One of my son’s little friend offered him 2 Beyblade metal fusion tops last summer for his birthday. I had no idea what that was (despite the fact that I am a pretty cool mom) and to tell the truth I would have happily lived in the dark about these toys. I’ll be honest, I am not a fan of the beyblade toys (or TV series). I love toys that entice imagination and toys that won’t bore my son after a day or two. His beyblade birthday gift has not seen the light since his birthday… he lost interest in it real fast.
But I know some kids just love them. And they do have a collector’s appeal as well. I was at one of his friend house the other day and they played with the Beyblade Dome. They had fun, but in the long run my son got bored.
But if your kid is just mad about Beyblade, here’s my Beyblade Dome review:
The Beyblade Dome is sure to be on the 2012 Christmas wish list of boys who are fans of the Beyblade toys. This cool playset allows for a 360 degree battle of inside a clear plastic dome. To use, two Beyblade tops must be assembled and then placed at the openings on the top of the dome. A rip cord is used to launch both tops into a battle inside the dome, where they may collide against each other as they spin and move quickly around.
A variety of accessories are available to make the battles even more exciting, but the Beyblade Dome does include enough accessories to be a good standalone starter gift.
Beyblade Dome Accessories:
It includes two 5 piece tops, but you can use it with any five piece Beyblade tops already owned. The Beyblade Destroyer Dome playset also comes with two rip cord launchers to get the tops moving and ready for battle. Other accessories include 2 trading cards which can be used for virtual online battles.
Who is the Beyblade Destroyer Dome Playset for?
This toy is meant specifically for children 8 years or older. There is some assembly required and sticker decals to apply, but the assembly is simple enough that an older child may enjoy putting it together himself. It also look and feel a bit cheap, so kids should take good care of it and not be too rough. Although younger kids would enjoy this if they are Beyblade fans, they should be careful as it is made of flimsy plastic. Also, launching the Beyblade tops into the dome is not that easy!
If you know a boy who is a fan of Beyblade toys and already has a Beyblade stadium, this is a good gift idea. If he doesn’t have a Beyblade stadium yet, I would choose a stadium or arena over the Beyblade dome. And if your kid loves imaginative games or get bored easily, the Beyblade dome is NOT for him!
See the Beyblade Metal Fury Destroyer Dome in action: