Following up on its recent launch of the adjustable Beyblade Burst Switchstrike line, Hasbro revealed at New York Toy Fair this week remote control Beys, a multilevel stadium, and the most powerful launcher yet, all to be released in the fall.

Beyblade Burst Digital Control Kits feature Bluetooth-connected tops that allow players to speed-boost their Beyblades mid-battle, switch spin-direction left or right, and initiate an Avatar Attack accompanied by flashing lights. Included in each kit are a Command Launcher, a Battle Platform, and one remote control Beyblade Burst Top (either Valtryek V3 or Fafnir F3) for $40.

The Beyblade Burst Evolution Switchstrike Battle Tower is a two-level battle stadium for two players on one side and a two-level stadium for four players flipped to the other side. For $50 retail, the tower comes with two tops and two launchers.

And for a 50 percent improvement in launch speeds, there’s the Beyblade Burst Xcalius Sword Launcher. It’s part of the Beyblade Burst Evolution Xcalius Set ($20), as is a right-spin Xcalius X3.

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Coming this fall for Beyblade Burst is the Avatar Attack Battle Set ($50). It’s a new battle arena with so-called avatars unique to each bey—accessory devices like blades or hammers attached to the arena, which players can use to influence (interfere with) a match mid-game.

In terms of the beys themselves, this fall will also see the launch of Rip Fire Packs ($15) with beys that light up when spinning.

Launchers too will see innovation in the fall. Instead of pull-through rip-cords, Master Kits ($20) will include spring-loaded retracting string launchers (and a bey).

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English Burst LogoWe’ve known it’s been coming for a while, but Hasbro has finally announced the launch of Beyblade Burst. The new line has already been released in Canada, with a US release hitting shelves in January of 2017. The Beyblade Burst app for iOS and Android has been released in both territories, and is free to download. Launches for Europe, Latin America and certain other markets to follow in 2017.

The new animated series is created by production company OLM and includes new characters, stories and dramatic battles. The series will air in Canada beginning Saturday, September 10 at 3pm on Teletoon with other broadcast deals to be announced.

Beyblade Burst features a new “bursting” element to Bey battles where a Bey can burst apart during play. Having played with the Takara Tomy imports for about a year or so, I can say it’s a very exciting game mechanic.

More info to come as I get it.

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Beyblade Returns With Hasbro

Beyblade Burst

Despite rumors to the contrary, Beyblade is returning with Hasbro. Beyblade’s manager, d-rights, Inc., announced plans to relaunch the franchise in North America with a new animated series, Beyblade Burst, as well as a series of toys from Hasbro later this year. Hasbro will add other international markets to the distribution of the toys in 2017.

Sunrights, the entertainment arm of d-rights, is actively pursuing broadcast arrangements for the Beyblade Burst animated series but has not yet announced a specific outlet.

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English Beyblade Burst Logo Hits Patent Office


As seen in the United States Patent and Trademark Office database, the English logo for Beyblade Burst is looking pretty sweet! The logo is registered to d-rights, the official license manager of Beyblade.

There’s been no news as to a US release, other than a small mention when the live-action movie rights were announced. There’s also rumors floating around the Hasbro doesn’t have the Beyblade license anymore. I’ve reached out to both Hasbro, and the new suspected company that may have the rights, but neither have responded. I guess we’ll have to wait a couple of weeks for Toy Fair to find out what’s going on.

[via World Beyblade Organization]

Takara-Tomy Announced Beyblade Burst

xbeybladeburst_4beyblades.jpg.pagespeed.ic.TUDHGJ3FlzI’ve been out of the Beyblade scene for a while now. Hasbro’s lackluster Legends line and several failed side-products really made me and the kids lose interest. We’d just about put everything Beyblade behind us when we found out on the WBO that Takara-Tomy is launching a new line of the spinning tops in Japan that will release in July. The new line, called Beyblade Burst, revolves around 3 piece Beys that can be broken apart in the arena by a stronger Bey.

Of course there will be a new stadium, new launchers, and even something called the BeyCloud System. A BeyLogger can be hooked up to a mobile phone to track your wins/losses and rank you in the BeyCloud System.

There’s no word of a US release yet.

You can see more pictures and get a bit more information from World Beyblade Organization (not affiliated with Takara-Tomy.)