The Metal Face is a product released by TAKARA-TOMY which offered an upgrade in weight to a Metal Fight Beyblade. Metal Face is usually abbreviated to “MF” in customization notation. Currently, Metal Faces are sold two per pack, with a longer type Tool. These are similar to the HMC of the Plastic Generation.
Metal Face (MF)
- Weight: 4.7g
The Metal Face is exactly the same shape and size as a regular Face, except the top hexagonal portion is coated in a thick metal. The centre of the thread of the Face’s screw is also entirely metal.
The Metal Face is 4.7g, and compared to the 1.1g Face, offers a 3.6g weight increase. This weight increase can be useful in many scenarios.
Metal Face Custom Ver. (MF2)
A different type of Metal Face has also been released, called a Metal Face Custom Ver. This Metal Face consists of two parts, the Core, the center that screws into the Beyblade, and the Plate, the hexagonal ring around the Core. The Core and the Plate have both Metal and Clear versions that are interchangeable with each other.
- Metal Core: 2.6 grams
- Metal Plate: 2.7 grams
- Clear Core: 0.7 grams
- Clear Plate: 0.5 grams
By using different combinations of Cores and Plates, it is possible to change the weight and weight distribution of the Face. These different modes are as follows, in order of weight:
- Heavy: Metal Core + Metal Plate
- Light: Clear Core + Metal Plate
- Middle: Metal Core + Clear Plate
- Feather: Clear Core + Clear Plate
The intermediary modes show negligible difference in performance, although technically weight should be as far away from the centre on a Stamina type Beyblade. Metal Face Heavy, often referred to as "MF-H", is sometimes preferred over the regular Metal Face.
Use in Defense Cusomizations
By adding a Metal Face to a Defense customization, its weight is significantly increased, hence making it more difficult to knock around: MF Basalt Bull/Aquario/Kerbecs GB145/230/BD145CS is a competitive Defense customization which utilizes the Metal Face in such a way.
Metal Faces can also be used in Attack customizations. The extra weight helps to slow down their quick movement, which can help inexperienced players control customizations with RF, for example. While Metal Faces can be extremely useful in Defense customizations, they are not recommended for use with Stamina customizations. The extra weight near the centre has been shown to reduce spin time, hence decreasing the Stamina Beyblade’s main function because of the higher friction between the tip and the stadium floor.
Metal Faces are primarily an extremely useful part in Defense-based customizations, as well as some Attack combinations. Although they can be used to add weight in any other customization. An essential part, and hence every player should own multiples of this part.