So, what's so special about Bakugan?
First of all, the spelling is kind of a mystery. Especially when you don't have it in front of you. How would you spell it? It's a little tricky, isn't it? A little intriguing. Even I spell it wrong (backagone, bacagon, etc.). But kids know exactly how to spell it.
Secondly, the whole thing is just plain addicting. The show, those "balls," the characters. You can't have just one. They come in many bright colors, sizes and shapes. They open to different characters and shapes, that look cool. Most kids have at least 10. You need 3 to battle.
If you ask any kid in grade school (2nd, 3rd, 4th grade and up) you'll get your answer. Bakugan Battle Brawler toys are so irresistible and catching on quick – so quick in fact, that they are the new Pokemon in my opinion. And better. Besides being able to battle with them yourself – roll them around on the table, you can battle with your friends at recess, "they're portable," and can fit in your pocket, purse or backpack. And like Pokemon, practice math at the same time. A new more sophisticated, higher tech Pokemon. There are cards, "balls" or battle brawlers, and action figure characters. And of course, a tv show, dvd and cool chapter books. There is a battle arena which is great for playing at home, and many toys that are coming out on a regular basis. They sell out every morning at our local Target, so the best place to buy them is online.
So, what is Bakugan all about? Just throwing some plastic balls onto a card and playing the game?
No! Not just, and only that … there's much more to it. There's a whole entire world of Bakugan, a whole story that goes along with it. Dan and his friends are ultimately trying to save the earth, and the parallel universe Vestroia from the Bakugan monsters, so they Battle and fight to win. Dan and his young warrior friends initially thought the cards they found and battled with were just a fun game but the characters on the cards were Bakugan monsters with their own agenda and it's become a race to restore peace throughout the universe.
The graphics for Bakugan are outstanding. Eye catching colors and designs of the characters and setting are so cool and outrageous. Think Fantasy purples, reds, blues and greens, foreign territory and outer space. The posters look just as awesome as the cards and tv show. They will definitely transform your room or playroom.
So, if your looking for something fun, fantastic and a little different this year for Christmas …. you'll know just what to get. And, don't forget the stocking stuffers.