We have accidentally stumbled upon what may be the hot toy for boys this year. The Boy has been enthralled with this trading card game called Bakugan, another one of the Japanese anime Pokemon-like games. Bakugan (aka Bakugan Battle Brawlers) has plastic marble toys that pop open when they roll onto magnetic cards. It's like Pokemon, in that it's a card game where the cards have certain characters with one power or another, blah, blah, blah, and until he can read on his own, it's just a pain in my neck.
Some older kids at school had them, he traded someone a Star Wars figure for one of the balls and some cards, and he's hooked. (The trading toys at school is a separate post/issue) Bakugan is definitely topping his birthday/Christmas list, and he's not alone. The toy stores can't keep these things stocked.
But today we waged the Bakugan battle right in Toys R Us, and he learned a valuable lesson.
To be continued tomorrow, with photos, when I'm not so tired....