History of Takara Tomy Beyblade Releases and What to Expect in 2022

The saying goes something like you can learn what to expect in near future by looking back at the near past; I am going to investigate Takara Tomy’s beyblade releases from 2020 onwards and make some predictions for 2022 new releases. Now this is only my prediction and cannot be taken as official release information and may be very different than the actual released products. Having said that the reason to choose the timing of this article (Feb’22) is very specific – Takara Tomy’s new series has been getting released in March/April every year – Cho-Z layer in March 2018, Gatinko (GT) layer in March 2019, Superking series in March 2020 and finally Dynamite Battle series in April 2021.
Month 2020 Series 2021 Series
Jan B-157 Bigbang Genesis Gatinko B-177 Jet Wyvern Superking
Feb B-158 Random Booster Vol 19 Gatinko B-178 Random Booster Vol 24 Superking
Mar B-159Super Hyperion.Xc 1A
B-160 King Helios
B-161 Glide Ranaruk
B-162 Superking Battle Set
Intro of Superking B-179 Death Solomon Superking
Apr B-163 Brave Valkyrie
B-164 Random Booster Vol 20
B-165 Bey Launcher (Right)
B-166 Bey Launcher (Left)
Superking B-180 Dynamite Belial
B-181 Random Booster Vol 25
B-182 Dynamite Battle Entry Set
B-183 Beystadium DB
B-184 Custom Launcher LR
Introduction of Dynamite Battle (DB)
May B-167 Mirage Fafnir Superking B-185 Vanish Fafnir DB
Jun B-168 Rage Longinus Superking B-186 Random Booster Vol 26 DB
Jul B-169 Variant Lucifer
B-170 Random Booster Vol 21
Superking B-187 Savior Valkyrie DB
Aug B-171 Triple Booster Set Superking B-188 Astral Spriggan Customize Set DB
Sep B-172 World Spriggan Superking B-189 Guilty Longinus DB
Oct B-173 Random Booster Vol 22 Superking B-190 All-in-one set
B-191 Overdrive special starter set
DB
Nov B-174 Limit Break Dx Set
B-175 Lucifer the end Kou Drift
Superking B-192 Greatest Raphael DB
Dec B-176 Random Booster Vol 23 Superking B-193 Ultimate Valkyrie
B-194 Random Booster Vol 27
DB
You can refer to the above table to see last 2 year’s release history of Takara Tomy Beyblades. The first question that comes up is when we expect the new series release. A straightforward answer would be March/April. However, I strongly believe this will not be the case this year. There have only been 15 products released so far for DB series and none in January'22. Takara Tomy is most likely looking to push the new series release closer to summer. Hence, my prediction is that Takara Tomy will release the new series around end of May/beginning of June with B-199/B-200/B-201.
As the next product, B-196, will be released in March or April, the 2nd obvious question is what will be the B-196 – is it a random booster or single booster beyblade or something else? What about B-197 and B-198 and so on? Looking at the history of B-156 and B-176, my best guess is that B-196 will be a random booster. Usually, “B-1*6” random booster set will have a very rare prize beyblade. B-197 will most likely be a single booster. B-198 is a hard call as there are precedence of it being a random booster or a single booster. My best guess is that B-198 will be a booster. Nonetheless, one thing is for certain. B-199 - B-202 will be very desirable items in your beyblade collection and one of them will be a full set with beyblades, launchers and stadium.
The next prediction will be about the number of products release from March to December 2022 and how many total items for the new series. Since 2018, the number of products released per year has been trending down. For example, 26 products were released from March 2018 to Dec 2018, 24 products were released from March 2019 to Dec 2019 whereas 15 products were released from April 2021 (start of new series) till end of Dec 2021. I expect ~15-16 products will be released this year and total ~17-18 will be released for the new series which will continue till April/May’23.
The final table with 2022 predictions is filled out below. I will do a sanity check around July’22 to see the accuracy of the table below. Needless to say, we are looking forward to another exciting year of beyblade releases, one of most sought-after toys made by Takara Tomy. I would like to add that the classics we defined the previous blog will remain the classics and will continue to be the favorites among many beyblade enthusiasts.
Month 2020 Series 2021 Series 2022
Jan B-157 Bigbang Genesis Gatinko B-177 Jet Wyvern Superking None
Feb B-158 Random Booster Vol 19 Gatinko B-178 Random Booster Vol 24 Superking B-195 Prominence Valkyrie (DB)
Mar B-159Super Hyperion.Xc 1A
B-160 King Helios
B-161 Glide Ranaruk
B-162 Superking Battle Set
Intro of Superking B-179 Death Solomon Superking B-196 Random Booster (DB)
Apr B-163 Brave Valkyrie
B-164 Random Booster Vol 20
B-165 Bey Launcher (Right)
B-166 Bey Launcher (Left)
Superking B-180 Dynamite Belial
B-181 Random Booster Vol 25
B-182 Dynamite Battle Entry Set
B-183 Beystadium DB
B-184 Custom Launcher LR
Introduction of Dynamite Battle (DB) B-197 Booster
May B-167 Mirage Fafnir Superking B-185 Vanish Fafnir DB B-198 (Random?) Booster
Jun B-168 Rage Longinus Superking B-186 Random Booster Vol 26 DB Introduction of a new series
B-199 Launcher
B-200 Something Very Good
B-201 Special Set like B-191
Jul B-169 Variant Lucifer
B-170 Random Booster Vol 21
Superking B-187 Savior Valkyrie DB B-202 Battle Set with Stadium
(referencing B-162, B-182)
Aug B-171 Triple Booster Set Superking B-188 Astral Spriggan Customize Set DB B-203
Sep B-172 World Spriggan Superking B-189 Guilty Longinus DB B-204 Launcher
Oct B-173 Random Booster Vol 22 Superking B-190 All-in-one set
B-191 Overdrive special starter set
DB B-205 Booster
B-206
Nov B-174 Limit Break Dx Set
B-175 Lucifer the end Kou Drift
Superking B-192 Greatest Raphael DB B-207 Booster
B-208
Dec B-176 Random Booster Vol 23 Superking B-193 Ultimate Valkyrie
B-194 Random Booster Vol 27
DB B-209 Booster
B-210

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