What do you get if you cross Pokemon cards with Beyblades – and mix in some Bakugan? If this sounds like like bad Asian cuisine, then this probably will not interest you, but Monsuno is what you would get. They have been lying dormant for millions of years, and our kids can harness the power of Monsuno, a brand new toy line from Jakks Pacific – just hitting store shelves!
The comprehensive toy line features innovative, kid-controlled action figures, accessories, combat sets, collectibles and electronics, and brings the adventures of the Monsuno animated NickToons series into kids’ hands. My son, like most of the kids his age, already likes the Beyblades toys for the competitive quality. For those not in the know, Beyblades are tops that are ripcord launched and you try to hit the opponent’s top to be the last top spinning. Yes, it is a new ‘spin’ on an old toy. Bakugan on the other hand are small spring loaded action figures that fold into a ball. When they roll over a thin metal plate in their collectible trading card, they spring out for play. I know these are simple definitions of these products, but I am only using them as examples…
Monsuno consist of plastic cylinders (cores) that contain a spring loaded action figure. Players try to spin their cylinders into battle (this sounds harder than it is) and collide into the other player’s spinning cylinder. When a good connection is made, the action figure shoots out of the cylinder and springs open for play! There are also Topps game cards that are included for playing which remind me of the Pokemon cards. I might be making this sound complicated, but it really is not – in fact, it is a lot of fun. The toys are designed for children ages 6-11, but the added Topps playing cards game-play level builds a more strategic element to the battles – it’s a great parent and child bonding game. Everyone has a great chance at getting a good spin with these cylinders and trying to make them hit each other.
To get the word out about these new toys, Jakks Pacific has graciously supplied a few Monsuno for a giveaway! One Grand Prize winner will receive: one single core pack, one wild core and a Launch Zone combat arena. Two runner ups will each receive a single core pack. To enter: Just fill in the form below before 11:59 PM EST this Thursday, April 5, and our winners will be chosen at random. Should the form not work for you for any reason, you can fill it out here instead.
Open to North American residents only.
One entry per physical address.
Must be 18 or older to enter.
Winners will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
Winners will be notified via the email address supplied at time of entry.
Prizes are supplied by 3rd parties, and GeekDad.com cannot be held liable for items damaged or lost in shipping.
Review and promotional materials provided by: Jakks Pacific