The 10 Best Beyblade Sets

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in November of 2018. You may be mystified when you hear your kids constantly talking about something called "Beyblade." All you know is that it sounds dangerous — so imagine your surprise when you realize that they're basically just fancy tops. Some of these sets come with arenas, and all include toys with unique abilities and performance boosts — but they do have small pieces, so keep them away from very young ones. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Volt Knockout

2. Burst Evolution Star Storm

3. Slingshock Rail Rush

Editor's Notes

March 03, 2021:

Like other popular "collectible" toys, Beyblades are constantly coming out with new models, from different types of tops and launchers to new aesthetics based on the multiple Beyblade animated series. We removed some older sets and replaced them with newer ones. However, we left a few discontinued models on the list due to their unique features (the rocking action of the Samurai Cyclone, the distinctive tops of the Shogun Steel Octagon Showdown and the shape of the Super Vortex stadium). Since these are more out-of-date, however, we lowered their rankings in order to highlight newer offerings from the Burst line.

New to the list, the Volt Knockout has three circular indents in the floor of the stadium that increase speed and trap tops in a "vortex," encouraging collisions. The Slingshock Rail Rush does something similar, but instead of dips in the ground it uses curved rails at the edge of the stadium.

The Rise Hypersphere has a removable portion that allows tops to climb up to a higher level, which also means that they can zoom back down with extra speed and come at their opponents.

Contrasting these unique features, the Epic Rivals stadium is relatively simple. However, parents will appreciate that it has tall walls that prevent pieces from flying off.

Even with a deep stadium, however, these toys can reach high speeds, and many have metal pieces that are designed to "burst" upon impact. The company warns that no one should lean over the stadium while the tops are in motion and that the stadium should be kept on the ground, not a table or other elevated surface, as pieces can potentially bounce out. Make sure to heed any additional warnings that come with your set and pay attention to age ranges too, as many of these toys have small parts that can pose a choking hazard to younger kids.

November 30, 2018:

Kids are endlessly inventive when it comes to finding new ways to demolish toys, so durability was important to us. Likewise, an ability to keep children entertained for hours also factored in prominently.

4. Rise Hypersphere

5. Evolution Switchstrike

6. Epic Rivals

7. Burst Avatar Attack

8. Samurai Cyclone

9. Super Vortex

10. Shogun Steel Octagon Showdown

Sheila O'Neill
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Sheila is a writer and editor living in sunny Southern California. She studied writing and film at State University of New York at Purchase, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree. After graduating, she worked as an assistant video editor at a small film company, then spent a few years doing freelance work, both as a writer and a video editor. During that time, she wrote screenplays and articles, and edited everything from short films to infomercials. An ardent lover of the English language, she can often be found listening to podcasts about etymology and correcting her friends’ grammar.

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