Kelso wrote:At least it's not that one where kids shoot marbles at each other. That didn't look safe to me at all.
They weren't. Seriously, a well aimed or stray shot marble and its high pitch voice for some unfortunate lad. I too, also have one of those.. B-daman they were called.
Its like this Hot Wheels thing i had many many many years ago. It was a hard metal hot wheels car that had a collapsible hook underneath. You would slot in into a drag strip which has a pull back spring loaded contraption in it. Think like what you would find on deck of an air craft carrier or a crossbow. And thats what it was. A Hot Wheels car crossbow. It lauched those cars with tremendous force and I was struck in the leg once. It hurt. Your supposed to shoot it around a track which had tubes and loop de loops, but i didnt have that bit..
Anyway, all those toy tie-in shows were rather crap. Crush Gear, Beyblade, YuGiOh, Bakugan.. all shit. I do remember watching a bit of Medabots.. it wasnt half bad (and if it were the next best thing today, i'd be lapping up them medabots figures)..
But for me, this isnt about the crappy spikey haired recycled anime. Its not about another rock, paper, scissors, my-mums-fatter-than-your-mum-because-i-used-a-weight-power-up-card bullshit card game. This is all about the toys, and these do have a neat little gimmick.
Also to clarify, the figure has the magnet in the base. There are certain 'activator' cards which come with each figure that have a plate of metal inside the card. I have found sometimes it will roll right over the card and not transform.