The Face Bolt depicts the Phoenix, a mythical firebird which rises from its ashes for in some way, immortality. In a stylized design, it has the phoenix screeching upwards, with its curved beak and eye. It is surrounded by a region of inferno, yet create an illusion of the phoenix's wings. The wings are large, curved and explicit; giving way to the phoenix in all its glory. The motif is silver and printed on a black Stone Face.
Warrior Wheel: Phoenix (フェニックス)
Weight: 29.8 grams
Phoenix is as its name suggests, influenced by the phoenix. Being three-sided; made of three "wings", all facing to the right, and interestingly, all feature a various amount of varying sizes of the heads, of a phoenix. It is also like the Shogun Steel Version of Blitz, from Blitz Striker 100RSF. The heads are detailed with a pointed beak, an elongated back head, as well as decals creating the phoenix's eyes. Feathers also appear; between each phoenix face, with a fire detail keen to them. When looked from a certain glance though, the Chrome Wheel as a whole, appears as three phoenix wings.
The phoenix faces are all specifically designed, in a similar, yet different manner. The faces to the far left are all looking to the right, while the faces at the far-right, appear to be looking downwards. Lastly, the faces at the bottom, are facing the right, yet their eyes are looking in the opposite direction. There are four phoenix faces on each side, making a total of twelve heads, though one face at the right is only compromised as a sticker, with no actual detail.
Lets out an intense attack from wings arranged at 3 large sides.
Element Wheel: Thief
Weight: 5.3 grams
Thief is a semi-transparent bright yellow in color. It is made-up of three right-sided "wings" with which, are built of feathers of a phoenix. There are three wings on each side, all long and thin. The wings also vary in size and give Thief a somewhat of an erratic design. Lastly, Thief carries the fire symbol on the top part of the wheel.
Spin Track: E230
Weight: 7.4 grams
Elevator 230 (E230) is the very-first variant of 230 and with it, a gimmick is carried. E230 can be thought of as BD145, yet on a 230 height. A large disk, similar in appearance and width to BD145 is around at a 23.0mm Track of height. This plays a role on its gimmick. E230 is colored a semi-translucent dark-black, just like S130.
E230 is built of two parts, the 230 part, and the ring. Its 230 part is shaped as a cylinder, yet with a circular "base" covering the main part of the part itself; very different than 230 indeed. The other part, the ring on the other hand, is obviously shaped like a ring. Very similar to the Boost Disk of BD145, both in design and width. What differs however is, E230 is made of four "connectors" and small, rectangular prostrations along the exterior of the ring.
Performance Tip: Gear Circle Flat
Weight: 2.4 grams
Gear Circle Flat (GCF) is the very-first variant of Circle Flat (CF). Appearance-wise, GCF generally resembles CF with noticeable differences however. As its name suggests, GCF has a gear-like shape, with gear-like ridges lining around the wide ring. The geared ridges also appear inside the protrusion, where the Flat tip appears. The last major difference, is that GCF's Flat tip, is slightly wider, CF is like a WF and GCF is like XF. It makes it harder for Phoenix to get knocked out of the stadium holes. If a light and aggressive Bey like Mercury Anubius 85XF attacks the Bey's Spin Track that is using this Performance Tip , the Performance Tip gear will hit the stadium. This will cause the Bey to lose balance.
It is the first Beyblade to introduce a variant for 230.
Similarly, it is also the first to introduce a part variant, in a new series. 230 was introduced in the Metal Fight Beyblade series. E230 was introduced in the Zero-G series.
The breakage problems the GCF tip had was fixed in subsequent releases of it and in the Hasbro release of it.
Oddly, Thief Phoenix E230GCF has a red Thief element wheel which is meant for Zirago and Thief Zirago WA130HF has a yellow Thief element wheel which is meant for Phoenix.
It was originally going to include the Pirates Crystal Wheel when Takara Tomy released it.
The Phoenix Warrior / Chrome Wheel looks like the Blitz Metal / Fusion Wheel.
Thief Phoenix is based on the Phoenix, as evident by its name. In mythology, the phoenix was a sacred firebird made of a large variety of colours and such. The phoenix would usually live for about a 500 life-year span, while at the end of it, creating a nest of twigs. The phoenix and its nest would burn into nothing more than fiery ashes; where in turn, a new phoenix or phoenix egg would appear. This new phoenix would then be destined to live for as long as its ancestor; thus being reborn. As is, the whole purpose of the phoenix: to be reborn and in a way, live forever; immortality.
The phoenix appears in many different cultures, mythology, and such. The aforementioned Bey has of course, a phoenix motif. This can be seen with its Stone Face, as well as its Chrome Wheel.
Its Japanese name, "Phoenic", can quite possibly be a portmanteau involving two other words. The first, can be of "phoenix" and "Phoenicia". This is because the phoenix also has mythological roots in the real-world place of Phoenicia. The second possibility, is between "phoenix" and "fushichō". Fushichō was the Japanese name for the phoenix and literally meant, "immortal bird". Although, another reason for "phoenic" can be simply because, the name Phoenix was previously used, so it was simply change one letter to avoid confusion over the former (however Hasbro decided to revert it to "Phoenix".
Thief obviously refers to a person committing thievery; the stealing of another person's belongings without their consent. The word "thief" being used in this Beyblade's name may be a reference to how in the anime, Phoenix "steals" Samurai Ifrit's special move.