Beyblade Destroyer Dome Review (Beyblades from Hasbro)
Beyblades are one of the current hot trends for boys age 8 and over. The Beyblade Destroyer Dome is billed as a toy that allows you to experience ‘gravity-defying’ battles and ‘take your action to a whole new level’.
But the ratings from customers aren’t that great. Why? Read on to find out – and see what we recommend.
Beyblade Destroyer Dome Main Features
Beyblade Destroyer Dome Video: Unboxing and Demonstration
Beyblade Destroyer Dome: Our Review
This toy was listed in some of the ‘Kids’ Most Wanted’ toy lists but most parents who have bought it are not that happy with it.
The main reason is that although the Beys (Beyblade tops) themselves are a big hit with kids, the plastic Destroyer Dome that you get with them in this particular playset does not appear to be very good quality. It has a cheap look and feel and scratches easily, although it doesn’t actually break.
It’s difficult to assemble, with most kids and even some parents having to look on YouTube for help. And once you have it assembled, the ‘battles’ that take place inside are over very fast. If you have seen the Destroyer Dome commercials you’ll probably be disappointed with the real thing.
The Beys that come with the Destroyer Dome are specially made for it. Other Beys don’t work well inside the dome because they don’t have the wheels that allow them to travel around the walls. Also, it’s not a great arena for hosting battles. One Bey may travel around fine, but two will crash into each other almost immediately and game over.
On the other hand, you could look at it this way: with the Destroyer Dome you get 2 Beyblade tops that are exclusive to this set, plus 2 rip cord launchers and spin tracks. But if you buy a set of tops alone, you’ll pay about the same price for 3 Beyblade tops with 2 launchers and spin tracks. See for example the Beyblade Bey Team GanGan Galaxy Pack or the Beyblade Bey Team Star Breaker Pack.
So in fact, you are getting the Destroyer Dome itself for the price of just one Beyblade top. If you take that into account, it’s not such a bad bargain.
Beyblades Destroyer Dome Review Summary
We don’t recommend this for a starter pack, but in spite of the low ratings, it could still be a good choice for the right person. Beyblade fans and collectors might appreciate having the two exclusive tops in this set, plus getting the Dome as an extra accessory.
However, if a child is new to Beyblades, we think they will get a lot more fun out of an open Beyblades stadium such as one of the Beyblades Metal Fusion starter sets.
Beyblade Destroyer Dome Review
Published 1 December 2012