Beyblade Spins onto the Cartoon Network

Beyblade Metal Fusion is officially the new big thing, back after a few years off to retool and revamp their toy line, their show and the franchise as a whole. Now it’s poised to take the world by storm in a flurry of spinning tops and whirring spikes. The Dark Bull Red, Storm Pegasus Blue, Dark Gasher Red and tons of other tops are currently available and in-stock, but you can also pre-order upcoming items like Flame Libra Green, Rock Orso or the Super Vortex Battle Set/Battle-pack, arriving in the coming months. Check ’em out!

Naturally, the game can be played without any of the back-story: some of the tops are heavier and more defense-oriented while others are whirling dervishes armed with plastic points to knock out the competition with speed. It’s a game of both skill and luck for anyone with some spare time and spare tops. But unlike some such playground pastimes, Beyblade Metal Fusion has a plot, characters and a television show sure to be as big a success as the toy collection once its popularity picks up.

Here’s the info from Toon

Cartoon Network has licensed the US broadcast rights to Beyblade: Metal Fusion, the latest iteration in the Beyblade animated franchise, series-producer Nelvana announced today. The deal also gives the network the Australian and New Zealand broadcast rights to the series.

The announcement is part of a clutch of other licensing deals that will put the series on the air in France (via Gulli), Germany (Nickelodeon), the UK (Nicktoons), Benelux (Disney XD), Spain, and (Telecinco and Factoria de Ficcion). It already airs on YTV in Canada.

Nelvana also says it has appointed Hasbro as master toy licensee of for most non-Asian markets, and has signed Hudson Entertainment to develop a video game based on the title for the Nintendo DS and Wii. The game is tentatively set for release during the 2010 holiday season.

But if you can’t wait, here’s a look at the first episode of Beyblade Metal Fusion:

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 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.