- This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Ring - Origin.
First (ファースト, Fāsuto) is a Ring released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Superking Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the CoroCoro August Issue on July 15th, 2020.
Takara Tomy's First is a right-spin Attack Type Ring that features six blades (a big blade and a medium blade molded together on each side followed by a small blade) that are angled downwards, creating a high recoil shape. Its shape is almost identical to that of Super, except with angular contact points rather than round ones to slightly increase its Smash Attack power, less support beams on the underside to slightly reduce its weight, and different shapes for the divots on top of the blades where the stickers go. As part of the Superking Layer System, First is compatible with any right-spin or dual-spin Superking Chip and Chassis.
The angled contact points improve its Upper Attack Potential by allowing it to knock the opponent's Layer upwards when colliding, which increases the chances of it knocking out the opponent. To withstand the force of its own attacks, the First Ring has a thick underside that holds itself and the Superking Chip that's attached a bit higher than the Chassis, which exposes the teeth on the Chassis appropriately, granting great Burst Resistance. Due to the good shape and high Burst Resistance, First performs well in Attack Combinations.
The contact points on the First Ring are aggressive, so it may be liable to chipping and denting. If one is fearful of possible performance changes or simply dislikes the damaged appearance, they may want to own multiple copies of this Ring.
First is very similar in design to Super, which is designed to line up well with the 1A Chassis, which further increases its Attack Potential and Burst Resistance. However, the 2A Chassis allows it to deliver stronger attacks due to the large rubber blades sticking out and increases the combination's overall LAD by a lot.
Use in Attack Combinations
First can be put to use in the Attack Combination First Hyperion/Ragnaruk/Valkyrie/Satan/Solomon/Uranus/Lucifer/Diabolos Xtreme/Xtreme'/Variable/Variable'/Hunter/Hunter'/Destroy/Destroy'/Jolt/Jolt'/Quick/Quick'/Xceed/Xceed' 1A/2A, or if one prefers to use a Single Chassis and Disk, First Hyperion/Ragnaruk/Valkyrie/Satan/Solomon/Uranus/Lucifer/Diabolos Sting/Blitz/Vanguard/Around/Wheel Xtreme/Xtreme'/Variable/Variable'/Hunter/Hunter'/Destroy/Destroy'/Jolt/Jolt'/Quick/Quick'/Xceed/Xceed' 1S/1D. As a side note, a Double Chassis grants a combo a lot of extra Burst Resistance, so using Xtreme/Destroy/Jolt/Xceed is still safe, but not optimal. On the other hand, a Single Chassis will make the combo generally easier to Burst, so using Xtreme/Destroy/Jolt/Xceed over the Dash variants is not recommended.
Takara Tomy's First features an aggressive design that serves as a middle ground between Smash Attack and Upper Attack with great Burst Resistance, akin to a slightly more aggressive Super. Although these features don't make it as strong as Judgement or Rage, it doesn't wear down as quickly and still has comparable KO Attack, so both Layers can coexist in the competitive scene.
As such, First is recommended for collection purposes only.
- B-00 First Uranus (CoroCoro Exclusive)
- B-178 Random Booster Vol. 24 - 01: First Uranus 00 Metal Accel 1D