Now that the holiday season is upon us, it’s time to pick up gifts for your favorite people. But, from time to time, your favorite geek/nerd/toy collector can sometimes pose a bit of a challenge. To help you out, I’ve put together the AwesomeToyBlog holiday gift guide. Ten products, each addressing a niche in the fandom, one each day. Up today is the perfect gifts for a fan of Cartoon Network’s Ben10 animated series.
The series Ben10 tells the story of Ben, who possess a device – the Ultimatrix – which allows him to take the form of various alien creatures. Using this device he protects the earth from all forms of evil – both extraterrestrial and terrestrial. There’s a full line of Ben10 toys on the market from Bandai, but naturally I was drawn to the action figures. The Hyperalien Ultimate Swampfire (priced at $10.99) represents one of the threats that Ben must face. The figure is a nice large size (about 7inches), features a good sculpt and deco but basic, yet sturdy articulation. This would be a great figure for younger fans – it won’t fall apart and doesn’t have pieces to lose. The other side of the coin, represented by Terraspin, is a 4inch figure representing one of Ben’s alien forms. Again, the toy is nicely made and sturdy – like the Swampfire figure. One of my favorite features is the included disc with is compatible with the Ultamatrix role-play toy; adding an extra dimension to the fun. The 4″ alien figures run about $7.50 and are available at local brick and mortar retailers as well as online.
Thanks to Bandai for providing samples to AwesomeToyBlog for this guide.