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Regulus R3 5Star Tower is a Balance Type Beyblade released by Hasbro as part of the Burst System as well as the SwitchStrike System. It was released in western countries as a SwitchStrike Starter Pack for CAD$17.99 in Canada, USD$12.99 in the United States, and AUD$24.99 in Australia.

Energy Layer - Regulus R3

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Forge Disc - 5

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5, like other odd numbered Core Discs, is asymmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. One side features two protrusions and the other features three, all molded in the shape of "5"s and the center features two small holes on either side. While the asymmetrical design may imply imbalance, the smaller size of two of the protrusions on the three lobed side ensures that the Disc is balanced. 5's overall shape resembles a reversed 4 and acts almost identically with the same high Stamina potential, Knock-Out Resistance and Life-After-Death when paired with Disc Frames such as Glaive or Cross. While 7 has greater Stamina, 5 is still comparable.

Disc Frame - Star

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Star, as its name implies, is a Disc Frame that has a star-like shape. Its design consists of eight protrusions; five of which are placed in a star-like formation, and the other three are placed in between them. The underside of the Disc Frame features ten protrusions; eight of which are seen on the frontside, and the other two are placed near the sockets needed to apply Star onto a Core Disc.

While Star is too small to come into contact with the opponent's Layer, its thick design makes it heavier than most Disc Frames, providing use in Attack Combinations, though not to the degree of other Disc Frames such as Meteor and Bump. However, unlike the aforementioned Disc Frames, Star's rather smooth underside provides Life-After-Death, though not to the degree of Glaive and Cross. Nonetheless, Star has use in both Attack Combinations and Spin-Equalization Combinations.

Performance Tip - Tower

Main article: Performance Tip - Tower
Tower is a Performance Tip with a plastic semi-flat tip and a wide base that features an automatic height-change gimmick. 

Early in battle, the Centrifugal Force pulls two tabs outward which in turn forces the tip inward to the standard height. The semi-flat tip creates a somewhat aggressive movement that has trouble reaching the Tornado Ridge but has greater Stamina than standard plastic flat tips such as Accel. However, the short distance between the stadium floor and the wide base creates a scrape risk.

Later in battle, the lowered Centrifugal Force allows the tabs to retract and allows the tip to rise up. In theory this is meant to increase contact between the Tower Combination’s Disc and Frame and the Opponent’s Layer. Such contact would prevent the Tower Combination from Bursting and instead cause the opponent to Burst. In practice however, the height of most Layers and the minimal change in height means that there will be contact with the Layers regardless. Furthermore the change in height will mean that the Tower Combination’s Layer will be struck from an upwards angle, causing severe Destabilization which is exacerbated by the instability present in the gimmick creating a top-heavy design which increases Burst risk and drains Stamina.

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Trivia

  • In the Beyblade Burst App (along with a variety of other balance types), Regulus R3 5Star Tower was incorrectly labeled as an Attack Type.
  • In addition to this, its SwitchStrike gimmicks were absent in the App.

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