Animation cartoon series have become a very popular genre among kids. These shows are based on fantasy, science fiction, popular mythological characters and stories, or other interesting characters. Most of these shows are about instilling good qualities and imparting values through the medium of entertainment. This is the reason for such cartoon shows being well accepted among kids and parents too. The craze for the characters in these shows goes beyond the shows and there are merchandises that are sold for the fans. These goods include apparel, toys, bags, viking hoodie and accessories.
Ben 10 is one of the most popular cartoon animation series that runs on the Cartoon Network channel, which is a favorite among kids. It was created by Man of Action and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The series revolves around Ben Tennyson, a ten year old boy who finds a watch like device, the Omnitrix, out in the woods. This watch allows him to turn into ten alien creatures – Wildmutt, Four Arms, Grey Matter, XLR8, Upgrade, Diamondhead, Ripjaws, Stinkfly, Ghostfreak and Heatblast. Thus, the name Ben 10 was derived from the name Ben and the number of creatures that he was able to turn into, with the help of the Omnimatrix.
After finding the watch during a cross country vacation with his grandfather (Max) and his cousin, Gwen, he turns into a hero. He starts fighting crime with his new found power and learns the traits of being a hero. The vacation turns into an adventure as they try to fight the many enemies attacking them. There are some basic human nature and characteristics that are displayed through the characters of Ben, Gwen, Max and the purpose of the Omnitrix itself. Max is shown as a cocky, immature kid who seeks attention. He is also a kid who is noble at heart and tries to save the world from evil forces. Gwen is a sensible and intelligent girl, who is very kind at heart. Through Max’s character, hard work and conquering one’s weaknesses are the qualities that are put forward.
Some of the more popular villains in the series are Vilgax, Kevin levin, Dr. Animo, Zs’Skayr and Charmcaster. The Omnitrix was created by Azmuth, a Galvan, to allow different beings to experience life as other species in order to bring harmony and understanding in the universe. The Omnitrix has various modes like Active, Time Out, Capture and Self Destruct. The pilot episode was aired on 27 December, 2005 and the regular episode started from 15 April, 2005. The Original series of 2005 was set in 1998, and was succeeded by other series like the Alien Force, Ultimate Alien (April 2010) and Omniverse (September 2012). The series has evolved into a franchise and has even been nominated for two Emmy Awards and has actually won one for “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation”.
The Ben 10 franchise also licenses various toy manufacturers to create different varieties of toys and toy sets for kids. There are really cool action figures in the model of characters in the show. There are watch models of the Omnitrix and masks of the different aliens. You can also find jigsaw puzzle games and banners in the Ben 10 collection. Flute pea whistles, robots and robotics, party masks, toy guns, bricks and blocks, gadgets and other Ben 10 toys are available in the market. Most of these toys are really popular among kids and you can surprise them by gifting these toys on their birthdays or other special occasions.
There is a huge variety of Ben 10 toys and they are categorised into different age groups according to the suitability. Some of the popular brands that manufacture Ben 10 toys are Lego, Cartoon Network, Itoys, Mitashi, Genius, Haba, BPI, Themez Only, among others. There are also Ben 10 educational toys, musical instruments, remote control toys and role play toys. Transformer toys are also available in the Ben 10 collection and kids love these toys because they like the way these toys change into different forms. These are all toys that are manufactured keeping the safety of kids in mind and you can buy them for your kids. Ben fights evil and brings peace on earth, and it is a good trait to inculcate in children.
Let your kids enjoy the toys of their favourite cartoon character by buying them online. Shopping for toys online will allow you to avail of many exciting offers, while presenting you with a vast array of choices.
write by Hirna Patel