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Toys for Boys Ages 6 through 12- Bakugan Battle Brawlers.
The Bakugan Battle Brawlers
The Bakugan Battle Brawlers, like Yu-Gi-Oh, is based on a popular TV show that originally aired in Japan in 2007, then in Canada also in 2007 and recenlty in the US in February of 2008. The toys are currently some of the hottest toys around and are going to be on every kids list for Christmas this year.
Bakugan is similar to the popular Yu-Gi-Oh from several years ago. Bakugan is a strategic card game played with magnetic, spring-loaded marbles created by Sega Toys and Spin Master.
The action figures and game packs are based on the main characters of the series. The main plot of the series tells how Dan Kuso's life changed one day when random cards started falling from the sky. Some kids invented a new game with them called Bakugan. It's not an easy game when a Bakugan Brawler named Masquerade uses his Doom Cards to send defeated Bakugan to the Doom Dimension. Together with Runo Misaki, Marucho Marokuro, Julie Makimoto, Shun Kazami, and Alice Gehabich, they form the Bakugan Battle Brawlers which leads to their fights against Masquerade, Hal-G, and the Bakugan Naga for the fate of Vestroia.
Bakugan main Characters
Dan Kuso: Dan is a 12 year old boy who loves Bakugan and spend all his time playing it. He is crazy about Runo. At the end of the season finale, he is seen going on a date with Runo to the movies. His Guardian Bakugan is Pyrus Dragonoid (nicknamed Drago)who has a crush on Joe's Gaurdian Bakugan Wavern.
Joe Brown: He is 13-year-old also known as "Webmaster Joe" who created the Bakugan website. The Brawlers first thought that Joe was working with Masquerade, but it turns out that Joe sent a message to all of the Bakugan Brawlers in the chat room about Masquerade and becomes one of the Brawlers. He lives with his mother and soon moves to the Brawlers' neighborhood. Chan Lee seems to have a crush on Joe, whose feelings are revealed in the last episode. His Guardian Bakugan is Wayvern.
Hal-G: The loyal servant of Naga. He used to be a famous scientist named Michael, who mysteriously disappeared. He once studied Vestroia until an accident happened, and negative energy filled into his lab, causing him to turn into Hal-G. Alice went to his lab for a visit, and the negative energy turned her into Masquerade. Hal-G created a dimension transporter. His Guardian Bakugan is his boss Naga.
If you want to play right - you gotta have the arena.
Bakugan Battle Pack
Magnetic marbles pop open when on metal card
Use strategy to place you cards and set up for battle
Master you battle skills by shooting your Bakugan and landing on card to score
Includes 2 character cards, 3 normal cards, 6 Bakugan marble/action figures,2 command cards, and one special ability card
Styles selected at random when shipped
Bakugan Gundalian Invaders
The portable SpinMaster Bakurack Bakugan Collector Case
The portable SpinMaster Bakurack Bakugan Collector Case stores up to 15 Bakugan warriors in five "Bakuclips" (the same clips used by "Dan," the hero of the "Bakugan Battle Brawlers" TV show.) If your child aged five and older has a lot of Bakugan, he or she will get a kick out of storing them in this spinning case with a handle for easy carrying.
Store up to 15 Bakugan warriors with the collector case. View larger.
Easily transport Bakugan to battle with the Bakuclips. View larger.
What We Think
(what this means)
The Good: Clever way to store Bakugan while making them readily accessible for battle.
The Bad: No instructions.
In a Nutshell: Fans of the game will prize this way of organizing their Bakugan while using the clips for battle just like Dan.
At a Glance
Ages: 5 and up
NOTE: The SpinMaster Bakurack Bakugan Collector Case does not include any Bakugan warriors or the optional Bakugan Launcher. These items are sold separately.
Two-in-One Toy: Spinning Case and Detachable Clips
There are no instructions that come with the collector case, but the picture on the box -- featuring Dan with a Bakuclip strapped to his side -- is informative. Without it, you might not realize that the five clips can be taken out of the case and strapped to an item of clothing. To make the sturdy plastic case spin open or closed, you twist the handle at the top, which we found to be a nifty feature.
Safe and Sound Storage for Bakugan Warriors
Your child will enjoy storing their Bakugan in the case when they're not playing, and then detaching the clips for their Bakugan battles. Fans of the show will also like wearing the same kind of clips as their hero Dan!
The spinning case is a great way for kids to show off their Bakugan collection and to keep track of the pocket-size toys. It also offers a good way for your child to transport their Bakugan to their friends' houses. When the case is in its closed position, the Bakugan are designed to remain securely inside.
Spin Open, Spin Closed!
We especially like how the case spins open and closed in one quick motion. And we also like how the individual clips are detachable. Though it would be nice if the case came with instructions, the picture and description on the box helps, and the case itself is relatively self-explanatory. We think that fans of the game will love this way of storing and showing off their Bakugan, while also keeping them ready for Bakugan battles on the go
Spinning rack will hold up to 5 Bakuclips for storage and quick deployment when a challenge is made
Includes BakuRack, end caps and paper sleeve
Battle and play for hours, and see who wins the most marbles
The hottest new action figure line on the planet
Age recommended 5 and above
Different Types of Bakugan
This is a list of Bakugan that appear in the game. Some of the Bakugans are currently available at stores, while some are of unconfirmed release. Each of the known Bakugan has their own Ability Card.
Dragonoid: A dragon-like Bakugan. Dan's Guardian Bakugan with a power level of 300gs. His Special Ability Card is Boosted Dragon
Delta Dragonoid: The first evolved version of Dragonoid with 3 sleek horns and hard plated armour in ballmode with a chrome ring. Power Level: 450gs. His Special Ability Card is D-Strike (Delta Strike) and his Fusion Ability Card is D-Strike Extreme.
Ultimate Dragonoid: Dragonoid's second evolution. Power Level: 550gs. His Special Ability Card is Ultimate Dragon and his Fusion Ability Card is Exceed.
Infinity Drago: Drago's third and final evolution. It has the Infinity Core inside itself (Wayvern gave it to Drago). Power Level: 1000G. Drago also has the ability to use any attributed Ability (Darkus, Haos, Aquos, Subterra, Ventus, and Pyrus).Special ability card is infinity demond
Tigrerra: A tiger-like Bakugan. Runo's Guardian Bakugan with a power level of 340G; She is also called "Tig" by Runo. Her Special Ability Card is Crystal Fang and Cutting Saber.
Blade Tigrerra: The evolved, humanoid version of Tigrerra with blades all over her. Power Level: 450G. Her Special Ability Card is Velocity Fang.
Preyas: A chameleon-like bakugan. Able to change it's attribute. Marucho's Gurdian Bakugan with 340G. Aside from being able to change attribute Preyas is a wise cracking comedian. His Special Ability is Blue Stealth
Angelo/Diablo Preyas: The Evolved version/multiply of Preyas. They have the attributes of Haos and Pyrus but share the same ball form with their personalities on opposite sides. Angelo is a nice, respectful Preyas that looks like an Angel. Diablo is mean, rude and looks like a devil. Power Level: 400G (Both)
Gorem: A giant golem-like Bakugan. Julie's Guardian Bakugan with 380G. His Special Ability is Mega Impact.
Hammer Gorem: The Evolved version of Gorem that is stronger, more armored, and more powerful. Power Level: 450G. His Special Ability Card is Grand Impact.
Skyress: A phoenix-like Bakugan. Shun's Guardian Bakugan with Power Level: 360G. Her Special Ability Card is Fire Storm.
Storm Skyress: The Evolved version of Skyress with Power Level: 450G. Her Special Ability Card is Destruction Meteor Storm.
Hydranoid: A hydra-like Bakugan. Masquerade/Alice's Guardian Bakugan with Power Level: 450G. He's extremely violent and arrogant. He feeds off the power of the Bakugan sent to the Doom Dimension allowing him to evolve. His Special Ability Card is Chaos Of Darkness.
Dual Hydranoid: The Evolved version of Hydranoid that has two heads and It has a giant razor blade in its stomach area used to damage opponents near it. Power Level: 480g. His Special Ability Card is Dual Gazer and Darkus Gazer Exceedra and his Fusion Ability card is Destruction Impact.
Alpha Hydranoid: Hydranoid's second evolution. It has three heads. Power Level: 550Gs. His Special Ability card is Terminal Trident and Flash Blast Extreme and his Fusion Ability card is Final Demolition.
Fortress: An Asura-like Bakugan. Each face changes with different abilities. Chan Lee's Guardian Bakugan. Power Level: 370. His Special Ability Card is Face of Rage.
Bakugan Battle Brawlers Booster Pack includes RED Dragonoid and Metal Card.
Red Pyrus Tigrerra - Guardian for Runo Misaki one of the main characters.
Runo Misaki: At the age of 12, Runo is not your typical pre-teen girl. Runo is a tomboy through and through who loves playing Bakugan with people that have skills. Like Dan, she has a short temper and gets angry when she loses a battle. Runo has a crush on Dan but she would not admit it (until episode 32) and is jealous of Julie taking Dan's attention. In battle, she uses light attributes. At the end of the series, Runo is seen with Dan on a date going to the movies. Her Guardian Bakugan is the Haos-attribute Tigrerra.
Skyress - Black - Guardian for Shun Kazami who is one of the main characters.
Shun Kazami: He is a strong, silent, cool type 13-year-old. He was the 1st ranked Bakugan player until Masquerade came then he moved down to 6th place then up to 3rd place. He and is a master of Bakugan, and also is Dan's childhood friend. Shun is a loner, a boy of very few words, yet is willing to help his friends at every turn. He approaches the game like a ninja.He lives with his grandfather (who used to be a famous ninja warrior) who once expected Shun to follow in his footsteps instead of playing Bakugan. His Guardian Bakugan is the Ventus-attribute Skyress whom Shun received from his comatose mother.
Tentaclear: A Bakugan with one eye and six tentacles. Julio's Guardian Bakugan. It's ability card is Flare Blinder. It's Special Ability Card is Mega Flare Blinder.
Sirenoid: A mermaid-like Bakugan with a harp. Klaus's Guardian Bakugan. Power Level: 340G. Her Special Ability Card is Amarada.
Cycloid: A giant Cyclops Bakugan with a hammer in his right hand. Billy's Guardian Bakugan. Power Level: 370G. His Special Ability Card is Right Giganty. His ability card to destroy other gate cards is Left Giganty.
Harpus: A Harpy-like Bakugan. Komba's Guardian Bakugan. Her Special Ability Card is Feather Storm.
Reaper: A Bakugan with a skeleton body, horns, demon wings, and a reaper scythe. He willingly followed Masquerade and was shown to have no problems with killing other Bakugan, causing him to form a rivalry with Drago. Despite his loyalty towards Masquerade, Reaper was replaced by Hydranoid in "Just For the Shun of it" when Masquerade sent Reaper to the Doom Dimension.
Juggernoid: A tortoise-like Bakugan. Christopher's Guardian Bakugan. It's Ultimate Ability Card is Depth Tornado.
Apollonir: The ultimate and legendary Pyrus Bakugan who is the ultimate Dragonoid. The Leader of The 6 legendary Bakugan. Power Level: 500G. His Special Ability Card is Maximum Pyrus.
Lars Lion: The legendary Haos Bakugan that resembles an angel warrior. The most moral of The 6 legendary Bakugan. Power level: 500G. Her Special Ability Card is Sagitarius Arrow.
Frosch: The legendary Aquos Bakugan that resembles a giant frog. The wisest and the most tactical of The 6 legendary Bakugan. Power Level: 500G. His Special Ability Card is Aquos Cyclone.
Clayf: The legendary Subterra Bakugan that resembles a shakokidogu. The Strongest out of The 6 legendary Bakugan. Power Level: 500G. His Special Ability Card is Atomic Brave.
Oberon: The legendary Ventus Bakugan that resembles a giant moth/butterfly. The most compassionate of the 6 legendary Bakugan. Power level: 500G. Her Special Ability Card is Turmoil.
Excedra: The legendary Darkus Bakugan that looks like a nine-headed, Hydra-like Bakugan with a single eye and jaw on its chest. The most powerful of the 6 legendary Bakugan. Power level: 500G. His Special Ability Card is Final Wizard and Demon Wizard.
Wayvern: The Infinity Bakugan, as she contains the Infinity Core. Joe's Guardian Bakugan. Naga's twin sister. While she is the complete opposite of Naga, during battle, she is considered Haos. She has a crush on Dan's Dragonoid. Power level: 550g's. Her Special Ability Card is Big Bang Blaze and her Fusion Ability Card is Shining Pyrus.
Naga: Wayvern's evil twin brother. He has the Silent Core and only craves power. The complete opposite of Wayvern. His attribute in battles are considered Darkus. He is Hal G's guardian bakugan. Power Level is 1000G. His Special Ability is currently unknown.
Beestriker: A bee-like Bakugan with a deadly stinger.
Centiploid: A centipede-like Bakugan with huge pincers.
El Condor: A Bakugan that looks like a Totem Pole Shaman with the amazing ability to fly.
Falconeer: A humanoid falcon.
Fear Ripper: A demon-like Bakugan with sharp claws used for slicing, cutting and slashing. It's Ultimate Ability Card Is Slash Zero.
Red Fear Ripper - Guardian for awhile to Masquerade who is a main character.
Masquerade: The number one ranked Bakugan player in the world. His goal is to send all Bakugan to the Doom Dimension (the most feared place by all Bakugan) with his Doom Card, so he may evolve his Hydranoid and have the Ultimate Bakugan. He is revealed to be Alice in episode 38 and 39. Masquerade came to be when negative energy changed Alice. Alice's Grandfather was also affected by the negative energy and he was changed into Hal-G. He battles with Dan in episode 38 and loses. Masquerade disappears from Alice's body after assisting Dan in Vestroia. Masquerade's Guardian Bakugan was Reaper before he sent it to the Doom Dimension and replaced him with Hydranoid. Before he disappears completely, he gives Alice his Guardian Bakugan Hydranoid.
Sub Terra Gorem - Guardian for Julie Makimoto one of the main characters.
Julie Makimoto: She lives in Bakugan Valley. She's 12 years old and sort of upbeat from the rest of the Battle Brawlers and tries to stay happy even when the worst has happened (for example, when Billy ended up under the control of Masquerade), her acting happy after something terrible happened is generally just to cover up her real feelings. Julie can also forget things easily, proving that she is a little scatterbrained at times. She is always up and happy with a positive attitude. At the beginning of the series, she is shown to have a crush on Dan (which led to some arguments with a jealous Runo), but later, she likes Billy and accepts a date offer from him. Julie has a sister named Daisy who has bested her in everything since she was a child. Her Guardian Bakugan is Subterra-attribute Gorem.
Bakugan LOOSE Brown (subterra) Gorem
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More Types of Bakugan
Garganoid: A Gargoyle-like Bakugan. It's Ultimate Ability Card Is Firewall.
Griffon: A lion-headed griffin-like Bakugan with eagle wings and a snake-like tail. It's Ultimate Ability Card Is Wing Burst.
Hynoid: A werewolf-like Bakugan with the amazing speed. It's Ultimate Ability card is Desert Thunder.
Laserman: A robotic Bakugan with lasers on its shoulders. It's Ultimate Ability card is Leaf Sting.
Limulus: A stingray-like Bakugan with spikes on its back.
Manion: A sphinx-like Bakugan with wings. It's Ultimate Ability Card is Amon Ray.
Mantris: An mantis-like Bakugan with sharp claws. It's Ultimate Ability Card Is Twin Machetti.
Monarus: A humanoid butterfly-like Bakugan.
Ratteloid: A Bakugan that looks like Serpenoid, except with an armored head and a rattle on its tail. Its Ultimate ability card is Poison Fang.
Ravenoid: A raven-like Bakugan with full body armor.
Robotallion: A robot-like Bakugan with holes on its chest used to shoot lasers. It's Ultimate Ability Card Is Robotalian Enforcement.
Saurus: A triceratops-like Bakugan that stands on two legs. It's Ultimate Ability Card is Saurus Glow.
Serpenoid: A snake-like Bakugan with deadly fangs.
Siege: A Bakugan that looks like a knight with a long spear and armor. The different attribute Sieges each use a different weapon. It's Ultimate Ability Card for Aquos Attribute Is Tsunami Wave.
Stinglash: A scorpion-like Bakugan with a stinger.
Terrorclaw: A crab-like Bakugan.
Tuskor: A mammoth-like Bakugan. Its Ultimate Ability Card is Nose Slap.
Warrius: A warrior Bakugan with a mace.
Wormquake: A large worm with a huge, gaping mouth full of razor-sharp teeth. Its Ultimate Ability Card is Sand Trap
Darkus Hydranoid - Guardian to Alice Gehabich who is a main character.
Alice Gehabich: She is a 14-year-old girl from Moscow who didn't play Bakugan until her identity of Masquerade had disappeared from her body. Upon his departure, Masquerade left her the Darkus-attribute Hydranoid. Michael is her grandfather, but after learning that her grandfather became Hal-G and works with Naga, she constantly worried about him. Alice usually just gives advice to the brawlers, instead of battling. Alice and Marucho are the 2 brawlers who mostly use strategy. Although Unlike Marucho, Alice gives her strategies to the brawlers. During season 2 she left the Brawlers after finding out that she was Masquerade out of intense guilt over what she did as him, but later returns in time to save Dan and Drago. Alice has a special ability to see the G's of a Bakugan on the field. Her Guardian Bakugan is Darkus-attribute Hydranoid which she inherited from Masquerade after he left her body.
Darkus Hydranoid Evolved - Hard To Find
Includes evolved Darkus Chrome Hydranoid
With 1 Metal Card!
Aquos Preyas - Guardian for Marucho Marokuro who is a main character.
Marucho Marokuro: He is a wealthy, 11-year old, blond-haired boy with glasses. He is caring, strong at heart, polite, and generous. He used to be extremely obedient to his parents out of fear he might be eaten, but that changed when he met the Brawlers. He now has no regrets for the past, realizing that he only wanted to make his parents happy. His Guardian Bakugan are the Aquos-attribute Preyas and the Haos Angelo/Pyrus Diablo Preyas. Preyus was sent to the Doom Dimension in Marucho's battle with Klaus Van Hertzon. Later Klaus shows up with Preyus. Dan and Runo find a way to get Preyus back through defeating him in battle. Preyas evolves into a two-sided Bakugan called Preyas Angelo and Preyas Diablo. Unlike the other Bakugan however, Preyas multiplies when he evolves, so Marucho got to keep the old Preyas.
The Ultimate Set - a Full Master Carton of 16 Marble/Action Figures
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 points. With this Bakugan Booster Pack, kids 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 apparatus 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.
Inside each plastic sphere is a fearsome warrior apparatus.
There are many colors and varieties of Bakugan to collect.
What We Think
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The Good: Wide variety of Bakugan make them fun for kids to trade and collect
The Bad: No instructions with some toys
In a Nutshell: Clever and exciting interactive game that kids will enjoy even if they're not familiar with the TV show
At a Glance
Ages: 4 and up
NOTE: The Bakugan Booster Pack includes a randomly selected single Bakugan warrior. It also includes one metal card. It does not include the optional Bakugan Launcher.
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 Booster Pack doesn't come with instructions. It's designed for kids who already know how to play the game and want to increase their collection of Bakugan. If your child is a newbie to Bakugan Battle Brawlers, you might consider getting the Starter Pack or the Battle Pack since both come with instructions. 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 Booster Pack comes with one Bakugan and one magnetic card -- perfect for the child who is already a fan of the game and who wants another Bakugan to boost their collection.
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 friends' houses. Having a magnet that activates the warriors is a clever idea that adds excitement to the game. The Bakugan Launcher (sold separately) is a great accessory, with three shooting modes ("curve," "angle, and "distance"), but it doesn't come with any instructions.
Room for the Imagination
We like that this that this game combines skill (aiming your Bakugan) with strategy (placement of the cards). We 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, we felt a little lost at first in the world of Bakugan. But with the help of the colorful, animated Bakugan Web site, we got the gist of what the game is about and how to play. Our attempts to fire the launcher proved somewhat difficult and instructions would have helped. But the launcher isn't necessary. Kids can simply roll the Bakugan like marbles for a fun and action-packed game with their friends.
What's in the Box
One Bakugan, and one metal card.
Bakugan battle brawlers are here! Answer the call to brawl and decide the fate of the galaxy! These small spheres magnetically morph into powerful Bakugan warriors when they roll onto the real metal Gate Cards! Use strategy to place your metal Gate Cards effectively as each card affects the battle differently. Then master your precision shooting skills to roll your Bakugan into battle and win!
Magnetic marbles pop open when on metal card
Use strategy to place you cards and set up for battle
Master your battle skills by shooting your Bakugan and landing on card to score
Full factory sealed master carton of 16 Marble/Action Figure and corresponding Character Card
Master case may contain some duplicates