Thief Phoenix E230GCF or Thief Phoenic E230GCF (シーフフェニックE230GCF, Shīfu Fenikku E230GCF) is a Fire Element Attack Type Beyblade that appears in the anime and manga series Beyblade: Shogun Steel. It is owned by Ren Kurenai. It was released by Takara Tomy in the Zero-G Random Booster Vol. 1 Thief Phoenic E230GCF on April 21, 2012 in Japan, and later in western countries as a Starter Pack (SS-09) in August 2013.
Shogun Face Bolt - Phoenix
Main article: Shogun Face Bolt - Phoenix
This Shogun Face Bolt depicts "Phoenix", a mythical bird that resurrects from the dead. The design features a phoenix screeching upwards, surrounded by fire that creates the shape of wings.
Warrior Wheel - Phoenix
Main article: Warrior Wheel - Phoenix
Phoenix is a three-sided Warrior Wheel, made of three "wings", facing the rightward direction. All three wings feature a varying amount of sized heads of a phoenix as well as smooth, leftward pointing feathers. The mostly vertical, straight continuations of the feathers on the top, create a jagged pattern meant for Attack Type combinations.
Element Wheel - Thief
Main article: Element Wheel - Thief
Thief is a three-winged Element Wheel that has rightward facing feathers. The Fire element symbol is displayed on the Element Wheel.
Spin Track - Elevator 230
Main article: Spin Track - Elevator 230
Elevator 230 (E230) is the first variant of 230, with a gimmick similar to that of Boost Disk 145. A large disk is around the 230 Spin Track, with four "connectors" along the exterior of the disk.
Performance Tip - Gear Circle Flat
Main article: Performance Tip - Gear Circle Flat
Gear Circle Flat (GCF) is a variant of Circle Flat, and as the name suggests, resembles Circle Flat with a gear-like design. Gear-like ridges line the outer ring, and also appear inside the protrusion, where the flat tip is. This flat tip is also wider than Circle Flat, and is comparable to Extreme Flat (XF).
- Thief Phoenic E230GCF Crimson Ver. - A variation advertised in the Zero-G Random Booster Vol. 1 Thief Phoenic E230GCF, parts from four Beyblades are required
- Thief Phoenix E230GCF - Hasbro version; red painted Warrior Wheel and red Element Wheel
- Originally, the English Beyblade community thought its name was "Thief Fennec", and was speculated to be based on the fennec fox.
- Thief Phoenix was the first Beyblade to introduce a variant of 230.
- Initial batches of the Gear Circle Flat mold were prone to breakage. This was fixed in subsequent releases as well as in the Hasbro release.
- Oddly, the Hasbro release of Thief Phoenix E230GCF has a red Thief Element Wheel, which is meant for Zirago, and Thief Zirago WA130HF has a yellow Thief Element Wheel which is meant for Phoenix.