A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this website.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this site markets its products -- Bakugan figures, games, cards -- fairly aggressively. But it also promotes community and allows fans to share their love of the game, which is not nearly as battle-filled as the Bakugan animated series that airs on Cartoon Network.
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What's it about?
Dedicated to the battle-filled sci-fi cartoon series and toyline of the same name, the BAKUGAN Web site is a multi-media compendium of all things Baku. Visitors can learn about the latest Bakugan news, see what new toys are hitting the shelves and add Bakugan wallpaper and icons to their computer. The Games section features a trio of simple Bakugan-themed challenges, while the Community section lets members post comments, pictures, and video and participate in Bakugan-related polls, groups, and forums.
Is it any good?
On the Cartoon Network animated series, Bakugan is filled with angsty adolescents. The Web site loses some of the show's quirky spirit, given over to the promotion of the Bakugans toys. For serious fans of the show who also really like the card-trading and collecting aspect, the Community area is the most fun, because it mimics the best aspects of the real-life experience and lets fans enjoy it together.
Online interaction: The Bakugan community is very passionate but the forums are moderated for language or abusive behavior.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how companies market to kids. Does this site make you want to buy more Bakugan toys? Do you think there are certain products that are created to inspire collecting? Are you a better player of the game -- or a better consumer -- by collecting lots of Bakugan toys?
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