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9 Types of Beyblade Toys

This is a close look at various colorful Beyblade toys on a table.

If you were not a preteen in the early 2000s, you might be either too young or too old to know what a Beyblade is. I am not ashamed to admit I am in the too old category. While I do understand what they are, I am too old to have played with them. If you know what a Beyblade is, you may be excited to find more about your beloved toys. If you have no clue what I am talking about, have no fear, this article will explain Beyblades and toys like Beyblade. 

What are Beyblades?

Beyblades are similar to spinning tops but slightly different. The Beyblades first made an appearance in the early 2000s and targeted those ages 8 to 14. It was a combined release of the toy, the Japanese Manga Series, the anime series on television, and the video game. The Beyblades also line up with the CoroCoro comic.

The most basic concept of the Beyblade is that you spin it in an attempt to knock out your opponent’s Bey or break them. These toys spin around at high speeds to the Beyblade battle opponents and become the best Beyblade. A Beyblade toy is often referred to as Bey and has many parts. These parts are interchangeable. There is the attack ring, the weight disk, and a performance tip. 

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Attack Ring

A close look at the box of the Yongchengfa Dragon Attack Set from Flipkart.

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The attack ring is often referred to as the energy layer. This ring is a plastic ring that contacts a rival Bey in an attempt to break them or stop their spinning. 

Weight Disk

The A-87 Magne Weight Disk from Carousell.

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The weight disk is also called a forge disk. The weight is a metal disk, and it dictates how much the Bey weighs and how that weight is distributed. 

Performance Tip

The performance tip is what comes into contact with the beystadium. The size and shape of it are integral in the stamina and speed of the Bey. 

Spin Gears

Techno Kids - Stack & Spin Gears Mega Set

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A spin gear is a small part that looks like a gear. This gear determines the direction in which the Bey rotates. It can rotate to the right, which is a clockwise spine. It can also turn to the left, which is a counter-clockwise spin. The spin gear also holds the Beyblade together. 

Blade Base 

The blade base is similar to the spin gear. This gear also determines the direction in which the Bey rotates. It can rotate to the right, which is a clockwise spine. It can also turn to the left, which is a counter-clockwise spin.

Types of Beyblades

There are four categories of Beyblades. Each one has different colors, features, and designs. 

Attack Beyblades

BEYBLADE Burst Avatar Attack Battle Set Game (Amazon Exclusive)

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These Beys are intended to beat their opponents as quickly as they can with a fierce attack. 

Defense Beyblade

BEYBLADE Burst Rise Hypersphere Poison Cyclops C5 Starter Pack -- Defense Type Battling Game Top and Launcher, Toys Ages 8 and Up

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These Bey are heavier and also slower than an attack Bey. This Bey focuses on deflecting and absorbing attacks. 

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Stamina Beyblades

Takara Tomy B-59 Beyblade Burst Stamina Starter Zillion I.W. Zeus with Launcher Spinning Top, Multicolor

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The stamina Bey does not have any strength for attacks or defending itself. The stamina Bey is intended to spin longer, so it can outlast any opponent. 

Balance Beyblade

BEYBLADE Burst Rise Hypersphere Rudr R5 Single Pack -- Balance Type Right-Spin Battling Top Toy, Ages 8 and Up

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The balance Beyblade is a combination of the defense, stamina, and attack Beyblades. They have a wide range of strengths with no obvious weakness. These Beyblades function in a similar way to rock, paper, scissors. Attack beats stamina. Stamina beats defense. Defense is stronger than attack. 

Beyblade Stadium

BEYBLADE Burst Rise Hypersphere Vertical Drop Battle Set -- Complete Set with Beystadium, 2 Battling Top Toys and 2 Launchers, Ages 8 and Up

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A stadium is where the battle takes place. It is also called a Beystadium. The stadium is a plastic tub that is shallow. Each stadium offers different types of features. There are some common features between all the different stadiums. Cyclone ridge allows the attack bey to move fast without knocking itself out of play. Cyclone points are disks on the floor of the stadium that are recessed. They are able to spin freely to add surprise to the fight. 

Beyblade Launcher

Elfnico Bey Battle Burst 2 in 1 Metal Fusion Battling Tops with 4D Launcher Grip Battle Set

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A launcher is used to spin the top in a stadium and therefore into a battle. You hold the launcher in your hand and pull the ripcord that is made out of plastic that helps to start the spin. The Ripcord Launcher has an impact on the way the battle ends. You can use different angles to dodge an attack, prompt an attack, or have a longer spin. 

Beyblade Burst

Beyblade Burst Rise Hypersphere Battle Heroes 3-Pack -- Ace Dragon D5, Rudr R5, Viper Hydrax H5 Battling Game Tops, Toys Ages 8 and Up

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The Beyblade burst tops are the third version of the Beyblade. This Takara Tomy Beyblade burst version follows a new plot line. The most significant difference between the Beyblade burst app and the original Beyblade is that there are new tops. These Beyblade tops are intended to break or bust in a battle. These new Beyblade have burst tops. The battle ends with a burst finish that causes the top of the opponent Bey to bust. 

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Metal Fusion

Crush Blades Metal Fusion Starter Set | 3 Tops and Launcher (L-Drago Destructor, Phantom Orion & Black Sun Galaxy Pegasus)

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The Beyblade metal fusion is another storyline within the universe of Beyblade. This line brought new categories of toys under the same name. This particular line of Beyblades has a cosmic theme to it. Many of the tops are named after zodiac signs. The metal fusion line has a launcher that is a string launcher. This version of the launcher has a longer neck that helps to reduce the possibility of it breaking. It is not compatible with any of the other Beyblade lines. 

This line also includes a fusion wheel. The fusion wheel has many different purposes, including determining the weight of the Bey, as well as how it will engage in battle. The fusion wheel is part of the top of the metal sage Beyblades. 

The energy ring is also called the clear wheel. This ring is part of the hybrid wheel system and then is used as part of the 4D system. The energy ring was discontinued as part of the synchrome system. 


This is a close look at a bunch of Pokemon Cards.

Pokemon are creatures of different sizes and shapes that live with their humans. They do not speak and are raised to answer to the command of their owners. These are also called trainers. As they experience new things, they grow and become stronger. Pokemon and Beyblades are based on Japanese animation. 

Pokemon is entirely different because, at its base, it is a card game. The player builds a deck of cards around their Pokemon. The Pokemon goes into battle to prove how is the best trainer. There are themed decks and booster packs. These boosters give a player more cards, create a diverse deck, and gain strength. 

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Which Beyblades Should I Buy?

With the different Beyblades available, it may be difficult to know which one you should purchase. You do not always have to buy the newest version, but it is important to note that the versions may not be compatible with all versions. The latest version is always more powerful than the older version. The newer version of Beyblades usually has a combination of all the existing Beyblades. 

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