What was this transforming marble?
September 19, 2008 8:46 PM   Subscribe

While at Target this evening, I was shopping for a birthday present for a nephew, there were two 10/11 year olds talking about and trading these marble like toys. When they set them down, they "transformed" into something else, there parents were apparently there to buy them but Target was sold out. I heard them talking but was busy with my own kids and forgot to check out the aisle or talk to the people. I'm usually pretty in touch with toys and such, but I have no idea what these were. Any one know?
posted by TuxHeDoh to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Maybe Bakugan Battle Brawlers? That's the official site - it has sound. They're little plastic sphere that you throw. wiki
posted by iconomy at 9:02 PM on September 19, 2008 [1 favorite]

The Battle Brawlers are my first thought, too -- a friend's son just got these for his birthday. Not having seen the packaging, another guest (an adult) and I were baffled on how to open them. The kids just rolled their eyes at us :)
posted by vespertine at 9:21 PM on September 19, 2008

If they're Bakugan, the have magnets inside of them. When they touch a magnetic surface, it releases the locking mechanisms.

Just bought some for my young cousin. I think they're pretty cool, but pricey for what you get. Either that, or I'm getting old :x
posted by carpyful at 11:20 PM on September 19, 2008

Yes, Bakugan. Current obsession of my seven-year-old.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 7:03 AM on September 20, 2008

They are Bakugans. My nine year old just got some of them in lieu of his allowance. We found Wal-Mart online had the best price. All the brick and mortar stores were sold out.
posted by bkeene12 at 7:26 PM on September 20, 2008

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