Redakai Trading Cards – New Cartoon, Cool Game
I’m sure most of us are all too familiar with Bakugan, the wildly successful Spin Master Ltd. property. Well, the company wants to wow us again by introducing us to a brand new boys action series, Redakai: Conquer The Kairu. A co-production between Spin Master and Zodiak Kids/Marathon Media, the televised series will debut on the Cartoon Network in the U.S. in the second half of 2011.
Immediately after the series’ debut, Spin Master will roll out a highly original and innovative trading card-based role-playing game. What makes it different, besides the visually fantastic stereoscopic 3-D display, is that instead of having to track damage, power upgrades, and character status in your head, when a character is attacked, you use another card to overlay a visual effect on your character’s art. When they are eventually transformed, the art will be replaced entirely, but transparent layers left along the edge allow for stats and health to progress as your “animated” character continues to evolve. You simply need to stack the cards, and they do the work for you. More about the actual cartoon series after the break.
Conquer the Kairu is an animated kids adventure series starring Ky, a 15-year-old student of ancient martial arts who embarks on an incredible quest to find the Kairu, a primordial alien energy force. Helped by his friends Maya and Boomer, Ky travels the globe looking for the Kairu to protect it from his extraterrestrial teenage opponents, with the hope that one day he will become the greatest Kairu warrior of them all – a Redakai.
The initial series will have more than 100 cards and range in price from $5.99 to $29.99 for cards, action figures and accessories. Definitely a toy to watch in 2011. Coming soon to toy and hobby stores near you.