11.11.2009

Bakucrazy

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Have you heard of Bakugan? I hadn't either until my boy came home from school singing their praise. The toys are apparently all the rage among the elementary school crowd here in our neck of the woods.

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Bakugan is another Japanese anime television show that has hit the American airwaves. Think Pokemon meets Transformers. A game using spring-loaded figures was created in conjuntion with the series.

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Each Bakugan ball comes with a metal card. When the magnet located in the bottom of the ball comes in contact with the card, the Bakugan springs open revealing the figure inside.

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Both the cards and characters have a G-Power assigned to them. These powers determine who wins the Battle Brawl. If it sounds complicated, that's because it is. There are entirely too many details for my grown-up mind to comprehend. 
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Fortunately, the boy has no interest in battling. His goal... to trade his Bakugan for better, more interesting figures. 

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This passion is apparently shared by most of the third grade class at the boy's school. From what I hear, they have created a swap meet of sorts. Any free time before and after school is spent bargaining and bartering in an effort to acquire a Coin Scorpion, Fear Ripper or Triad Sphinx. 
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The endless switching has proven to further confuse my already jumbled mind. My inability to remember the names of each figure worsens with every passing day. I am continually referring to them as "that big tall spiky guy," or "that really long snake."


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The end result is a boy that is thoroughly annoyed. He has even gone so far as to suggest that I make a set of Bakugan flashcards. I can't think of a better way to spend all of my time.

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