Fake Xeno Xcalibur and Zillion Zeus.

Fake Beyblades with knockoff figures of Gingka and Ryuga

Counterfeit Beyblades are Beyblades that are not manufactured by Takara Tomy or licensed companies such as Hasbro or Sonokong. These fake Beyblades are commonly composed of cheap plastic, broken, incorrect and missing parts. Fake Beyblades have subpar performance, and may damage authentic Beyblades when used together. The launchers and other accessories that come with fake Beyblades will also perform terribly. Products are also known to come with figures, keychains and even stationary like pencils. While the majority of counterfeits are based on Takara Tomy products, Hasbro products are often knocked off as well.

Companies that produce fake Beyblades have included the following:

List of Producers

Bakuten Shoot Beyblade

  • TT Hongli
  • CC Toys
  • Top Cyclone
  • Le Xing
  • New Cannon
  • V Fight 3000
  • SuperTop Funny
  • Super Top Game
  • Aurova Peg-Top

Metal Saga

  • Hongyi (aka Rapidity)
  • TKTK TOYS
  • Tisey
  • GG
  • CC
  • MDX
  • Lian Fa Toys (aka Tornado Speed Top)
  • PK
  • BAM
  • CC Toys
  • Super Combat Gyro
  • Hurricane Metal Battle
  • Clash! Beyond Metal Fusion
  • BeyPro
  • Master Beyblade Fury!
  • Super Gyro
  • Fight Top (YD Toys)

Burst Series

  • Flame (aka BurstTop Force)
  • Hongyi (aka Rapidity)
  • TD
  • Super Combat Gyro
  • BEX
  • Rotary Top
  • Tornado Burst
  • Betbtade Burst
  • Trompo Galaxia
  • 3N
  • CNDEAR
  • Gyroscopic Rotating
  • Combat Gyro Top Plate
  • Harspincher
  • W5
  • YD Toys
  • MQ Funny Toy
  • BY
  • Sanctity
  • GFive
  • Super Power

Risks

  • Parts are cheap, low-quality imitations of the originals, and put you at risk for injury due to parts breaking mid-battle.
  • Although most fake Beyblades and accessories are compatible with real parts, the sizing is not exactly the same (due to copying molds), making it likely that fake parts will damage real parts when mixed. This is especially true with original parts such as the completely diecast Performance Tips produced for Metal Saga Beys. The metal used often has sharp edges that damage whatever parts they are attached to.
  • Some fake Beyblades may contain lead or other toxic chemicals; combined with fake Beyblades' tendency to break, there is a risk that chips and breakage will spread toxic material.
  • Some fake Beys have dangerous and/or explosive materials. For example, some counterfeit Beys produced during the early 2000's had a very large, round weight disk which contained a thin layer of Armstrong's mixture (a kind of explosive used for pyrotechnics) that made the Bey produce sparks upon hitting a solid object.
  • Fake Beyblades from the Metal Saga and the Burst Series that have metallic paint and metal pieces may contain toxic levels of lead and cadmium.

Tips

  • The price is usually an easy indicator. If it is sold brand new under the MSRP (usually around $7USD for a single top), it is likely a fake Bey.
    • Listings selling rare Beys for a low price such as $3USD are likely to be fake.
  • Look for logos on the packaging, such as Takara Tomy, Sonokong, and Hasbro. If they don't have those logos, it is likely fake.
  • When buying Beyblades online, they are more likely to be fake if the original packaging is not included ("loose" or "single" listing), especially for newer products.
    • Another indicator is the location of the Bey. Most counterfeits are produced in China and shipped from there.
  • Real Beyblades often have manufacturer's markings such as part numbers which are molded or printed onto the parts.
  • Look for obvious errors on the packaging, such as poor English, Chinese instead of Japanese, misplaced images, and incorrect names.
    • Chinese text can be distinguished by a lack of hiragana and katakana characters. Kanji characters often have their sound spelled out in hiragana written in small text above it.
    • Counterfeit packaging tends to have blurry or faded pictures, odd placement of images or text, and often lack UPC/JAN barcodes or QR codes of any kind. Some that include barcodes will lack the numbers underneath the stripes, or have blurry barcodes.
    • Official products produced by Hasbro, Takara Tomy and Sonokong will have company contact information such as phone numbers and addresses.
  • Some Metal Saga and Burst counterfeits have the incorrect direction spin (ex. a right spin Meteo L-Drago LW105LF or a left spin Xeno Xcalibur Magnum Impact.
  • Rubber components are often missing or replaced with solid plastic.
  • Burst Beys often have incorrect Forge Discs used, with a gold 2 being the most commonly used in fake Beyblades.
  • Fake Burst Beys can be found with Burst Drivers that can be taken apart.
  • Fake Energy Layers or Layer Bases like Drain Fafnir, Spriggan Requiem, Geist Fafnir, Wizard, Judgement, Lord, Poison, and Imperial will sometimes contain no rubber.
  • Fake Burst Rubber Drivers will have no rubber, instead replaced with solid plastic.
  • The Zenith Forge Disc has no rubber.

Importers

There are several official importers worldwide that distribute legitimate Beyblades:

  • Mani (Hong Kong)
  • New Boy (Middle East)
  • Bankee Trading (Philippines)
  • PT Emway Globalindo (Indonesia)

There are various small importers too, but it should be noted that packages with these companies' labels on it means it is probably authentic. There are also signs of authenticity placed by the importers like holographic stickers or documents of authenticity inside the packaging.

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