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[Insert Hasbro Name], known in Japan as Orichalcum (オリハルコン, Oriharukon), stylized as Ωrichalcum, is a God Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted with the release of the B-00 Booster Orichalcum Outer Octa in August 2017.

Description

Orichalcum features a round design with a face on either side and orbs on either side, meant to represent this Layer's Japanese namesake, the historical metal Orichalcum. As part of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Orichalcum features a gimmick; the underside of the Layer features claws that grip onto the Performance Tip.

Due to the centrifugal force of a Beyblade's spin, each half of the Layer will extend outward and in turn bring two grooved claws on the underside of the Layer inwards to grip onto the Performance Tip and revealing red coloration for identification. In theory this is meant to increase the Burst resistance of an Orichalcum combination early in battle where spin speeds and thus Burst risks are highest. In practice, the grooved claws increase the friction between the Layer and Tip and thus the gimmick works as intended.

However, two factors limit the gimmicks effectiveness: The action of each half of the Layer extending outwards creates an elliptical shape akin to Metal Fight Beyblade's Flash Metal Wheel. Such a shape creates high amounts of recoil and increases the Burst risk and can create a Knock-Out risk depending on the Tip used. Orichalcum's Japanese release features four teeth of only medium length and thus the Layer must depend on its gimmick to not Burst with the aforementioned shape.

Unlike its predecessor Shadow OrichalcumOrichalcum features much more intricate detail molding which creates more gaps. However these gaps are very shallow and small which creates no discernible difference in performance.

Overall

Orichalcum features a working gimmick and a very round design. However, the elliptical shape created by the gimmick and the somewhat weak teeth mitigates the effectiveness of the gimmick.

Although it was welcome to a bladers collection, it is completely obsolete, due to the Super Z system, making it only for collection purposes.

Products

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Gallery

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