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The advent of Ben 10 as a kid who finds a watch allowing him to change into different aliens to fight off bad guys was a bit of a revelation a few years ago. More recently, there has been a further development, picking up the characters' stories a few years later, with Ben and his cousin Gwen now in their mid to late teens. Naturally, along with this comes new aliens, and this time they've been given a bit more detail.
One such alien is Spidermonkey, and this figurine represents the character as you see him on screen. As the character is pretty much a cross between the two animals in its name, it's an intriguing figurine as opposed to another generic humoid one with two legs and two arms. Spider Monkey has six limbs, and I hesitate to label which are arms and which are legs. Essentially, the stance is one of a monkey, and I suppose the upper limbs are the arms, the lower the legs, and the middle ones a cross between the two.
As you rotate the limbs, they are slightly flexible, so can do a full 360 movement and manage to get past any other limbs that might be in the way. It's hard plastic though, and there isn't a great deal of flexibility in the rest of the figurine. I like the fact that his head comes off, and the tail as well, although I will say that the tail comes off far too easily. The limbs are also removable, although putting them back on is rather limited due to the holes.
Playability is quite high, and the main focus for this figurine is going to be more about the interaction with the other characters available than how individual a toy it is to play with on its own. It's probably about 4 inches long, although hard to tell as the hunched over monkey stance doesn't allow full stretching. The detail is as good as it can be really, and is very closely done with regards to the character on screen.
The other thing you get with the figurine (in some cases) is a smaller, see through plastic model of Spider Monkey, on a see through base. This has lugs on the bottom, and is for use solely with a special watch you can buy. This watch allows you to slot the lugs into the top of the watch, and based on where the lugs go in, it recognises which character it is and the watch makes an appropriate noise, announcing the alien's name.
This is a nice addition to the main figurine, and the price of around £10 or so for the two in a well packaged box is a fair price. My 6 year old son enjoys both, although he uses the watch less and the characters more, often in combination with a bunch of other toys he has. It's well designed on the whole, and I recommend it for any Ben 10 fan.
Who hasn't heard of Ben 10 Alien Force who has little boys in their household. This program is based on a Teenager who with his cousin and his friend Kevin fight evil aliens that are trying to take over the world. Ben is able to change into different aliens to help him defeat the bad ones with the help of a watch that changes his appearance and gives him special powere.
This little alen is about 5 cm tall and is called spider monkey. It is one of the many aliens that Ben can transform into. It is light blue and dark blue and has 2 legs, 2 arms and a tail like a monkey. I am not sure of his power that helps the world but my son in definately to know and so is every other child that watches Ben 10.
I bought this as a stocking filler christmas because it was only £4 from toys r us. It comes in a plastic case that has cardboard at the back to enable you to open it much easier. In the box you have a clear crystal like figure of the monkey that has a flat base with plastic flaps on that help it fit into the omnitrix watch. I must say that this watch is a must have if you are buying these aliens because it enables the child to pretend that they are that alien. When this plastic figure is inserted into the watch it makes the sound and voices of that alien which is amazing. Also in the box their is the blue alien figure that the child is able to play with. I would not advise to buy this for a child that is under 4 due to the pieces are easily pulled off and for some reason the tail on ours keeps falling off but I am not sure if this is because my son pulled his off so much. These pieces would be easy to swallow, so my son is only able to play with these in his bedroom so that my younger children can not get them and put them in their mouth. There is also a card in the box that is for spidermonkey that gives the child all the information about the alien. It tells you what the power is and how it can defeat certain aliens, it also tells the child the name of the alien and has a picture of the alien. This is a bit pointless when the child can not read but they are useful when the child can because it helps them play pretend better with the other aliens.
I have found this a worth while presant for my son because he loves Ben 10 so much and likes to play pretend with his watch and because it is part of the watch with a toy it has had its useage. It only cost just under £5 so I have found it worth the money. This toy is ok for older children that can take care of the toy but could be very dangerous for younger ones. This toy is widley avaliable in toy stores and my son has found playing with it very enjoyable.