“ Manufacturer: LJN „
Ben Gali is a character in the television show 'Thundercats.' Fans of the programme will probably recognise him straight off, while others might think who is this zebra looking thing!
Ben Gali is obviously a play on 'Bengali'. In the show he is a blacksmith of sorts, very good with his hands and an ally to Lion O' and the rest of the gang. He made a few appearances in the cartoon and toy maker LJN made him into an action figure.
The figure appears to have been moulded from Tigra's body. The overall shape of Ben Gali is indentical to Tigra, which must have made him a relatively cheap toy to produce. Nonetheless, he is very exciting colourwise, with wonderful blues swashing over his skin. The pale blues contrast really well against the navy, making him a visually striking figure. I love his hairdo, with the stripes running though and his soft expression on his face, so that you know he is a good guy.
Ben Gali has rippling pecs that you will want to touch and look at for ages. Over his muscles he has some straps which hug his frame tightly. Ben wears white mits and knee length books, which is quite a kinky look, but practical for his job. I am unsure why he is wearing blue tights and trunks, but maybe he is going swimming after.
The figure can be moved at the head, arms and legs and he comes with a satisfying chunky club weapon, which he an use to batter enemies. Finding one boxed will be hard, but you can pick them up loose for a couple of pounds. Is he worth buying? Well, if you collect Thundercats I would put in in the middling range. Very similar to Tigra, but with more involving colours.