Redakai cards were in the list of super cool (wow factor) items I was able to witness at Toy Fair 2011 that would be in the hands of my children at a rather low price point. Plus as a parent when we start talking about things that my children can collect, I am always happy when they can fit in a book and stay off the floor. Now my kids may not want to play the actual game of Redakai, but they will love to collect and talk about each and every card if past experience holds true. I think the fact that there is going to be a Redakai cartoon coming as well as the fact that Spin Master has a great track record with Bakugan, this should be another home run for may different age levels.
I got to see an cut sheet of the cards while at Toy Fair 2011 (what a collectors item that would have been) and I have to say I was impressed. The 3-D is well done and the cards feel sturdier than your normal trading cards. They will also have all types of products to go along with the cards. The portable battlefield that looks like the X-Reader which you will see in the show, The Redakai Championship and Kairu Tins, action figures, and a Microglyph Animation Unit, which I do not believe I got to see (if it was even there). The Microglyph Animation Unit has us all super excited though. Stay tuned as they launch in the Fall, but I sense a winner.
The follow-up to the massive entertainment and toy property Bakugan, Redakai is a ground-breaking
innovation in gaming, taking trading cards to the next level with amazing 3Dmatik™ technology. Never
before have trading cards contained 3D and animation effects like Redakai. New game technologies
automatically track your progress and allow you to see the damaging effects of your attacks. Challenge
your friends, defeat your enemies, and Conquer the Kairu!
Coming to Cartoon Network in 2011, Ky, Boomer, and Maya are three teens on a quest to gather mystical
Kairu energy from across the globe. The fate of the world rests on their mission to collect the energy,
harness its power and defeat the evil forces of Lokar. The incredible Kairu energy gives them immense
powers and the ability to transform into the galaxy’s most powerful warriors!