| Thermal Lance|
|Price||$6.99 (Hasbro release) |
|Japan||August 5, 2004|
|First Appearance||Battle B-Daman video game|
|Special Move(s)||Arc Striker, Eternal Wind|
Thermal Lance (Japanese: ガーランドブラスト, Gārandoburasuto, Garland Blast) is an Accuracy-Type B-Daman owned by Alan. This B-Daman was first released in Japan as an exclusive on August 5th, 2004, bundled with the collector's edition of the Battle B-Daman video game for the Nintendo GameBoy Advance. This bundle only included the visor, barrel, special hold parts and decals; in order to build the complete blaster, parts from other model kits must be used and a picture of the completed Thermal Lance was provided for this purpose. The Hasbro release of this B-Daman is substantially different from the Japanese version; it was released as a complete set but lacks many parts that the original Thermal Lance from the video game had.
Skeleton and Armor
As with any B-Daman in the Zero System, Hasbro's Thermal Lance has a standard IBA Body skeleton, while the Japanese version never provided a skeleton.
Head Armor and Visor: Thermal Visor
Like with Cobalt Blade, the horn on Thermal Lance's helmet functions as improving one's accuracy when they are about to fire B-DaBalls. Moving the B-Daman itself will change direction of the horn, changing sight as well. It serves as a sort of "lock-on target" to the opposing B-Daman or object, in general. Compliments the fact that this is an Accuracy-Type B-Daman. The blue parts on the Japanese version are molded in a more aqua dark-blue color whilst the Hasbro version is molded in a bright navy blue.
Barrel: Thermal Extension
A long barrel-type appendage that attaches to the front of the B-Daman's body to provide accuracy in the same way Bakuso's Focus Barrel would. Again, the blue parts on the Japanese version are molded in a more aqua dark-blue color whilst the Hasbro version is molded in a bright navy blue.
Shoulder Armor: Thermal Pad
In the Japanese version, these are depicted as a variation of Accel Leon's Leon Shoulders and feature metallic gold/blue/red stickers. In the Hasbro version, they are simply Wing Ninja's Eagle Shoulder pads re-used but made from a hard rubber much like Helio Breaker's horns instead of plastic.
Wing Armor: Thermal Wing
Only the Japanese version was depicted to have this; a variation of Wing Ninja's Wing Grip featuring metallic blue stickers with ornate gold and red designs. This is absent in the Hasbro version.
Wrist Armor: Thermal Gloves
Only the Japanese version was depicted to have this; a variation of Cobalt Blade's Gauntlets, featuring metallic blue and gold stickers.
Foot Armor: Garland Foot
Claw-like foot armor that is shared with Wing Ninja's foot piece. However, Wing Ninja's foot armor is made of a flexible rubber, Thermal Lance's is not and is instead made from a hard rubber much like Helio Breaker's horns. Only the Hasbro version came with these parts.
The Japanese version of Thermal Lance featured special Hold Parts designed for spin shots, by means of a bluish rubber strip that gives a horizontal spin on fired B-DaBalls. The spin direction can be changed by taking out the Hold Parts, and flipping them before putting them back in. The Hasbro version did not come with this gimmick, instead using the standard Basic Hold Parts.
Video Game Description
Alan's favorite B-Daman. An all-round B-Daman that has an ancient holy power. The Thermal Extension has a holy cross which improves accuracy, it can also function as a short barrel or a sight. The barrel has a Tornado Core function allowing it to make spin shots. This is surely the strongest B-Daman.
- Garnet Wind
- Emerald Mirage. Battle B-daman GBA game only. Obtained through inputting Zero code (gold).
- Thermal Lance, particularly the Japanese version, is the only Zero System B-Daman to come with specialized Hold Parts.
- The only other B-Damans in the Battle B-Daman toyline that could fire spinning shots are Double Gunner, Soujinryu, Kouseiryu, Revolver Hades, and Gatling Hades.
- The "Tornado Core function" mentioned in the B-Daman's description in the GameBoy Advance game, refers to the Right Tornado Core and Left Tornado Core used by Soujinryu and Kouseiryu respectively, both of which were designed for spin shots.