Posted on April 18, 2017
Beyblades: Getting to Know the Latest Spinning Top Toy Craze
Have you ever come across a spinning top toy called beyblade? There are lots of beyblades for sale in the market today and it entertains kids and adults alike. What’s so special about beyblades? If you see any beyblades for sale at your local toy store, would you buy them either for yourself or perhaps as a gift?
The Origin of the Beyblade
Before there were expensive or even cheap beyblades for sale, the concept of beyblades was first introduced to the public as a Japanese manga series, which was written and illustrated by Takao Aoki and produced by CoroCoro Comic from September 1999 to 2004 as part of product promotion. “Manga” is a type of comic or cartoon created in Japan that follows late 19th-century style. In Japan, manga comics can tackle a wide range of genres such as comedy, drama, mystery, romance, and adventure.
The beyblade series is one of the most popular manga series in Japan. In fact, it was so successful that it even gained the attention of other countries, was translated into English, and released in North America by Viz Media. The popularity did not stop there because an anime television adaptation was produced in Japan entitled “Beyblade” which was aired on TV Tokyo from January 8 to December 24, 2001. It also had a second series entitled “Beyblade V-Force” aired from January 7 to December 30, 2002. The final installment of the series entitled “Beyblade G-Revolution” was aired from January 6 to December 29, 2003. The rest of the world tried to catch up with the craze as Hasbro Studios and Nelvana Limited adapted and produced an English version of the series. Check Mr Toys Toyworld for more details.
The Beyblade Toy Line
If you see beyblades for sale anywhere you can thank Takara Tomy, the popular Japanese entertainment company which makes children’s toys and sells them worldwide. Beyblade is, in fact, one of the most notable products that Takara Tomy has ever produced. It is said that the toy’s name came from the Japanese word “beigoma” Japan’s traditional spinning top. The basic beyblade has two interchangeable parts: “bey” or the spinning top part and “blade” or the launcher which is pulled to set the top spinning. The different types of beyblades are:
- Attack/Striker – This is the type that battles intensely and tends to knock out other beyblades quickly and fiercely.
- Defense/Defender – This beyblade is great at knocking back attacks. It is heavier than other types so there’s a tendency for this beyblade to travel slowly.
- Endurance/Stamina/Survivor – The type used to out-spin opponents. Because they are high in stamina, they last longer than other types.
- Combination/Balance – A type of beyblade that has a mixture of the strengths of the other types.
Aside from the basic spinning top and launcher, accessories are also available like launcher grips, point trackers, launch sights, and carrying cases, to name a few. If you want to see the different options on beyblades for sale Australia hobby stores have available, check out Mr Toys Toyworld. The beyblades for sale here vary from basic to special types. You can also purchase beyblade accessories that come in assorted variants.