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Detailed stainless steel kits, create your own custom fighting spinning tops.
14 backers pledged AU$ 2,515 to help bring this project to life.

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Silver Shell is a detailed set of modular stainless steel kits for creating your own custom high-performance fighting tops.

This Kickstarter presents 3 modular kits: Dragon, Raptor and Crypto. Each kit comes with a set of tools for easy assembly.

Each kit contains unique and modular components for mixing and matching between different kits. Each piece fits with every other piece. Combine kits for even more detailed and complex creations.

functional prototype shown
functional prototype shown

Modifying your fighting top naturally changes its active behaviour. This Kickstarter begins with three basic behaviors, shown below. Mixing and matching between kits unlocks a host of more complex fighting styles.

Dragon: aggression

 

Raptor: endurance

 

Crypto: defense

 

 

No Batteries

functional prototype shown
functional prototype shown

The highly configurable "Power Unit" imparts motion to your fighting tops. Load your top into the Power Unit and pull the string hard. The top releases automatically when you reach the end of the string, so there is an element of skill in getting the timing and balance right. Try it a few times to get the hang of it.


Pledges & Rewards

You choose which fighting tops you want with your pledge. At the end of the campaign, I send you a normal Kickstarter survey to confirm your choices. This means you can pledge early, without any fear of changing your mind later.

Remember, you will choose which fighting tops you want using the standard Kickstarter survey at the end of the campaign. I send this survey to everyone who pledges as a normal part of the Kickstarter process - so all you need to do is fill it in to make your choice.

POSTAGE: I will post to anywhere in the world. If your location does not appear in the list, just contact me and I'll add it for you.

Add-ons

If you already have a fighting top collection, this "add-on" will upgrade your existing tops for use with Silver Shell kits. This add-on includes the original "dome" tip only.

How do add-ons work?

You can pledge for just the Metal Upgrade Core (for AU$10) or you can add it to your existing pledge (for just AU$9) by adding the extra AU$9 to your existing pledge amount.

You can pledge for as many Metal Upgrade Cores as you like, even if you only pledged for the Metal Upgrade Core to begin with. Just add the appropriate amount for each Metal Upgrade Core you want and I'll make sure you get your pledge at the end of the campaign.

Existing Backers: backers who've already pledged for a Power Unit will already have the parts included in the Metal Upgrade Core. You do not need to pledge again! If you want to upgrade your pledge anyway, you can add the Metal Upgrade Core by increasing your pledge by just AU$9 as many times as you like. Kickstarter automatically records pledge adjustments, so I'll know who pledged for what at the end of the campaign.

Materials & Manufacturing

All kits are made in Australia from the finest quality laser-cut stainless steel. Lightweight and durable, each kit will appreciate with age.

The signature gunmetal coloring is engraved into the steel itself (not painted on) and the stainless steel hardware is compatible with standard universal sizes, for easy open-source replacements at your local hardware store.

The Maker

I'm known online as Beylon - the author of Formula Bei, a blog about the history of fighting tops and the role of ancient Japanese "beigoma" (shell spinning tops) in modern fighting games. I've been quietly making fighting tops under the Beylon Customs name since 2010.

Risks and challenges

As a re-launch of my previous Kickstarter, this is one of those projects which is ready to go. Because each kit is a bespoke item, designed and produced by me at my little studio, your pledge covers the cost of materials and production. The funding goal represents the initial combined cost of setup. So as this project goes live, development of the product and manufacturing process is essentially complete and ready for orders.

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    Pledge AU$ 10 or more About $7

    1 Metal Upgrade Core

    Already have your own fighting top? This kit will upgrade your existing collection for use with Silver Shell kits.

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    Pledge AU$ 55 or more About $38

    1 Fighting Top

    Includes:
    • 1 x Fighting Top (you choose which)
    • 1 x Toolkit
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    Pledge AU$ 110 or more About $76

    1 Fighting Top, 1 Power Unit

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    • 1 x Fighting Top (you choose which)
    • 1 x Toolkit
    • 1 x Power Unit
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    Pledge AU$ 220 or more About $152

    3 Fighting Tops, 1 Power Unit

    Includes:
    • 3 x Fighting Top (you choose which)
    • 1 x Toolkit
    • 1 x Power Unit
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Funding period

- (19 days)