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Battle Strikers Toys v Metal Fight Beyblades

Updated on July 15, 2011

Spinning top toys are a classic children’s toy. The Beyblade version has been the market leader since the late 1990’s but recently Mega Bloks made a bid for a share of these toy sales with the launch of their Battle Strikers range.

So what are the differences between these two spinning top systems?

Magnext Battle Strikers by Mega Bloks were launched just over a year ago and have gone from strength to strength. A second wave of toys, Battle Strikers Series 2 were released to be shortly followed by the stronger and more durable Battle Strikers Metal XS range. Going back to basics, they are just a spinning top but with their magnetic technology they are controllable by the child playing with them. To play you need a launcher to send the striker off into battle and a finger controller to make the striker do what you want during the challenge.

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Beyblade is a spinning top that has been around since 1999 when it was introduced to complement the anime TV series of the same name. Beyblades started off as an all plastic affair but their engineering has since changed greatly and in 2008, a new generation was released which had a metal outer layer. These Metal Fight Beyblades (MFB’s) come in four varieties – stamina, balance, attack and defence. The latest Hybrid Wheel System is an update to the MFBs. To play you need a launcher and a ripcord.

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The aim of both games is to win the classic spinning top battle – to push your opponent out of the playing arena or be the last top still spinning.

Customisation

Both Battle Strikers and Beyblades are customisable. Each Battle Striker is built differently with a strength of either attack, defence or control.  The Strikers are made of six pieces, which can be mixed and matched to create custom versions.

Each Beyblade is made of four pieces – a face, a wheel, a track and a bottom. The face holds it altogether and includes the artwork. The wheel determines the strength of attack of the Beyblade due to several protrusions which slow your opponents down, the track controls the height and spin direction, and the bottom holds the interchangeable tips which mean the blades movement pattern can be altered.

Launching

Battle Strikers are launched from the Turbo Launcher. This is a hand held stick where the Striker is attached to the underside. The Battle Striker launcher then powers the striker to over 6000 RPMs, the player releases it and it is sent into battle.

The Beyblade game has a more traditional rip cord system which when quickly pulled back through the top and released, powers the blade into its battle. There is a launcher you can put them in to start with and then use the rip cord or you can just hold them in your hand whilst launching.

Control In Battle

Battle Strikers are controlled in battle by a magnetic finger controller. By pointing this controller at the Striker whilst in battle the player can make the striker jump or dodge out of an opponent’s way or charge into them with an attack.

Beyblades have no such control during the battle.

Battle Arena

Battle Strikers can battle on any surface, anywhere, although you can buy a Battle Arena to keep the strikers from spinning off all over the place.

The Bayblade equivalent playing area is called the Beystadium.

Variety Of Spinning Tops

Battle Strikers are available in 16 unique versions. Each Striker has a different mix of strength, determined by ratings in attack, defence and control.

There are 11 versions of Metal Fight Beyblades currently available in the UK.

Cost

Each Battle Striker costs around £5. A starter pack, which includes everything you need to play costs around £10 and the bestselling Battle Strikers Tournament Set costs up to £25 but is great value for money as so much is included.

Each Bey Blade starts at around £10, the cheapest starter pack is £15 and stadiums to play in also start at £15.

Differences In Game Play

  • Battle Strikers do not offer diversity in launch options. They can only be revved up via the launcher and have no ripcord or manual launch option as found with Beyblades.  The latter includes launch tactics, speeds and styles as part of the game play.
  • There is no finger control during battle in Beyblades. Some players think the finger control interferes with the tops too much but others find the interactivity during battle to be fun.
  • Battle Strikers and made of plastic and the latest Beyblades are made of metal making them faster.


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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      nice toys , thanks for share.

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      ChloeAliceWilson 7 years ago from Spain

      Hi prasetio30, glad you liked the toys. My son can't wait to increase his collection at Christmas. Cheers Chloe

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      aaa 7 years ago

      Plagiarism!

      beyblade is origin

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      brazman 7 years ago

      battel strikers are gay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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      dum 7 years ago

      brazman dum battle strikers good not dum like you

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      O'Neal 7 years ago from Boise Idaho

      Great hub I am 35 years old and man I wish they made toys like this when I was a kid. O to be a kid again, well I still find my self playing with the toys we get our kids till my wife yells at me to give it back to them :)

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      ChloeAliceWilson 7 years ago from Spain

      Hi O'Neal, I know what you mean. Sometimes I have to wonder who my husband buys toys for - my son or himself!

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      Dave Put 7 years ago

      Man back in my day a spinning toy was so simple. Now they really put it to the extreme I see!

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      TnFlash 7 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Great Hub! My grandson is asking for the "BeyBlades" for christmas. Now at least I know what to look for.

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      john 7 years ago

      are battle strikers strong and powerful like the old beyblades

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      john 7 years ago

      battle strikers are shit, when are beyblades coming back? i really like the strength and power beyblades have in them but when are they coming back in london?

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      evil hippy 7 years ago

      battle strickers suk balls your fingers hit of each others and the striker can jump on to your finger and they are so weak and slow but beyblades kick ass they are awsome if it was ten strikers against one bayblade the beyblade would easily win so buy beyblades BATTLE STRIKERS SUCK

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      chendrim 7 years ago

      beyblade kick ass battle strike are ass because when you trie to control battle strikers they jump on your controler beyblades don't have controlers beyblade is all about skill and battle strikers are all about making kid feel like they got riped off!

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      Random guy 7 years ago

      well battle strikers would beat a beyblade in a battle because they need battiers and beyblades you just pull the string but beyblades still own in battle they are much stronger than gay battle strikers.

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      SHUTUP 6 years ago

      Battle stirkers Suk Well in mah opinion battle strikers r like trying to beat beyblades by using a controlling the blade but since its plastic its easy to lose and using the rip cord u can make it slow and fast Strikers r to weak if they put it with metal then maybe better but controlling is ghey actually cuz if u controll it it makes it slow down beyblade is luck strikers r like postive to win or lose if u controll right.

      -ShutUp-

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      boner 6 years ago

      english please. ENGLISH..

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      battle strikers hater 101`-" 6 years ago

      I have both and battle strikers friekeng weak against a beyblade. Battle strikers is just a lame ripoff of a top to try and top beyblades^^(/

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      margaret 6 years ago

      i like bayb;lades expecially pegusis

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      xl galaxy pegasis 6 years ago

      You know I've seen battle strikers at toys ar us and I'm like who would wanna buy this ,I'm like this is worse than barney

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      xl galaxy pegasis 6 years ago

      You know I've seen battle strikers at toys ar us and I'm like who would wanna buy this ,I'm like this is worse than barney

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      why do u wanna no stalker 6 years ago

      Wow. Battle Strikers are completely terrible! They spin at about 1 mile per hour. On the other hand, Beyblades have so much more action when it comes to battling. Battle Strikers bump eachother weakly when Beyblades completely kill eachother. JUST BUY THE BEYBLADES!

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      kaushick 6 years ago

      i lllllllllllllllllllllove ginga

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      master beyblader  6 years ago

      beyblades metal 1-hit will break beattle striker---or watever

      plus it is terible

      it is worse than playhouse disney

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      hanz conrad 6 years ago

      hello am hanz am wish a

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      gabs 6 years ago

      ang ganda ng beyblade metal fight

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      gabby 6 years ago

      ang lupit pa ng metal fight

      beyblade

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      jv 6 years ago

      what are the beyblade

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      Tsubasa >;D 6 years ago

      Wtf?! Batte strikers are so RIPOFFS of beyblades! Beyblade had been around way longer and will stay more popular >;0

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      chintan 6 years ago

      beyblade striker ha

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      joshua 6 years ago

      my metal beyblades always lost in a battle because their beyblades are very strong!

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      6 years ago

      metal fight bey blade rocks

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      ldrogowoif 6 years ago

      i love the vido

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      Nero 6 years ago

      Beyblades are the most awesome thing in the universe, battle strikers are just a crappy version of them for lazy slobs who cant be bothered to pull a ripcord.Beyblades are awesome, the battles are always different and there is always a way to win when your against the best beyblade.Plus beyblades have 5 pieces and theres more than 36 beyblades and they are all different plus when battlestrikers explode there pieces get lost easily, beyblade pieces don't go that far

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      cyber phenix 105f 6 years ago

      im still wondering how are battle strikers not sewed yet?

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      BlackSwallow 6 years ago

      battle strikers are LAME!!!

      beyblades are AWESOME!!!

      n my beyblades are libra,aquila,& meteo LDrago...

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      mj 6 years ago

      haaa .like this toy

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      martinnitsim 4 years ago

      long time no see paul if you are still in need of them here is the link

      and details, they have a deal on at the mo ,tell them myself-netsimsy said you would sort him out

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