This was a commissioned piece by one of my best customers. Introducing what I assume is the worlds first and only hand turned wooden Beyblades Beystadium. If you don't have an 8 year old boy, you've probably never heard of Beyblades and that's a good thing.
Yep...I had to Google Beyblades too! But, it's not the "dumbest"...I think it's the "smartest" turning project of the week. You got to make an 8 year old happy and he thinks you're the greatest Dad in the world. Priceless!!!
I say dumbest because if you've had the privilege of seeing the Beyblades cartoon show (which was created just to market the toy) it's hard to imagine that you didn't lose at least a few brain cells. The plastic arena they sell (which we have) is thin plastic so when the top is spinning on it it acts like a speaker cone and makes a fair amount of annoying noise. The nice thick non-resonant wood is much quieter - a win for both father and son.
Yeah, no - we own two of the plastic ones. One thing I REALLY like about the wooden one is that it doesn't act like a big speaker and make lots of noise from the spinning of the top, it's nice and quiet except for the sound of the zip start and drop of the top.
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