Are your kids talking about Yo-Kai Watch toys? Yo-Kai Watch first originated in Japan as an animated television episode and a popular Nintendo 3DS game.
In the story, a young boy receives a watch that he can use to summon or call one of over 200 Yo-Kai to help him solve everyday problems. But not all Yo-Kai are good, some are silly and cause trouble. Yo-Kai are everywhere, but can't be seen with they eye, unless you have a Yo-Kai Watch!
In the video game, in order to be come friends, some... Yo-Kai want to be impressed. Battle them and they might reward you with a medal as proof they are a friend and an ally. Develop your own strategy and work together with your Yo-Kai to solve problems.
Children in the United States are now able to enjoy Yo-Kai Watch through the Nintendo 3DS game, as well as with their own Yo-Kai Watch toys. Episodes of Yo-Kai Watch appear on Disney XD, as well as on the Yo-Kai Watch YouTube channel.
01 of 07
I first learned about Yo-Kai Watch with the release of the Nintendo 3DS video game.
In the Yo-Kai Watch game players choose whether they would like to be a boy or a girl. They receive a virtual Yo-Kai Watch that allows them to friend Yo-Kai. It's possible in the game kids may have to battle a Yo-Kai to befriend them. Players then create teams of Yo-Kai to work together to solve problems. The game is rated "E" for everyone.
The Nintendo 3DS is a handheld, portable video game device.
02 of 07
Just like in the game and on the show, kids can have their very own Yo-Kai Watch to summon their friends when they pretend and use their imagination at home. Small discs, or medals are collected, then used to call on specific Yo-Kai characters. The medal says the characters name and plays their tribe song. Unlike a traditional watch, don't expect this one to go missing. The watch itself is big, heavy and quite bulky. Look for the arrow on the medals, it may take a bit to get the discs in... correctly. The watch itself is loud, and since the names of the Yo-Kai are kind of weird, it was hard for me to understand and learn the different names, using only the toy.
03 of 07
Kids love to collect things. We've seen it with Shopkins, Paw Patrol and all sorts of small toys. Medals for the Yo-Kai Watch can be bought in secret mystery bags. At only $3, kids will get 3 medals in each bag, so that seems like a good return for your money and something a child could earn easily doing a few chores at home.
04 of 07
Now that your kids will have you driving all over to collect their medals, the Medallium Collection Book is a central place to store them. Only advantage to buying the Yo-Kai version is that it comes with an exclusive medal and stickers, a 3 ring binder could also do the job fine.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
These figures feature Yo-Kai characters from the show that can convert and transform into a different personality. Each character, like Jibanyan-Businessman that is pictured here, also comes with another medal to collect for the Yo-Kai Watch.
06 of 07
These small 5 inch action figures can also serve as a way to collect and store Yo-Kai medals.
07 of 07
Do your kids want to take their Yo-Kai with them to bed at night to keep the bad guys away? Small soft, 5 inch tall plush toys are also available to collect.