This is the second part of Mr Toys "Ultimate Guide to Beyblades" blog series.
To read part 1, please click here.
What is Beyblade made of?
Beyblades are made from a variety of components. The wheels are generally composed of polycarbonate, while the material for the bottoms can vary. Most parts of Beyblade toys are made from plastic, except for the Fusion Wheel. The introduction of the Beyblade: Metal Fusion series saw the incorporation of flashy and eye-catching metallic wheels, much to the delight of fans.
Which Beyblades light up?
Some Beyblade toys are known for having light-up features. Most notably are those from the Beyblade Burst Evolution Rip Fire series, which includes the following tops:
Why do Beyblades spin so long?
Some interesting physics are at play every time you launch a Beyblade top. Beyblades come with a launcher that is designed to help the tops quickly get up to speed, which is crucial for their long spinning life. The ripping action that occurs when the launcher is pulled back causes the tops to eject into the arena, where they are then at the mercy of their opponents and the various laws of physics.
The main spinning action is affected by a process known as precession. As the top spins across a flat surface, the upper end will slowly revolve around the vertical axis. When the top begins to slow due to the inertia, the precession effect increases – making it spin faster and faster. This causes the “wobbling” effect, which you will notice right before the top falls over onto its side.
However, while the top is spinning rapidly, there is enough torque to allow the top to precess forward with the help of its weight. The Beyblade top can maintain its balance longer on its axis because its spinning motion causes an equal amount of precession being applied to either side of the toy. This delicate balance is destroyed when the tops collide with one another or encounter various hazards, which causes them to slow down and eventually topple.
What is the rarest Beyblade in the world?
According to many Beyblade communities, the rarest Beyblade is the Wolborg. It features an ice-based wolf design belonging to Tala of the so-called Demolition Boys. Other rare Beyblades include the following:
- Burn Phoenix
- Gravity Perseus
- Thermal Lacerta
- Big Bang Pegasus
- Beat Lynx
- Galaxy Pegasus
- Flash Leopard
What are the best Beyblades?
Determining which Beyblade is the best is a subjective topic. Because Bladers tend to be very passionate about their favourite Beyblades, the discussion of which one is the best is likely to be highly contentious. However, certain Beyblades in particular have gained a substantial fan following:
- Diablo Nemesis X:D
- Earth Eagle
- Rock Leone
- Phantom Orion B:D
- Basalt Horoguim
- Hades Kerbecs
- L-Drago Destructor F:S
- Lightning L-Drago
- Flame Libra
- Galaxy Pegasus
What these Beyblades have in common are larger diameter fusion wheels or greater weight, which translates into superior defensive capabilities. Some of them possess the new 4D system that splits the fusion wheel into 3 separate pieces for either an attack or absorb mode.
What are the most powerful Beyblades?
The most formidable Beyblades are noted for possessing specific key attributes, including speed and the ability to absorb attacks effectively. There are 4 main categories to reflect these:
The tops that excel the most in those categories are often viewed as the most powerful ones in the Beystadium.
Some examples include the Galaxy Pegasus or Hades Kerbecs. Both of these tops are old favourites, but they remain popular choices both in tournament rings and among casual players. Another Beyblade worth mentioning is the Diablo Nemesis, which features an ultra-strong fusion wheel and 3 damaging attack modes. Other high-performing Beyblades include Meteo L-Drago, Phantom Orion, and Earth Eagle.
Which Beyblade has the most stamina?
Stamina is a highly-sought characteristic among Bladers, and for good reason. In a game where one must be the last one standing to win, it makes sense that stamina would be a high priority. Stamina-type Beyblades are consistently among the most popular among Bladers, and no shortage of Beyblade components offer features related to improving a top’s overall stamina.
One stamina-type Beyblade that is particularly well-built to outlast the competition is the Phantom Orion B:D. This top features a bearing drive (or B:D) performance tip that contains tiny ball bearings for increased stability. This sturdy little top can remain spinning for over 7 minutes, and it has a reversible metal frame that can transform easily from stamina to attack mode and vice-versa.
The ever-popular Hades Kerbecs is another excellent choice when it comes to stamina. While its defence tip does not allow for much motion, its wide fusion wheel means that this Beyblade can stay upright better than much of the competition.
Other Beyblades that can go the distance include the Flash Sagittario, the Scythe Kronos, and the Burn Fireblaze 135MS. The Sagittario II energy ring in particular is notably heavy and defensive, while the free-spinning fusion wheel found on the Scythe Kronos limits the collision effect when it comes in contact with opponents or hazards in the Beystadium.
What is Beyblade Burst?
Beyblade Burst refers to the manga, anime, and toy line produced by Takara Tomy as the third incarnation of the Beyblade franchise. Since 2015, Hasbro has distributed these toys worldwide. And now, numerous types of Beyblade Burst tops are available in Australia and many other countries.
The toys are designed to complement the manga and anime’s plotline, which revolves around a Blader named Valt Aoi and his classmates, and their quest to survive gruelling tournaments as they aim to be crowned the “World’s #1 Blader.”
The Beyblade Burst line features over 20 tops with nearly endless mix and match possibilities. The main difference between the Beyblade Burst tops and all previous Beyblades is the fact that these newer tops are designed to burst or break apart during battle. This has also created a new type of winning during clashes. The so-called Burst Finish is a type of attack that forces an opponent’s top to burst, and is worth an additional 2 points during the game.
Four different Beyblade Burst components are manually assembled before battle (with mix and match capabilities) and allow for many types of strategies. Some tops are geared toward attack, while others focus on stamina, balance, or defence.
What is Beyblade: Metal Fusion?
Beyblade: Metal Fusion, also known as Metal Fight Beyblade (Metaru Faito Beiburēdo) in Japan, is another storyline in the Beyblade universe, which introduced a category of tops under the same label. The plot in both the manga and anime series follows the journey of Gingka Hagane, a Beyblader who has a mysterious past. Together with his friend Kenta, Gingka must defeat the nefarious Dark Nebula, an organisation that is bent on unleashing the power of the forbidden Bey Lightning L-Drago over the world.
Some of the initial Beyblade: Metal Fusion tops are enduring fan-favourites, such as the Lightning L-Drago and Big Bang Pegasus. In line with the cosmic theme of the series, a variety of tops are named after constellations or zodiac signs, like Storm Capricorn and Rock Scorpio.