@BAKUGAN heading to Emerald City Comic Con #ECCC
March 7, 2019

Fresh off an exciting relaunch of the iconic anime adventure series and integrated toy line, BAKUGAN will descend on Emerald City Comic Con March 14-17, 2019, with the 2019 BAKUGAN Tournament and Fan Experience. Presented by global children’s entertainment company Spin Master, BAKUGAN’s Emerald City Comic Con presence will introduce fans to the new toy line and offer attendees gameplay rules and strategy with instruction by game architects. Fans will have the chance to brawl in the 2019 BAKUGAN Tournament, with winners advancing to face off against a BAKUGAN Master in the BAKUGAN Brawlers Main Stage Drome. Emerald City Comic Con attendees will have the opportunity to take home the latest BAKUGAN Battle Planet collectible toys, while all competitors will walk away with official BAKUGAN swag.

Join the action by following @Bakugan on Instagram and Twitter, Facebook.com/BakuganOfficial and #BakuganBattlePlanet.

WHO:                   BAKUGAN, Spin Master

WHAT:                Emerald City Comic Con 2019 BAKUGAN Tournament and Fan Experience

WHEN:           March 14: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
March 15: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
March 16: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
March 17: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE:        Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Roughly a decade ago, Spin Master launched BAKUGAN, an anime series that evolved into a global phenomenon, capturing the hearts of children around the world. Spin Master recently re-launched BAKUGAN Battle Planet, and the BAKUGAN toy line is recruiting and reacquainting fans with the world of BAKUGAN, activating tournaments and fan experiences at some of the biggest conventions across the country.

At home, fans can immerse in a world that includes: an innovative toy line with new technology; a revived card game; extended content, sneak peeks and 90-second character webisodes available online at BAKUGAN.com and on YouTube; a mobile app; tutorial videos; and a mobile mini game where fans can battle. A BAKUGAN Dragonoid Monster Jam Truck, toy and battle size for Monster Jam live competitions has also been unveiled.
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About Spin Master.
Spin Master (TSX: TOY; www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Erector® by Meccano®, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, Spin Master has received 103 Toy of the Year (TOTY) nominations with 30 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year. To date, Spin Master has produced eight television series, including the recently re-launched Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master has 28 offices and employs over 1,700 people globally in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam, and Australia.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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