Ben 10 Fall 2007 Line-Up
: Jay Cochran - 2007.08.02
Since its stunning retail debut last summer, Bandai America's Ben 10 toy line has quickly established a new tradition in the boys’ category. With one-of-a-kind action figures and the awesome Omnitrix role-play device, this dynamic lineup allows kids to play out the fun adventures as their favorite hero Ben Tennyson.
4” COLLECTIBLE BATTLE FIGURES – NEW FOR FALL 2007! One of the most popular products in Bandai America’s dynamic lineup, fans will flip over these new “battlized versions” of the 4” Alien Collection. Now, the alien characters from Ben 10 come in cool battle poses, with a unique display stand that replicates each of their home planets. Each comes with a collectible card that contains fun facts and trivia on the different planets on one side, and doubles as scenery on the other. Insert the card into the “decoder” – the base of the display stand – to reveal the secret code and enter it online at Bandai.com for cool, exclusive Ben 10 downloads. Character versions include Heatblast, Diamondhead, Four Arms, Upgrade, Stinkfly and Gwen as “Lucky Girl” (who also comes with an exclusive miniature Grey Matter figure), XLR8, Wildmutt, Ghostfreak and Vilgax.
6” FEATURE FIGURES – The 6” DNA Alien Heroes have some of the most unique offerings of any action figure in the boys’ category today. Reminiscent of the alien DNA that fuses into Ben’s body from the Omnitrix, some figures ooze DNA slime bubbles from their bodies. Additionally, each offers even more play value with a cool action feature. Character versions include Wildmutt (chomps on his droid and dribbles slimy saliva); Upgrade (stretch his arms to outrageous proportions; his head and chest also light up); Benwolf (see his muzzle separate into 4 parts while his internal organs pump); XLR8 (water and a propeller move in his chest, while his wheels allow him to race around as the ultimate speedster); Kevin 11 (a creepy character with a visible beating heart and removable alien parts); and Ben Tennyson (with his miniature Omnitrix that lights up and has sounds, he can transform one of his arms into Heatblast, Four Arms or Stinkfly with the removable attachments (he even says “It’s Hero Time!”). A second version of Ben transforms his arms into Diamonhead, XLR8 and Upgrade (he also says “I’ll Take Care of This!”).
8” TRANSFORMING FIGURES – These large scale 8” Metamorfigures start off as aliens, but transform into completely unexpected toys with new functions and effects! Offering 2 toys in 1, the new characters include Cannonbolt (he transforms into his “speed ball” form and his motor keeps him bouncing around randomly at high speeds); Upgrade (true to his name, he can “upgrade” himself into the ultimate race car); and Wildmutt (a door hanger that doubles as a motion sensor and room guard with sound effects). These figures also feature cool lights and sound phrases directly from the TV show to make them even more fun.
12” FIGURES – NEW FOR 2007! These awesome 12” Epic Alien Figures are expertly sculpted to showcase the detail and muscles on these massive characters. Both kids and action figure collectors alike are sure to love them for play or posing since you can’t find these designs in the TV show or anywhere else. Each figure offers articulation in the arms and legs. Heatblast and XLR8 returns from the Spring season, as well as new characters Diamondhead and bad guy Vilgax.
DELUXE OMNITRIX – NEW FOR FALL 2007! As one of the most popular toys from the debut season last year, the awesome Omnitrix role-play device is back—but much bigger and cooler than ever! The new Deluxe Omnitrix can be worn on the wrist like a cuff, just like the one that hero Ben Tennyson has on the hit TV show. It’s packed with power in the form of flashing lights, sound effects and an LCD game screen that tests kids’ ability to transform into the correct alien when attacked by Vilgax. With each click of the Omnitrix’s dial, kids can really get into the action and see all the different characters come to life. But with only seconds to react, it’s a race against time to choose the right alien and defeat evil!
TRANSFORMING ARM SET – NEW FOR FALL 2007! Kids can get into the action with this unique role-play set that features a wearable Omnitrix and three different arm attachments designed after Heatblast, Diamondhead and Four Arms. Attach one of the plates directly onto the Omnitrix to trigger a sound and phrase from that character. Punch with your super-powered arm to activate even more sound effects. A game play element that gets kids active is added with the counter feature that keeps track of how many punches you land, with different phrases from Ben indicating the results of your performance.
ALIEN VOICE CHANGER WITH GLASSES (Winner of Toy Wishes Magazine’s “Hot Dozen” Award) – NEW FOR 2007! Not only can kids become Ben Tennyson, now they can imagine themselves transforming into one of their favorite aliens! This fun Voice Changer is shaped just like the Omnitrix and can be worn on the arm, while the microphone – which has a Grey Matter-shaped clip – can be attached to your shirt. Speak into it and let the modulator distort your voice so you sound like an alien from another planet. To fully complete your transformation, the included character glasses allow you to look like Four Arms, Heatblast or Grey Matter (Set 1 from the Spring), or the new Set 2, which consists of Stinkfly, Diamondhead and XLR8. Fun alien stickers to customize your voice changer are included.
VILGAX’S BATTLE SHIP – NEW FOR FALL 2007! Stage the ultimate battles on this full scale replica ship of evil alien Vilgax. With non-stop intense action, it opens up to reveal numerous play areas and offers cool features. You can set up face-offs between your miniature Transforming Alien Rock figures in the slime pit or the Sumo Slammer figures in the battle arena. For even more play value, the battle ship also includes a ramp for your 4” Ben figure to race down on his skateboard, as well as a super shooter that fires real slime. Comes with an exclusive 4” translucent Ben, 2 Sumo Slammer characters (Vilgax and Four Arms), and 2 Transforming Alien Rocks.
TRANSFORMING ALIEN SHIPS – NEW FOR 2007! Each new Alien Ship is designed to match the unique DNA makeup and home planet of the characters. You get lights, missile firing, a miniature translucent alien in the driver’s seat…and Ben! Transform the vehicles into Ben’s Alien Cruiser and see him behind the wheel. Collect them all and combine them to form an even more massive vehicle. Stinkfly, Wildmutt and XLR8 return from the Spring. Wildvine, Cannonbolt and Benwolf versions debut in July.
SUMO SLAMMER BATTLE SETS– NEW FOR 2007! On the TV show, Ben is obsessed with collecting his favorite Sumo Slammer cards. Taking a humorous page from the storyline, Bandai America created the wacky and original Sumo Slammer Battle Sets. Each set (four total) comes with 6 various sumo-sized aliens that you use to battle with your friends. Turn the toy’s innovative packaging into a miniature dojo where you face off against one another. Game play begins when you place your character in the arena and use the plastic “buttons” on the front part of the packaging to compete. The last alien standing is the winner! Figures are also compatible with the Vilgax Battle Ship Playset.
Offering 2 toys in 1 for a low price point, each set also comes with 5 cool and humorously stylized Sumo Slammer collectible cards that you use to challenge your friends to a Menko battle. A longstanding Japanese play pattern (dating back to the 1700s), and considered a forerunner to the modern card game phenomenon, Menko involves a player placing his card on the floor or table. The other player then throws down his card, trying to flip the other player's card with a gust of wind or by striking it as hard as possible. If he succeeds, he takes both cards. The player who takes all the cards, or the one with the most cards at the game's end, wins the game.
SUMO SLAMMER CARDS & MAWASHI HOLDER – NEW FOR FALL 2007! Now, you can add even more collectible Sumo Slammer cards to your deck for the ultimate Menko battle! These two sets come with 6 cards each and an exclusive Sumo Slammer collectible figure you can’t get anywhere else. It also comes with a Mawashi-shaped card holder so you can take your battles on the road with you wherever you go. What’s a Mawashi, you ask? It’s the belt worn by every Japanese sumo wrestler!
TRANSFORMING ALIEN ROCKS – Ever wonder where aliens really come from? Imagine these unique “Alien Rocks” crash-landing in your backyard. Dissolve them in water and watch the DNA fizz away to reveal a miniature 1” figure hidden inside. Available in packs of two, they can be played with the Alien Laboratory Playset, the new Vilgax Battle Ship or on their own.
See images for all of these items below in our gallery.
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