beyblades

  1. Hey are beyblades popular over there like they are here??

    They are "the" hottest toy to have here right now...the stores have completely sold out already.

    Amazing what becomes the latest craze hey.
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   semstr
    huh?
  4. by   Beach_RN
    what are bay blades?

    Brenda
  5. by   ~FloridaCCRN~
    Yes they are gaining in popularity in my area. My son has one and so does most of his friends. A Beyblade is like a spin top, you pull
    the rip cord and it spins- you can compete to see whose will spin the longest. I had something similar when I was a child.
  6. by   PennyLane
    I can't believe this...are toys now getting low-tech? Sounds like something out of the 19th century. haha
  7. by   aus nurse
    Ah sorry guys, assumed every one whould know them.

    It is just a fancy spinning top, like graduate 2002 explained. They make some accesories too, like a stadium to spin them in. We got the last one instore here, my 11 year old son just loves it.

    If only I had had some foresight to how popular they were...as I said now sold out here completely. It retails for $AU!16, on EBay people are selling them for bids currently about $AU 50-60!!!!!!!
  8. by   shygirl
  9. by   Rustyhammer
    It's from the Japanese cartoon of the same name.
    I knew they would get popular.
    When I was a kid we used to spin tops and have "wars" with them. Same thing here only you don't need the talent to know how to throw it like you do a top.
    Anyone else ever play with tops?
    The kind you wound with string?
    -Russell
  10. by   shygirl
    Russell,

    I've played with tops!
    Shygirl
  11. by   Robin61970
    Me too.......Grandma had a couple from when my mom was little.....the ones that are all wood.......what fun!
  12. by   sjoe
    How can it legitimately be called a toy if it doesn't have any batteries? And the kid actually has to put some WORK into it? Probably won't sell in the US.
  13. by   NRSKarenRN
    My mother has a collection of wooden tops--many from travels in Southwest US area--New Mexico, Arizona and are gaily painted. Sh has a bronze tray to spin them on. The grandsons love to spend hours with her on championship battles. She has a few with pull strings.

    Boy will she be surprised that she's been ahead of the latest craze --indulging in this play the past ten years!
  14. by   kaycee
    Remember the ones that would make a high pitched sound when you spinned them? They were metal and were in colors that would change when they were spinning.

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