As a father, I have to admit that Beyblade's have brought me and my son together. In the past, he has purchased toys such as Hot Wheels, Mighty Beans, Pokemon and Super Hero figures but there was nothing that drew him into playing those toys for a long time (like we did back in the day when we played our toys until they broke).
But with Beyblades, these are toys that father and son (well, my wife "tries" to play with him too) can really bond with and enjoy battling together. For the reason that it's something that your children can easily beat mom and dad at. But also for them to find out how they can maximize the potential of their Beyblade and know its strengths and weakness.
When I was a child, toy battling was either marbles or windup toys, or make-believe. And back then, there were die-cast metal toys such as the older Transformers and Shogun Warriors. But those toys were replaced by plastic and now cost so expensive in today's toy pricing. But to my...