Redakai Game Play Summary Tutorial

Redakai Collectible Card Game
Redakai’s innovative Blast 3D technology has gotten rave reviews, but how does the game play? Very easy to learn, but with lots of strategic depth! Check out this clip for a summary on how to play both the basic and advanced versions of the game.

We just got Redakai boosters, starter decks, and championship sets available from our online store:

Bakugan Video Game: Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo Wii

 

I found the following news article posted on PRNewsire about Bakugan Video Games:

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today an agreement with Corus Entertainment Inc.’s Nelvana Enterprises to develop and distribute video games based on the breakout hit toy and wildly popular action animated television series Bakugan. The first Bakugan game will be released for Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM), Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PLAYSTATION(R)3 and PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment systems in the fall of 2009.

“Bakugan’s success in 2008 speaks for itself and we’re confident it will be even bigger in 2009,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “It is our goal to expand this proven property in a way that both fans and gamers will love.”

“Ever since Bakugan exploded in popularity, players have been clamoring for a video game version,” said Doug Murphy, President, Nelvana and GM, Corus Kids. “We share our fans’ excitement in doing battle in an interactive Bakugan world!”

Bakugan tells the story of Dan and his friends as they battle their Bakugan Brawlers to save the planet of Vestroia and, ultimately, Earth from destruction. The series airs on Cartoon Network in the United States and internationally, and on TELETOON in Canada. The toy line, developed by Spin Master Ltd., brings action to the popular genre of collectible trading card games with marble-like Bakugan spheres that transform into “battle brawling” action figures when rolled onto special game cards. A genuine toy craze in the 2008 holiday season, Bakugan recently won three “Toy of the Year” awards from The Toy Industry Association: overall Toy of the Year, Boy Toy of the Year, and Property of the Year.

The video games, under development by veteran Japanese studio NOW Production, will render the elements that made Bakugan a worldwide phenomenon into mind-blowing digital experiences. Everything a Bakugan enthusiast and gamer would love is here – intense battles, the ability to create your own Brawler, cartoon quality graphics and multiplayer combat.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.

Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising services, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. The company’s multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, W Network, CosmoTV, VIVA, Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press and radio stations including CKNW, CKOI and Q107. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) and New York (CJR) exchanges. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

About Spin Master

A multi-category children’s entertainment company since 1994, Spin Master(R) 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 2008 Toy of the Year winner Air Hogs(R), Aquadoodle(TM), Tech Deck(TM), Moon Sand(TM) and new boys action phenomena Bakugan Battle Brawlers(TM). Spin Master employs over 600 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Hong Kong and China. For additional information please visit: www.spinmaster.com.

About Now Production

Now Production is a premiere videogame developer founded in 1986 and based in Japan. It has developed games for many major publishers, including Namco, Konami and Activision, working on games such as Katamari Damacy, Dance Dance Revolution and Little League World Series 2008. In recent years, Nowpro has started creating original, independent titles and is also involved with developing mobile software and online games.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.

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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?

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Spin Master Ltd. Launches Attack on Counterfeiters of Highly Sought-After Hit Toy Bakugan Battle Brawlers

Bakugan online

Found this PR Newswire article off the net.

TORONTO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ — There’s an old saying that says that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Spin Master Ltd., the company behind the North American toy-phenom Bakugan Battle Brawlers, is warning imitators that counterfeiting will not be tolerated and is offering parents guidance on how to ensure that their Bakugan purchases are the real thing.

Between February 6 and May 2, 2008, Spin Master Ltd. in conjunction with its anti-counterfeiting enforcement team at the Toronto-based law firm of Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP served a combination of Canadian Federal Court Order Anton Piller Orders and cease and desist letters on 15 locations in Ontario and Quebec. As a result of this effort, a total of 2203 counterfeit Bakugan Battle Brawler items have been removed from sale. In addition, several businesses involved in the importation, distribution and sale of counterfeit Bakugan Battle Brawlers toys are currently being investigated.

“Spin Master has asked us to aggressively pursue the suppliers and stores selling these infringing products and we believe the word is getting out there that counterfeits will not be tolerated,” notes Lorne Lipkus of Kestenberg Siegal, Lipkus who is heading the enforcement efforts. “The obstacle facing us in our efforts is that Bakugan is such a hot product, even the counterfeiters and stores selling the counterfeits are selling out quickly. As enticing as counterfeits might be to some retailers however, its not worth the risk of a law suit.”

The RCMP Border Integrity investigators consistently note that the following is characteristic of the counterfeit products they encounter:

1. They are almost always cheaply made;
2. They are often unsafe;
3. They always generate huge profits for organized crime;
4. People involved in trafficking counterfeit products don’t care about the health and safety of the people, who knowingly or unknowingly, buy the product.

“The inevitable result of having a successful product is that the market gets flooded with cheap imitations,” states Christopher Harrs, General Counsel for Spin Master Ltd. “It’s often small convenience stores that are the unwitting buyers and end up on the wrong end of a law suit with consequences far outweighing the profit they could make on this product. The bigger mass-market stores know better. ”

From the Japanese words “baku” meaning “to explode” and “gan” meaning “sphere,” Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a collectible action strategy game featuring small spheres that pop open into powerful Bakugan monster action figures when skillfully rolled onto the game’s metal cards. Launched in Canada in August, then the United States this past January, Bakugan Battle Brawlers has exploded into the market to become the most talked about and most in-demand item for North American kids.

“We’re bringing in Bakugan in planes, trains, automobiles … whatever we can do to deliver product fast to meet this incredible demand,” says Donna MacNeil, Senior Director of Communications at Spin Master Ltd.
“Bakugan is selling out within hours of reaching stores — kids want this product, and they want the real thing.”

More information on Bakugan Battle Brawlers can be found at http://www.bakugan.com and http://www.spinmaster.com

Hades Bakugan

My Final Observations:

Here are some tips to help ensure that your Bakugan purchases are the real thing:

  • Some counterfeit Bakugan packaging is identical to original product so check the packaging for the Spin Master logo (look for spelling/grammar errors on the packaging)
  • There usually is no UPC bar code on the fake bakugan packaging
  • Infringing product is being sold under names such as “Bursting Egg” and “Battle Brawlers”
  • Only buy from North American retailers (do not buy from websites based Overseas)
  • Organized Crime? I don’t know who wrote this Newswire article but that is very unlikely. Can you image the Sopranos making fake Bakugans in a New Jersey factory!!! Yes…fake bakugans are adding bucks to their accounts to finance drugs. Mmmm…what is more profitable? Fake Bakugans or Drugs. Hey, crack a raw egg on a hot pan and figure it out. Bakugan has a finite FAD shelf life. Drugs have an indefinite life with much more consumers/users. I could go on and on…but let’s not beat this up any further.
  • Authentic Bakugan Battle Brawlers items will always be in packaging (unless you are buying from a reputable retailer that sell Loose Bakugans individually) Always purchase loose bakugans from an online retailer that is a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB Inc)
  • I would not worry too much about fake bakugans as Spin Master has done an excellent job in protecting the consumer (they started addressing this issue 6 months ago and have cleaned up the streets of fake bakugans in North America)

We are currently running a Bakugan Contest.  Wanna enter and play….click the image to win a Bakugan Training
DVD.

Bakugan Battle Training DVD

Bakugan Battle Brawlers by Spin master toysCmdStore.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 many bakugan choices 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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Bakugan Battle Brawlers

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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Which size Bakugans are the best?

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

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