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Toy Fair 2013 – Bandai’s Ben 10 Omniverse

TF2013 LogoBen 10 Omniverse kicked off last year, and continues on the Cartoon Network and features new toys in 2013. On tap from Bandai this year are:

Ben 10 Omniverse Omni-Link Omnitrix

The most powerful and interactive Omnitrix of the future is here! The Ben 10 Omni-Link Omnitrix features revolutionary technology that enables it to interactively play with the latest media formats kids love including specially-marked Omni-Link apps, videogames, internet games, and the included DVD that has 11 Ben 10 cartoon action sequences. Kids will marvel at the Omnitrix as it reacts to these media devices to spontaneously play any of 12 alien voices or 20 sound effects as it vibrates and lights up. Kids can also manually produce these features in the Omnitrix without any media interaction if they choose.

Ben 10 Omniverse Omnitrix Shuffle

When the Omnitrix Shuffle is shaken, kids will randomly hear any of 10 alien voices. By attaching the included alien mini figure, only that alien’s voice will be heard when the Omnitrix Shuffle is activated. To control the other nine voices, kids can collect select basic figures containing a compatible mini figure. The more you collect, the more you can control the Omnitrix and protect the universe.

Ben 10 Omniverse Transportation Station

The Ben 10 Transportation Station is modeled after a room shown on the cartoon. This high-tech gadget producing lab is where Ben will work with his fellow Plumbers to rid the universe of evil. Two action figures come with the play set, so you can position Ben at the lab door and when evil approaches, press down on the Omnitrix symbol and watch Ben disappear behind the door and reappear on top as Humungousaur. The more figures you collect, the more aliens Ben can change into. The set also includes a racing scooter, missile firing turret, and jail.

 

Ben 10: Omniverse panel details for SDCC

Fans of Ben 10: Ominverse who are going to be at SDCC are going to want to be at the Ben 10: Omniverse panel this Sunday, July 15th from 1:45-2:45PM in Room 6DE. Yuri Lowenthal (Ben) hosts a panel featuring stars and producers who will give an inside-look at the creation and direction of Ben 10: Omniverse, and you’ll be the first to see animation from the premier of the new series. The panel will consist of the following members of the cast: Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Strong, Paul Eiding, Bumper Robinson; the supervising producer: Matt Youngberg and character designer Derrick Wyatt.

Toy Fair 2012 – Bandai Ben 10, Thundercats, Godzilla and PacMan

Now with the rest of Bandai’s Toy Fair coverage (see the previous post for Power Ranger) here’s all the news on Ben 10, Godzilla, Thundercats and PacMan.

Ben 10: Coming this year is the 4th Ben 10 series: Ben 10 Omniverse which will include the adventure of a teenage Ben and includes a flash back to 10 year old Ben. The toy range will include new basic figures and 7″ vinyl alien figures. Ben’s also getting a new modular playset of of his command center. The center of the playset is the ‘Intergalactic Plumber Command Center’, which makes up the bulk of the playset. Smaller playsets – the labrotory, training center and jail all connect to the command center to make a huge Ben 10 playset. Vehicles in the line include Rook’s (Ben’s new sidekick) Proto-Craft and Ben’s Nuetron cycle.

Also in the 2012 line is a new Omnitrix featuring touch sensors and other role play toys.

Godzilla: Bandai has 2 Godzilla lines for 2012. Their 6.5″ soft vinyl line includes  Gigan, Godzilla 1968, Mecha Godzilla 1st, Rainbow Mothra, Burning Godzilla and Millennium Godzilla in two versions each – a normal deco and a clear version.

The Tokyo Vinyl collection features a trendy take on the Tokyo’s most famous giant lizard. There are three characters will be Godzilla 2004, Mecha Godzilla and Godzilla the First and sized at 5.5″.

Thundercats: The new Thundercats material on display were all the pieces that were announced towards the end of last year including the new Mumm-Ra, Panthro, Claudus and Lion-O figures. New deluxe figures include Panthro and Slithe. In the 6 inch scale are new series Tygra and Cheetara and Classics Lion-O and Mumm-Ra.

Other new pieces on display were the Armor of Omens, the Tiger Fighter with Tygus, Mumm-Ra’s Storm Charger and new role play items.

PacMan: Towards the fall of 2012, Bandai will be introducing a ‘play and play’ PacMan game using the original Namco code – including the glitched 256th level. One of the great features of this game is that there’s a playing mode that takes you right to level 255, finish that and the 256th level and you’ve beat PacMan. Bandai’s done a great job designing this piece, from the use of the original joystick form factor, including cord storage and allowing for multiple display opportunities – this is a nice looking game.

Ben 10: Become a Plumber, Save the Universe sweepstakes launches

Bandai America sent over word about the launch of the Ben 10: Become a Plumber, Save the Universe sweepstakes which will award the winner with an all-expenses paid trip for three to London to ride the Ben 10:  Ultimate Mission roller coaster at the Drayton Manor Theme Park in Tamworth, Staffordshire.  To participate in the contest, fans enter a mystery code (found in participating Ben 10 products) in the Ben 10 website; unlocking an online mission and, upon completion of the mission, granting them an entry to the grand prize drawing.  Not only does the winner get the trip to London – they also have a chance to win a bonus $10,000!  CNE, Bandai and D3Publisher are giving away the first code in the mission for free – just enter code BB9888A100 to try it for yourself.  For more entries pick up some Ben10 product at your local store.  Keep reading for more details on the contest or (for complete rules) visit helpBen10.com.

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