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This article is about the first Metal Saga system. For the final Original Series system, see Hard Metal System.

The Metal System is the colloquial name used by English fans to refer to the first Beyblade system of the Metal Series, and the fifth Beyblade system overall. It was succeeded by the Hybrid Wheel System.

As Takara Tomy never gave this system an official name, it is also referred to as "Pre-HWS" ("PHWS")[1], "4 Layers System"[2], "Initial System"[3], and the "Metal Series (メタルシリーズ)".[4]

Although Hasbro never released any Metal System Beyblades, they created the Legend Beyblades toyline based on this system, referring to the Metal System as "the original Beyblade Metal Fusion tops from Japan"[5].


The Metal System consists of four components: the Face, the Wheel, the Track, and the Bottom. All Beyblades in this system follow the same homogeneous structure.



Playing a much larger role than the Bit Chip from previous systems, the Face Bolt is the screw that holds all parts together.


They make a place for the Spin Tracks and Face Bolts to attach onto and is the place where most of the contact with the opposing Beyblade is.


These determine the height of the Beyblade. Some are just heights (230, 145, 100, etc.), but some also have special features, such as metal balls (GB145/Gravity Ball 145), down-force (DF145/Down Force 145, DF105 Down Force 105, T125/Tornado 125), claws (C145/Claw 145), horns (H145/Horn 145, ED145/Eternal Defense 145) and height switch Tracks (Change Height 120/CH120 and TH170/Triple Height 170).


They have distinct classes; Attack Tips are flat for aggressive movement and high friction (F, HF, RF, R2F, MF, etc.), Defense Tips are wide/round (RS, WB, WD, etc.), while Stamina Tips are low-friction sharp tips and sometimes free-spinning tips (S, MS, ES, EDS, EWD, etc.).



  1. By western fans of the World Beyblade Organization (WBO)
  2. In the Mani Limited exclusive set 4 Layers Special Edition, and used on this Wiki for a period of time
  3. By some Japanese fans
  4. Metal Fight Beyblade Baku Bladers Book
  5. On the packaging