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The Beyblade Revolution: Beyblade toys, beyblade games, beyblade collectors cards and more.

Updated on October 17, 2011

Welcome to the Beyblade Universe

Yesterday my 6 year old boy arrived from school very worried.  The toy shops had run out of beyblades and buying a beyblade online was not an option either as most sites were out of stock.  Worrying news for a 6 year old!

But what exactly was he talking about?  For a start, a beyblade is a toy based on the old spinning top.  A couple of weeks ago my son had asked me to buy a beyblade for Christmas and in the past couple of weeks the beyblade TV series had become his “must see TV program”.  I had heard almost every day stories of beyblade competitions at the school, and Gingka –the beyblade hero- had become a household name.  But to be honest I wasn’t sure what all the fuzz was about.  Who was this Gingka and what exactly was a beyblade?

Beyblade Metal Fusion Battle Top

Beyblade Metal Fusion Battle Tops - Evil Gemios
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Trying to find a bey blade


For a start, under my boy’s directions I tried to find him a beyblade online. I was surprised to see how well he knew how to go about finding a Beyblade Metal Fusion Rock Leone !


Eventually, after visiting my local toy stores and more French websites which had run out of stock I gave up and I bought his beyblades from Amazon.com in the USA to have it shipped to France. I hope it arrives on time. It is a long trip for a very simple and cheap toy that despite its simplicity is causing a revolution among French children.

Beyblade Metal Fusion Fighting Top

Beyblade Metal Fusion Battle Tops - Evil Gemios (DF145FS)(BB-56)
Beyblade Metal Fusion Battle Tops - Evil Gemios (DF145FS)(BB-56)

“Turn up” the excitement with this awesome customizable top. Choose among the top’s five pieces and use the assembly tool to engineer just the right performance. Want down force hard-hitting blades? Add the Spin Track: DF145 piece. Need a flat spike to control your pace? Be sure to include the Performance Tip: FS. Then, set it up on its launcher, pull the ripcord and send it spinning into action.

 

Parents easy guide to Beyblades

The vocabulary involved:

Beyblade: a metallic top

Beyblader: the one who spins the beyblade

What is a Beyblade Metal Fusion Battle?

A Beyblade Metal Fusion Battle is an engaging, modern version of the classic game Battling Tops.

How a beyblade works?
The Metal Fusion Battle Set beyblades use rip cord-powered launchers that propel two metal-rimmed tops into a specialized battle arena.

Are beyblades good for children?

Beyblades are recommended for children starting at 8 years old.  I reckon that the reason behind this recommendation is the choking hazard with a beyblade’s small pieces for very young children.  For older children the recommendation is based on the ability and skills necessary to work successfully a beyblade.  Apart from that if your child is quite skilful a beyblade is a good toy for him. 

Some of the reasons why beyblades can be good for children are:

  • Using a beyblade and engaging in a beyblade battle your child will learn to create strategies to create collisions to slow down a fast-spinning top or boost a slower one.
  • Children have to think about combinations of spin direction, height, wheel shapes, and top types that ensure victory. 
  • Engaging in a beyblade battle, children also learn to follow rules as there are many rules involved in a beyblade battle to ensure fair play.
  • Each top has different characteristics which gives them different spinning styles and endurance.  This pros and cons of every top means that a child needs to think and develop a certain skill to choose which beyblade to use against his opponent. 

The beyblade game


A very simple, yet very entertaining game where two players spin their metallic tops at the count of three.  The last top standing wins. 

The beyblade tops

Each beyblade has its own characteristics.  Different tops are shaped slightly different and have different weights, spin endurance and spin style. 

Beyblade Metal Fusion Fighting Tops review

Beyblade video games

The highly anticipated beyblade video game on Wii and DS is finally in stores!

Play the game and be one of the Beybladers customizing your Beyblades with different parts for winning strategies with offense and defensive abilities. Each Beyblade is equipped with special attacks to fight. Execute the Special Attack to inflict enormous damage to your opponent! Become the No.1 Beyblader by utilizing customization and special attacks!

Beyblade Metal Fusion Episode 1 Part 1

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Beyblade Metal fusion:



Beyblade metal fusion is the TV series where the characters take on a continued battle between good and evil. Gingka, the hero, and his friends fights against a dangerous group called the Dark Nebula. The Dark Nebula’s sole mission is to take over the world and unleash their evil upon it. Gingka is the only person who can save the world.

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  • Purple Perl profile image

    Purple Perl 6 years ago from Bangalore,India

    Your little boy is lucky to be getting one! I hope it arrives in time. Yes Princessa,little fellas here in Bangalore too were engulfed in the Beyblade revolution, a couple of years ago. Now, they seem to have outgrown that and gone onto newer stuff. I used to watch my neighborhood children beyblading after school.How fascinated they were!

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    shygirl2 6 years ago

    Interesting, this is the first I even heard of them...but, maybe because my boys are adults now? Thanks for sharing though. Looks fun! :D

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    Wendy Iturrizaga 6 years ago from France

    Purple Perl: I find amazing how one little toy can cause such a stir. i wonder how long is going to last the beyblade craze around here

    shygirl: I think it is going to be fun, I hope it is, after everything I went through to get one!

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    iamalegend 6 years ago from EARTH

    I'm a beyblade fan too.My profile is Ginka

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    plopboy 6 years ago

    my beys are:dark gasher,storm pegasus,lightning l drago

    ,flame segitario,storm aquario,evil gemios and rock scorpio. I don't have rock leone yoet but i wold like to get one soon.

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    Wendy Iturrizaga 6 years ago from France

    iamalegend and plopboy: nice to have a few beyblade's fans visiting :-)

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    L.L. Woodard 6 years ago from Oklahoma City

    I say any toy that takes a child away from the front of the TV or video game is a worthy investment.

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    muriahgorde 6 years ago from New York

    Shame on me but I have never heard of them. I have learnt a lot from this excellent hub!

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    Wendy Iturrizaga 6 years ago from France

    L.L. Woodard: We agree on that, and I can say that it works!

    muriahgorde: I hadn't heard about them until a few weeks ago, when the "beyblade fever" started at home, so you are not alone.

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    Better Yourself 6 years ago from North Carolina

    Interesting hub, there was a time when a spinning top was just a spinning top, now they come in different designs and you can customize them. Kinda makes me wish I had this when I was young.

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    m1inty 6 years ago

    as a show previous beyblade was most interesting.

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    TurtleDog 6 years ago

    Games, toys, television, this is quite a top! :-)

    Thanks for the great article!

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    mintuz1990 6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Believe it or not, but these arent new. When I was 12 ( Now 20 ) I used to collect beyblades. The show was very nooby but still a great show at that. By the looks of it they have modified the beyblades to be less customizable. I remember I got a couple of pencil sharpers, took the blades out then put them on the edges of the top. Then went round cutting peoples legs HAHAAH xD

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    lender3212000 6 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

    Those look pretty cool! I know a few kids that would love one of those.

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    Wendy Iturrizaga 6 years ago from France

    Better Yourself: funny that is what my husband was thinking too...

    m1inty and TurtleDog: thanks for stopping by.

    mintuz1990: for me all this beyblade craze was new, and it seems to be very new in France as well. I any event, my boy and his friends are absolutely mad about them :-)

    lender: They are so popular in France that the toy shops are still out of stock!

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    PosiTive Mindz 6 years ago from Clayton, Delaware

    Excellent Hub! I have 3 boys (11, 9, 8) that have fallen in love with these fancy Tops! :) So much that my 11 yr old started a Club at his school! Not only are they able to battle their friends in person, but they can battle online with their DSI as well!!

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    bird of happines 6 years ago

    i just want to tell you that i got hurt by that toy twice very hard , once it flew to my face, but i let it go , the second time it flew to my leg and that was so painfull, ever since i say its a bad toy, kids get hurt by it alot, i know all kids has a craze for it now. but that is it for me.

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    Trinsick 6 years ago from Cali

    I had to comment on this because I lived in Denmark for a while and kids loved these. I'm from the states and had never heard of them before then, I can't believe they're still popular.

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    Wendy Iturrizaga 6 years ago from France

    PosiTive Mindz: How fantastic to have your boy creating a beyblade club with his friends!

    bird of happines: Thank you for the warning. I agree that the tops can hurt but they are much less dangerous than the original wooden spinning tops used by children ages ago. In any event, like any other activity game (like football or any other sport) there is always a small risk of injury.

    Trinsick: Fancy them being popular in Denmark as well! It looks like a toy that doesn't lose its charm...

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    gachapoz 6 years ago

    Hahaha, good times. I remember these things, the latest rage was it not? :)

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    Jacob Darkley 6 years ago from California, USA

    What a cute story to start this with! I'd never heard of Beyblades before but I have a little cousin who might like to get one for his upcoming birthday... Thanks!

    Jacob

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    JASON NICHOLS 6 years ago

    My 11 year old kid is also crazy for beyblade MF! He has a rock leone, Flame sagittrieo, Flame libra, Storm pegasis, Lighting L Drago, Gasher, Dark wolf, Storm aquario, Rock orso and a Dark bull with some type of so called " Special launcher with point collecting and angle compass".

    He plays with these all day in his battle stadium. He says that he wants to be like "GINGA and KYOYA". I have heard of ginga but not of kyoya. Now after reading your hub about these beyblade's i have come to know much about them, Princessa. THANKS! Now i have need to sit with my son and watch this beyblade on tv so i can learn more about it. Thanks again Princessa!

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    Wendy Iturrizaga 6 years ago from France

    gachapoz: coming back...

    Jacob: they make a very good present and they are very cheap compared to other children's toys.

    Jason: lol looks like you are all into it as well! Even I sit sometimes to look at the tv series, which can be rather funny and dramatic sometimes, although I must admit that I prefer to sit with my girl and watch barbie films instead :-)

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    Myriad 6 years ago from the bottom of your heart .. ie chennai!

    Good informative ! it is funny and interesting how the world of small children had evolved into fantasies !

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    Wendy Iturrizaga 6 years ago from France

    Myriad: yes, it is very interesting to see how trends change and how children evolve to like other games and toys.

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    luminita1977 6 years ago from New York

    Good article,thanks

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    dpatullo741 6 years ago from UK

    I think it is quite interesting to play this game. I will defiantly try.

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    kims3003 6 years ago

    pretty neat - thanks for filling us in

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    Wendy Iturrizaga 6 years ago from France

    luminita1977, dpatullo741 and kims: My boy really enjoys playing with his beyblades and as far as I am concerned anything that keeps him occupied and away from the tv and mischief is a bonus!

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    Vcize 6 years ago from United States

    I saw these on a trip to Italy, very cool. Got a couple for my cousins and they haven't stopped using them yet.

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    6hotfingers3 6 years ago

    Great hub! I need to go out and get one for me and my grand daughter.

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    Wendy Iturrizaga 6 years ago from France

    Vcize: children really love them here, they are a must at the school playgrounds.

    6hotfingers3: lol; I thought they were only for boys, but apparently girls like them too!

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    playmobil zoo 6 years ago

    I remember the time where I was also hooked in this toy. I love bey blades before.

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    stefano miguel j. teopaco 6 years ago

    wow priti beyblade i ever seen this beyblade

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    RalphGreene 6 years ago

    Great toys. I watch the carton on that toys.

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    Torch Loret 5 years ago

    Hi guys can join to our club on facebook beyblade. The club called "Club International Beyblade" and may also visit our page on facebook called "Beyblade Page International." Thank you for your attention!

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    jamiesweeney 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

    Beyblade toys are very popular to kids. Great hub.

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    Sy 5 years ago

    As long as they are safe, they will keep up with their popularity. http://www.micocrane.com

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    ronnae 5 years ago

    Ihave got my beyblade it is fireblaze. it is a really good bey

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    Lamme 5 years ago

    My boys are crazy about these toys!

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    cobra1977 5 years ago

    I wish we had these when I was little, my son drives me nuts with these, in a good way :)

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    femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

    Obviously I'm way out of date!

    I read the hub, and decided they look very cool, but ... I'm still partial to Duncan Yo Yos. :)

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    mj 5 years ago

    cool beyblades

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