2008 American International Toy Fair

Top Toys of 2008

Bakugan Battle Brawlers

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By Spin Master
For ages 6+
$11.99 for a starter pack, with three Bakugan and three cards

Take an anime cartoon, some action figures and cards, toss it with a game of marbles — you've got Bakugan. The animated series debuts in the U.S. on the Cartoon Network on Feb. 24, but the tiny Bakugan brawlers are already big in Japan and Canada. The action-figure warriors, of which there are 100, are tucked into spheres that pop open when they're rolled onto a game card, where they gather points — and the devotion of collectibles-obsessed children.

— By Alexandra Silver