Beyblades case... Do you know what that is? It's for my son's birthday present

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Project by Junji posted 06-13-2010 03:19 PM 19915 views 8 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am not sure if any of you know about BeyBlades… But it’s a spinning top, that many Japanese boys are so into it, and so as my boy.
And this is a box to put away/display these spinning tops. The 1st drawer has 12 holes to hold beyblades, and 2nd one for accessories. The top can be used as a “Stadium” where you actually battle with somebody else…

Well, maybe the video here can explain what that is… (this is just a video from out there, it’s not my son)

The hardest part was… I had to make this before my son’s birthday after I got injured ,my Achilles’ tendon rupture last Sunday. It was really stressful with my left foot cast to woodwork, but I needed to finish it before the day. Well, I made it somehow a day before his birthday, and I could see my son smiling with my project in his hand, what can I ask for more?

Thanks for stopping by.





-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#1 posted 06-13-2010 03:23 PM

Very cool box, Junji!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 06-13-2010 03:27 PM

smile for son , good dad .
dad rest now ,get better .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 06-13-2010 04:01 PM

Interesting – my brother and I had a cheap version of this game (all plastic) when we were about the age of the kid on the left (~35 yrs ago). It was called “Battling Tops”. It’s still at our parents’ house, and with some replacement strings, it still plays just as well today for my brother’s kids. Here’s a video (not mine):

Edit: and, of course, nice work on the box. Our was just cheap cardboard.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 06-13-2010 04:07 PM

Nice job Junji !!!

When your son shows up with that cool looking box to carry his tops in, the other guys will say “Uh-Oh, here come’s the BeyBlades Master” !!!

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#5 posted 06-13-2010 04:13 PM

so nice when a gift really comes from the heart , and as jjohnston says i to had battling tops 40 years ago – great to see a game last this long in the “virtual” world we live in – get well junji

-- -erik & christy-

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#6 posted 06-13-2010 04:20 PM

Great job!!! :)

-- helen

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#8 posted 06-13-2010 04:57 PM

I remember my little cousins playing this years ago. They would have loved to have this. This was huge here in Canada a few years back, maybe it still is. Not sure. Good Job!

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#9 posted 06-13-2010 04:58 PM

You did a great job on the Beyblade Case and now Junji, you can take a well deserved rest Get off your feet and recover soon.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#10 posted 06-13-2010 05:09 PM

Great work! You build some of the coolest things for your kids!

Hope you recover soon, Junji!

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#11 posted 06-13-2010 05:28 PM

Cool box. My son likes the battle arena on top

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#12 posted 06-13-2010 09:38 PM

cool box but the best thing is to get a big smile from a kid
well done
go and rest now you deserve it


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#13 posted 06-14-2010 01:36 AM

cool project and cool game. thanks for sharing. i bet your son was thrilled.

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#14 posted 06-14-2010 03:03 AM

Great build and game Junji!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 06-14-2010 04:08 AM

Thank you everybody.
Yes, I know I need some rest now. And anyway, the summer is almost here now, and I just can’t go out there and stay in my shop more 5 minutes in summer, it’s tooooo hot. So I will be back when summer is gone.

I didn’t know something like the video JJohnston showed us here more than 35 years ago!! Wow.

Well, the very origin of the toy is ベーゴマ, beigoma, and they say it’s from Heian (794-1185) or Kamakura(1185–1333) period. So this is an old toy anyway! And it’s simple, and fun. I don’t like my kids to play with Video games without communicating with others, but these toys are very good from that point of view, too.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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