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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 8973 views 8 times favorited 18 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

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ベイブレードというのはまぁ、「今風のベーゴマ」なのですが、小学生の男の子を中心に大人気のようで、おもちゃ屋などに買いにいってもタイミングが悪ければほとんど売り切れているという人気商品。で、昨日で8歳になった我が家の息子もご多分に漏れず。。。でも両親的にはテレビゲームなんかに熱中されるよりもよっぽどいいというか、人とコミュニケーションをとりながら出来る遊びだなぁ、と思っておったりしまして。
しかし、これが少しずつながら増えてくると、小さなパーツなどもあったりして、バラバラと散らばったりしまして、なんとかうまく片付けてもらいたいという思いも込めて作りました。。。

1段目はベイブレードが12個まで収納できるようになっております。息子の持っていた数個のベイブレードだけでも実際のところ、一つひとつ、微妙にサイズが違い、これらをうまく入れられるように、収納側もバリエーションを持たせてみました。
2段目は本体以外の付属品を入れる部分。
そして、天板部分は実際にここでベイブレードを廻せるように、通称「スタジアム」という凹みと囲いをつけてみました。これはなかなかのヒットです。いかんせん、木製ですから、使っているうちに少しずつ傷がついたり、小さなくぼみが出来たりするのですが、これはこれで「味」として楽しむようになれればね。
ご想像していただけるとわかるかと思いますが、これは子供がこの箱ごとどこかに持って出かけるようなものではありません。あくまで「収納ケース」。結構重いです。

実際に制作にかかる前に、世の中にはどんなベイブレード収納ケースがあるものかと探ってみましたが、プラスッチックやアルミのアタッシュケースのようなものを使われている方が多いようで。もちろん、いれるものは金属とプラスチックで出来たおもちゃですから、それでいいんですけどね。中にはこういう、木製のものもあっていいんじゃないか!くらいで受け止めていただけると有り難いです。

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/





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CharlieM1958

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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.

-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger

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Eric in central Florida

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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” !!!

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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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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#7 posted 06-13-2010 04:25 PM

Interesting

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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!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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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

Dennis

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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!

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

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Junji

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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, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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