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Counterfeit Beyblades are Beyblades that are not manufactured by Hasbro, Takara Tomy, or SonoKong. These Beyblades are commonly composed of cheap plastic, broken parts, wrong or missing parts, and metal parts. Most fake Beyblades have horrible performance, and may damage authentic Beyblades if used together. There are fakes of Stealth Battlers, Electro Beyblades, BeyWheelz, and IR Spin Control Beyblades as well. Fake Beyblades are produced by the following companies:
- TT Hongli
- Lian Fa Toys (aka Tornado Speed Top)
- CC Toys
- Super Combat Gyro
- Hurricane Metal Battle
- Clash! Beyond Metal Fusion
- Master Beyblade Fury!
The launchers and other blading accessories that comes with fake Beyblades will also perform terribly. They have been also known to come with figures, keychains, and even pencils. Dollarama, a Canadian dollar store company, has recently started selling fake Beyblades called "Tornado Clash Tops" under their brand.
- All the parts are cheap, low-quality imitations of the originals, and put you at risk for injury due to the high risk of parts breaking mid-battle.
- Although most fake Beyblades and accessories appear to be compatible with real parts, the sizing is not exactly the same, making it likely that any fake parts will damage real parts when combined. This is especially true with the all-metal Tips and Faces some companies make; the metal is much stronger than the normal plastic used for those parts, and often has sharp edges that damage whatever parts they are attached to.
- Some fake Beyblades may contain lead or other toxic chemicals; combined with fake Beyblades' tendency to break, there is a significant risk that broken fakes will spread toxic material from chipping or breaks.
Overall, avoid these fake Beyblades as much as possible. If you do buy a fake Beyblade, avoid using them in battles, especially any metal parts. Some fake Beyblades have sharp parts, and can cause injury.
- Look at the price tag. If it's lower than $7.00 - $10.00, it's most likely a fake Bey.
- Look for logos, such as Takara Tomy, Sonokong, and Hasbro. If they don't have those three logos, it is recommended not to buy the beys.
- When buying Beyblades online, if the Bey doesn't come with the original packaging (usually labelled as "loose" or "singles") then it's most likely fake.
- Look for obvious errors in the packaging, such as bad English, Chinese instead of Japanese, misplaced images, and incorrect names. These can help you find more obvious fakes.
- Rapidity is the most notorious company of producing fake Beys, and it is recommended not to buy them despite their cheap prices.
There are two importers that import legitimate Beyblades:
- Mani (Hong Kong Importer)
- New Boy (Middle East Importer)
- Bankee Trading (Philippines Importer)
There are various small importers too, but it should be noted that packages with either one of these companies on it means it is probably authentic. There are also signs of authenticity placed by the importers/ distributors like holographic stickers or documents of authenticity placed inside the packaging.
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