Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Toys my children ACTUALLY play with.

Just because a toy is very popular with my son, does not necessarily mean that I recommend it to other parents. My husband bought my son something called a "Bakugan" before Christmas. (Yes, I had to look up the spelling and no, I do not know how to say it.) I did not pay too much attention to it since it was just some little ball that he didn't seem to play with much but did talk about quite often. Well, after Christmas we went to a local bookstore and they were selling "Bakugans" for 75% off and my husband ended up buying three sets of them. Basically they are Transformerish balls that open up when a magnet located underneath them touches a magnetic card. Diego is totally in love with these things so it definitely falls under the Toys my children ACTUALLY play with category. Because of the magnetic pieces and the fact that they break easily, we have to bring this out only when Mateo is taking a nap or otherwise out of the room. Also, I understand that if you buy these at full price they are quite expensive.
This is NOT my favorite toy that Diego owns by a long shot but I am trying very hard to get excited when he wants to talk about them and open and close them over and over and over and over again. I have to remind myself that he is getting older and has his own opinions and likes and dislikes that may be different than mine.


  1. I've actually heard of these! My nephew plays with them.

  2. Hmm - I kind of see your point of view looking at the photo. It's great that you manage not to dampen his enthusiasm over his toy - I need to get better at it.

  3. hmmm.. como se dice bakugan en espanol? the pea loves these too! he was so excited when he got one in a happy meal. he got a bunch for christmas. and he likes to do the exact same thing. open, close, open, close. yesterday we rolled them down ramps and over obstacle courses, trying to land them on the cards so they would open. that WAS fun!

  4. I hear they are kind of like a "collectible" toy.

  5. It's kind of like Pokemon with a toy involved, from my understanding. Mine got some from a McDonalds happy meal toy.


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