Thursday, October 2, 2008
Sorry, this post is WAY off-topic. Come back tomorrow if you're looking for stamping!
I always try to answer any questions my blog readers ask ... but I think this is the first non-stamping-related one! These, friends, are Bakugan.
If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle of an elementary schooler (boy or girl), familiarize yourself with these if you haven't already, LOL! I posted a few days ago about having to go to four different stores in order to find these. The first three stores carried them, but the hooks were all empty.
They fold up into little spheres around an inch in diameter and have some kind of magnet in them that causes them to spring open when you rest them on the accompanying magnetic card. Just like Pokemon, there's a game that goes along with them, as well as trading, collecting, comparing, etc. And even if they look alike on the outside, they might be different on the inside. It's a "G" thing - 500G is good (I think), but I don't think you see how many G's until after you've opened the package. They retail at Target for around $5 each. If the child you're shopping for isn't with you, don't be lured into buying the accessories if the Bakugan are sold out. My son was only interested in the Bakugan themselves.
Did I mention how happy he was that we did find some in the end? Just look at this face:
They make a great discipline tool, too, by the way. "Cole, you can choose not to set the table, but if you don't, you'll have to give me one Bakugan to keep for the rest of the school week." I love when he loves something. Leverage ;)