… and why are bootleg toys being made of this character?
Okay, here’s the scoop, I’ve been seeing some toys featuring some cartoon series called Ben 10. Well, I’m an old guy, but not that old. So I Bing’d it and shazam! I learned all about Ben 10. I can tell you all about it, but eh, that would just be too much work. All I will share is that this series is on the Cartoon Network. Which explains why I’ve never heard of this series. Y’see, the only things I watch on the C/N is Family Guy and Robot Chicken.
Anyways, here’s one of the bootleg toy thingamabobs that have popped up. Actually, this really isn’t a bootleg. More like some toy that is just capitalizing on the Ben 10 phenomenon.
So I have no idea if Ben actually rides a motorcycle. But those crazy toy makers in China put him on one. The packaging of this toy is really pretty good. Nice and sturdy stuff with nice bright shiny colors and whatnot.
The back of this box features more ripped off art work and some close up pics of what this thing can do, like Bump ‘n Go, Music & Flash. Now normally you wouldn’t expect any toy pictured on any unauthorized product to actually match what you find in the box. But low and behold, what you see is what you get. Take a gander below.
Woo Hoo! Cheap plastic bike with cheap plastic figure! See all the holes on the figure and bike? You sure don’t see them in the picture on the box. That’s cuz the toy makers took a pic from the clean side, not the side where they screwed everything together.
Friends, there are stickers galore on this thing! I counted a dozen. The one cool thing is that no two stickers are alike. I would have hated to be the worker at the the illegal toy factory who had to put the stickers on this thing. The suckiness of that job would be on level 10 if you asked me.
So there ya have it folks! The Undiscovered Playthings premiere of an unauthorized Ben 10 toy. This series is popping up all over. I grabbed this one because I thought it was the nicest of what I’ve seen so far. But then again, that’s really not saying much.