Beyblade

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by SoundMaster, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Posts:
    15,852
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC Canada
    Likes:
    +44
    Oh jeese. I remember spending like 60 bucks on this crap, only to find out that I'd not only spent money on spinning tops... but cheap KOs that my yugioh locals was passing off as the real deal.
     
  2. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Toy Designer

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    7,789
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +622
    Waverider: And therein lies your problem. If your son wants to get into Beyblades, you have to reach a balance between safety and competitiveness. If you get him the new Metal Fusion ones, they're competitive, but way dangerous. The plastic generation isn't competitive anymore, but much safer.

    Anyways, just be prepared to have metal flying at high velocities, sometimes at you. Get an arena, but it's not a guarantee you won't be a target.
     
  3. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Posts:
    15,852
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC Canada
    Likes:
    +44
    Haha, metal weight rings were the best when they weren't fully deburred.

    ... sparks would fly!
     
  4. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Toy Designer

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    7,789
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +622
    Even HMS was dangerous. Beyblade's power creep is insane and really dangerous. That said, I've had fun with some of those things and heir blood spewing antics.
     
  5. Airspeed

    Airspeed Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Posts:
    2,935
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +12
    That has never happened when I use them, no matter how fast I a launch them. Once you just keep you face away from the arena you are fine.

    Way Dangerous is a bit of an overreaction, if you are sensible with them and don't go doing the flying jump launches from the show you are fine, +the stadiums are walled so that keeps them from flying out.
     
  6. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Toy Designer

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Posts:
    7,789
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +622
    You should see the stadiums they released for Plastics and HMS which were exactly like the stadiums you see used on the show by the unnamed, crowd-filler kids. They have a fence about an inch tall, missing sections, and Beys are encouraged to be made to knock the other Bey out. That was dangerous.

    Also, i've actually had stock Beys which managed to leave gashes and holes in my stadiums. So i would certainly say they're dangerous. Plus, just the idea of having metal whizzing around at that speed... I quit Beyblade after HMS; it was just too unpredictable, sometimes painfully so. :(  I certainly understand that the metal makes a more efficient top, but...well, i just think they've crossed the line from children's toy to play-with-care collectibles. I certainly would never buy one for a kid, imo that's just stupid.

    Oh, and the attack tops are just scary to look at when they're going. Anyone who has the inside top of Magical Ape, or who's seen the sudden change in a Dark Leopard knows what i mean. ;) 
     
  7. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2009
    Posts:
    30,190
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    Salt Mounds
    Likes:
    +1,037
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    I remember those. My friends all had the plastics ones, and I used the metal ones. Destroyed their blades. Hurt like hell picking it up while it was spinning though.
     
  8. Airspeed

    Airspeed Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Posts:
    2,935
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +12
    Wow this thread just turned into the Anti Beyblade thread.

    Helmet, Knee, Elbow and Wrist pads everyone when using Beyblades.........ohh and don't forget Eye protection.

    If they were that dangerous they would not be sold, if you use them sensibly they are perfectly fine.

    Anyone coming into this thread thinking of getting some beyblades is probably leaving fearing for their lives, lol
     
  9. Waverider

    Waverider Supreme Dude

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Posts:
    8,765
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Location:
    GTMO
    Likes:
    +500
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    And millions of kid across the world are playing it. You would think there will be major news if injuries was caused by Beyblades.
     
  10. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Posts:
    15,852
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC Canada
    Likes:
    +44
    Yep.

    I still have my pink stadium (only has one small gash), but my friend's wasn't lucky, and it might have something to do with the fact that he glued little nails onto one of his beyblads and let it rip. His sister came down & was like wtf are you guys doing, and we were like yeah, lets just say that we're playing Pokemon.
     
  11. Airspeed

    Airspeed Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Posts:
    2,935
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +12
    Now THAT is not safe :lol 
     
  12. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Posts:
    15,852
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC Canada
    Likes:
    +44
    Yeah I know.

    We probably should've gone with JB Weld or something because those little fuckers would break off & fly all over the place.
     
  13. Barrett Sturge

    Barrett Sturge Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Posts:
    224
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    Not to be a necroposter, but I thought I'd stop by and say that I'm a fan of Beyblades, and just for fun, my friend put one of his old ones against one of my new ones, and it held up pretty good until it exploded. My new one broke the old one's metal ring in half, but the plastic parts just went flying. 'Twas crazy.
     
  14. OmegaPrime22

    OmegaPrime22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Posts:
    2,038
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +139
    Are these still around, Anyone collect or still play? I was watching the anime again and I'm tempted to start a collection.