2016 isn't complete without a new Scavenger Hunt to celebrate the World Beyblade Organization's 8th anniversary!
What's a WBO Scavenger Hunt? You'll find below a list of challenges to do and random questions to answer. Depending on how many of those tasks you did properly or answered correctly, you rank your score among all other participants and the Members with the highest scores win prizes! However, even if you don't have enough for a physical prize, it's almost guaranteed that you will win Face Boosters!
To add points to your score, send a private message to Kai-V with the proof of your achieved tasks. Please follow these rules though:
- Try to limit the number of messages you send. Wait until you are able to submit a few things at once rather than sending multiple small private messages.
- Make sure to search thoroughly before submitting your answers.
- Play fair, don't share your answers with other players!
For now, there are no limits to the number of attempts you can make, and you will receive a reply validating or invalidating your answers. Depending on how many entries are submitted, this could change.
A scoreboard will be posted at least once midway into the Scavenger Hunt period, to let you gauge how many more points you should try to gain to reach a good position for prizes compared to other participants. You have until January 14th 2016 11:59:59 PM EST to send the proof of your achievements and your answers. Anything sent after that deadline will not count even if the task was technically done beforehand. 
Here are the goods this year!

Here are the prizes you can win if you reach the top of the scoreboard!
  • 1st Place: Tri's MFB Collection + B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + B-15 Random Booster Vol. 1 Full Set + free Bit Booster
  • 2nd Place: Gold God Bey Zillion Zeus.M.V + B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + free Bit Booster
  • 3rd-4th Places: Booster Dragoon S.W.X Gold Aniki Ver. + B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + free Bit Booster
  • 5th Place: B-66 Starter Lost Longinus.N.Sp + B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + free Bit Booster
  • 6th-7th Places: Booster Dranzer S.S.T + B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + free Bit Booster

  • 8th Place: B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 + free Bit Booster

That's the list... for now!
As you can see, the exclusive Bit Booster VIVID [Image: faceboostervivid.png] is back on this special occasion, and you can get one if you can gather at least 8 points in this Scavenger Hunt!
Additionally, once you've gathered 3 points at least, you will automatically receive one of the marvelous Anniversary Bits 2016!

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That's right, you will randomly receive either of these Taka and Fumi versions and you can trade with another person's version later on if you want!
Even if you can't reach the top 10, don't worry, you can also exchange your points for Bit Boosters! Here's what's needed:
These Bit Boosters will cost 5 points each.  
And you can get the following for 7 points each:  
Everyone can obtain Bit Boosters as long as you have enough points, even if you are in the top 10 and that you are already gettting a free Bit Booster with your prize!

Goals & Questions
Below is the pool of tasks you must try to do and questions you have to search answers for:
  • Host or participate in at least one approved tournament (4 Points)
  • Submit a photo of four or more people playing Beyblade with a sign reading “Happy Anniversary WBO!” (3 Points)
  • Write a usable draft for a part not already published on Beyblade Wiki (2 Points – unlimited)
  • Write a detailed tournament report for Beyblade Wiki — click here for an example. (4 Points – unlimited)
  • Share a Beyblade Wiki article in a relevant context (requires proof such as a screenshot) (1 Point)
  • Share a BeyChannel video in a relevant context (requires proof such as screenshot) (1 Point)
  • Receive an additional, new Bit (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Which Face Contest received the lowest number of entries? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Which Face Contest received the most entries? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Name at least 4 entities we collaborated with in the past 8 years. (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Name all sprites we used as forum icons.  (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: What is many Bladers' favorite song for Beyblade AMVs? (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on the WBO's Instagram account: Which of our Instagram posts has the most likes? (1 Point)
    Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Whose writing was the color of Yggdrasil? (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: What had Anubis gifted Bey Brad? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Who built a real-life Cyber Dranzer? (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on Beyblade Wiki: Which three articles were the most visited in November 2016? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on Beyblade Wiki: What is Kai and Dranzer's unlucky number in the anime? (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Who created Beyblade? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: This composer for Bakuten Shoot Beyblade also worked on an infamous Japanese RPG. (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on worldbeyblade.org: Which WBO Committee member has been on the team the longest? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on Beyblade Wiki: As of November 2016, what single letters are yet to be used for Forge Discs? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on Takafumi Adachi's websites: When did Metal Fight Beyblade author Takafumi Adachi switch to illustrating digitally? (2 Points)
  • Find the fact on Takafumi Adachi's websites: When asked the question “Is Ryuuga alive or dead?” by fans, how did Metal Fight Beyblade author Takafumi Adachi respond? (1 Point)
  • Find the fact on Takafumi Adachi's websites: Which Metal Fight Beyblade characters did author Takafumi Adachi say were his favorite to draw? (1 Point)
  • Write a poem about Beyblade. (1 Point) For more points, sing/rap/recite with some passion this poem in a video and share it on social media! (2 Points)
  • Draw your favorite Beyblade character and share your drawing on social media. (2 Points)
  • Upload a video of you trying to explain Beyblade customization to a kid younger than 5 years old. (2 Points) If you can and if you're game, add a segment right after where you try to do the same thing but to an adult. (2 Points)
  • Upload a video to YouTube of you doing a trick with a Beyblade. (2 Points)
  • Upload a video to YouTube of how  your Beyblade collection is stored. (2 Points)
  • Upload a video to Youtube showing your experience at an Official WBO Organized Play Event and post it on the WBO and share it on social media (requires proof such as a screenshot, minimum length: 2 minutes). (3 Points)
  • Upload a video to Youtube showcasing a complete BeyBattle from an Official WBO Organized Play Event with commentary from you/players regarding the match-up/outcome on the video or in the post. Post it on the WBO and share it on social media (requires proof such as a screenshot). (3 Points)
  • Share your best memory of Beyblade on social media and tag the @worldbeyblade.org page in your post. (1 Point)
  • Share your best memory of the World Beyblade Organization on Facebook and tag the World Beyblade Organization page in your post. (1 Point)
  • Tweet @worldbeyblade about your favorite feature on our brand new website! (1 Point)
  • Upload a video to YouTube where you talk about one of your best memories of the World Beyblade Organization and share it on social media. (2 Points)
  • Post a tournament report in the appropriate event thread or in the WBO Organized Play Random Thoughts topic. (2 Points)
  • Submit a BeyChannel-ready tournament video to the WBO. Details on how to do so can be found here (Limit: one video per tournament. If you collaborate with another member in editing/shooting footage, you can split the points). (4 Points)
  • Draw fanart of Taka and Fumi and post it in the Taka & Fumi topic. (2 Points)
  • Write a new bio for your profile of at least 50 words, excluding links. (1 Point)
  • Post a holiday-themed Beyblade photo and post it in the Photo Gallery thread (1 Point) on Instagram tagged #worldbeyblade. 1 Point) Not celebrating a holiday? Every day is Beyblade day.
For prizes and questions alike, we will probably add more before the end of the deadline, so stay tuned for easy ways to win even more prizes!

We wish you the best of lucks in your road to the treasures awaiting you!
Happy Anniversary!
Today we revealed our worldbeyblade.org redesign and complete rewrites of most of our rule books and resources, all in the name of creating a better experience for all bladers. It couldn’t come at a better time: Beyblade Burst is already out in Canada, and a worldwide release is mere just on the horizon. We’ll experience a huge boom in membership, and we’re excited to take it on.

But our investment in the future has left us little for the present, with our funds hitting their lowest levels in years. We’re asking bladers everywhere to help our volunteer organization keep running amazing events, giving away tons of great Beyblade gear, and building the ultimate online experience for Beyblade fans.

And speaking of great Beyblade gear … we worked with Takafumi Adachi, creator of Metal Fight Beyblade/Beyblade Metal Fusion, to create original character artwork for the World Beyblade Organization. (More info on that here.) This crossover between one of Beyblade’s legendary artists and the passion of a fan community is monumental, and we’re thrilled to make it available to you.

As you can see above, we've made some awesome t-shirts using Takafumi's artwork, along with this great double-sided tote bag:

Get any WBO x Takafumi Adachi t-shirt or tote bag for $35 USD and receive 3x Bit Booster Generations Vol. I — a collection consisting of highly sought-after Bits from all eras of Beyblade’s history, old and new!

Bit Booster Generations Vol. I is also available to anyone who’d like to make a donation of $5 (x1) or $10 (x3). Just send a Paypal donation to donate@worldbeyblade.org and include your username in the note.


Your contributions make it possible for us to do cool stuff on the web (as you’ve seen today), fulfill our goals of shipping kits full of Beyblade gear and organizer resources to local Beyblade communities, and run bigger and better events at a time when we are most poised for success.

Finally, for those most dedicated lifetime bladers, we’re making available the Eternal Passport: a lifetime membership to WBO Beyblade tournaments and Passport-exclusive giveaways.

In exchange for your generosity and dedication, you’ll also receive the Eternal Bit and an exclusive WBO x Takafumi Adachi “Eternal” Hoodie, complete with custom username detailing on the back, along with WBO cards and stickers.

When I founded worldbeyblade.org, it was already my third attempt to create a Beyblade tournament organization. I had toyed with the idea before, under the name International Beyblade Association, but it just never clicked. Until 8 years ago, it did. It did and all of this crazy stuff happened and now we’re here.

We built an international Beyblade tournament-sanctioning organization, complete with online battle tracking. We worked with the artist of Metal Fight Beyblade. We’re basically making anime real, here. The WBO is the only place on earth where this could happen, and the generosity of our community is what has made that possible so far.

So if you can, please consider showing your support at this time when we need it most, while getting a killer piece of Beyblade history to keep with you. (But if you want something to keep with you for free, check out the Taka & Fumi thread, where we’ve made some wallpapers available!)
A few months ago, Kai-V and I had a crazy idea. What if we could get Takafumi Adachi, author of the Metal Fight Beyblade series and creator of legendary characters like Ginga Hagane, Ryuuga, and Zero to draw character art for the WBO?

Life lesson: sometimes all you have to do is ask. Takafumi was thrilled at the opportunity to lend us his talent. I collaborated with close friend and artist Valérie Bastille to create character design sheets for Takafumi to base his illustrations off of. Once Takafumi sent us his lineart, she took care of the coloring, too. Check her stuff out!

We named the characters Taka and Fumi very obviously in honour to the immense contributions that Takafumi has made not only here to the WBO, but to the world of Beyblade at large due to his impactful work on Metal Fight Beyblade.

Takafumi’s distinctive way of capturing motion and power make his style a perfect fit for a franchise that’s all about stuff spinning real fast and hitting each other. He was also a true pleasure to work with, a man of extreme kindness and talent.

Taka and Fumi aren’t just “mascots” for us; they’re a representation of the fighting spirits of bladers all over the world, and the core of our visual identity going forward. Expect to see them around a lot, in new cards, stickers, and more. We’re extremely honoured to have received this gift from Takafumi himself.

What do you think of this collaboration? Reply with your thoughts, and feel to share your own art of Taka and Fumi here as well! We also made some wallpapers you can use on your desktop or mobile device!
Realizing that the way the WBO runs tournaments has changed very little in the past eight years that we’ve existed, earlier this year we embarked on an initiative to re-evaluate the way WBO tournaments are run. Starting in early September, we began running “Experimental Format” unranked tournaments in different WBO communities to test new rules.

Through continuous discussion and feedback from the community, and experimentation and refinement conducted via our test tournaments over the past several months, we have decided upon a final version of rule changes for WBO Organized Play that are now available to use optionally for ranked events (where applicable) for all formats (PLA, HMS, MFB, LTD, ZRG, BST), but will be mandatory effective January 1, 2017.

What were our goals?
  • Make improvements that would help provide clearer guidelines for the formats we allow to be played and when they are to be used, including a new format for less than seven players.
  • Essentially eliminate the potential for an endless loop of win-percentage destroying tiebreakers at the end of the first stage of a tournament and provide clearer, standardized direction for the final stage of all events.
  • Introduce a more fun and strategic way of playing for top bladers who reach the finals of our tournaments: Deck Format.
  • Allow the option for each players BeyRank to mean something significant in a real competitive sense through the introduction of seeding, something which is standard among many other competitive games.
  • Burst Format: Re-evaluate the status of Odin’s ban.

New All Format Rules [Available Now, Mandatory 1/1/2017]
Quote:Format Guidelines
8–11 players - Round Robin
6–10 round first stage / Top 4 single elimination deck rotation finals (+3rd Place BeyBattle)

12–16 players - Block Round Robin
5–7 round first stage / Top 4 single elimination deck rotation finals (+3rd Place BeyBattle)

17+ players - Swiss
5+ rounds first stage / Top 8 single elimination deck rotation finals (+3rd Place BeyBattle)

Deck Format Final Stage
A special set of rules used in the final stages of WBO Beyblade tournaments that allows you to strategically switch between Beyblade combinations during the match.

Matches are to 5 points. Out-spins are worth 1 point; knock-outs and bursts (for Burst Format only) are worth 2 points. If your Beyblade exits the stadium without making contact with the opposing Beyblade they’ll receive 1 point.

Deck Building
During deck building, you build up to 3 Beyblades with no repeated parts that will make up your deck. Once you’ve assembled your desired deck, you can declare that your deck is ready. The judge will inspect your deck. Before the match begins, both bladers will inspect each other’s decks. Then the Beyblade selection phase happens in secret as normal.

After each round, the loser is asked if they want a replay, which bars both bladers from switching their Beyblade in the next round. Replays do not alter the result of the previous round; a loss is still a loss, and you can’t replay once you’ve lost the match.

If a replay is declined, both bladers may switch Beyblades before the next round. The winner of the previous round must declare first if they will switch. If they will switch, they must make their selection and then show it to the opponent. The loser then has the option to switch their Beyblade for another Beyblade in their deck; however, they are not obligated to.

Seeding by BeyRank
Seeding is the initial placement of players in tournament brackets that determines who they face first. Organizers are encouraged to seed bladers based on their BeyRank, as is the standard for competitive games worldwide.

Order of Seeding
1. BeyRank of registered attendees, collected from the website the night of/morning before an event.
2. Existing WBO players with unknown ranks
3. New players

However, random seeding is permitted for tournaments with under 17 players.

Seeding can be easily controlled when using Challonge to run your tournament. Seeding of participants is controlled by the order of the list of participants from top to bottom. The first player on the list will be the top seed in the tournament, and the last player on the list will be the bottom seed.

Seeding in the Final Stage
In the final stage, players are seeded based on their rank in the standings of the first stage of the tournament.

Ties when advancing to the final stage are broken by the outcome of previous matches in the tournament between two tied players [winner moves on]. If players are still tied after this, proceed to the second tiebreak procedure:

Round Robin/Group Round Robin: Perform a tiebreak BeyBattle (or round robin in the case of three or more tied participants) to determine who will advance to the finals. Note these battles separately from Challonge. They will not count for BeyPoints when these rules are moved out of the experimental stage, but should be included when submitting results afterwards.

Swiss: Median-Buchholz score in Challonge. Whichever player has a higher score will advance to the finals.

Challonge usage is optional, but heavily encouraged.

Challonge is a popular tournament management platform that can be accessed from any device with an internet connection. It streamlines the process of running tournaments by automatically generating brackets for any format, keep track of scores, seed players, determine tiebreakers, and more.

Organizers that use Challonge consistently run faster and more efficient tournaments, and all organizers are encouraged to use it. However, it is not mandatory and printable tournament materials are provided for organizers who would rather not use Challonge.

Burst Format: Odin Unbanned
The Odin Layer is now unbanned for Burst Format.

After becoming available throughout several different Experimental Format events in different communities, Odin proved itself to no longer be a centralizing piece of the game as it once did nearly a year ago when it was first banned. The metagame did not shift to revolve around it being available in the Experimental Format events, and its weakness to many Attack types was noticeable. It’s still a good Layer, but the game and our community has evolved beyond it now, making it a reasonable choice to move forward and revoke the ban.

Introducing Club Format, An Unranked, Free Format for 4-7 Players [Available Now]
Quote:This format allows for groups of 4-7 Bladers to play in free-to-enter, unranked tournaments. Prize reimbursement is not provided for these events, but the winners of each event have an opportunity to earn a Credit and a series of special Club Format Bits.

  • No Entry Fee
  • 2 Club Format events per region each month maximum
  • 4-7 Participants Only
  • Hosts must submit results spreadsheet and winning combinations like a regular tournament, and a mandatory group photo.
  • Prize reimbursement not provided
  • Winner: +1 Credit and Club Ace Bit (1 Club Format Win) OR if applicable Club Champion Bit (10 Club Format Wins) and Club Master Bit (25 Club Format Wins). Players cannot earn more than one of each Club Format Bit.

Available Formats
  • Unranked Winning Streak Format: Players line up and compete is single round BeyBattles (one at a time) for 20 minutes. After the first round (match up is determined by BeyRank as described below or randomly), the winner stays at the stadium, loser goes to the back of the line and the winner plays the next person in line. 30 seconds maximum for both players to choose combinations before each round. At the end of the 20 minutes, the player with the most round wins is the victor. OR
  • Unranked Round Robin Deck Format
  • Optional: Players seeded by BeyRank (top seeds play first in Winning Streak Format)

With these new rules now available (and soon to become mandatory on January 1st, 2017) for all ranked (where applicable) WBO tournaments, we will be continue keeping a close eye on how things play out from this point. We are open to making rule modifications after we've had a chance to see this in action in ranked tournaments for some time, but are confident that at the very least, what we have proposed here is credible and fair to be adopted as the standard for our events moving forward.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please direct them towards this thread.

A big thank you to everyone who played a part in either formulating, testing, or discussing these rule changes. This was truly a community effort! Special thanks go to Cake, Wombat, and Beylon for their constant feedback and consistently deep and insightful thoughts on everything at each step of the way.

Plastic Format: Screw Zeus Legality Update
WBO Plastic Format Rulebook Wrote:Screw Zeus (Zeus)
  • The combination of Screw Zeus with Attack Rings that visibly do not fit, cause the parts to bend from their original shape, or do not sit level with each other is forbidden. One example of this is Dragon Breaker.
  • The combination of Screw Zeus on SG Free Wing Base with Weight Disks that visibly do not fit and cause the parts to bend from their original shape or do not sit level with each other is forbidden.

It took us a little while (sorry about that!), but we have also added in an update on the legality of Screw Zeus in conjunction with Attack Rings and SG Free Wing Base. We realize the current wording above is slightly vague in that it does not provide a comprehensive list of compatible/incompatible parts.

There is a list posted in the thread I linked to above outlining at least some of these compatibilities/incompatibilities with Attack Rings, but I'm not sure if it is comprehensive and completely verified yet. I also do not believe we have a list of Weight Disks that will work and won't work with Screw Zeus + SG Free Wing Base. If we can come to a conclusion as a community on a complete list for both of these cases, we would be happy to add it to the rulebook.

For now however, this should hopefully make it clear in general that using Screw Zeus in situations where it feels forced to make it fit with the other parts it is being assembled with is forbidden.

Brand New Official Rulebooks
To coincide with all of these changes, we've also put together brand new rulebooks for all WBO Organized Play Formats. The Universal Rules are no more!: 

Organizers' Guide
Additionally, all WBO Organizers should read our new Organizers' Guide for more detailed information about how to run tournaments with Challonge, prize reimbursement, tournament management, post-tournament responsibilities, and more.
worldbeyblade.org will be temporarily inaccessible for up to 24 hours starting at 1 PM EST on Saturday, December 3rd, as we add a few new things to the site.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but hope you'll stop by on December 4th — which is, incidentally, our 8th anniversary. Who knew?
On December 3rd, we'll be removing the existing map feature of the site. In its place we'll be launching a new location notifications system that works a lot more simply:

– You put your location information into your profile
– When there's a tournament near your location, you'll receive an on-site or email notification

That's it. User locations will no longer be publicly visible. Instead, tournament organizers will have access to an additional "address" field when they create new tournament threads that will be used to locate nearby users. This all will happen automatically.

As a consequence of the removal of this feature, we will be removing the "stores" feature as well. While much of the information is out of date, members who want to retain information from that section should do so immediately, as it will not be accessible in the new interface.

We're really excited to launch a location and tournament notifications system that will make it way more seamless for bladers to know when there's a tournament near them. All of this — and more great stuff — is soon to come.
November 2016 Beyblade Burst Giveaway: B-63 Booster Beast Behemoth .H.H

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Hey World Bladers!

The exciting new booster–B-63 Booster Beast Behemoth .H.H–with the brand new Beast Behemoth Layer and Hold Driver was just released and we would like to give you a chance to win one! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the November 2016 Beyblade Burst giveaway for a chance to win this new Booster!

Bladers who post in this thread and do not possess a Blader Passport will have their posts immediately deleted.

To make things even better, we will also throw in one Face Booster for the winner!
This Beyblade Burst giveaway will run for seven days until November 22nd, 11:59:59PM EST. Any Passport Holders who post after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the date has passed and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone!
October 2016 Beyblade Burst Giveaway: B-61 Random Booster Vol.4 Quad Quetzalcoatl

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Hey World Bladers!

We know many of you are anticipating the imminent release of B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 Quad Quetzalcoatl and would like to give you a chance to win one and maybe even pull the sought-after Driger S remake, Driger S.H.F! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the October 2016 Beyblade Burst giveaway for a chance to win this new Random Booster!

Bladers who post in this thread and do not possess a Blader Passport will have their posts immediately deleted.

To make things even better, we will also throw in one Face Booster for the winner!
This Beyblade Burst giveaway will run for seven days until October 23rd, 11:59:59PM EST. Any Passport Holders who post after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the date has passed and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone!
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Hasbro Beyblade Burst Energy Layers & Performance Tips (Drivers) Now Legal + Hasbro Only Burst Format

Hey World Bladers!

We are happy to announce that all Hasbro Beyblade Burst Energy Layers and Performance Tips (Drivers) are now legal for WBO Organized Play!

A few weeks ago in the days following the release of Hasbro’s version of Beyblade Burst, we–in light of the numerous changes to this new version of Beyblade Burst in comparison to TAKARA-TOMY’s release–made the decision to implement a temporary ban on Hasbro’s Energy Layers and Performance Tips so that we could evaluate their impact on the game and make an informed decision on how to handle them moving forward.

We’ve taken the time since then to perform an initial wave of rather thorough testing. Major differences in performance were observed due in part to changed molds, the new slope mechanism, and different plastic used by Hasbro, as expected. However, considering the statistics from the mixed brand testing conducted and several other factors, we have determined that the best way to move forward is to allow Hasbro parts in with our current events.

While the performance of Hasbro parts was in general lower than TAKARA-TOMY's releases, there were several bright spots where certain parts such as Valtryek, Storm Spryzen, or Roktavor performed as well or better than their TAKARA-TOMY counterparts. With this in mind, the new possibilities afforded by parts like this in the metagame helped to make the idea of legalizing Hasbro’s parts a proposition that could help to diversify the options available to Bladers competitively as well.

With all of that being said, the real crux of the issue was that we did not want to alienate or turn away Hasbro-only players from our events. If we want to be successful as an organization once these parts have seen a wider release, Hasbro parts need to be legal. But we also don’t want to alienate our dedicated members who have imported TAKARA-TOMY parts for the past year, so allowing the main Burst Format to be mixed makes the most sense. It’s as simple as that!

Hasbro vs. TAKARA-TOMY Part Compatibility Ruling
And for the sake of clarification: Hasbro Energy Layers cannot be mixed with TAKARA-TOMY Drivers and TAKARA-TOMY Layers cannot be mixed with Hasbro Performance Tips in WBO Organized Play events (Disks/Forge Disks can be used with either brand). Judges are expected to inform players of the incompatibility if they catch it while inspecting their Beyblade prior to the BeyBattle.

New Option for WBO Organizers: Hasbro Only Burst Format
Looking into the future, we do realize that the number of Hasbro-only players in our community will likely outnumber TAKARA-TOMY-only players ultimately. In anticipation of this eventuality, we’ve decided to allow WBO Organizers the option to make their Burst Format events Hasbro-only starting today.

When considering this option, we encourage all WBO Organizers to consider what is best for their individual community and to consult with each member if you can as to what their preference is and whether they are even able to play Hasbro-only yet. Most likely, this will only become a serious option once Hasbro Beyblade Burst has launched locally in your country.

More Information & Discussion
Hey World Bladers!

We are in the midst of a pretty exciting time for the community. Beyblade Burst has launched in Canada and we are working hard on several big projects behind the scenes that we’re excited to show off in the next few months. But in the mean time, we have several other newsworthy items we’d like to announce!

Experimental Burst Format Rule Changes
We recently launched a new set of experimental tournament format rules that we wanted to test the viability of in real events. We haven’t revisited many of the rules for tournament organization in WBO Organized Play since the WBO was launched in 2008, and with Beyblade Burst’s wider international launch on the horizon, now seemed as good a time as any to start evaluating them again. Our goal is to eventually introduce some version of these new changes as the new standard for our WBO Organized Play events.

So far, we have hosted a couple events under these rules in Toronto in North Carolina and gathered initial feedback from both hosts and players. As a result of our discussions, we have put together a revised ruleset for this experimental format:

View Revised Experimental Format Rules

Use of this format is not mandatory and doesn’t include prize reimbursement or rankings, but it has some great perks instead:
  • Entry is free for everyone
  • Faces and Credits are included (except Shards of Amaterios)
  • All entrants will be entered into a Hasbro-themed BeyLotto! Details below.
Please discuss these changes and direct any questions you may have to the Experimental Tournament Format Changes Discussion thread.

Experimental Format Hasbro BeyLotto Giveaway

Beyond the free entry and Faces and Credits available to participants in experimental format events, all participants will also be entered into a Hasbro Beyblade Burst-themed giveaway!

Three lucky winners will win one of the following Face Boosters:

Additionally, all three winners will have their choice of receiving one Hasbro Beyblade Burst Starter OR one Hasbro Beyblade Burst Dual Pack! Especially for players living outside of Canada, this is a great opportunity to win some of the brand new Hasbro Beyblade Burst before they are released in your country!

HMS & Plastics Remembrance Day 2016 BeyLotto Results
Speaking of giveaways … here are the results from the HMS & Plastics Remembrance Day 2016 BeyLotto!:

Face Booster Winners:
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ashton pinto

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Face Booster MAROON [Image: faceboostermaroon.png]
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2nd Prize: Rayx Nikhil
$25 Toku Taku Toys Coupon
towards the purchase of any Plastics or HMS items!

Grand Prize: beymaster15963
$40 Toku Taku Toys Coupon
towards the purchase of any Plastics or HMS items!

For all of the above winners, please post your Face Booster choice in the thread here!

Many thanks to OkinawamTS! beymaster15963 and Rayx Nikhil, please PM him to claim your prize. You can check out the items for sale in his store here:

Limited Format Ban List v1.5 Effective Now

Newly Banned
  • CRYSTAL/ELEMENT WHEEL: Dark Knight/Ronin

Newly Unbanned
  • WHEEL: Gravity (and all Perseus Clear Wheels)

Since the previous ban list update was announced a year ago where both Libra and Omega were banned, Dark Knight has risen to prominence in the Limited Format metagame. Its use in powerful Attack types with incredibly wide reach in terms of their ability to KO Beyblades of all heights, its ability to outspin some Defense types if it doesn’t KO them, its ability to be paired with any Zero-G/Shogun Steel Chrome/Warrior Wheel, and being left-spin in a predominantly right-spin series have made it into a choice that is undeniably versatile and safe, making other powerful but less versatile and more specialized Attack types less likely to be used. It is for these reasons that we have chosen to ban Dark Knight for this iteration of the Limited Format ban list.

As for Gravity, it has been banned since it dominated the initial test events for Limited Format nearly three years ago now. At the time this banning faced some level of contention, and even to this day many people have been questioning the ban and clamouring for the chance to use it again. There is however, many other people who have opposed this, and for good reason; Gravity is–like Dark Knight–an incredibly versatile part that can potentially easily be abused, lowering diversity in the format. However, it is possible that several years later with a much different looking ban list for Limited Format and more experience with the pool of parts available that its versatility might no longer be too overwhelming. So for the time being, Gravity will be unbanned, but we will be keeping a watchful eye on how it performs in subsequent Limited Format events, at which point we will evaluate whether it can be allowed to stay unbanned or not.

To discuss this update, possible future updates, and to see the discussion that led to the decisions that were made for this update, please use these threads:

MFB Limited Ban List Discussion (Public)
and the MFB: Limited Discussion forum.

Standard/Limited Format Stadium Legality Updates

Newly Banned
  • BB-14 BeyStadium Balance Type (also included in the BB-20 Beybattle Try Set)
  • BB-46 BeyStadium Standard Type (red floor)
Newly Unbanned
  • Burst BeyStadium Standard Type
Ruling Update
  • Prior to any BeyBattle, players are permitted to inspect the BeyStadium with the permission of the judge. Once permission has been granted, the player may pick up the stadium and inspect it. Afterwards, it must be placed back into the same position it was originally in on the ground. The existing rules for touching the BeyStadium in any other situation still apply; a judge may grant a round loss if the stadium is intentionally moved/touched without asking for permission.

The BB-14 and BB-46 Stadiums have been banned due to their vastly different designs and lack of ridges to make Attack types viable in comparison to the gameplay and design of the Attack Stadium or any of the other legal stadiums in the format.

To ensure the viability of the Standard and Limited Formats moving into the future when the Attack Stadium may become more scarce (the reduced number of legal Attack Stadiums with the banning of the Sonokong versions also accelerates this eventual problem), and due to the relatively minor differences between the Burst BeyStadium Standard Type and the Attack Stadium, we have also decided to unban the Burst BeyStadium Standard Type for each format.

There has been much recent discussion regarding Sonokong's Attack Type Stadiums that feature a smaller Tornado Ridge and slightly different bowl design. This makes aggressive combos less viable. After considering feedback from players who have used it during official events, and considering the logistical issues of enforcing a ban on a stadium that at first glance appears to be similar to the original mold Attack Stadiums, we decided that the best way forward was to allow for players to inspect any stadium prior to the beginning of a BeyBattle with the judges permission so that they can be made aware of the mold/stadium they are playing in and adjust their strategy accordingly.

PROJECT SOCIAL MEDIA: Submit Tournament Photos & Videos, Earn Face Boosters!
As some of you may or may not have seen, we recently launched a new initiative to help bolster our social media presence and visibility of each of our great communities around the world: PROJECT SOCIAL MEDIA. Help us to do this and you can earn yourself new Face Boosters for your Face Collection!

(Aug. 09, 2016  5:20 PM)Mitsu Wrote: As many of you already know, the WBO runs several social media platforms: a Facebook, Twitter, and an Instagram! We post a broad range of Beyblade-related content, and we share everything from cool Beyblade photos to tournament coverage on a daily basis. Please take a look if you haven't already.

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The WBO team loves experimenting with different types of content when sharing. We do find, however, that we get most of our online attention from our short clips and photos taken at official tournaments. Right now, though, that content isn't properly representative of our massive worldwide community. We want you to help us represent the World Beyblade Organization and show the world what Beyblade is like where you live!

And people like JoJo [Jp0t] have already been helping us do this for our Youtube channel with tournament videos for events like this one in Los Angeles!:

We’d love to share some of your content next! For more information and if you have any questions, please visit the official PROJECT SOCIAL MEDIA thread.

Welcome ~Mana~ to the WBO Committee!
Finally, we’re happy to announce another addition to the WBO Committee: ~Mana~! Many of you should already know him from his position over at the Beyblade Wiki which officially merged with Beywki last year. He has been a WBO Affiliate since, but with all of the work he’s done to date, it made perfect sense for us to take our commitment to the wiki a step further by adding him as an official member of our team!

His primary focus will be to continue managing the wiki itself while also pushing the merger project forward from both a content/article perspective, and a design perspective to help transition the wiki to a design that feels like more of a part of the WBO itself.

But we need all of the help we can get! Feel free to get in touch with him if you’re looking to help out with the wiki, and take a look through the following thread and forum to find out what you can do to help:

The World Beyblade Organization is proud to present Beyblade Battle Cry, a huge two-day event you won't want to miss at Fayetteville Comiccon!

Veteran Organizer Dark_Mousy invites you to a series of events spread on the weekend of October 15th and 16th 2016 to kick off what we hope to be a tradition!

Located in between Charlotte, Goldsboro and Raleigh in North Carolina, Fayetteville is the home of this new convention event and it is filled with great promises! Livestreaming, battle music, your favorite mix of Burst and Metal Fight Beyblade, great prizes, and much more! So even if you couldn't go, you'll want to tune in on both days to check out the action. But of course, it'll be a ton more fun to be at the event in person!

There'll also be event-exclusive T-shirts sold for $20 and with an additional $5, you can get your own username printed on it too!

Fayetteville Comiccon is an annual gathering to celebrate all geekdom, a perfect mix of Japanese culture and American heroes and shows! Its venue spreads on 72,000 square feet to accomodate all sorts of fan-run events and treat you to some 30 celebrity guests. If you're close to North Carolina, this is a convention you'll want to mark on your calendar each year!

Click the link below or the logo above for more details. Good luck to all!

And that's not it! A few tournaments have happened in the last year inside anime or comics conventions, and we're hoping to step up our game and claim a spot inside more of them anually. All it takes is for one person to get in communication with the convention staff and present the project to them. Even if you don't end up having enough long-term participants for a tournament, you'll be attracting a big audience and recruiting, which is good for your local Beyblade scene and the convention! If you're really far from North Carolina and that you're interested in organizing an event inside your regional convention, we can help you and we encourage you to put your foot in the doorway! Visit this thread to know how to get started.
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Hey World Bladers!

We figured it’s been way too long since our last “Monthly” Passport Holder Giveaway, and that now is as good a time as any to bring them back with the release of B-59 Zillion Zeus I.W. on the horizon! If you're a Passport Holder, please post once in this thread to be entered in the September 2016 giveaway for a chance to win this really cool Beyblade!

Bladers who post in this thread and do not possess a Blader Passport will have their posts immediately deleted.

To make things even better, we will also throw in one Face Booster for the winner!
This contest will run for seven days until September 18th, 11:59:59PM EST. Any Passport Holders who post after that date/time will not be entered. The winners will be announced shortly after the date has passed and will have their prize shipped to them free of charge!

Good luck everyone!
It seems like unfortunately the USA will have to wait a while longer before being able to take part in the hype. Only Canada will have Beyblade Burst products by Hasbro sold in stores until January 2017, starting this September. As for Europe and Latin America, the release is planned for later in 2017.

Here's the quote from the press release, which contains complete details on Hasbro's Beyblade Burst rollout:

Quote:The BEYBLADE BURST line will be available in Canada at Toys“R”Us in September, followed by additional retailers in Canada later in 2016. The BEYBLADE BURST line will hit shelves in the U.S. in January 2017 with Europe, Latin America and certain other markets to follow in 2017.

Here is also finally the trailer for the Beyblade Burst products:


As you might have seen, we also have the first preview of the television show for Beyblade Burst in English dub:

It'll start being broadcast this Saturday, September 10th, at 3:00 PM EST on Teletoon in Canada. There's no word yet on which channel will broadcast Beyblade Burst in the United States of America and when.
WBO members @[1234beyblade] and @[Kei] got their hands on the new Hasbro Beyblade Burst releases as well, and we have some really strange and unfortunate news: Hasbro's Beyblade Burst releases seem to have no teeth at all, but are instead solid parts sloped at an incline. Each Layer has a unique slope to offer different burst-resistance.

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The instruction guide also includes a note that "bursting is rare", and our preliminary tests indicate the same. There's no indication that this design bursts more often than the Japanese designs.

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We can also now confirm that there is no cross-compatibility between Hasbro and Takara-Tomy parts with the exception of Disks. Hasbro Energy Layers work with Hasbro Performance Tips, and Takara-Tomy Layers work with Takara-Tomy Drivers.

However, Japanese launchers will work.
Earlier in the week it was confirmed that Canadian cartoon network Teletoon would start airing Beyblade Burst on September 10th, so it's only appropriate that the Hasbro release of Beyblade Burst has been spotted there first.

These are the first photos of Hasbro's Beyblade Burst releases available anywhere. Beyblade Burst has been spotted on shelves in Toronto, Ontario. These photos were provided to us by @[pyrus10000].

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Earlier, Instagram user p3t3rparkour (spotted by @[Hato]) posted the first images we'd seen of Hasbro's Burst releases:

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We also see the original Valkyrie (now Valtryek) Layer on the back of the box:

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These images confirm that Hasbro will be releasing the earlier "Basic Bey" models including Valkyrie, which is notorious for its fragile teeth that wear down after just a few battles, causing it to burst more easily. What remains to be seen is if Hasbro has addressed this issue. However, these haven't been spotted in stores yet.

In one final bit of disappointing news (although the stadium will likely prove to be a disappointment later on), Hasbro has made the bizarre decision to change the names of the parts from names like "Boost" to "D01" which literally just means "Disk 1".

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The "Variable" Driver (now Performance Tip) is now TA06. Despite the D01 Disk having a B on it and the TA06 Disk having a V on it. We had seen these part names in the mobile game already, but it's disappointing to see them in the real product line.

Overall, Hasbro seems to be diverging from Takara-Tomy's original concept and branding more than ever. What remains to be seen is how the products themselves hold up.
We’ve been anticipating Hasbro's release of Beyblade Burst ever since it was announced at New York Toy Fair in February, and today we got the first glimpse of its release … in the form of a mistakenly-released iOS app.

If you haven't already been reading posts around the site, we've recently learnt about some pretty interesting updates:

Details on Hasbro's version of the Beyblade Burst App!

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While similar in someways to Takara Tomy's own Beyblade Burst app, it is also very different in most.

Unlike Takara Tomy's app that simply adds basic functionality and code-scanning on top of the website, Hasbro's app introduces a battling component — which obviously gives off a similar vibe to BeybladeBattles.com — as well as Stats, a virtual Store, Battle History and Beyblade Levels.

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By selecting one of your four Beyblades, tap the crossed swords. You are given the options of Training, Multiplayer and playing in a Tournament style (which both aren't released to the public just yet).

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When the Training option is tapped, you are given the choices of facing either a Custom Opponent, a Random Opponent or a Recent Opponent (which will lead you to a page with previous customization you've played).

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The rules to win are pretty easy to learn. First to three points: Burst Finishes are worth 2 points and Survivor Finishes (outspinning the opposing Beyblade) 1 point.

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To adjust your Launcher, slide it across the screen to your liking. While the feature is there, however, it really isn't entirely useful or necessary to win a BeyBattle. To launch, fill the meter below by tapping the needle when it enters the ''hot zone''. This will give you the edge in stamina as well as a spin bonus.

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There are also other ways to get the upperhand in battle. These include Energy Orbs and Avatar Attacks.

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Name Changes!

With the new Beyblade Burst app came with it a ton of name changes!

Valkyrie is renamed Valtryek.
Spriggan is renamed Spryzen.
Kerbeus remains unchanged.
Ragnaruk is renamed Roktavor.
Deathscyther is renamed Doomscizor.
Horusood remains unchanged.
Odin is renamed Odax.
Neptune is renamed Nepstrius.
Unicorn is renamed Unicrest.
Wyvern is renamed Wyvron.

Victory Valkyrie is renamed Valtryek V2.
Storm Spriggan is renamed Spryzen S2.
Kaiser Kerbeus is renamed Kerbeus K2.
Rising Ragnaruk is renamed Roktavor R2.

Layers are renamed Energy Layers.
Discs are renamed Forge Discs.
Drivers are is renamed Performance Tips.

Survive = TS01
Revolve = TS05
Press = TD04
Massive = TD02
Fusion = TB01
Edge = TS03
Defense = TD01
Blow = TA03
Accel = TA01
Zephyr = TB02
Variable = TA06
Unite = TB03

(S, D, A and B presumably stand for Stamina, Defense, Attack and Balance.)

Central = D08
Boost = D01
Armed = D10
Wing = D05
Spread = D06
Ring = D09
Oval = D13
Limited = D04
Knuckle = D02
Heavy = D07
Gravity = D03

All of these pieces are available in game.

While some of the names pretty interesting, we haven't really seen any amazing reactions to them. Most of these will be definite changes for those who had adjusted to the original names. Doomscizor was without a doubt the craziest to most!

That's it for now, Bladers! What do you think of all these new — yet overwhelming — changes? Hopefully we'll be seeing some physical ones at stores in the near future!

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Hey World Bladers!

As many of you already know, the WBO runs several social media platforms: a Facebook, Twitter, and an Instagram!

Submit Tournament Photos & Short Vertical Video Clips

In order to better represent our massive worldwide community and demonstrate how much fun our events are to people who may not have joined us yet, we want you to help us represent the World Beyblade Organization and show the world what Beyblade is like where you live!

We're putting out an open call to all Bladers: please take and share photos and videos from your official WBO sanctioned events with us! Here's some examples of the type of content we are looking for:

Content Types:
  • Group Photos of Tournament Participants - Example
  • Top 3 Photo of Tournament Winners - Example
  • Photo of Two Players Launching Beyblades - Example
  • Close-up Photo of Beyblade Case or Deck - Example
  • Photo of Tournament Area/Venue - Example
  • Vertical 15 Second Clips (battles, walking around the tournament in progress, etc) for Instagram Stories - Example
  • 3 Image Collages Using Instagram's Layout App (Group/Top 3 Photo on top, two players launching in the bottom left, close up of Beyblades in the bottom right) - Example
  • The WBO values quality over quantity
  • Photos should be clear/sharp
  • Videos should be stable
  • Your different pieces of content should not be excessively repetitive. Try your best to make your photos as creative as possible. You can also alternate between photo locations to make sure your submitted content never becomes repetitive!
  • Most WBO social media contributors use smartphones for tournament coverage, so it's likely that you and your community already have the necessary tools in your hands.
How to Submit:
  • All submissions should be sent to Hato via WBO private message.
  • Include a link to the high resolution photos or videos uploaded to a service like Google Drive.

Submit Edited Tournament Videos

As always, submitting edited tournament videos for Beyblade Channel is welcome, and, yes, doing so will also grant you a Bit Booster of your choice! For a prime example of what videos should look like, here's our latest, edited footage video for Kei vs. The World: The Wakanda Trials in Los Angeles:

Submit Photos or Video, Earn a Bit Booster!

If you decide to help us out, you'll be rewarded with a Bit Booster! Bit Boosters contain one from a random assortment of badges to be displayed on your profile. Bits are a fun collectible activity that everyone in the WBO can participate in. You can see a list of all Bits currently available here through Bit Boosters, contributing to the community, placing in tournaments and so forth.

To receive your choice of Bit Booster, you must:

A) Submit two or more pieces of approved photo or vertical video clip content across two separate tournaments.


B) Submit one fully-edited and approved Beyblade Channel tournament video.

Once you have completed one of these requirements, please send a private message with your choice to Hato.


Not only will you be helping our community expand, but you'll also be bolstering your Bit Booster collection! ;)

To ensure that every tournament participant is comfortable, however, please confirm that they're OK with their image being uploaded to social media. Soliciting permission is always necessary.

So get your cameras out and start capturing some quality content!

Hey World Bladers! We're back with another recap of all the awesome news from CoroCoro magazine in Japan this month.

Details on Dragoon, Dranzer, Draciel, and Driger in Beyblade Burst

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This month we received our first confirmation on how exactly the Beyblade Burst S-series remakes will be released! For readers who aren't familiar with what makes this such a big deal: the S-series from the first generation of plastic Beyblades are some of the most iconic releases in Beyblade history, and their designs are getting faithful recreations in the current Beyblade Burst system, roughly fifteen years later.

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Here's what we know about each release:

Driger S.H.F (Heavy Fusion)

Driger S.H.F will be included as one of eight possible Beyblades you can receive from B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4, which will be released in the second half of October.

While many Bladers were hoping it would come with an update of the metal change tip-design, none of the S-series remakes include new Disks or Drivers. Metal change was a design last seen on Death Gargoyle MS from the Heavy Metal System, which, like Fusion, switches between a fast-moving attack-mode and a stationary stamina-mode depending on the angle of the tip on the stadium. However, it both traditionally moves faster and has higher stamina than Fusion and it's Metal Fusion equivalent, FS.

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A well-used Driger S with Metal Change Base.

100 gold Driger S.H.F will also be distributed as part of a lottery in CoroCoro Aniki:

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Draciel S.C.P (Central Press)

Draciel S.C.P will be available as one of eight possible Beyblades you can receive from B-67 Random Booster Vol. 5, which will be released in December.

Dranzer S.S.T (Spread Trans)

Dranzer S.S.T will be exclusively sold at stores that host official Beyblade tournaments (WBBA) in Japan, for ¥972. Trans is a currently unreleased Driver, but it will be released before Dranzer S.S.T drops — more on this later in the article.

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Dragoon .W.X (Wing Xtreme)

This will be available as a mail-order exclusive item in the December issue (release on November 15th) of CoroCoro Aniki in Japan. However, since this is being advertised as an exclusive recolor, it's likely Dragoon .W.X will get another release, though we don't yet know in what form.

Unlock Unicorn .D.P releases on August 6

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A Defense-type that supposedly uses its large horn to knock back opposing Beyblades, Unlock Unicorn .D.N (Down Needle) will be released as a booster on August 6.

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Triple Booster Set releases on August 6 with Nova Neptune .V.T

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In addition to Victory Valkyrie U.Q. (Upper Quake) and Chaos O.G. (Oval Gyro), the Triple Booster set will contain the (almost) all-new Nova Neptune .V.T (Vertical Trans).

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On the right: Xcalibur .S.T (Spread Trans), along with a diagram on how Trans works. Below, a breakdown of Nova Neptune .V.T.

Trans can switch between a flat and sharp tip by rotating the tabs on its base.

This month's CoroCoro also contained a bunch of suggested combinations, most of which are probably not very good. But if you'd like to see them, along with the rest of this month's CoroCoro scans, you can check them out here.

Big thanks to @[Kai-V] for providing the scans!
Hey, World Bladers!

We've got some great announcements for you now, so sit back and enjoy!

HMS & Plastics Remembrance Day is especially relevant this month, so let's all celebrate this July 23rd & 24th!!

It's not fantasy, this is for real: Bakuten Shoot Beyblade, the first generation of Beyblades released back in 1999, is making a (small) comeback!

Just to summarise, this month we can expect:
  • New Bakuten Shoot Beyblade manga chapter getting released in a side CoroCoro magazine, drawn by the original author Aoki Takao and featuring the four original main characters Takao (Tyson), Kai, Max and Rei (Ray).

  • This manga chapter will be scanlated by a team of your fellow WBO Members and posted ASAP after publication!

  • A gold Driger S Burst Ver. will be given away in a limited lottery in that CoroCoro issue.

  • A Bakuten Shoot Beyblade 1 Legendary Beyblade book will be released on July 15th 2016 in Japan.

  • Around fall, Dranzer S, Draciel S and Driger S are confirmed to be reproduced as Burst Beyblades.

But the excitement doesn't stop there, oh no! We're only getting started!!

Tournaments of the HMS or Plastic format!

No celebration would be complete without our members and their communities across the globe coming together to play Beyblade and pay homage the series that started it all. What's more, all participants of an HMS & Plastics Remembrance Day tournament will receive 1 extra Credit just for the occasion! That means you can get two Credits just for entering the tournament, which gets you at least one Face Booster or more in the Blader Rewards campaign!

Here's the current lineup of communities participating in HMS & Plastics Remembrance Day:

– July 23rd –

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– July 24th –

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[Image: in.png] - CRACK!! The Revivl of the Bit-Beasts at Sanjay Ghandi National Park in Mumbai, India

More events will be added as they are confirmed, so send us those proposals!

If any more incentive was needed, a BeyLotto ought to suffice!

This time around, all 10 winners picked will receive their choice of the Plastic-themed Face Boosters we rarely get to see! That means that you've got even more chances of obtaining one, on top of those you can get for participating in an HMS-format or Plastic-format tournament all year long!

As usual, the top prizes are reserved for Passport Holders as thanks for their continued support!

And for the top two spots...

Grand Prize:
$40 Toku Taku Toys Coupon

towards the purchase of any Plastics or HMS items!

2nd Prize:
$25 Toku Taku Toys Coupon

towards the purchase of any Plastics or HMS items!

Many thanks to OkinawamTS! You can check out the items for sale in his store here:

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Face Contest: Design a Plastic or HMS Beyblade in Burst!

With the classic main S-Series Beyblades getting re-designs for Burst, we're challenging you to step into Takara-Tomy's design team's shoes once again! This time, to reimagine and redesign old school Beyblades as members of the Burst System!

The winners will get their choice of:

That's right, winners. The top three entries will each receive a Face Booster!

But wait, what's this? Just in, the top winner will also be getting...

The S-Series Beyblade Burst of their choice!

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Considering Takara-Tomy is already remaking the S-Series, we ask that you steer clear of redesigning those Blades and focus your attention to the rest of the incredibly diverse Bakuten Shoot Beyblade and HMS lines. You have until July 31st 2016, at 11:59:59 PM EST to submit your entry!

To read all the details on this Face Contest, make sure to check out the following topic:

HMS Face Boosters!

Plastics and regular Face Boosters still not enough for you? Well, you can get HMS Face Boosters for contributing to the WBO in a very special way: by donating $10!

When you make a donation of at least $10, you can choose between Face Booster BLACK II, WHITE, or WHITE II! Donations can be made via Paypal online, or directly at tournaments simply by giving an extra amount to the host, who will then transfer the total amount to us.

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New Avatars!

Where would the WBO be without its ever elongating list of avatars to choose from in its Default Gallery? In line with tradition, HMS & Plastics Remembrance Day brings with it a slurry of nostalgia blended with the present — like this year's new additions to the avatar gallery!

Plastics & HMS on Social Media too!

Lastly, keep an eye on the WBO's social media pages over the next few weeks for plenty of Plastics & HMS related content!

And be sure to share your favorite memories of the first generation of Beyblade with the hashtag:


Do that and tag us @worldbeyblade to get 1 extra entry in the BeyLotto! We're really curious to see what you're going to post, so if you do the sharing, we'll do the caring!

Happy HMS & Plastics Remembrance Day!!

~ WBO Staff

Hasbro's Beyblade Burst app to launch this August!

In case you missed it, Hasbro's splash page for their Beyblade Burst app is up, on which it says "Coming August 2016!" Does this mean Burst is just around the bend? Check out Kai-V's post in the Hasbro Beyblade Burst topic for more:
Hey World Bladers!

We've got a few small announcements piling up, so we'll begin with the much awaited BeyLotto and #BeySelfie winners, and then you'll see a couple of Organized Play-related news. They're mostly things that we already discussed or mentioned in the past, but we are officializing them properly.

We had some amazing entries this year, it was awesome seeing all the different styles but, most of all, the pride you guys had in taking a Beyblade-related photograph with yourself in it!

Many thanks for participating! We so wish that the winner could have been determined by us for their creativity, but it's all down to luck, so let's see who won this magnificent Xcalibur Force Xtreme Gold Ver. ...

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It's you, @[Wizard]!!

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You can claim your prize by sending Bey Brad a private message!

Nice job on those quetz-reinforced glasses!

But wait: there were so many incredible entries that we can't leave at that! Here are a few honorable mentions:

Amazing job, you guys! Even if you used a program to add effects, you made the effort of cosplaying and making your picture litterally come to life. To reward you for taking this challenge a step further, we'd like you to give you a Face Booster of your choice, out of those listed right below! Simply post your selection right in this thread!

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This year's BeyDays BeyLotto had a total of 116 unique entrants! And there were 9 tournaments in 8 different regions. This is huge! Thank you all for participating so much! Right now, who would even believe that Beyblade is inactive worldwide?

To top it all off, we have some great prizes to give you, so let's get the ball rolling!

It all starts with a giveaway of Face Boosters:

The winners who get their choice out of all the Face Boosters above are...

Alex Mercer
@[Rayx Nikhil]
Team Meteor

Congratulations to all of you!

But wait, there are thirty winners in there, so that's the total! Who out of those were luckier than others and will receive a physical prize?! Let's see...

The Members who won the Beyblade Burst Starter or Booster they want are...

Team Meteor
Takara Master
Dominick X.

Nice! And we've already got people from different areas! Congrats to you guys!

Now, for the winner of the full Random Layer Collections Vol. 1 & 2 + a WBO T-Shirt, it's no other than...



Bravo! We bet you never expected a few tournaments and a one-month-old account to make you win so much, right?

And for the Amaterios Aero Assault Black Ver. + a WBO T-Shirt, the winner is...



Congratulations on the win, maybe luck's got you on its side thanks to your multiple analyses!

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Finally, the very grand prize of ANYTHING YOU WANT + a WBO T-Shirt is awarded to...



Wow, you litterally couldn't have asked for more! What are you going to choose? Congrats!

All winners of a physical prize should send a PM to Kei with your full name, shipping address, and phone number. Everyone mentioned here should also post their Face Booster selection in this thread, and we'll get to distributing them as soon as possible once a few of them have accumulated!

Congratulations to all the winners, once again!

BeyDays was a blast thanks to all of you. What did you all like about this year's BeyDays? What would you change?

Over the past eight years, many hundreds of tournaments have been hosted, and without much trouble at that. Since we are all just fans dedicating an insane amount of time to this hobby, of course we accomodate and make modifications along the way to make things better for the community overall.

With the bright future of Beyblade Burst's globalization right on the horizon in mind, we wish to formally announce some rules that have been implicit so far, and also introduce a change that will probably please quite a few Bladers!

Blader Passport price decrease for Indian Members

Remember how we announced a few months ago that the Blader Passport would now cost $15 US?

In retrospective, we've decided to take into consideration that some countries' economies were too low and that this increase of value was actually detrimental and tournaments were less likely to take place there due to the new price.

We have therefore decided to modulate the cost of the Blader Passport for our longterm Indian community: for you guys, it'll be only $10 US, effective immediately!

We hope that you guys continue to show your Beyblade Spirit in tournaments for many years to come still!

If there are ever areas with a similar economical situation, we will of course consider giving them the same priviledge.

Multiple Tournaments Per Day

There are some occurences we have tolerated in the past without complaining too much, but as we keep growing, we have to step in when we're expected to make things fair for everyone globally. Unfortunately, sometimes that translates in some moderating moves like the following.

A maximum of two events can be held per day. Only special occasions or instances where something will definitely stop a region from holding more events in the subsequent months will justify organising more tournaments in one day. This is essentially a sister rule to the 8-Credit limit per weekend anyway, which some ran into when playing in more than two tournaments per weekend already!

Entry fees for side events cannot be collected at WBO sanctioned tournaments. While we appreciate the efforts of organizers who want to do something special, because we cannot oversee these events nor ensure that attendees understand they are completely separate from the WBO, we have to ask that organizers refrain from hosting side-events that charge fees separate from the usual WBO tournament fees. We encourage organizers who want to do something extra at their events to work with us.

Official Prize Reimbursement Guideline

While we've always been applying reimbursement for prizes equally or proportionally to all regions and instances, it's something we never actually wrote down and announced, so here you go!
  • 8-12 players: $20
  • 13-17 players: $30
  • 18-24 players: $40
  • 25-30 Players: $60
  • 31-40 Players: $70
  • 41+ Players: $80
  • Exceptions are made for major events (e.g. conventions). Reimbursement amounts are per day, not per tournament.

Small variations may be allowed, and of course a lesser amount can be asked as reimbursement, but you should expect this sort of ranges globally. It also helps if you collect more single entry fees and, in other words, attract new Bladers to your tournaments!

That's it for now, but stay tuned for a lot more news coming up soon!

Dranzer Spiral, Driger Slash and Draciel Shield are now confirmed to be released as Burst Beyblades by Takara-Tomy, in late 2016!

  • October 2016 - Driger S.H.F (Heavy Fusion) will be one of the eight Beyblades that you can get in the Random Booster Vol. 4, for 972 yen.

  • November 2016 - Dranzer S.S.T (Spread Trans) will be available as an exclusive wbba. store item in Japan, for the cost of 972 yen.

  • November 2016 - Dragoon S.W.X (Wing Xtreme) - A CoroCoro Aniki Exclusive Recolour Ver. will be offered as a mail order item in the 11/15 CoroCoro Aniki issue meant for an older audience than the regular CoroCoro magazine.

  • December 2016 - Draciel S.C.P (Central Press) will be included in the Random Booster Vol. 5, for 972 yen.

It is unknown so far how the regular Dragoon S.W.X will be released.

All remade Layers have slightly modified designs, as can be seen by this picture showing the old, Plastic model on the right and the new Burst remodel on the left:

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TAKARA-TOMY has been extremely aware of the recent resurgence of activity from Bakuten Shoot Beyblade fans, from videos uploaded to YouTube to an increase in the number of tweets and online messages posted about that first generation of Beyblade. This is also why they made the conscious decision to open tournaments for all ages in Japan since the beginning of Beyblade Burst!

A golden logo has been created by TAKARA-TOMY to commemorate the re-releases; it reads "15th Beyblade Animation":

On July 2nd 2016, TAKARA-TOMY also opened a call for 100 people ages 16 and above to participate in a promotional video related to Beyblade Burst, most likely concerning this throwback to legendary Beyblades whose audience has now aged above the target audience for Beyblade Burst.

There’s been a ton of breaking Beyblade Burst news over the past few days, and now that we got our hands on this month’s CoroCoro — the monthly Japanese magazine that features Beyblade in it every month — so we thought it’d be helpful post a summary of everything. Warning: big images ahead, as these are full-sized magazine scans.

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Here’s what we’re going to go over:
  • Xeno Xcalibur .M.I starter with Sword Launcher
  • Random Layer Collection Vol. 3
  • New Rare Bey Get Battle Prize, βaldur
  • Obelisk Odin .T.X booster
  • Beyblade Burst Driger S (!)

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We got our first detailed look at Xeno Xcalibur .M.I (Magnum Impact). Priced at ¥1,500, it’s slightly more expensive than the average Beyblade Burst starter set. Which makes sense, considering there’s nothing average about what’s inside:

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As was previously known, Xeno Xcalibur is the first Layer to have a three-layer construction. A large golden sword, a clear red middle piece, and an icy-blue base that features several aggressive-looking spikes projecting outwards.

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[*]A new disk, Magnum, which is the first Disk to also feature an attached plastic layer. It’s impossible to guess how it will perform, but it seems clear that the idea is that the Disk can be used as a method of attack as well as the Layer.

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[*]Finally, the new Impact Driver features a Y-shaped rubber tip dissected by plastic. The image in CoroCoro depicts an unusual movement pattern, but of course, it’s impossible to draw any conclusions about its real-world performance before we get our hands on it.

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We also finally have some more information on the mysterious Sword Launcher and Sword Winder that come with Xeno Xcalibur. It appears to be similar in design to the winder-based Light Launcher, with a built in grip that the winder passes through. Evidently, rotating the Sword Winder will allow you to switch between “Power Mode” and “Control Mode.” We don’t currently know how each of these modes will function.

Xeno Xcalibur .M.I will be released early at the World Hobby Fair, with a general release on July 2nd.

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Also coming in early July is Random Layer Booster 3, featuring the prize Layer Jeir Jormungand, a green Evileye, red Yggdrasil, yellow Victory Valkyrie, and white Kaiser Kerberus. These are obtained in ¥400 vending machines in Japan, but some retailers do sell complete sets.

Arriving as a prize for the digital Rare Bey Get Battle is a new Dual Layer Beyblade, βaldur .β.β (Baldur written with the beta-symbol, as Amaterios was stylized with the alpha symbol as αmaterios αero αssault). Not much is known about it at this time, but we do have photos of all three of its parts available:

It will be available as the Rare Bey Get Battle prize on June 25th.

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This month’s release is Obelisk Odin .T.X. which releases on June 18th. Since Obelisk Odin was the prize of Random Layer Collection Vol. 2, it’s not a new part — nor is Xtreme, which debuted with Xcalibur Force Xtreme last December. The only new part is Triple, a round disk with three projections.

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However, this is the cheapest way to get Xtreme, a top-tier part that wears down over time. It’s also the cheapest Burst booster ever, being sold at a special promotional price of just ¥550 (compared to the regular price of ¥900).

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Finally, we come to what’s perhaps the most shocking news of the month. We’ve known for a while that a new chapter of the original Bakuten Shoot Beyblade manga — featuring old characters like Takao (Tyson) and Rei — but it was revealed this month that there will also be 100 Driger S Burst Beyblades produced, advertised with a darkened photo of what is unmistakably the original Driger S design remade as a Burst Beyblade.

Unfortunately, only 100 of these gold Driger S Burst Beyblades will be produced and given away as lottery prizes. It’s unknown whether it will ever be made more widely available. But we can all hope.

You can see all of our July 2016 CoroCoro scans here. Some stuff pictured not mentioned above:
  • Gold, Silver, and Bronze Victory Valkyrie .B.V that will be used as G1 tournament prizes
  • A spinning-center BeyStadium that will be used as the final stadium at World Hobby Fair 2016 G1 event
  • A black Xcalibur Layer that will be included with the August issue of CoroCoro
  • A new book, Beyblade Burst Victory Start Guide
  • A guide on how Variable's condition changes its movement speed

    Big thanks to @[Kai-V] for the scans.

Rise and shine World Bladers, it's that time of the year!

We got you doing a double-take already, right? That's correct, we're starting off with a surprise right off the bat: this year, BeyDays officially extends and spans over two weekends! Since we know that life doesn't allow everyone to be able to participate either on May 28th or 29th for various reasons (not to mention that our Anime North events monopolize the greatest Bladers and hosts in the North America East Coast each year), you will now have a second official weekend to be able to take part in this celebration of Beyblade and our Beyblading spirit!

To be fair with every region, each area can only organize BeyDays tournaments during one of the two weekends. Actually, nobody's stopping you from hosting events on all weekends, but for what follows just below, any exceeding tournaments won't be considered as being part of BeyDays festivities, unfortunately!

Without further ado, here is the plethora of events currently confirmed to take place around the world for BeyDays!

– May 28th –

[Image: ca.png] - Beyblade North 2016 (Burst) at Anime North in Toronto, ON

[Image: us.png] - Termibeytor 2: Judgement BeyDays at Darrell Shell Park in Roanoke, VA

– May 29th –

[Image: ca.png] - Beyblade North 2016 (HMS) at Anime North in Toronto, ON

[Image: ca.png] - Regional Limited Championship at Parc Lafontaine in Montréal, QC

[Image: in.png] - The Beyday FIRESTORM at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai, India

– June 4th –

[Image: gb.png] - Beyblade Prime 2016 at Regent's Park in London, UK

[Image: us.png] - Bursting into the City at Hecksher Playground in New York, NY

[Image: us.png] - Before the Burst: LA GOES METAL at Grand Park in Los Angeles, CA

– June 5th –

[Image: us.png] - Maryland BeyDay 2016: Triple Format Threat at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Silver Spring, MD

Participants of any WBO tournament that takes place during BeyDays will receive the Face of Days VII!

Check out if you live close to a tournament and post in the event topic to confirm your presence! Don't skip this opportunity, BeyDays tournaments are always the most memorable!

Don't see your region up there? It's not too late! Gather at least 7 local Bladers including yourself and submit an Event Proposal! Here are a few things that could help you...

Waived Credit Limit

As usual, all BeyDays events are exempt from the limit of Credits of 8 per weekend. That way, there's no limit to your dedication to Beyblade!

On top of that...

Waived Entry Fee for Emerging Areas

Any region that has been unable to host a tournament in the last 6 months will see the entry fee waived for its Bladers on this occasion!

Instagram Campaign: BeySelfie

To further commemorate the start of the official WBO Instagram account, we're inviting you to join a fun campaign: BeySelfie!

From now until June 6, post a selfie of yourself up on Instagram with something Beyblade-related to show your passion for the game. It could be one Beyblade, it could be you laying down in your sea of Beyblades, etc.

Be imaginative and wild, and one selfie will be picked randomly at the end of the campaign! Therefore, here are the few rules to follow to be eligible:
  • Keep the photograph appropriate for all ages
  • Incorporate something clearly Beyblade-related in your selfie
  • Only one entry per person
  • You must be following the official worldbeyblade Instagram account
  • Make sure to accompany your selfie with the following hashtags:

    #BeySelfie #WorldBeyblade

  • It's not required to enter, but you can also tag us in your post worldbeyblade!

The winner will receive...

A brand new Xcalibur Force Xtreme Gold Ver.!!

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Good luck to all Bladers in advance!

BeyLotto — Win Huge Prizes!

Yet again we're closing off BeyDays with a grand BeyLotto!

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All participants in a BeyDays tournaments are automatically going to be entered in this crazy giveaway. Therefore, the more events you participate in, the more chances you have at winning a prize!

On top of that, a participation in the aformentioned BeySelfie Campaign will grant you one entry in the BeyLotto as well! No matter where you are, you can have a shot at the prizes!

As usual, Passport Holders are given the priority for the top prize, as thanks for their continued support!

All 30 picked winners will receive their choice of the following huge list of Face Boosters:

And for the physical prizes...

Grand Prize:

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2nd Prize:
Amaterios Aero Assault Black Ver. + WBO T-Shirt

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3rd Prize:
Random Layer Booster Vol. 1 & 2 + WBO T-Shirt

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4th – 10th: Any Beyblade Burst Booster Starter or Booster

For the stupendous ~ANYTHING YOU WANT~, all we ask you is the usual: be reasonable in your choices (under $50 USD), explore the web to make sure it's actually obtainable, and please give us a list of three items you would like to get the most.

Submit tournament footage, gain extra BeyLotto entries!

On top of that, this year once again, if you film scenes at the BeyDays tournament you attend and put the footage together for the BeyChannel, you'll get an extra entry in the BeyLotto! Show us what your community's like and how intense the battles were!

If you have footage please follow the guidelines outlined here and send it to Kei. If you do not have enough footage to put together for a 2-4 minute video as is described in that thread, send the raw footage to Kei through a file sharing website instead.

So, what are your thoughts on BeyDays, and what are your thoughts on Beyblade? The past year has shaped a very bright future for our community and we certainly couldn't do much at all without you, so this is celebration of your Beyblade activity as well! Thank you!

The end of May hasn't come yet, but Happy BeyDays in advance from the whole WBO Committee!
Hey World Bladers!

We’re happy to announce that we’ve begun ranking tournaments for Beyblade Burst! As you all know, we started running ranked Beyblade Burst tournaments last year, but as of yet have not actually processed those rankings and put them live on the site. (Also, we ran into a show-stopping bug recently that delayed the launch of this even longer. Oops.)

That means that we have a huge backlog of tournaments to work through, but rest assured we’re going to get through all of them. For those of you who’ve battled in Burst tournaments already, please look forward to seeing your rank soon — I know I am, as well. Smile

Going to the Rankings section of the site will now default to Burst Rankings, but of course there is still an option to view rankings for Metal Fight Beyblade, and we’ll continue to host and process tournaments hosted in MFB formats.

With the introduction of Burst rankings, we’re taking an important — and frankly, overdue! — step into the future of the WBO. But it’s not the only step we're taking.

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Some of you might have noticed that we’ve started using Instagram (follow us at instagram.com/worldbeyblade!). Additionally, we’re making more efforts to be active on Facebook and Twitter, and expand to other social networks where we can reach new Bladers!

To spearhead that effort, we’re happy to welcome @[cadney] to the WBO Committee. She’s a relatively new Blader, but her passion for the game and the community we’ve built here, along with her years of both personal and professional experience in community management, social media, and communications make her the perfect fit for the role.

But cadney isn’t the only Blader we’re adding to the Committee; prolific tournament host and general all-around-awesome member @[Angry Face] is also joining us! His role is a bit less clearly defined, but considering his experience with graphic design and the competitive Beyblade scene, we’re sure to find plenty for him to do Smile

Please join me in welcoming our two newest Committee members, and look forward to their contributions!
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Finally, after almost a year in effect, the F230CF/GCF Trial Ban in the Zero-G Format has come to an end. But, what's the final verdict? Are we waving goodbye to the troublesome duo or are we giving them a probably not-so-warm welcome back?

If you played in any of the 10 events throughout the Trial Ban, you probably noticed how much fun the events were; no Blader ran the risk of being caught in F230CF/GCF's trap! While yes, they are indeed beatable, they are still — to this day — one of the most versatile setups to enter the game. With opinions from both the WBO staff and from you, the Blader community, we've come to the conclusion of keeping the F230CF and F230GCF duo banned! They will continue to be considered illegal in Zero-G Format Tournament play.

The decision may be final, but we're still super curious to hear your thoughts! If you have feedback on the ban, please post it here:

F230CF & F230GCF Trial Ban in Zero-G Format Discussion
Hey World Bladers!

To commemorate the upcoming release of a new Beyblade Burst system, Dual Layers, in April 2016, we thought it'd be fun to ask you to imagine one of the first four Beyblades before pictures of it actually get revealed! We did this for Bandid Genbull in 2012, remember?

Since we've already seen what Victory Valkyrie B.V. will look like, we challenge you to imagine what Storm Spriggan's design will be!

And you know what? The winner will obtain a free Storm Spriggan once it's released, woo! Of course, this wouldn't be a Face Contest if you couldn't win a Face Booster too!

You can find out more details about this Face Contest here:

The deadline is March 4th 2016.

Good luck!