battle_strikersBattle Strikers is this year’s mega toy/game from Mega Bloks.

You control one or more techno-arrayed tops that you launch with a spinner designer to look like a gun handle, and then, as the top spins around in the arena, you control it with a magnetic wand strapped to your finger.

Object: I couldn’t figure it out, but something like knock or stop the other guy’s top before he stops yours. I assume you can’t just stick your magnet over the opponent’s top to achieve this.

You can pick up a starter set – two tops and an arena – with the Battle Strikers Tournament Set. Hamleys is bullish on it for Christmas.