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BEYBLADE BURST™ tops are spinning battle tops (also called Beys). These tops include a dynamic “burst” feature designed to bring more excitement to the battle experience. Battling can trigger the spinning tops to burst into pieces (burst rates vary). Tops include 3 layers that can be customized for battle...
The Beyblade Burst™ Performance Top System™ is the official name for the third-generation of Beyblade tops released by Hasbro. All Beyblade Burst™ tops include a dynamic “Burst” feature designed to burst into pieces during battle. Originally released in Japan on July 18th of 2015 by Takara Tomy as the Burst System™, Hasbro began worldwide distribution of Beyblade Burst™ products in September of 2016 under the name Beyblade Burst™ Performance Top System™.
What is the Beyblade Burst™ Performance Top System™?
Takara Tomy's Burst System™ and, by extension, Hasbro's Beyblade Burst™ Performance Top System™ is the parts system used by third-generation Beyblade tops using a three-piece modular structure. Players (called Bladers) can select and customize the Beys similar to previous Beyblade generations and systems using three components to engage in -one-on-one combat, and can choose to switch between them between "Battles". The system features the innovative “Burst” feature which adds a new gameplay dynamic alongside the traditional “Spin Finish” and “Over Finish”. With the “Burst” feature, a Beyblade Burst top can burst into pieces during a battle, resulting in a “Burst Finish”. This innovation was designed to increase excitement with the possibility of more exhilarating battles.
Since introduction, the Beyblade Burst™ Performance Top System™ has received multiple updates and adjustments to its core mechanics, including improved Beyblade Parts, Beystadiums, and Shooters. Hasbro would begin development into their updates to distinguish themselves from the Takara Tomy Beyblade Burst brand. This created two distinct business strategies, with both companies focusing their resources on different aspects of the game.
Takara Tomy focused much of their development towards the advancement and improvement of Energy Layer technology, with much of their product lines centering around different series of Energy Layer, each with a distinct gimmick.
Performance Top System™ Components
Each Beyblade Burst™ top is composed of 3 parts, each playing a distinct role in how the top will perform.
The ENERGY LAYER™ represents an ancient fighting spirit and acts as the main point of contact between two tops in combat. Each ENERGY LAYER™ affects how the BEYBLADE BURST™ top engages with an opponent when they collide in battle.
The FORGE DISC™ is a die-cast metal ring that sits between the ENERGY LAYER™ and PERFORMANCE TIP™. Each disc varies in weight and shape to affect the center of gravity and weight of the top, causing different reactions in battle.
The PERFORMACE TIP™ serves as the base of every BEYBLADE BURST™ top and influences how your BEYBLADE BURST™ top maneuvers around the BEYBLADE BURST Beystadium™.
Unlike the previous generation of Beyblade tops, BEYBLADE BURST™ tops do not require an Assembly Tool to assemble them. Instead, this generation of Beyblade tops follows a similar process to first-generation Beyblade systems.
How to Assemble a Beyblade Burst Top
Assembling a BEYBLADE BURST™ top follows a similar procedure as Generation 1 Beyblades, which requires a twisting action and without the need for additional tools. When properly followed, the process also prepares the "Burst" feature. During the fourth step of assembly, with all components being pressed together, both the Energy Layer and Forge Disc interact with elements of the Performance Tip in distinct fashions, with the Energy Layer engaging with the circular, spring pad (located on the top of the Performance Tip) while the Forge Disc engages with the two tabs (located on the sides of the head of the Performance Tip). This interaction causes these elements to slide down, compressing the spring coil inside the Performance Tip as the components are set and locked, priming the "Burst" feature.
During assembly, the Energy Layers clicks while being twisted into place. These "clicks" are caused by the interaction between the Energy Layers's teeth (located on the underside of the Energy Layers) sliding over the Performance Tip's spring pad and can be used to gauge the progress of a fully-assembled Beyblade approaching "Burst" activation. As the Layer is hit during battle, it will become progressively unscrewed from the Performance Tip. When the Energy Layers becomes completely loosened, the coil spring inside the Performance Tip is released, sending the Forge Disc and Energy Layers flying in an explosive finish.
- Align and stack the Energy Layer on top of the Forge Disc using the slots of the Energy Layer and the tab-like Stoppers on the Forge Disc. (※ The Stoppers should be positioned at the middle of the slot lanes while stacking.)
- Align and stack the Energy Layer and Forge Disc combination onto the head of the Performance Tip using the socket-like underside of the Forge Disc until properly fit.
- Adjust the Energy Layer to align with the grooves of the Performance Tip's center, spring pad.
- With all components properly aligned, press and hold the components together while twisting the Energy Layer counterclockwise (or clockwise, for Left Spin Energy Layers) until firmly secured. The stoppers on the Forge Disc should reach the ends of the slots on the Energy Layer.
How To Win
|“||Each player loads their BEYBLADE BURST™ top onto their BEYBLADE BURST™ launcher and pulls the ripcord over the BEYBLADE BURST Beystadium™ at the same time. The first player to get to 3 points wins!||”|
Each player (also called a Blader) loads their BEYBLADE™ top onto their BEYBLADE™ launcher and pulls the ripcord (called a Launch) over the Beystadium™ at the same time. The Blader to gain 3 points wins the match. Bladers engages in "Point Matches" based upon the game's point system (shown below):
RING OUT FINISH
Beyblade Burst Product Series
Announced in April 2015, Takara Tomy revealed their third-generation Beyblades to Japanese consumers. In promotional material, Takara Tomy would outline the details of their new product and their new
What is the DUAL LAYER SYSTEM?
The Bey Layer features a double blade composite, the evolved "Dual Layer"!
—Details on packaging
In April 2016, following the initial release of the Beyblade Burst toyline, Takara Tomy introduced the next entry into the BEYBLADE BURST™ product line. This being the "Dual Layer System" (デュアルレイヤーシステム). Beyblade Burst tops in this series feature Layers with a revised, composite design, using a two-tier, gestalt structure comprising a Layer Core and Over Layer. The Layer Core is the central component of the Dual Layer that acts as a base for the Over Layer, and usually facilitates major combat functions. This component also features the effigy of the Beyblade's Avatar. Conversely, the Over Layer is the clear-material component(s) of the Dual Layer that covers the Layer Core and assists in shock absorption during collisions. This component also features the initials of the Dual Layer (engraved in its center). Most Over Layers are designed for added shock absorption and to complement the Layer Core.
The term "Triple Layer" (トリプルレイヤー) is used to describe any Dual Layer Beyblades with a three-tier structure. This applies almost exclusively to B-48 Starter Xeno Xcalibur.M.I and B-66 Starter Lost Longinus.N.Sp. The hallmark feature of this design is the inclusion of an additional layer part(s) atop the OverLayer. Both Beyblades have features unique from each other, with Xeno Xcalibur possessing an extended, sword-shaped "Sword Layer" (ソードレイヤー) and Lost Longinus possessing "Metal Dragon Layer Parts" (鋼鉄の龍レイヤーパーツ).
What is the GOD LAYER SYSTEM?
The Bey Layer features a "God Ability", the evolved "God Layer"!
—Details on packaging
Switchstrike Beyblades are the second-generation of Beyblade Burst tops released by Hasbro. These battling tops featured specialized Energy Layers equipped with Switchstrike Tech (Japanese: 神能力 「God Ability」) unique battle actions. This series of Beyblades were originally released by Takara Tomy in Japan under their God Layer System (Japanese: 神レイヤーシステム) series, which launched their third-generation of Beyblade Burst tops on March 18, 2017 starting with the B-73 Starter God Valkyrie.6V.Rb. These battle features have varying degrees of activation, ranging from immediate to rare.
Along with God Layers, this system also introduced a new customization option in the form of two-part, customizable Forge Discs. These upgraded Discs consisted of two (2) components: the "Core Disc" (Japanese: コアディスク) and the "Frame" (Japanese: フレーム). The Core Disc is the metal component of the Forge Disc and come in a variety of weight, designs, and shapes, similar to standard Forge Discs. While this component can be used independently, when assembled with a Frame, Core Discs gain an added dimension of interaction that are normally unavailable to them, and drastically alter how the Beyblade top behaves in battle. Forge Discs with this design feature were given the Frame Compatibility (Japanese: フレーム対応) label (denoted by the small, blue box beside the image of the Disc description at the rear of the product package).
Incorporated with every God Layer is a removable, circular token called a God Chip (Japanese: ゴッドチップ). While particularly inessential, God Chips provide aesthetics to the Beyblade, but offers no practical value. Takara Tomy produced a variety of God Chip called Metal God Chip (Japanese: メタルゴッドチップ). These variants were more useful in competitive play simply because of their increased weight.
The Mugen Beystadium DX Set included a special Metal God Chip specifically designed for the God Valkyrie Energy Layer called the Strike God Chip (撃ゴッドチップ). When properly applied, God Valkyrie's "Spring Blade" God Ability is disabled, but enables a "barrage attack" capability.
With this system, the combo naming system for the two-part Forge Disc followed a simple format, using the full number of the Core Disc followed by the first letter of the Frame (e.g. "5" Disc with Glaive = 5G). Changes to the abbreviation system also extend to Switchstrike Energy Layers. as the first letter of the first word is lowercase, while the first letter of the second word is uppercase (e.g. God Valkyrie = gV).
ベイのレイヤーが超Ƶアビリティ(亜鉛合金 [Zinc-Alloy] パーツを使っ能力) を搭載した「超Ƶレイヤー」に進化!
What is the CHO-Z LAYER SYSTEM?
The Bey Layer features a "Cho-Z Ability" powered by Zinc-Alloy parts, the evolved "Cho-Z Layer"!
—Details on packaging
The fourth series of Beyblade Burst tops released by Takara Tomy in March 2018, introduced the "Cho-Z Layer System" (超Ƶレイヤーシステム), starting with the B-104 Starter Winning Valkyrie.12.Vl. These Beyblades feature Energy Layers reinforced with zinc-alloy metal parts, resulting in more intense, high-impact battles. These Energy Layers also feature their own signature gimmicks and properties called a "Cho-Z Ability" (Japanese: 超Ƶアビリティ). (e.g. Winning Valkyrie's "Metal Slash" (メタルスラッシュ).)
This series also continues the use of customizable Core Discs and Frames that were first introduced with the God Layer System. New Core Discs and Frames were produced that are also backward-compatible with previous Core Discs and Frames.
Similar to the God Chips of the God Layer System, Cho-Z Layers have a unique customization option. Using hoop-shaped accessories called "Level Chips" (レベルチップ), that fit beneath the 'face' of a Cho-Z Layer, players can improve various facilities of the Layer such as stability, locking mechanism, even weight when equipped. Level Chips also plays a special role in official wbba. competitions and are usually exclusively obtainable at official wbba. events. Though, they can be acquired through alternative means (i.e. CoroCoro promotional).
In mid November 2018, Takara Tomy released the B-127 Starter CHO-Z VALKYRIE.Z.Ev, the first of three Beyblade tops featuring the revolutionary, new Cho-Z Ability: Cho-Z Kakusei (Japanese: 超Ƶ覚醒). Cho-Z Layers with this feature are built with Turbo Blades (Japanese: 超Ƶウイング, Chō-Zetsu Wing) pop-out action that engages with high-powered Launches. When launched with appropriate strength, these Turbo Blades will deploy, switching from their basic Normal Mode (通常モード) to a high-performance Invincible Mode (無敵モード). This drastically improves their overall capabilities, while also deploying Burst Stoppers (バーストストッパー) into the Layer's slots, thus preventing the "Burst" feature from activating.
Takara Tomy's Beyblade Burst Cho-Z brand referred to this action as the Bey switching from their basic Normal Mode (Japanese: 通常モード) to a high-performance Invincible Mode (Japanese: 無敵モード) while Hasbro's Beyblade Burst Turbo brand referred to this action as the Power Launch Attack.
In an attempt to differentiate it's products from it's Takara-Tomy counterpart, Hasbro released the SlingShock series. Beyblades in this product line appropriated the basic elements of Takara Tomy's Cho-Z Layer System series of Beyblade Burst tops, but replaced the zinc-alloy parts with plastic material. This series marked the shift in marketing and development of their brand to the development of more Beystadium and Performance Tip-driven products with the main feature of this series being mode-changing Performance Tips that were designed to be compatible with specialized Beystadiums.
What is the GaTinko LAYER SYSTEM?
Parts can be freely rearranged for added customization!! The Bey's Layer can be freely customized by rearranging three types of parts, the evolved “GaTinko Layer”!
—Details on packaging
Japan's fourth series of Beyblade Burst tops were released in March 2019, starting with B-133 Ace Dragon.St.Ch Zan DX Starter pack, introducing the "Gatinko Layer System" (Japanese: ガチンコレイヤーシステム, stylized as GaTinko LAYER SYSTEM). In place of a single layer, the Gatinko Layer System is comprised of three parts: the Gatinko Chip (Japanese: ガチンコチップ, Gachinko Chippu), the Weight (Japanese: ウエイト, Ueito), and the Base (Japanese: ベース, Bēsu).
In mid-October 2019, Takara Tomy released a new type of Energy Layer Beyblades with PRIME αPOCALYPSE.0D.Ul' and REGALIA γENESIS.Hy, with the Mugen Lock (Japanese: 無限ロック) feature. These Beys feature Layers built without the "Burst" feature which prevent the Beyblades from Bursting.
GT Ability: Armed Mugen Lock (Japanese: アーマード無限ロック): The BigBang Armor acts as Counter Blades (Japanese: カウンター刃)
The Beyblade Burst™ Hypersphere™ series, introduce by Hasbro, features Hypersphere™ Performance Tips designed to climb the vertical walls of Hypersphere™ Beystadiums™ and battle on the brink. Get the drop on your opponents with Hypersphere tech! Battle in a Hypersphere Beystadium and drop into battle for more epic burst moments. Beyblade Burst Rise™ Hypersphere™ tops come with a removable GT Chip in the Energy Layer. Interchangeable with other right-spin GT Chip-compatible tops.
SuperKing Beys: The SuperKing Layer System!!
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The SuperKing Layer System (Japanese: 超王レイヤーシステム) is the fifth product line in the Beyblade Burst™ franchise produced by TakaraTomy and introduces new Beyblade Burst™ tops with customizable Energy Layers. Similar to Energy Layers found with Gatinko Beys, Bladers can customize the performance of these Energy Layers using different parts. However, SuperKing Beys use a different parts system than what was used in the previous series, consisting of the following parts:
Locks all components of the SuperKing Layer together. Contains a Chip Core (Japanese: チップコア), which comes in regular and metal core varietites.
Provides the weaponry and determines the battle style of the SuperKing Layer.
Provides the base upon which the other SuperKing Layer components assemble upon. The Chassis also determines Spin Direction and controls the weight and center-of-gravity of the SuperKing Layer.
SuperKing Layers appear to be really simple to customize and offer a level of modification that no other kind of Energy Layer can match!
SuperKing Beys will make their first, official release with the B-159 Booster Super Hyperion.Xc 1A booster pack.
News of this new (and presumeably final) product line was teased in late February of 2020 by Japanese media sources. Similar to the GT Layer System, this latest parts system features a new Customizable Energy Layers with a revised customization mechanic than the previous Beyblade Burst parts system.
The SuperKing Layer System also continues the trend of named special features for their Beys, in this series called a "SuperKing Ability" (Japanese: 超王アビリティ).
Turbo Awakening (Japanese: 超Ƶ覚醒)
The Turbo Valtryek Whip deals immediate Burst Damage to the enemy Bey using a fast and heavy attack from the blades of the Turbo Valtryek V3 Energy Layer. When Turbo Valtryek enters its Turbo Awakening state, Resonance-based energy blades ignite from the Turbo Blades and deals massive Stability and Burst Damage to the enemy Bey.
- The actual script for the kanji "神能力" reads "Shinnōryoku" meaning "Divine Ability"
- Each Beyblade Burst product produced by Takara Tomy were manufactured using the following materials:
PA: Polyamide PC: Polycarbonate plastic PMMA: Poly(methyl methacrylate) plastic
POM: Polyoxymethylene ABS: Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene Zinc-Alloy
|PA: Polyamide||PC: Polycarbonate plastic||PMMA: Poly(methyl methacrylate) plastic|
|POM: Polyoxymethylene||ABS: Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene||Zinc-Alloy|
- ↑ The term "Evolution Ability" is used and printed on product packaging for Funskool products.