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10 Best Beyblades & Beystadiums for Kids Reviewed

last updated Apr 14, 2019

For parents who have no clue what Beyblades are, but their child is asking for one, we’re here to help. To keep it simple for you: Beyblades basically are things that two people go head to head over. The battle takes place in a stadium and players can choose at least three Beyblades. However, during the battle, they can only choose one of the three. The object of the battle basically is to get the other opponents Beyblade to stop spinning/working. To make your job a little bit easier if you scroll below you will find our top ten list of the best Beyblades I today’s market. Keep in mind that every Beyblade is unique, and all have a different feature to make each battle different every time!

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Japanese Metal Fusion Death Quetzalcoatl
96.7/100 our score
Design
95
Ease of Use
98
Value
97
Japanese Metal Fusion Death Quetzalcoatl
Why is it better?

This is not a knock-off. It hails from Japan

It comes with stickers

Thermal Lacerta, cannot beat Death Quetzalcoatl

The metal part is a 2-piece rearrangeable piece. This makes it spin differently

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Jessica Mentzer
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Beyblades are fun for kids and created a whole new market for the toy line in the US. We created this list of the best Beyblades to help parents and kids learn more about the toys. The list has recently been updated and has the best from the current market place.

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#1
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
96.7
Design
95%
Ease of Use
98%
Value
97%
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$18.99
#2
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
96.3
Design
97%
Ease of Use
94%
Value
98%
Price Comparison Last Updated (19.05.19)
$74.99
#3
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93.7
Design
92%
Ease of Use
95%
Value
94%
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$25.99
#4
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
87.3
Design
89%
Ease of Use
88%
Value
85%
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$26.00
#5
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
85.3
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85%
Ease of Use
84%
Value
87%
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$26.99
#6
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83.3
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82%
Ease of Use
88%
Value
80%
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$39.99
#7
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79.3
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79%
Ease of Use
81%
Value
78%
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$19.99
#8
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75.3
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75%
Ease of Use
72%
Value
79%
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$46.97
#9
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74.3
Design
80%
Ease of Use
72%
Value
71%
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$38.80
#10
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73.3
Design
74%
Ease of Use
75%
Value
71%
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$34.99
In depth review top 10
  • Japanese Metal Fusion Death Quetzalcoatl
  • Metal Fury Hyperblades Hyper-Strike
  • Takara Tomy Basalt Horogium
  • Takara Tomy Burst God Valkyrie B-73
  • Takara Tomy BD145DS Top Starter
  • Shogun Steel Fire Team Set
  • Takara Tomy BB124 Fusion Kreis Cygnus
  • BeyWarriors Shogun Steel Octagon
  • Burst Master Kit
  • Burst Evolution Star Storm E0722
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  • Frequently Asked Questions
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10 Best Beyblades Reviewed

1. Japanese Metal Fusion Death Quetzalcoatl

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
96.7
Japanese Metal Fusion Death Quetzalcoatl
Design
95
Ease of Use
98
Value
97
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This is not a knock-off. It hails from Japan

It comes with stickers

Thermal Lacerta, cannot beat Death Quetzalcoatl

The metal part is a 2-piece rearrangeable piece. This makes it spin differently

Can be defeated by the Phantom Orion

This is a balance type, the Death Quetzalcoatl.

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Design

This spinner appears in the anime and manga series. Kids choose the Death Quetzalcoatl for its specialized battle features. It combines attack power with defense and stamina aptitude.

Ease of Use

Kids will win their battles against others often. The Death Quetzalcoatl is a strong spinner that kids enjoy using in the Stadium. As they play they’ll be working on their dexterity as they use their tools to spin their Beyblades. Kids will also be working on their communication skills because they’ll have to learn how to deal with winning and losing.

Value

It is a beautiful Beyblade that is well-made. It is sturdy and kids love their Death Quetzalcoatl.

2. Metal Fury Hyperblades Hyper-Strike

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
96.3
Metal Fury Hyperblades Hyper-Strike
Design
97
Ease of Use
94
Value
98
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Others can be used to battle in this arena

The set is well-made, the pieces can withstand rough play

It is a great Christmas/birthday gift

can be placed on almost any surface

Parents recommend kids 6 years and older play with this set

This is the battle set where 2 Hyperblades can fight against each other.

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Design

The battle set can be configured 4 different ways for defense or attack. It comes with 2 spinners, one left and one right spinner, 2 collector cards and a battle arena.

Ease of Use

This play mat is ideal for encouraging group play. Shy kids can have an easier time joining the fun as a fighter or a spectator. This game doesn’t require too much competitiveness and the Beyblade can act as the ice breaker that eases them into the group. These situations make it easier for kids to make friends or for established friends to get into the game.

Value

It is a great starter set. There are plenty of pieces in this kit for kids to play with. Parents can see if they should purchase additional pieces.

3. Takara Tomy Basalt Horogium

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93.7
Takara Tomy Basalt Horogium
Design
92
Ease of Use
95
Value
94
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Japanese Fusion Metal Defense top

Features premium performance tip

Heaviest top of the series

Excellent performing balance

Improves focus and concentration

Not from the Takara Tomy brand series

The launcher is hard to use, sets top off balance

Appearing from the anime and manga series, this Beyblade is a defense type. It is a Metal Master Beyblade that is owned by Faust and will be the addition that is added last to the Maximum Series.

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Design

The theme of this Beyblade is a gimmick being used to perform at its “maximum weight” and its fusion wheel is twisted, giving it a grand total weight of 50 grams. It is one of the heaviest in the series of the non-4D fusion sets that has ever been made. With its performance being excellent due to its weight, it has become one of the best wheels for Defense in the series. The performance tip along with its balance sets its performance standards high, making it one of the best tops in the series. Together, the metal and the performance tip make this Beyblade one of the best defensive tops in this series.

Ease of Use

Beyblades offer an entertainment value to children along with educational benefits as well. The game helps develop their focus and concentration. These are skills that can improve their work at school and allow them to become more successful in life. Each battle is a choice and sticking with it creates a winner.

Value

With this being one of the heaviest and toughest Beyblades in the series, it has really lived up to its name. The look is great and it really performs well in battle.

4. Takara Tomy Burst God Valkyrie B-73

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
87.3
Takara Tomy Burst God Valkyrie B-73
Design
89
Ease of Use
88
Value
85
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One of the original set

Plunger type mechanism

Perfect for any battle

Damage done within initial attack

sticker assembly may require parent assistance for younger children

Can get stuck in grip launcher

This Beyblade Burst is one of the most popular of this set. It does come with a Beyblade and a grip launcher.

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Design

It’s part of the third generation of the franchise! Perfect for any kind of battle between your child and their opponent.

Ease of Use

This Beyblade has the ability to make its self-fly from a plunger type mechanism. Unlike other Beyblades, it’s not one of the aggressive ones but it does get the job done. Most of the damage that this blade does is within the first few moments of the initial attack.

Value

We love this Beyblade because it’s perfect for any battle between your child and their friends! It’s quick, not aggressive, and ready for their Beyblade fight!

5. Takara Tomy BD145DS Top Starter

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
85.3
Takara Tomy BD145DS Top Starter
Design
85
Ease of Use
84
Value
87
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Features awesome balance

Long spinning times

Performs well in different stadiums

Easy to launch

Promotes positive social interaction

Instructions are only in Japanese

Paint does chip off easily

Stamina-styled Beyblade that is ready for battle and features a brightly colored gold shimmer that will stand out when in the stadium.

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Design

Performs great in many different kinds of stadiums and the boost disk protects the outside from getting scratched. It comes with two launchers, preparing for the ultimate battle. It features great balance allowing it to spin really well and allows for long spinning times as well. If you are looking for a great performing Beyblade with long hang times in the stadium then look no further.

Ease of Use

Engaging in friendly battles is a socialization opportunity that is very beneficial for kids. It allows them to engage in a positive environment while testing their confidence and fine-motor skills. Being social and engaging in a competitive nature-based toy is an easy way for many kids to engage socially without having pressure from classrooms.

Value

Its long spinning times and awesome appearance make it stand out in any performance. The long spinning times make it perform well in battle.

6. Shogun Steel Fire Team Set

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
83.3
Shogun Steel Fire Team Set
Design
82
Ease of Use
88
Value
80
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This kit comes with 2 launchers

It is made from durable plastic

It is a great starter set

It has the right number of spinners and blades

Kids like to play with this set instead of doing their homework

Arm your child with an arsenal of battle tops; specifically, the Fire Team Set. It comes with the Samurai Ifrit, Ninja Salamander, and the Thief Phoenix.

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Design

The Samurai Ifrit stabilizes its spinning attack and it circles flat. The Ninja Salamander can switch from attack to defense, and it can steady its trajectory with its Semi-Defense performance. The Thief Phoenix has an adjustable disk that can adjust its balance.

Ease of Use

Kids can play with or without a stadium. If there is more than one kid playing, they can use the floor and pretend it’s a giant stadium. They can work together to create their own stadium and use their warrior wheels to fight against each other. They can play free-for-all or in teams. It’s all up to them.

Value

This is a neat set with plenty of fun pieces kids can play with. Parents also like playing along with their kiddos.

7. Takara Tomy BB124 Fusion Kreis Cygnus

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
79.3
Takara Tomy BB124 Fusion Kreis Cygnus
Design
79
Ease of Use
81
Value
78
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$19.99

Official Takara Tomy product

4D fusion sliding wheel style movement

Capable of defeating Death Quetzalcoatl

Launcher included

Instructions only in Japanese

Stickers are difficult to put on and cannot be removed once placed

This defense-type Beyblade appears in the anime Beyblade: Metal Fury where it is owned by Cycnus. Although it was originally believed to be free-spin capable before release, it does employ a sliding wheel system that allows it to slide around the stadium with ease.

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Design

It has one of the best stamina to balance ratios available. This tank-like bey is even powerful enough to defeat Diablo Nemesis! Help your Beyblade master take their battle to the next level with the Kreis Cygnus Starter Set.

Ease of Use

This high-quality Beyblade is sought after by competitors and collectors alike due to its 4D sliding wheel. The powerful metal wheel will outlast its plastic opponents time and again. The dual sliding attack mode allows the metal wheel to spin 180 degrees around the core as it collides with others. It can also perform massive 60-degree slides which absorb damage and keep the Bey spinning.

Value

The unique sliding movement of this Beyblade makes it must-have for any serious Bey competitor and its limited design is also a hit with collectors!

8. BeyWarriors Shogun Steel Octagon

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
75.3
BeyWarriors Shogun Steel Octagon
Design
75
Ease of Use
72
Value
79
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Samurai Ifrit and Ronin Dragoon battlers included

2 entrance ramps

Interchangeable Warrior weapons and Shogun tips

Ripcords and collector cards also included

Battlers have spinning metal blades that may cut

Tips and weapons are difficult to change and may require adult assistance

Introducing an all-new level to Beyblade with the BeyWarrior Shogun Steel Octagon Showdown Battle Set!

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Design

This battle kit comes with the octagon-shaped Showdown stadium as well as the Samurai Ifrit and Ronin Dragoon battlers. Unlike traditional Beyblades, these mighty warriors have detachable and customizable heads, arms, weapons, and tips. Their metal rings spin and clash as they battle against other BeyWarriors in a fight to the last one spinning! This battle set gives your warrior the army they need to conquer their greatest foes!

Ease of Use

The multi-sided shape of this arena is designed to ensure maximum mayhem when two BeyWarriors are unleashed. Use Samurai Ifrit’s speed attack to take down Ronin Dragoon’s ranged attack! Switch weapon positions for varying battle action! Use your existing Beyblades bases to customize your warriors!

Value

This offshoot of the original Beyblade concept introduces a whole new ninja-like gameplay for long-time fans!

9. Burst Master Kit

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
74.3
Burst Master Kit
Design
80
Ease of Use
72
Value
71
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It is a single unit that kids can launch from anywhere

The belt clip and string launcher can be combined for a longer grip

It comes with a code that kids can scan and play battle online

Its stats are attack-8, burst-4, weight-2, Agility-6 and the rest 0

Parents need to buy another kit if they want their kids to play competition with each other

It is not interchangeable with the Beyblade Burst Rip Fire Tops

Kids can become masters of their craft. Especially when they show up to a friendly competition with their golden kit.

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Design

This toy is sent off from a string launcher that can be clipped onto a belt. The Beyblade warrior is a Burst style unit: 1 energy layer, 1 forge disc, and 1 performance piece. It will burst into these 3 different pieces when hit. And the entire kit is mostly decorated in a bold gold color.

Ease of Use

When kids customize their Burst style Beyblades, they are enhancing their creative thinking skills. They are practicing the art of experimentations. They do this when they combine different products to see which ones work best against certain enemies. And they get to work on their communication skills if they choose to talk about why they put their Beyblade together in a certain fashion.

Value

Kids will lose their toy less if they can remember to clip it onto their belt instead of putting their toy down. The gold makes it easier to spot while they are running around.

10. Burst Evolution Star Storm E0722

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
73.3
Burst Evolution Star Storm E0722
Design
74
Ease of Use
75
Value
71
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Includes Beyblade Burst tops SwitchStrike Genesis Valtryek & SwitchStrike Satomb

Beyblades can burst apart on impact

Comes with 2 right/left spin launchers

Includes code to add burst tops to Beyblade Burst mobile game

Burst rates vary

Stadium design does not work well with non-burst style Beyblades

Assemble your Beyblade, connect the launcher and give it a hard pull. Then watch your metal and plastic blade spin and smash against its opponents in the stadium of your choosing.

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Design

It’s an all-out brawl to see who is going to stop spinning, break, or even fly out of the stadium first! If that excitement alone wasn’t enough, the Beyblade Burst Evolution Star Storm Battle Set is about to kick it up another notch! Valtryek knocks against Satomb, metal rings singing as the two Beys slam against each other and then suddenly, Satomb shatters! Pieces fly off in every direction, thankfully contained by the domed lip of the stadium. This isn’t a manufacturing defect, its Beyblade Burst! These tops are specifically designed to burst apart on impact, but not every time. It’s a whole new level of anticipation and challenge!

Ease of Use

These SwitchStrike beys not only have the ability to burst apart during battle but their specific features also affect the way these tops behave in combat, adding new levels of customization. Genesis Valtryek and Satomb were featured in season 2 of the anime series. The star-shaped stadium is designed to catch any dislodged pieces during bursts as well as to create epic new battle patterns.

Value

This set is a great introduction to Beyblades as it includes everything that your child would need to play right out of the box.

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Design

Since the early 2000s when the show first hit the screens Beyblades were extremely popular. These toys could be found just about anywhere. We know that now it’s not frequently found in public, and getting these Beyblades online is a little bit more common than finding them at your local Walmart. We knew that our top ten list of the best Beyblades in today’s market needed to be nothing but the best of the best of these items. We looked at everything from highest ratings, overall popularity, customer satisfaction reviews, originality, durability and so much more. We wanted to make sure that each product on our list met our criteria and by putting each one to the test we were able to come up with our top ten list. Please check our top ten sections above and we’re sure you will find exactly what you’re looking for.

Ease of Use

We wanted to make sure that each Beyblade on our list was an original. There are a few fakes in the industry which are ones that aren’t created from quality materials. Many of these are created from a third-party company and don’t actually have permission from the creators of the show to make Beyblade products. We made sure the companies on our list had permission from the show and that each one of these Beyblades on our top ten list are nothing but originals.
When we looked at our list, we looked at the original manufacturer. Most of the companies on our list that create original Beyblade products are from Hasbro and the Takara Tomy company. The Takara Tomy company is the company who created the show since it originally aired in Japan and then later on sold rights around the world. Hasbro eventually bought a piece of the franchise so that they would have rights to create their own set of Beyblades.

Value

It’s extremely important to make sure that you’re purchasing from one of these two companies because of the originality factor. Having an original piece makes it far more extravagant to own as part of a collector’s piece. With adults, there are some who loved this franchise so much that they became collectibles for them to eventually pass down to their own children one day.

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Parents, Did you Know?

The Beyblade Burst is a Japanese toyline that was created in 2015 and hit the English market in 2017.

Parents, Did you Know?

One of the first Beyblade was created and inspired by a Bey Tops. Some classmates were obsessed with them and came up with the concept from their collections.

Other Factors to Consider

Social Development

We know that not all children are social butterflies, for some, it takes a lot of extra effort to try and start up a friendship or strike a conversation with someone. Using Beyblades is a wonderful social tactic that your child will be able to use as interaction by showing off their favorite contenders or asking if that person wants to battle. We’re sure whatever kinds of Beyblades you are looking for next, we have it on our top ten list above. Be sure to check it out!

Frequently Asked Questions

q: Are Beyblades an educational toy?
a:

No, Beyblades are not educational but they do provide other types of benefits. Beyblades is a social game as it is more fun for kids to battle with other kids. With Beyblade battles, they can work on socializing and use the Beyblade sets as conversation starters.

q: Are These popular with kids?
a:

Beyblades are incredibly popular. It is a kid show that started in Japan and later made its way to America. Once the show aired in the U.S., it became an instant hit. Soon, there were toys and merchandising filling up store shelves. These kits can easily be found online, at a web retailer like Amazon.com.

q: Why is this product banned in some schools?
a:

Not all schools banned this game. Apparently, a school in the U.K. banned the game from their campus because a teacher said that her young students were getting injured when they played with them. She said they were getting poked in the eye by the Beyblades when they are released by the kids in the air instead of on the ground. Playing with a toy incorrectly will sometimes cause injury.

q: What is Beyblade Burst?
a:

This storyline originates from Japanese Manga that also became merchandise. Beyblade Burst is the third major chapter of the Beyblade universe. The product line was released on July 15, 2015, and soon spread across the world.

q: What are Beyblades?
a:

They are high-performance spinning toys. They were originally created by Hasbro in 2000. It is based off a popular kids’ TV show that can be seen in several languages. It was one of the most popular toys in the world between 2000 and 2005, with more than 100 million units sold.

q: What is it about them that kids really like?
a:

One of the features kids enjoy about Beyblades are the interchangeable parts. When kids change parts, it changes the way their toy spins and fights for them.

q: Is the internet required to play Beyblade?
a:

No, the internet is not required to play the game. But, the Japanese company that created Beyblades created a website where kids can have virtual battles. The website was a relaunch of the brand for the next generation of toys

q: Is there anything else kids can do with these toys?
a:

Kids can professionally compete with other kids. They are popular enough that there are National Beyblade Championships that are held in Los Angeles. Kids can win battles against dozens of other kids from all over the nation.

Sources

  1. Jeff Yang , Why Are Kids Obsessed With Beyblades?, Online Article
  2. BBC, Beyblades banned in school, BBC Article
  3. Wikipedia, Beyblade Burst, Wikipedia Page
  4. Wikia Staff, Beyblade (toy), Informative Article
  5. Elizabeth Blair , Beyblades: A New Spin Puts An Old Toy Back On Top, NPR Online Article