Attack Ring: Fire Cracker
Weight: 4.7g (Mold 1) | 5.1g (Mold 2)
Oval-shaped AR with rounded sides, with large gaps and large head protrusions at either end.
Rounded sides make it less consistent than Square Edge despite vaguely similar shapes.
Too recoil prone for Stamina or Defense due to its protrusions.
Head protrusions which are some of the primary contact points are raised, which can make it more effective than many options against Circle Survivor Defense, but mean it struggles terribly with shorter opponents, being largely ineffectual against compacts. Overall, alternatives such as Square Edge are more consistent, and for raised contact points, Mountain Hammer is a safer bet.
Nonetheless an option on Attackers using SG (Bearing Version 2) setups, but generally Mountain Hammer is a more reliable choice. In addition these tend to be outclassed by more powerful Smash Attack combos anyway.
Fairly large variation in weight despite no visible mold changes.
Overall not great, but with a few niche uses. It is nonetheless the worst of the "Hidden Spirit" ARs.
Notable Mold Differences:
In addition to the Hasbro Version, there is a second mold of Takara's Fire Cracker, used first in Bakuten Henkei Gaia Dragoon and later again in Bakutenryu Donitrus, which has an extra layer of plastic at the bottom, making it thicker and about half a gram heavier. This version is generally preferable due to increased durability and weight. It is interesting to note that while there is also a second mold of Salamalyon Base, this is only used in Bakutenryu Donitrus, so the two are not coupled release-wise.