A short update of some rare Beys i got a couple of weeks back.
WBBA Limited Prize Bey - Mercury Anubis 85XF (Silver Edition).
This version of the Mercury Anubis is the 1st runner up (Silver) prize for WBBA Japan tournaments.
Anubis Clear Wheel
Mercury Metal Wheel
Extreme Flat Bottom
Stickers & Instructions
In general the different variations of Anubis are the same if not for their color.
But is it just that? In fact there was a rumor going around in June 2011 claiming that a certain Mercury Anubis was more being used than the others due to a certain factor - MW weight.
Yes, as clique as it sounds, the MW weight distribution of 2 particular Mercury MWs are different.
And since i have most Mercury MWs, heres the weight listings:
first up, Mercury Anubis 85XF (Beyta Lvl 7 Prize)
weighing at 34.91grams
Mercury Anubis 85XF (Brave Version)
weighing at 34.43grams
Mercury Anubis 85XF (Beyta Lvl 10 Prize)
weighing at 34.36grams
and lastly Mercury Anubis 85XF (Silver Version)
weighing at 34.69grams
milligram difference? yes, but the very first models (lvl 7 and Silver) of the Mercury MW was heavier than the rest due to a different alloy used back then. As the rest was produced after the 4D series which used more Aluminium compound to prevent breakage due to impact for safety reasons.
like the old first version Japanese Perseus MW for the starter, the 1st gen Mercury MW has much more recoil in them thus more often used in competitions as an Attack Bey.The later retains more "Absorb" capabilities and appears 'softer' than the 1st gen Mercury MWs.
So there you have it, 4 Mercury Anubis to the collection. thou i do not see myself using them anytime soon~