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Introduction to Bakugan Toys

Bakugan toys are some of the hottest items in the toy industry. The toys are based on Bakugan Battle Brawlers, which is a Japanese anime TV series. The plots revolve around the lives of the Bakugan creatures, as well as the battle brawlers who own them. Sega Toys has released a strategy game known as Bakugan, which uses metal cards and magnetic marbles that are spring-loaded. When the marbles, or balls, are rolled onto the metal cards, they spring open to reveal the Bakugan warrior figure inside. Bakugan has developed a huge fan following for both the game and the show, among both children and adults.

Some people are confused at first by the terms “Bakugan Battle Brawlers” versus “Bakugan.” There’s no need for confusion—the two terms are used interchangeably for both the game and the TV series, with “Bakugan” simply being the shortened version. Some people reserve the term Bakugan for the balls and Bakugan Battle Brawlers for the player.

When you start buying Bakugan, you will immediately notice that there are thousands of different Bakugan balls, traps, and ability card combinations. First, the Bakugan are monsters from another planet. They’ve been spellbound into balls from which they are released during battle. Battles are won by the most powerful Bakugan, so collectors like to get the most powerful ones possible. This strategy game can be a good developmental tool for children.

With all the choices available, it may seem difficult to even start shopping for Bakugan, especially if you are not that familiar with the game or show. Price Inspector can help. Using our buying guide, you can quickly learn some of the common terms and popular toys, so you know you are getting the right item. Once you have decided what to buy, we give you the confidence that you’re getting the right price. Our Inspectors compare prices at all the UK shops to find you cheap prices on Bakugan toys.

Bakugan Games and Accessories

The Bakugan strategy game uses spring-loaded figures that represent the Bakugan, combined with metal cards that release the magnetic springs. The object of the game is to be the first to capture the three Gate cards. Battle begins when the rolled Bakugan figures pop open on one gate card. Players then determine their G-Power by adding together their character’s Ability, Traps, and Gate card points. The player with the highest G-Power score is the winner. Games can be played with two to four players.

The Bakugan game has created a variety of accessories, including carrying clips that store three Bakugan figures and launchers that fire the figures into the Bakugan battle arena. There are also play mats, either in hard or soft plastic, as well as gauntlets that both store cards and have built-in calculators for quickly determining the G-Power total.

To play the game, consider a Bakugan starter pack. These are available in different colours such as red, blue, green, and black, which determines the colour of the warriors inside the marbles. Starter sets come with three Bakugan warrior marbles and three metal gate cards.

The Bakugan Battle Pack is a larger set, featuring two character cards, three normal cards, six Bakugan marbles, one special ability card, and two command cards. The Bakugan Booster Pack gives you five cards to boost the skills of the Bakugans you already have. It comes with two metal gate cards and three special ability cards; it does not include a Bakugan marble.

Another fun choice is the Bakugan character pack. With this option, you get a Bakugan ball, a metal gate card, and a 2 inch figure. This provides imaginative play outside the battle arena, since your child can also play with or display the figure.

A popular choice for first-time Bakugan buyers is the Maxus Dragoniod 7-in-1 figure. This large monster is made by combining several regular-sized Bakugans.

Improve your battle skills with a Bakugan hand launcher or wrist launcher. These launchers use a spring action, so no batteries are needed. They help the battler accurately launch the ball onto the gate card.

Bakugan Toys and Storage

In 2009, a new selection of Bakugan electronics was introduced, which is marketed for children ages 7 to 14 years. Popular choices include alarm clocks, digital cameras, and more.

There are also video games created for the major gaming platforms, including Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation, and Nintendo DS. In these games, the main characters are the player, who wants to be a Bakugan brawler, and a Bakugan named Leonidas that has every skill attribute. Players can choose from 35 different brawlers. This game received the Toy Industry Association’s award for the 2009 Toy of the Year.

There are many different variations of the Bakugan toys and clips. For example, the Bakugan Deka Battle Brawlers are large Bakugan Warriors shock troops. This is a special edition set featuring collectible Bakugan. The figures are heavily armoured for lethal combat.

An easy way to carry your Bakugans and be ready for combat is to use a Bakuclip. Each Bakuclip holds up to three Bakugan, and it can clip easily onto your backpack or belt. The Bakuclips can then be fitted into the Bakurack, which is sold separately. The Bakuclips come in different colours and include a different warrior figure. Popular Bakuclip warriors include Haos, Ventus, Sub Terra, Aquos, Pyrus, and Darkus.

Once you have a large collection of Bakugans, it’s time for a Bakurack. These spinning racks come with five Bakuclips, which can hold a total of 15 Bakugan marbles. This makes it easy to store and carry your Bakugan.

Another popular way to store your Bakugan is with a Bakutin. These collectible tins come in different colours and have beautiful decorations. They can hold 18 Bakugan balls and 30 metal cards, and they come with two exclusive Bakugan balls to expand your collection.

Tips to consider before buying Bakugan Toys

  • Bakugan balls contain small parts and are not intended for children under 3 due to the choking hazard.
  • To avoid buying the wrong type, ask your child:

    •  What is your favourite Bakugan?
    • What is your favourite colour? Planet? Attribute?
    • What G power do you want?
  • Part of the fun of Bakugan is collecting different or exclusive warriors. If you are buying Bakugan for someone else, try to find out what characters they already have or what they most want.
  • Accessories help make the game more fun, so think about adding carrying cases, wrist launchers, or battle arenas.
  • If you are buying for someone else’s child, talk to the parents first. Although it is only simulated violence in the card game, some parents do not approve.
  • If you are buying the DVD for the TV show, keep in mind that it is rated for children 8 and older.
  • The Bakugan video games are rated E for Everyone, with a note about Fantasy Violence.
  • Kids want Bakugans that have a higher G power rating. A high rating is 540G to 670G. If you buy sealed packs, you can’t see what the G power is, so some retailers open the sealed packs and sell them individually. These are called “loose” Bakugans, and they are more expensive because you know you are getting a powerful Bakugan.
  • Buy the colour your child wants. The colours have different names in the Bakugan world, so if your child asks for “Darkus,” he wants black. Pyrus is red, SubTerra is tan, Aquos is blue, and Ventus is green. There are also colour variations within these main categories, such as translucent.
  •  Try playing Bakugan along with your child. This will give you a clearer understanding of the game, what they want, and how everything works. It’s also a great way to bond with your child if you understand their passions.
  • Booster Packs have a single Bakugan. Starter Packs have 3 random Bakugans.

Jargon Explained

Balls, Marbles, WarriorsBalls, Marbles, and Warriors: These terms can be used somewhat interchangeably. Balls or marbles are the name when the Bakugan is folded into a ball shape. When it springs open on the metal card, the Warrior inside is revealed.
Bakuclips  Bakuracks hold up to five Bakuclips. Combined, they are a great way to carry the Bakugan collection. They help keep the Bakugan balls from getting lost or damaged, such as if they are carried loose in a pocket. 

Buying Guide to Bakugan toys
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