- This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Energy Layer - Regulus R3.
Shelter Regulus (シェルターレグルス, Sherutā Regurusu) is an Energy Layer released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-95 Random Booster Vol. 8 Shelter Regulus.5S.Tw on October 21st, 2017.
Takara Tomy's Shelter Regulus is a Balance Type Energy Layer that features two lion heads and two lion claws on each side meant to represent this Layer’s namesake, the brightest star in the Leo Constellation, Regulus. As part of the God Layer System, Shelter Regulus features a gimmick; the lion heads and claws can extend and retract in battle to create an Attack Mode and Defense Mode, akin to the Variares Metal Wheel from Metal Fight Beyblade.
Due to centrifugal force, the lion heads and claws will extend outward to increase the gaps in the Layer and when spin speed drops later in battle, the heads and claws will retract. In theory this is meant to increase Burst Attack potential early in battle and reduce Stamina draining recoil to win by Out-Spin if a Burst is not achieved. However in practice, the change in recoil is minuscule at best with no observable change in performance, furthermore, Shelter Regulus' perimeter is square, even in "Defense Mode" which creates the recoil the gimmick was trying to avoid. Shelter Regulus' performance is further hampered by its weak teeth which, when combined with the recoil inducing square shape, cause Shelter Regulus Combinations to Burst easily.
Due to its weak teeth and recoil inducing square shape, Takara Tomy's Shelter Regulus incurs Self-Bursts far to easily to be competitive.
As such, Takara Tomy's Shelter Regulus is recommended for collection purposes only.
- B-95 Random Booster Vol. 8 Shelter Regulus.5S.Tw - 01: Shelter Regulus 5Star Tower
- B-125 Random Booster Vol. 12 Dead Hades.11T.Z' - 07: Shelter Regulus 8'Bump Destroy'
- BG-09 Random Layer Collection Vol. 9 - 04: Shelter Regulus
- Shelter Regulus’ gimmick is identical to Variares, only reversed.
- Since both Shelter Regulus and the Ragnaruk Line both use the letter "R" for identification, Shelter Regulus uses a reversed "R" for differentiation.