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The Rev Up Launcher is a Launcher released as part of the Beyblade: Metal Fusion and Beyblade: Metal Masters series by Hasbro.

Description[]

Hasbro's Rev Up Launcher is a variant of the String Launcher. When the string is pulled repeatedly to "rev up", a small gear moves along an indentation, moving a larger gear connected to the prongs. While revving, a release button located next to the handle is pressed, which blocks the small gear from turning and causes a spring-loaded protrusion to push the Beyblade off the prongs. This stopper/release button mechanism is the cause of the Rev Up Launcher's tendency for breakage. When the release button is pressed, the small gear's teeth cannot handle the sudden stoppage, and the teeth will snap off after prolonged use. Although more rare, it is also possible for the larger gear's teeth to be damaged as well. As such, it is recommended not to use the release button, and instead to lightly shake the launcher to push the Beyblade off or use the launcher like a regular String Launcher. Another common breakage involves the area where the handle retracts to, which is often damaged due to the retraction of the string and handle.

The Rev Up Launcher is the strongest Launcher in the Metal Saga toyline, however it only works with right spin Beyblades. Originally a Hasbro release, Hong Kong distributor Mani Limited partnered with Takara Tomy to release the Rev Up Launcher in the Hong Kong market. This resulted in the release of the Pegasis Leone Rev Up Launcher VS Set in late 2011, which contained black and white Rev Up Launchers.

Due to its tendency for breakage after prolonged use, good condition and/or working Rev Up Launchers are now rare. In addition, the Metal Fusion mold appears to be stronger than the Metal Masters and Mani Limited molds. The Rev Up Launcher is compatible with certain accessories (including Takara Tomy ones), such as the handle portion of the Launcher Grip.

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Trivia[]

  • The Rev Up Launcher is one of the few Hasbro Metal Saga designs that were later released by Takara Tomy. Others include the Midnight and Torch Fusion Wheels.

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