My little lad is a big Ben 10 fan and he has the Ben 10 single duvet cover set with one pillowcase which cost us £14.99 from Argos. He loves it. The design is perfect as a great replica of the famous Ben 10 and he says it's even better than his Thomas the Tank Engine duvet cover, so that's praise indeed.
He says it keeps him warms and it seems to wash well and the colours have stayed true and not faded. It is primarily shades of green and he proudly shows it off to his little friends when they come round. You can also purchase a valance for this duvet set but as my son sleeps on the bottom half of a bunk bed then a valance just wouldn't be any good, he does though, have the Ben 10 curtains as a compromise as well as the Ben 10 lampshade.
The duvet size measures 54inches x 78inches and the pillowcases are 19inches x 29 inches. They have remained the same size since washing and my other half religiously washes all bedding at 60 degrees even though this bedding states 40 degree maximum - so it hasn't done it any damage at all or faded the picture.
The duvet set is comprised of 50% cotton and 50% polyester mix and it feels soft to the touch. It is very easy and quick to iron out any creases but to be honest we tend only to have to iron it if it has been tumble dried ans this is when it seems to be riddles with deep creases that are hard to iron out.
Great duvet set and will be the pride of any Ben 10 fan.
We have a Ben 10 daft five year old in our house and so last year bought him this duvet set. For those of you that don't know who Ben 10 is - Ben is an ordinary boy who finds an omnitrix (a special watch thing) that allows him to become all sorts of aliens. Most boys between 4 and 6 will love Ben 10 (and Ben 10 Alien Force and Ben 10 Ultimate Alien.....)
The duvet set consists of a standard size single duvet cover and one pillow case. The duvet cover has 2 designs - one on each side. On one you have a big picture of Ben 10 running, about to 'go hero' with his omnitrix. At the bottom is a fairly large Ben 10 logo and Ben himself is surrounded by silhouettes of Four Arms, Ripjaws, Upgrade, XLR8, Ghostfreak, Greymatter, Stinkfly and Heatblast - this is old school Ben 10 and is the original aliens (not Alien Force or Ultimate Alien). On the reverse side is a computer chip sort of design (very hard to describe!!). The pillow case has a massive Ben 10 logo on one side and the torso and head of Ben to match the duvet cover on the other. Both duvet cover and pillow case are very green!!!!!!!
My son loves them and despite falling in and out of love with Ben over the year or so since we bought them, he is still happy having them on his bed and loves the green colour (he is a boy and 5 - he would!). I'm more than happy with them too. After one or two washes the colour stopped running and so they can now go in with other items without fear of everything else coming out green - I wash it on 40 degrees which does make some other duvet covers dye run. They are really easy to iron and I can get them crease free really easily. Best of all they have lasted really well. Each week we alternate this duvet set with a Star wars one and so it gets washed fairly frequently and it is still in really good condition and won't need replaced anytime soon. I still hate the colour of it but have learned to ignore that.
My one negative point and why I have only given 4 stars and not 5 is that it is perhaps dated now - so many new Ben 10 series and aliens have come along since we bought this that it might not be up to date enough for some kids. My son still likes the old aliens and so is still happy with the set but some might want a newer version.
Overall a great duvet set for all Ben 10 fans out there. Just wear your shades the first few times you iron it!
For christmas my little soldier was adamant he wanted a ben 10 bedroom. I found this extrodinary as he has never once watched the ben 10 cartoon on tv. He loves ben 10 as he is a dedicated follower of fashion and all the boys in his class love ben 10 so he does too!!!
Basically Ben 10 is a action super hero tv cartoon character. He is quite a young boy which I think is the added appeal to young lads across the country as they find they can relate to his character.
I agreed to him having his room done out as I was quite pleased with the design of the duvet set and curtains. The main background colour on the duvet cover is lime green. I like this as I think it brightens up a childs bedroom. The Ben 10 logo is designed in white lettering which against the lime green background colour is very striking.
On the one side of the duvet cover is this lime green background with a full size illistration of Ben 10 in the foreground. Ben 10 is very boy orientated. It is very boys dream to be as cool as the super hero emblazoned across his duvet.
On the reverse side of the duvet is a darker spinich colour green background with smaller motif patterns of ben 10 symbols in the foreground. This sideis by no means as bright, vibrant or striking as the side with ben 10 on. However it does make an occasional change.
I bought one duvet set from Shaws curtain and drapery store. I paid a very reasonable £7 for the single duvet cover and pillow case set. I also bought another set from Amazon for approx £10. Both sets are identical but I bought two sets so one could be on the bed whilst the other is being washed.
I have washed the both sets a couple of times since Christmas and I have to say I am very unhappy with the fading of the colours in this duvet set. The vibrant greens are no longer vibrant and are really fading. I find this unacceptable as I have only washed them a couple of times.
The bedding does by no means look shabby, but it does not have the same dramatic impact it had when first bought. My son doesnt seem to notice the difference. But I certainly have. The other thing that really irritates me is the fact that the duvet cover is now a totally different shade of green to the vibrant curtains.
I am really gutted in the quality of this product. Yes the duvet is well put together in regards to the sewing of the product. There is no gaps in the stitching. Also the buttons at the bottom of the duvet are strong and secure. The real let down is the quality of the colours used as they do not have good staying power.
I think this reflects badly on the makers of Ben 10 products. I think it shows that they are less caring regarding the quality as they are sure parents will continue to buy these products for their children as they are very popular.
Obviously this is just my view and experience. But i am very disappointed and now that I have shelled out a small fortune on a ben 10 wardrobe, curtains, rug, chair and various other bits and bobs I will have no choice but to purchase another ben 10 duvet cover!!!
As my son was approaching his sixth birthday and still sleeping in the Bob the Builder bedding chosen when he first moved out of his cot, I thought it must be time to splash out on a new duvet set! The cartoon character of choice this time round was Ben 10.
Ben 10 is a children's tv programme about a boy called Ben (surprisingly enough) who can transform himself into alien super-heroes by using his omnitrix. For those of you who don't have a Ben 10 obsessed child, the omnitrix is a sort of watch that has a big dial which Ben turns and clicks to select which particular alien he needs to turn into. The aliens then set about defeating the villians that Ben encounters before he turns back into a ten year old boy.
I bought the duvet set pictured online through www.amazon.co.uk. There were a few marketplace and third party sellers listed on Amazon who were selling the bedding slightly cheaper than Amazon themselves. When I factored in the additional postage costs that the other sellers charged, I found it cheaper to purchase from Amazon directly, even though they weren't showing as the cheapest seller initially. I've always had good service from Amazon and this was no exception as the bedding (and the other bits I'd ordered) arrived within a few days without any problems.
The duvet set is exactly as the picture shows. It only includes a duvet cover and single pillow case, though it is possible to buy a Ben 10 valance sheet separately if you felt the inclination! (You could go the whole hog and splash out on matching curtains, blankets, cushions and lampshades if you really wanted to! They are all available to buy separately from www.linenstore.co.uk and other sites. They seem to charge a premium price, however, so I'd advise doing some price comparisons before you place an order!)
One side of the duvet features a larger than life size Ben wearing his omnitrix. Around the edge all of his aliens are shown in black silhouette. The reverse is mainly green with some symbols that resemble a circuit board but I'm not too sure where that fits into the Ben 10 thing, to be honest. The pillow case also shows the same Ben 10 picture.
The bedding is made from 50% cotton and 50% polyester and can be washed at 60 degrees. (Much as all the advertising nowadays is trying to encourage us to wash at lower temperatures, I still like to wash my bedding on 60 degrees to keep it smelling fresh!) The bedding has been washed a fair few times now, as we've had it for several months, and it is still in excellent condition. There's no bobbling and the colours haven't started to fade at all so the fabric appears to be quite good quality and hard-wearing.
If you're looking to update your son's room or want to buy something for the Ben 10 fan who has everything (!), I can't find fault with this bedding set made by Zap.
Edit May 2009: Bedding still going strong!
This Ben 10 Duvet Set is covered in cool graphics! Every Ben 10 fan wants to be with his or her favourite tv character 24/7; now with this fabulous Duvet Set kids can snuggle up with and go to sleep with Ben 10! Featuring Ben 10, logo and silhouettes of the aliens! In this quality Ben 10 Duvet Set comes one duvet cover and one pillowcase, which is all machine washable!