Nelvana and Spin Master Ltd. are collaborating on a line of specialty toys and games for animated series Di-Gata Defenders and Bakugan. Spin Master signed on as master toy licensee for Di-Gata Defenders in this first-of-its-kind deal in Canada, with plans to create a game that includes action figures, dice, and trading cards replicating the battles from the Teletoon TV series. The dice game will hit store shelves in Canada in March with apparel, interactive, and accessories to follow in coming months. The second property, Bakugan, is a co-production between Nelvana, Spin Master, Sega Toys, TMS, and Japan Vistec, and will air in 2007. Spin Master takes the lead on this 2-D anime-style series with a game that features marble-like balls and metallic playing cards used to transform the balls into multiple collectible characters. The toys already have been released successfully in Japan from another licensee.
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