Spin Master Plans New Bakugan Battle Brawlers Project
posted on by Karen Ressler
Canadian toy and media company Spin Master announced at its Q3 financial results conference call last month that it is planning a relaunch of the Bakugan franchise. The company shared some concept art in its IPO Roadshow Presentation.
Spin Master also reported the the franchise has earned more than US$800 million in cumulative gross product sales historically.
The whole Bakugan franchise is based on Spin Master and Sega Toys' combination of metal cards and marble-like magnetic toys that automatically transform into figures during gameplay. The franchise has been a bestseller in North America, and it won honors at Toy Fair's annual Toy of the Year Awards in 2009.
America's Cartoon Network began showing the first Bakugan Battle Brawlers anime series in February of 2008. It was followed by three sequel television series—Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia, Bakugan Gundalian Invaders, and Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge—the last of which premiered in Canada and the United States in 2011. Baku Tech! Bakugan Gachi, a spinoff series adapting a manga by SHINGO, premiered in Japan in 2013.
[Via I Miss Bionix]
Thanks to Jonathan Andrade for the news tip.