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Cobalt Sword (Japanese: コバルトソード, Kobarutosōdo) is a Power-Type DHB System B-Daman and the first-ever release in the Battle B-Daman franchise, which started in Japan on March 21st, 2002, and it sold for 880円. It also had an early release in the 2002 Winter World Hobby Fair on January 26th, 2002.

It is associated with Battle B-Daman main character Daiwa Yamato, being his first B-Daman in the Battle B-Daman manga. Cobalt sword is also referred to as the "younger brother" of Cobalt Geist, the B-Daman that Enjyu would later customize into Shred Kaiser.

Cobalt Sword was succeeded in its lineage by Cobalt Blade, Cobalt Saber, Cobalt Saber Fire, Cobalt Blaster, and finally Cobalt Blaster Drive Cannon.

Special Features[]

As the first release in the DHB Series, Cobalt Sword largely defined the 'standard' functionality of B-Daman in the line. It bears a normal core and trigger as used repeatedly in later releases in the series, and most of its body parts have no particularly unusual function. Its sole unique feature is the iconic horn on its head, which may be used as an extremely simple sighting mechanism.

Construction[]

  • Body Parts: As the progenitor of the Cobalt lineage, Cobalt Sword originated several recurring design features such as the gradient flame sticker details and the iconic yellow "scar" across one eye. Unusually for the lineage, rather than a deep-blue-on-white scheme, its body parts have a cyan base colour. Compared to later Cobalt lineage members, Cobalt Sword's design includes many smooth curves and aerodynamic shapes rather than blocky or angular ones, though it bears the same single blade-like horn as its successors.
  • Core: Cobalt Sword is built around a standard DHB System core with a grey housing and a neon green pit shield canopy. This core defines the standard capabilities of a DHB System B-Daman, with typical two-clawed hold parts and the standard set of DHB System hardpoints and DHB target connections.
  • Emblem Stones: Cobalt Sword's first Emblem Stone features the green, cartoonish cat logo seen on Yamato's vest against a yellow background. Its second Emblem stone shows a red flame over a blue six-pointed star, set against a dark grey field.

Variants[]

  • Cobalt Sword Black ver - Cobalt Sword Special Set exclusive. Black with a clear orange helm, and gold stickers. 
  • Cobalt Sword Plain Clear + Blue Mekki ver - Fukubako 2003.
  • Cobalt Sword Battle Mode Set Blue Clear ver - A clear limited edition version of Cobalt Sword also packaged with a special-coloured version of the Shield Sight & Attack Point.
  • Cobalt Sword Red ver - Limited Red recolor of cobalt sword, distributed by lucky draw

Fiction[]

Battle B-Daman (Manga)[]

Yamato owned Cobalt Sword prior to the plot in the Manga. It was shown that it was taken away by a gigantic bird right at the beginning, before he took it back.

Cobalt Sword lasted until past the quarterfinals of the Winners Tournament. It was broken due to Yamato exerting too much force onto it while trying to do a squeeze attack against a mind-controlled Liena to save her. It was then succeeded by Cobalt Blade for the remaining matches.

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Manga[]

Trivia[]

  • Chuang Yi's translations made a mistake right at the beginning of the series, calling this B-Daman Cobalt Blade instead due to the fact most of the country outside Japan were only exposed to the tv-animation version. Unlike Japan, the manga were released by Shogakukan in CoroCoro Magazine along with Takara already had the production of Cobalt Sword to the Battle B-Daman toyline before it's gain popularity to the tv-animation ver.
  • Most of the early Takara Battle B-Daman toyline like Cobalt Sword had small SHOPRO decal on their packaging due to licensing and merchandising properties owned by Shogakukan.Inc. The copyright to Battle B-Daman at that time is Inuki Eiji, Shogakukan, and finally Takara.
  • The core body design of the DHB system is directly based on the last Super B-Daman System, the E-Unit System. Some of Takara catalogs reference the DHB System B-Daman under the name "Battle Unit".
Battle B-Daman Toys
DHB & Limited Model Series
Full DHB & Limited Model Series release listing by product code can be found at the List of Products
DHB Series
(DHB System)
DHB B-Daman Cobalt Sword  ·  Chrome Lancer  ·  Helio Dagger  ·  Iron EG  ·  Soujinryuu  ·  Kouseiryuu  ·  Seijinryuu  ·  Rhino Glaive  ·  Iron AZ  ·  Shred Kaiser  ·  Cobalt Geist  ·  Rhino Cannon  ·  Garnet Beak
DHB B-Daman
Variants
Chrome Lancer Long Body ver  ·  Cobalt Sword Plain Clear + Blue Mekki ver  ·  Chrome Lancer Cool Grey ver  ·  Helio Dagger Fire Red ver  ·  Cobalt Sword Black Clear Body & Foil Seals ver  ·  Cobalt Sword Blue Clear ver  ·  Cobalt Sword Red ver  ·  Rhino Glaive Black ver  ·  Shred Kaiser Black Clear x Violet Mekki ver
DHB Exclusive-Use Custom Parts Sight Shield & Attack Point  ·  Battle Magazine  ·  Battle Grip  ·  Roller Foot  ·  Rubber Pad Trigger  ·  Attack Point Barrel  ·  Shooting Roller Core  ·  Wide Server  ·  Sight Shield & Attack Point Blue Clear  ·  Stabilizer Arm  ·  Battle Magazine Black  ·  Drive Shot Core  ·  Wide Server Blue
Limited Model Series (Over Shell System) Limited Model B-Daman Double Gunner  ·  Burning Arrow  ·  Delta Breaker  ·  Spin Wizard  ·  Sonic Sniper  ·  Aero Striker
Other Products
in DHB & Limited Model Series
Battle Field  ·  Cobalt Sword Battle Mode Set  ·  Battle B-Daman Taisen Set  ·  Soujinryuu Battle Mode Set  ·  Cobalt Sword Special Set  ·  Battle Colosseum Set
Limited Releases
in DHB & Limited Model Series
Gentei Fukubako 2003  ·  Cobalt Sword Battle Mode Set Blue Clear ver  ·  Cobalt Sword Red ver
Zero Series
Full Zero Series release listing by product code can be found at the List of Products
Zero Series
(Zero System)
Zero B-Daman Cobalt Blade · Chrome Zephyr
Armor DHB Armor · Proto One Armor
Game Sets JBA Zero Battle Set
DHB Sets Cobalt Blade DHB
Target Challenges Exploding Puck
Loaders Snake Loader
Advanced Armor Boost Magnum Armor
Super Size Series
(Super Size System)
Super Size B-Daman Cobalt Blade S · Chrome Zephyr S
Super Size Armor Zero Sniper Set
Other Products
in Zero Series
Super 5 Great Fields
Limited Releases
in Zero Series
Gentei Fukubako 2004
Zero 2 Series
Zero 2 Strike Shot Series
Cartridge Series
Digital Series
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