Beyblades, a Japanese Phenomenon, Invade American Homes - NYTimes.com
- AT a time when just about every toy has a screen, buttons and batteries, the must-have diversion among elementary school children is positively primitive: a top.
But not just any top. Exotically named plastic-and-metal tops known as Beyblades.A Japanese phenomenon, these tops have erupted into American living rooms, with more than 30 million sold in the United States in the last 18 months, an old-school onslaught that has left some parents finding Beys (as they are known) in every nook and cranny of the house.
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