|“||The FORGE DISC™ is a die-cast metal ring that sits between the ENERGY LAYER™ and PERFORMANCE TIP™. Each disc varies in weight and shape to affect the center of gravity and weight of the top, causing different reactions in battle.||”|
The Forge Disc™[Notes 1] is a component of Beyblade Burst™ tops. Within the Beyblade Burst™ Performance Top System™, the Forge Disc™ is (structurally) the second layer of the top's anatomy and affects movement patterns, balance, and weight. Forge Disc influences a Bey's behavioral tendencies in various manners, such as whether it tends to spin in one place or roams around the Beyblade Burst Beystadium™.
|“||FORGE DISC™ affects the center of gravity and weight of the top, causing different reactions in battle.||”|
Forge Discs™ are typically a single-piece component, usually composed entirely of die-cast metal. This components comes in a variety of shapes and weight; a rapid departure from the classic Weight Disks of Beyblades from the first generation.
Design-wise, Forge Discs™ are assembled similarly in the manner that first generation Weight Disks (specifically the Hard Metal System series) and second generation Fusion Wheels, being primarily the middle layer of the top's structure.
Classifications of Forged Discs
Single-Piece Forge Discs
This class of Forge Discs are single-piece components, usually composed entirely of zinc alloy and come available in various shapes, weights, and designs. These Forge Discs were originally released in Japan in 2015, with the launch of Takara Tomy's Beyblade Burst product line.
Alongside from the standard, zinc alloy Forge Discs, a special type of Single-Piece Forge Disc was also produced called "Material Fusion Discs"[Notes 2] which are Forge Discs constructed using a composite of other materials (plastic) with zinc alloy parts. Earlier examples of this include the Magnum Disc, Jerk Disc, and Polish Disc, with additional entries being introduced further into production. Many of these later entries were featured in the Gatinko Layer series, including the Blitz Disc, Sting Disc, and Hurricane Disc.
Rip Fire Forge Discs
This type of Forge Disc™ are single-piece components made of zinc alloy, similar to regular Single-Piece Forge Discs, but are specifically designed for compatibility with Hasbro's Rip Fire Performance Tips™ parts.
Rip Fire Forge Discs have an unique, hoop-style structure with a wide diameter to fit Rip Fire Performance Tips™. Many Rip Fire Forge Discs borrowing their shapes from existing Single-Piece Forge Discs.
Two-Part Forge Discs
This type of Forge Disc allows players (Bladers) the capability to customize compatible Forge Discs[Notes 3] using interchangeable Rings[Notes 4]. Separated into their individual components, the Forge Disc component can function independently as a standard Forge Disc would, with Rings serving as optional accessories which cannot be actively deployed unless equipped. These Rings come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs and can drastically alter a Forge Discs performance in battle.
In Japan, Takara-Tomy marketed these parts as Disk-integrated Types [Notes 5] and, as the name suggests, are parts which feature built-in Forge Discs in their structure. Examples of these parts include the Nightmare Longinus (nL) Layer from B-97 Starter: Nightmare Longinus.Ds, the Mugen Driver from the Mugen Beystadium DX Set, the Mugen-L Driver from the Cho-Z Musou Beystadium, the Hybrid Driver from the B-153 Set: Gatinko Customize Set, the Ignition Dash Driver and the Double Chassis parts from the Superking Layer System.
Internationally, Hasbro marketed these parts of "Fused parts" with the only example of this (currently) being the Lúinor L3 (LD01) Fused Energy Layer and Forge Disc.
- ↑ Japanese: ディスク; Hepburn: Disuku; English: Disc
- ↑ Japanese: 異素材融合型ディスク; Hepburn: Isozai Yūgō-Gata Disuku
- ↑ Japanese: コアディスク; Hepburn: Koa Disuku; English: Core Disc
- ↑ Japanese: フレーム; Hepburn: Furēmu; English: Frame
- ↑ Japanese: ディスク一体型; Hepburn: Disuku Ittaikei
- ↑ Information cited from the Beyblade Burst Evolution Ultimate Tournament Collection Tops and Beystadium set on Hasbro's product page.
- Name in other languages (Forge Disc)
- Korean: 디스크 (Disc)
- French: Disque Forgé
- Italian: Disco Forgiato
- Spanish: Disco de Forja
- Portuguese: Disco de Forja
- Russian: Силовой Диск (Power Disk)
- Greek: Δίσκος ΚΑΜΙΝΟΥ
- Name in other languages (Two-Part Forge Disc)
- Korean: 코어 디스크 (Core Disc), 프레임 (Frame)
- French: Disque Forgé 2 Pièces
- Italian: Disco Forgiato in Due Parti
- Spanish: Disco de Forja de Dos Piezas
- Portuguese: Disco de Forja de 2 Partes
- Russian: Силовой Диск из 2-х частей (2-Part Power Disk)