New Bakugan TV Series Planned for 2018 or 2019
Ben Gadbois, global president and COO of Canadian toy and media company Spin Master, revealed at Spin Master’s Q3 financial results conference call on November 8 that the company is planning to revive the Bakugan franchise within the next two years.
“We are also working on several exciting TV shows in our entertainment group for 2018 and 2019, including Bakugan, which we are working hard on with our partners of both the toy line and TV show,” he said. Spin Master provided no other information on the brand during the conference call.
Spin Master announced in 2015 that it was planning a relaunch of Bakugan. The company shared concept art at the time.
The whole Bakugan franchise is based on Spin Master and Sega Toys‘ combination of metal cards and marble-like magnetic toys that automatically transform into figures during gameplay. The franchise has been a bestseller in North America, and it won honors at Toy Fair’s annual Toy of the Year Awards in 2009.
America’s Cartoon Network began showing the first Bakugan Battle Brawlers anime series in February of 2008. It was followed by three sequel television series—Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia, Bakugan Gundalian Invaders, and Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge—the last of which premiered in Canada and the United States in 2011. Baku Tech! Bakugan Gachi, a spinoff series adapting a manga by SHINGO, premiered in Japan in 2013.
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