Sunday, November 17, 2013

BeyBlades - Samurai Cyclone Battle Set from Hasbro

3 - 2 - 1... Let It Rip!  

Are you familiar with that statement? I had no idea what it was when ODS first came home saying it. I quickly found out it was a Beyblades thing.....I had heard of Beyblades prior, but had no idea it would be such a big thing in our house.


This year on the school yard Beyblades are all the rage. Mr. J came home from school talking about them.   He talked about them for weeks. None of the Grade 1's had them - but they all watched the older kids play, and Mr. J has a friend that is older who would let him play now and then.

If you haven't heard of them, Beyblades are toys similar to Tops (the kind that spin); for Beyblades, they fit onto a "ripper" and when you pull the ripper they fly off and land in the stadium and spin.  You can have battles with other people to see whose Bey wins.
The yellowish part on the bottom is the "spinner"
One afternoon he was out shopping with hubby, and when he came home he could barely talk he was so bubbling with excitement. They had been at a toy store, and when Mr. J showed them to his dad, he said he could buy ONE package.

He was so excited to go to school the next day with his VERY OWN Beyblade! There were strict rules we set out for him (only one ripper and one bey could go to school each day; he could let his friends try it if he wanted, but ONLY his friends; and whatever anyone said, he was NOT to trade or let them keep his. I even labelled them to make sure they weren't mistaken for someone else's) 

Of course, having 2 rippers and 3 bey's isn't enough. The bey's all have their own "thing"; some are powerful, some are for attacking and so on.

For Christmas, we knew that a stadium (yep, they have their own stadiums to "battle" each other) was top of Mr. J's list.  When you go to the store, there is a HUGE section of different packages of Bey's (battle blades, warrior blades and even more) and many different types of stadiums.  It seems crazy to me, and of course standing in front of these options I have NO idea what he would like most. 

Fortunately, HASBRO was kind enough to send Mr. J a stadium set!  They sent him the Samurai Cyclone Battle Set.  Contained in the package was one stadium, 2 blades, 2 rippers and 2 cards which include codes to enter online!.

When he comes down on Christmas morning, he is going to be ecstatic! This is what he will find:


There are a few different types of stadiums. This one is 2 pieces of plastic; the bottom is rounded, and the top clips on (the blue things on the side) with an opening to "let it rip".  The Beyblades are the top two items (red and orange) and the rippers are the bottom two (blue and orange).

The recommended age is 8+ - Mr. J is 6 and loves them.  The kids that play with them at school seem to be in the 6-9 age range.  If you have a child within that range, any sort of Beyblade set is probably a great gift idea (they seem to be more popular with boys, but there are 1 or 2 girls at the school that like to play). There is quite a price range for them, depending on what you are looking at getting (you can get a basic set, buy a stadium separate or buy a stadium package). The ARV of the set above is $29.97.

For more great gift ideas, check out the rest of the Holiday Gift Guide



14 comments:

  1. My boys really loved these when they were younger. They ate a lot of fun. Great for sticking stuffers. They ate pricey, but seem strong .ours never broke, so worth it for all the fun

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    1. They are very strong; i was extremely impressed with the quality

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  2. My sons love BeyBlades and ask for them all the time! It seems like they never tire of them and keep collecting all the different kinds!

    Jenna

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    1. They are super popular! And of course they want all the different ones!

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  3. Oh boy...I know all about these as X-man just loves them. He's got numerous beyblades and a stadium. Reminds me of an old game I used to play, Battling Tops...only beyblades are better than those were.

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    1. yes, I remember playing with tops also!

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  4. Oh my, this was a blast from the past for me. My 20 year old son was obsessed with these when he was younger. So happy to see their popularity continues.

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    1. I didn't realize they had been out for so long.... I thought they were relatively new, good to know they have lasted!

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  5. Our son has the stadium and he loves it! I know what you mean about sending stuff to school. Always a risk! :)

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  6. These are so popular, my daughter and her friends are always playing them.

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    1. there is a large group on the school yard that play with them! Thanks for your comment

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  7. My son has a Beyblade game. Keeps him occupied for awhile.

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