Monday, January 30, 2012


When I was younger I collected  and played with Pogs and slammers and thought they were just about the coolest thing ever!  These days children(especially boys),  enjoy collecting and playing Beyblades.  

What is a Beyblade you may be wondering.  A Beyblade is very similar to a top but could be better explained as a high performance top.  the top is launched using a "launcher" which ejects it and gives it speed to spin round and round in a plastic slightly-dished base arena.  The other opponent then launches there Beyblade in the same manner and the Beyblades then battle each other by colliding against each other.  Who's ever Beyblade is the first to stop spinning looses the battle.

My eight year old son who is like the perfect age to play with these things absolutly loves them! Beyblades are actually recommended for children ages 8 and up so like I said perfect for my eight year old son.  He has been collecting and playing with them for a good year now and I must say they keep him very entertained.  He has a nice little collection of them going too,  two arenas and five beyblades,  but still he says he can never have enough Beyblades!  Not only does he play with them but...I have even caught my husband and his friend battling it out in the Beyblade arena!  

My sons tip: "different Beyblades do better than others when hit". So I guess it is better to find one that does the best when hit.  Sort of like Slammers because I use to have my favorite that would always nock over the most,  so I can definitely relate to that! He said that the BEYBLADE Extreme Top System Tornado Top that we received was easy to launch and had a lot of speed to it.  This is good because the more speed it has the better.  Not only that it provided more of a tilt,  weave,  a spin,  to gain more of an advantage over the other component.  I think he may of just found his newest favorite Beyblade! 

Beyblades make great gifts for boys,  I know this personally because we have purchased many Bayblades as gifts for boys.  I am not too sure about girls but I know I would have liked to play with them when I was a young girl.  

BUY IT:  You can purchase the BEYBLADE Extreme Top System Tornado which includes a launcher for only $7.99 at most major toy retailors nationwide or online at

*Disclaimer - I received a Beyblade and launcher,  free of charge, for review purposes.  In no way did this influence my opinion of their products.  All of my opinions are one hundred percent honest and true.*