Saturday, May 26, 2012
Have you heard about Monsuno? It's the latest animated action-adventure series for boys on Nicktoons, combining science fiction, dinosaurs and arena battle:
Millions of years ago, “Monsuno,” a living DNA, hitched a ride to Earth in a concentrated asteroid pocket. When it landed on Earth, the impact drove the dinosaurs into extinction. The “Monsuno” DNA lay dormant until a scientist named Jeredy Suno activated it, sending a rippling wave of movement back into action. By doing so, Jeredy may have reignited the end of the world but he also created its salvation, the “Monsuno” monsters. Now, it’s up to his son Chase to learn the secrets of “Monsuno” and help save the world from impending destruction.
If you want to see what Monsuno is all about, tune in to Nicktoons on Monday, May 28th from 4p.m. to 7:30p.m. ET -- they are hosting a Monsuno Madness Marathon so you can get your fill of Chase, Bren & Jinja. They're also premiering all-new Monsuno episodes on May 29, 30 and 31.
Fans of the show will be happy to know that Monsuno is also available as a line of action figures, combat set, accessories and trading cards from Jakks Pacific! Jakks Pacific sent me a Monsuno party pack so that 3Po, Jammy and their friends could check it out. They each invited a friend to come to the house for a Monsuno party, which we held last week. 3Po and Jammy could hardly wait, and spent the whole week learning all about Monsuno and how to play it.
The Monsuno action figure is a tiny battle animal (like a tiger or wolf or scorpion) that folds into a tube-like case (the "core"). You can play the Monsuno battle game with the action figures, cores and trading cards. Opponents battle each other by spinning Monsuno cores with Monsuno figures inside the core. If both Monsuno figures emerge from their cores, opponents lay down cards to determine who wins. The full rules are on the Monsuno website, but from what the boys tell me, it's a lot like Pokemon (which, by the way, is another Jakks Pacific toy brand!).
At the party, each boy received a Monsuno core, action figure, trading cards and collectible metal core to play with. They lost no time dividing up the loot, going through the cards and setting up their action figures. They must have spent an hour just folding their battle figures, spinning their cores and letting the figures spring to life! Once they started playing the actual game, things got serious. Since each game is played with just 2 people and there were 4 boys, they decided on a tournament system, with the winner of each "semi-final" moving on to play in the final match. They had so much fun! Thanks, Jakks Pacific, for introducing my boys to such a great new toy!
Win Monsuno trading cards
We have a few extra trading cards left over from our Monsuno party, so we're giving them away! One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will receive 3 packs of trading cards (with 12 cards per pack).
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Disclosure:Thanks to Jakks Pacific for providing me with a Monsuno party pack to share with sons and their friends. Giveaway prize was taken from the party pack.. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.