Bakugan (pronounced BACK-oo-gon), which means “exploding sphere” in Japanese, has exploded onto the toy scene in the United States since it was introduced in January. This strategic card game, developed by Sega Toys and Spin Master, was released in conjunction with the Japanese anime television series called Bakugan Battle Brawlers.
The story centers on the lives of creatures called Bakugan and the battle brawlers who have the deep power to wield them. Consisting of fifty-one episodes, Bakugan Battle Brawlers debuted in Japan on TV Tokyo in 2007. Nelvana Limited produced the English language version and premiered the series on the Canadian network Teletoon later the same year. It began in the United States on The Cartoon Network, February 24, 2008.
Now the Bakugan battle age has arrived. The latest warriors in the new age combat scene are the Bakugan Brawlers. Combining the strategic battle method of Yu-Gi-Oh and the thrilling action of Beyblade, the Bakugan Brawlers are raring to deploy their skills in battle. With the infinity core and the silent core interfering with one another and causing pandemonium, it’s up to the young heroes and their Bakugen to save Earth and the card’s world of Vestroia.
Now kids everywhere can step into Dan and his friend’s shoes to enjoy an exciting adrenaline filled adventure with their guardian Bakugen. The Bakugan toys are small colored spheres that POP into powerful Bakugan warrior action figures when rolled onto Bakugan gamecards. Kids battle using points, special abilities, the strategic selection of Bakugan, and even a shooting trick or two – it’s almost like a modern-age marble. The Bakugan are unique creatures with fierce abilities which correspond with their respective attribute worlds. It’s kind of complicated actually. The Bakugen of the Pyrus attribute have powerful attacks, the Aquos attribute Bakugen have medium attack and defense, the Subterra attributes have strong defense, the Darkus have powerful attacks against the Haos while Haos have powerful attacks against Darkus and the Ventus attributes have super speed. Keeping all this in mind, kids will have to plan their strategy carefully while deploying their Bakugens in battle against their opponents. Each Bakugan guardian is loyal to its master and protects its master at all cost.
There are currently more than 72 different Bakugan Battle Brawlers to collect and trade like the Centipoid, Falconeer, Hydranoid, Dragonoid, Tigrerra, Gorem and so on. New waves of additional warriors are being released every two months. The Bakugan Battle Brawlers line includes booster packs the starter pack and battle packs, featuring more than 100 Bakugan warriors, as well as official battle arenas, wrist launchers, and 2″ action figures, featuring iconic poses of kids’ favorite Bakugan characters. With their guardian Bakugans by their sides, kids over the ages of 4 will have an adventure of a lifetime.
This game has become the mania of kids over 4 years and on most Christmas wish-lists. As such, supplies have become limited, and increasing in price. So buy early.