Beyblade Metal Fight

THREE POPULAR METAL FIGHT BEYBLADE TOYS

Beyblade: Metal Fusion is known in Japan as the Metal Fight Beyblade, which was released in 2009.  These Japanese manga new series has new characters and Beyblades.  With the success of this series, new metal fight product lines are in the market, manufactured by Tomy and Hasbro through Sonokong in South Korea.

Metal Fusion toys have metals outside the Beyblades and have the following parts:

  • Face Bolt – As the name says, it bolts or holds the Beyblade parts together, except the bottom.
  • Energy Ring – When you connect this, the launcher hooks on it.  This Energy Ring determines the spinning direction of the Bey.
  • Fusion Wheel – This part helps in attacking other Beyblades like Storm, Flame, Dark, Lightning, Burn, Earth, Rock, Poison, Thermal, Evil, Cyber, Hyper, Fury, Torch, Inferno, Midnight, Night, Counter, Thunder, Galaxy, Ray, Sol, Hades, Twisted, Grand, Gravity, Meteo Cyclone, and Mercury.
beyblade metal fight

beyblade metal fight

In the 4D Series, the Fusion Wheel is split into two parts.  These are the PC Frame and Core.  With these two parts, you can fully customize and have various modes such as Big Bang, Wing, L-Drago Destroy, L-Drago Guardian, Fang, Beat, Scythe, and Variares.

  • Spin Track – A Spin Track helps a Beyblade spin.  It also influences the weight and speed.  With the use of a Spin Track, you can connect the Performance Tip with the Beyblade.
  • Performance Tip – This is the part that makes a Beyblade spin.  With the right Tip, there is the right amount of Attack, Defense, and Stamina.
  • 4D System – This 4D System fuses the Spin Track and Performance Tip together.  But some 4D Beyblades though have separate Spin Tracks and Performance Tips like the Blitz Striker 100RSF.

The latest and popular Metal Fusion toys are the BB-88 Starter Meteo L Drago LW105LF, BB-89 Booster Aries 145D, and BB-90 LED Sight.

  • BB-88 Starter Meteo L Drago LW105LF – It has a Clear Wheel with rubber lines.  It also has two modes like the Lightning L Drago and Meteo L Drago.
  • BB-89 Booster Aries 145D – This is a new mold for Aries.  This reinforces Aries and avoids breakage.
  • BB-90 LED Sight – This accessory has an exclusive bottom named Polish Defense or PD.  Its material is made of Polyoxomethylene plastic or POM unlike the other plastic parts in Metal Fight Beyblades.  With this new material, the accessory produces less friction.  However, there are claims that it sometimes jumps a bit due to the holes on each side.

More Metal Fight Beyblades are due for release.  Let us wait for these and ride on to the Metal Fusion wave.

Beyblade Toys

TWO MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS ON NEW BEYBLADE TOYS

Beyblade Toys

The Beyblade Toys just never stops improving.  From the Basic System toys in 2002, Beyblade is now on a 4D System which was released on March 28, 2011.

Evident two major improvements result from the creativity of its makers.

1)    Physical look and material composition

There are already six generations of Beyblade toys with the Basic System as the first.  The next generations are the:

•    Magnacore System – These toys have magnetic Spin Gears and Weight Disks to attract or repel tops.

•    Engine Gear System – This generation marks the start of metallic Beyblades.

•    Hard Metal System – Smaller pieces are made of metal.  The tops velocities are twice faster than the previous Beyblades.

•    Hybrid Wheel System – HWS Beyblades, which was launched in 2008, are part of the Metal Fusion.  New components of the toy are more complex.  HWS Beyblades have plastic parts except for the fusion wheel.

•    4D System – The newest Beyblade line.

Beyblade #65 - Rock Scorpio (T125JB Defense)

Beyblade #65 - Rock Scorpio

The Basic System Beyblade toys are entirely plastic except weight disks and some tips which are made of metal.  The first generation tops only consist of four basic parts: Bit Chip, Attack Ring (AR), Weight Disk (WD), and Blade Base (BB).

2)    Functional parts

This 4D System has several improvements over the Hybrid Wheel System (HWS) Beyblade.  The 4D Beyblade has these six major functional parts which are results of the improvements done through the years.

•    Face

This is known as the Face Bolt in the Hybrid Wheel System (HWS).  The face keeps the whole Beyblade toy together.

Metal faces from Takara Tomy are also available for 4D Beyblades.  It also works with the HWS versions.

•    4D Clear Wheel

The new Beyblade has clear wheels which are made of heavier and stronger material.  This is used to connect to the launcher and hold launcher hooks.  HWS Beyblades are from CPC or Polycarbonate.

•    PC Frame

PC Frame is made of Polycarbonate plastic and exclusive only to a few Beyblades.  This sits on the Metal Frame and Core.  The PC Frame prevents destabilization upon the delivery of Upper Attacks.  It acts as a shock absorber.

•    Metal Frame

This is primarily a metal wheel.  It frames and aligns the core.  By flipping it, you can change the mode.

•    Core

The core provides the holes and indents for the Track to be placed under.  A track just shows the height of the Beyblade but some also have special features.

The core also allocates the indents and holes for the Clear Wheel and Metal Frame to sit on top.  It also has support parts for an extra add-on.

•    4D Bottom

For some 4D Beyblade toys, there is a fusion of the track and bottom, which is called 4D Bottom.  The fusion though is mainly for gimmick purposes to produce cool names of parts such as F:D/Final Drive, F:S/Final Surive, D:D/Delta Drive, and B:D/Bearing Drive.

L Drago-Destroy has a clear wheel in the bottom instead of the top.  It also features a Rubber Disk that basically adds weight to the bey.  This provides more stability the spinning top.

Other 4D Beyblades though have separate tracks and bottoms like Fang Leone.

As the years pass by, Beyblade gets better and better.  Games are now even available online.

Beyblade Games

beyblade games

HOW TO PLAY ONLINE BEYBLADE GAMES

There are six online Beyblade games featured in the the Beyblade website, http://beyblade.com.  These are the Beyblade Blasters, Metal Madness, Rip Zone, Blade Bounce, Blade Race, and Beyblade Chaos.

In Beyblade Blasters, your objective is to win against the evil powers.  To play, you need to do the following:

  • Choose and click the Beyblade Blaster game
  • Select first your Blader by clicking on a character
  • Cick on the play button
  • This brings you to the tutorial.  Click continue to start the game or next if you want to read the tutorial.
  • To launch your Beyblade, just press the space bar or click the mouse
  • Do not launch your Beyblade in an empty spot or else you will lose
  • The launcher indicates the allowed number of spaces your Beyblade can travel
  • You need to go from launcher to launcher until you can attack the enemy
  • Avoid moving Beyblades

For the Metal Madness, you need to clear all the Beyblades before the time expires.  Just follow these steps to play the game:

  • Click on the Metal Madness game
  • Click the play button
  • Click continue to start the game or next if you want to read the tutorial.
  • To angle the launcher, just move the mouse
  • Clear up all the Beyblades within the allotted time by strategizing the angle of your launcher
  • During the game, you have to avoid the Dark Wolf in pink color
  • Choose “Levels” if you want to return to the Challenge Select screen

In Rip Zone, you need to connect the matching three or more Beyblades of the same color to boost your energy in preparation for the next match.  The game ends when any of the Beyblades cross the Rip Line.  To play this, just do the following:

  • Click on the Rip Zone game
  • Click the play button
  • You can choose between Endurance and Puzzle Modes by clicking either of the two
  • To launch your Beyblade, just press the spacebar.  Use the arrow keys to control the angle of your Beyblade Launcher.
  • Connect three or more Beyblades with the same color.  You need to watch the color of the next Blade before ripping it.
  • The game is over when one of the Beyblades cross the Rip Line.

The Blade Bounce, Blade Race, and Beyblade Chaos games are exciting and entertaining as the games above.  Just click on these games and have fun.

Beyblade Launcher

HOW TO USE A RIPCORD LAUNCHER

beyblade remote launcher

Beyblade Remote Launcher

A Ripcord Launcher is a basic launcher for Beyblades.  It is known as a Light Launcher in Japan.  The Launcher is a very necessary tool in playing a Beyblade game.

Basically, a Beyblader ejects a spinning Bey or top with a launcher into an arena.  A Beyblader can never launch his Bey without a launcher.  TheRipcord Launcher although a basic one, comes very useful in this aspect especially in Metal Fusion battles.

To use the Ripcord Launcher, you have to insert a ripcord into the launcher and the Bey at the bottom.  Beybladers pull the ripcord in a strategic movement to launch the Bey into the arena.  The Bey or the spinning top performs differently with the application of various angles, launches, and quick pull of the ripcord.

The correct use of the Right Launcher and Left Launcher is very helpful for a Beyblader.  A Right Launcher is for a Beyblade that spins to the right.  It also has a hole at the end of the ripcord for the index finger.  The Left Launcher is also for a Beyblade that spins to the left.  Lightning L-Drago 100HF and Meteo L-Drago LW105LF have Left Launchers with proper index and middle finger placements at the end of the ripcord.  The Gravity Destroyer AD145WD though has a Right Launcher ripcord apart from the Left Launcher.

A Ripcord Launcher also has a Launcher Grip at the bottom of the Launcher itself.  This is where your hand grips the Launcher.  On another note, you can also decorate the grip with stickers.

You can also depict a Ripcord Launchers basic function by its color.  A red one means it is for attack, blue for balance, yellow for defence, and green for stamina.

To also get a good performance out from your Launcher, you need to straighten ripcords.  A curved ripcord damages the Launcher and decreases the endurance of the Bey.  With an adult’s guidance, the following procedure can straighten ripcords:

•    Fill a sink with hot water
•    Leave the ripcord in the hot water for a minute
•    Drain the sink and fill it with cold water
•    Dip and leave the ripcord in the cold water for three to five minutes
•    Straighten the ripcord
•    Get the ripcord out of the cold water and clean it with a towel
•    Straighten the ripcord a little more
•    When you see that the ripcord is straight, it is now ready for battle.

Beyblade Arena

POPULAR BEYBLADE ARENAS

beyblade arena vortex

Beyblade Vortex Arena

Hasbro and Tomy or Sonokong keep on manufacturing Beyblade toys and accessories due to high demand.  From Beyblade to Beyblade: Metal Fusion generations, they strive to provide more excitement in the lines they make.

Since arenas are equally important as the Beys and Launchers, both manufacturers have various arena lines that Beybladers can choose from.  This list can help you decide which among the arenas suit you best.

From Hasbro
•    Pegasus Thunderwhip Stadium – This is patterned after Storm Pegasus with Pegasus’ face in the center of the arena.  It has two penalty pockets and a yellow tornado-like vortex.  The stadium is available in yellow and blue colors.
•    Lightning Force L-Drago Stadium – The design is almost the same with Pegasus Thunderwhip Stadium except it has a design of two red Chinese dragons circling each other and in the center is Lightning L-Drago’s motif.  This is based on Lightning L-Drago and available in black only.
•    Super Lightning Vortex Stadium – This is a round shaped stadium with 11 inches diameter.  It has steep walls and ridged center.  The stadium is great for offensive Beys.  It is available in red with blue highlights and a vortex-styled center.
•    Max Stampede Stadium – This dark red stadium is similar to Pegasus and L-Drago stadiums but based on the Dark Bull.  There are three craters in the center to serve as trap for Beyblades.  The center is designed with three battle craters.
•    Burning Firestrike Stadium – This is similar to Pegasus, L-Drago, and Stampede Stadiums but based on Burn Fireblaze.  It has three lines in the center that trap Beyblades.  Its design contains a tornado-like blaze.  This is available in red.
•    Bolt Blast Stadium – The stadium is similar to the previous Capricorn-based stadiums.  Its circular rides challenge the Beyblades and produces unexpected movements.  Two Capricorn Beys is in the center of the turquoise stadium.
•    Triple Change Stadium – This stadium has many features.  It has three penalty pockets, three sloped pockets, and three interchangeable cores.  These cores are the Zip Core, Chaos Core, and Deflector Core.  The Zip Core gives the Beyblades a straight line movement.  Chaos Core produces a chaotic movement for the Beyblades.  And the Deflector Core affects the Right-Spin and Left-Spin Beyblades.

From Tomy/Sonokong
•    Wide Square Type Stadium – This is a square-shaped stadium with 18×18 inches measurements and four barriers.  The center of the stadium has a sloping shallow which makes it beneficial for Defense and Stamina-Type Beyblades.
•    Standard Type Stadium – This stadium in a balanced-mode is legal in WBO tournaments.  It is a rounded stadium with 15 inches diameter.
•    Tornado Stadium – This is also legal for WBO tournaments.  It is an attack-type stadium with two ramps to launch Beyblades.  It is a challenging type stadium since its center moves.
•    Attack Type Stadium – This is another stadium that has WBO tournament legal rights.  It is suitable for attack type Beyblades.
•    Big Bang Pegasus DX Set, Black Attack Type Stadium – Its design is similar to the Standard Type Stadiums.
•    Ultimate Bey Ta Stadium – This is described as the toughest stadium.

Beyblade Battles

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW IN A BEYBLADE BATTLE

Beyblade 4D BB-114 - Variares D:D

Beyblade 4D BB-114

Beyblade Battle is a game with two or more players.  The main objective of this game is to make your Beyblade spin the longest.  A Beyblade Battle is divided into rounds.  Each player is given a chance to spin in every round into the Beystadium.

There are five (5) things that you should know in a Beyblade Battle:

1.    Of course in any game, there are a set of rules to follow.  Here are the rules in playing Beyblade Battles:

Rule 1:  All Beyblade battles must be in a Beystadium.
Rule 2:  Players can only launch the Beyblades after the signal “3, 2, 1, LET IT RIP!”
Rule 3:  You can only launch your Beyblade once in every battle. The battle ends when your opponent’s Beyblade stops spinning or hit out of the stadium.
Rule 4:  You lose a point if you touch your opponent’s Beyblade.
Rule 5:  If an opponent is unable to launch his Beyblade into the stadium, the other player gains a point.
Rule 6:  Your opponent gains two points if your Beyblade enters one of the three penalty pockets during the battle.
Rule 7:  The player whose Beyblade spins longer than his opponent is the winner.
Rule 8:  The game is over if a player touches the Beystadium during the battle.  The opponent gains three points automatically.
Rule 9:  Try to compete in multi-player battles. The player with seven points wins the game.

2.    Beyblade Battles are also available online.  With this online battle, you can customize your own Beyblade at an advantage.  On top of that, you can use the following rules or techniques to win the battle.

a.    Dragon Storm (Dragon Spirit) Reverse Launch – This is where your opponent launches their Beyblade with their non-writing hand.
b.    Dranzer (Pheonix Spirit) Power Launch – Your opponent can only use a standard Beyblade launcher while you use a specialized Beyblade launcher which is also known as a “Deluxe Beyblade launcher.”
c.    Driger (White Tiger Spirit) Customization Launch – Your opponent can only use a non-customized Beyblade.
d.    Draciel (Turtle Spirit) Delay Launch – Instead of launching your Beyblade together with your opponent(s), you are to launch your Beyblade 5 seconds after your opponent.

3.    Your online Beyblade must be built with high attack, stamina, balance, and defense levels.  The more stars, the stronger your Beyblade is.  The maximum is five (5) stars.

4.    You can only use one Beyblade in a battle. Once it is attached to the launcher, you can only change the Beyblade after a battle.

5.    The best Beyblade to use in a battle is an attack type.