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Earth Aquila Vanguard Merge' (アースアクイラ・バンガード・マージダッシュ, Āsu Akuira Bangādo Māji Dasshu) is a Balance Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System. It was released in Japan on April 25th, 2020 for 1100円 as one of eight possible Beyblades in Random Booster Vol. 20.
Energy Layer - Earth Aquila
- Main article: Energy Layer - Earth Aquila
Takara Tomy's Earth Aquila is an Energy Layer that adapts the Aquila Face Bolt, Aquila Energy Ring, and Earth Fusion Wheel of the Metal Series' Hybrid Wheel System for the Burst System. As such it resembles the general shape of these parts, with a round, minimal recoil design consisting of four wings surrounding its perimeter, with each pair facing each other on a slight incline. The three parts are noninterchangeable and combined into a single piece. The Aquila motif adorns the center of the Energy Layer, with the words "Hybrid" and "Wheel" featured on the sides, referencing the Hybrid Wheel System. Compared to the original parts, the Earth Aquila Energy Layer is noticeably wider - the "Fusion Wheel" portion of the Energy Layer is made of plastic, with metal lining the circumference. Earth Aquila has particularly poor Burst Resistance, due to its fine locks.
Forge Disc - Vanguard
- Main article: Forge Disc - Vanguard (Takara Tomy)
Takara Tomy's Vanguard is a six-bladed Forge Disc that slopes downwards, similar to Armed and Vertical. The inner and bottom edges of Vanguard consist of plastic riveted to a metal frame. Two of the six blades are larger than the others.
The low-lying shape of Vanguard makes it excellent to use in Life-After-Death (LAD) Stamina Combinations, often being used alongside the Bearing' and Rise Performance Tips. Its performance is comparable to 00/10Wall in this aspect, sharing similar roles. Vanguard can also be used in Attack Combinations, although a Blader must be careful to avoid scraping the Stadium floor. Among Gatinko Layer System Forge Discs, Vanguard is a decent all-around Forge Disc.
Performance Tip - Merge'
- Main article: Performance Tip - Merge'
Merge', like its predecessor Merge, features a six pointed flat rubber tip with a sharp plastic tip in the center, that sits at the standard height. Like its predecessors Unite and Merge, when launched straight down into the stadium, the sharp tip in the center will keep the Beyblade stable and still in the center, preventing Stamina loss.
When a mint condition Merge' is either knocked off balance by an opponent or launched at an angle, the rubber will make contact with the stadium, creating an aggressive movement pattern with speeds exceeding Xtreme due to the increased surface area created by the six points. However this aggressive movement is somewhat unreliable as the sharp center can slow it down in the center of the stadium or stop the movement entirely and the greater surface area cripples Stamina.
When worn however, instead of creating aggressive movement when struck, the rubber will instead act as brakes against a Knock-Out, at the cost of Stamina, before going back to stable from the sharp center.
Unlike its predecessor, Merge' features a much thicker spring in its locking mechanism, increasing Merge''s Burst Resistance.