Parts 2 and 3)….

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

BAKUGAN returns on the Cartoon Network!

Though it is all too common for kids’ shows to go off-the-air before their time, ending without a real resolution, the entertainment world does seem to be realizing that even younger audiences are demanding quality follow-throughs for their favourite series’. And in response to that, we’re pleased to say, new episodes of BAKUGAN have now begun on the Cartoon Network!

Entitled Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia, the second season sees new characters teaming up with old to form a new resistance and take on the evil Vexos Organization! Fans will no doubt be thrilled with the new storylines, but on top of everything, this season will introduce the Bakuneon!

And if you number among the uninitiated, never fear! We’ve got everything you need to get up-to-speed on anything and everything related to what still seems to be the hottest toy trend! Check out some of our previous Bakugan articles to learn more about. . .

What Bakugan is
The Upcoming Bakugan Video Game
The Bakugan Animated Series
The Upcoming Bakugan FILM!

and much, much more!

And if you’re just looking to grow your collection of Bakugan Battle Brawlers, then look no further than the massive Bakugan Section over at our online store! Here are some quick links to our entire line!

Special Attack Bakugan Traps – New Colors Released

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It has been a while since my last Bakugan post….we just got some bakugans with new colors that didn’t exist before.   I have not played any bakugan games lately but I need to get back into the groove and beat some kids.   Ok…it’s Saturday and I think I will bring my bakugan collection into the store and kick some little butts….that should give me a big ego boost when Mother’s Day rolls around.  Rather than buy flowers for mom, I can brag about how I beat some 10 year old hot shot!  Maybe I will take some victory pictures and have it framed for my mom.  I’m such a good son!

Here are some pics of the new colors of special attack bakugans….

Bakugan Contest – Win a FREE Battle Training DVD

Bakugan Battle Training DVD

We recently ran a Bakugan Mega Bowl Tournament at a local Cineplex Movie theatre and it was a huge success. Below are some thumbnail pics of the event. Take a look…doesn’t it look fun? Yes, it was really fun and everyone had a great time.

Bakugan Battle Training DVDOk….it’s time to run a little contest. This awesome DVD was exclusive to Toys R Us and I was able to get a copy. I saw it selling for 10 bucks on ebay.com. You can win this copy for FREE by guessing how many Bakugans are in the box pictured below this blog.

What is contained on this DVD you ask? This Exclusive Bakugan Battle Training DVD will teach you:

-Bakugan Battle Basics on how to play
-Gate Cards
-Ability Cards
-Advanced Gameplay (ie. Bakugan Trap and more tricks)

-Multiplayer and the Big Game
-Tournament Rules
-Awesome Tips to Master this Game

Let’s play…..Guess the Amount of Bakugans in the box…

Guess how many Bakugans in the box

Now the official rules:

1) You have to guess the EXACT amount in the Comment Box below.
2) You only get 1 guess per email account. If you guess multiple times under the same email or IP address, I will disqualify ALL your guesses from the contest (Remember I can see your IP address when you post a comment!)   First one to get it right will win!
PLEASE NOTE: This is just for fun – I WILL NOT save your email address for any other purpose other than to contact the winner. We will not add you to our email list, we will not sell, lend or give ANY of your information to anyone for any reason. If your winning email address is invalid, I will select the next one.
3) In case of a tie – I will contact the winners and ask them which color or type of Bakugan had the most in the box, the person who guesses the correct one will win.
4) Contest is only open to residents in USA and Canada.
5) The winner will be announced right here on May 15th 2009!
6) No purchase is necessary to enter.

Toys Kids Want This Easter – Bakugan Battle Brawlers

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Bakugan Toy Review:

The popular and fun anime TV series “Bakugan Battle Brawlers” has spawned this strategic game that pits a variety of “Bakugan warriors” — such as “Juggernoids,” “Fear rippers,” and “Robatallians” — against each other for world domination. With this Bakugan Starter Pack, kids aged 4 and above will enjoy the challenge of earning points by rolling their Bakugan (or shooting them from a launcher) onto magnetic cards where the plastic spheres burst open to reveal the fearsome warrior creature inside. Kids will also love the way the Bakugan transform suddenly into warrior mode, and fans of the show will have an especially good time with the game.

Ready, Set, Play!
The mission of Bakugan game play is to battle against other Bakugan to win the points awarded on the cards by getting your Bakugan to land on card. Players will love pretending to be one of the various characters in the show, such as the fiery 12-year-old leader “Dan” or the wise “Marucho,” and they gain a deeper understanding of the cards and warriors as they play.

The Starter Pack includes instructions, making it an ideal way for newbies to get started with this fun and exciting game. The game itself is fairly straightforward, but if your child has never played before, you might have to help him or her to understand the rules — after reading and understanding them yourself. While some of the plastic Bakugan pieces are small and could easily get lost, others, like the Bakugan Deka, are as big as a softball.

The Starter Pack comes with three Bakugan and three cards — perfect for kids who are new to the game and who want to try it out. The illustrated instructions are easy to follow. The booster pack comes with one single bakugan and one magnetic card.

Exciting Magnetic Action
The Bakugan come in lots of colors and varieties that make them fun to collect and trade. Most of them are pocket-sized and easy for your child to carry around and bring over to their friend’s houses. Having a magnet that activates the warriors is a clever idea that adds excitement to the game. The Bakugan Launcher (sold separately) is an additional accessory, with three shooting modes (“curve,” “angle, and “distance”), but it doesn’t come with any instructions (however, it is pretty straightforward to use).

Room for the Imagination
I like that this game combines skill (aiming your Bakugan) with strategy (placement of the cards). I also enjoyed the way the warriors pop open on the magnetic cards — although sometimes they do it even when they don’t land on the cards. Being unfamiliar with the TV show, I felt a little lost at first in the world of Bakugan. But with the help of the colorful, animated Bakugan Web site, I got the gist of what the game is about and how to play. Our attempts to fire the launcher proved somewhat tricky. But the launcher isn’t necessary. Kids can simply roll the Bakugan like marbles for a fun and action-packed game with their friends.

Bakugan Battle Brawlers by Spin master toys

CmdStore.com is one of the only retailers able to offer the season’s number one hot toy, Bakugan, in such BBB Online Seal of Approvalhuge and diverse quantities, with every accessory possible still available for sale through the site! Cmdstore has so manychoices from: opened/loose and sealed boosters, starters, battle packs, collector tins, arenas, launchers to customized gift sets, you will always find something for your budget. Cmdstore has been in business for over 16 years and is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau Inc (BBB).

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