“ Manufacturer: H Grossman Ltd / Type: Electronic Toys „
As it is my son's birthday very soon after Christmas, he seems to have piles of toys lurking around the house, well into the summer, the subject of this review being one of those "toys".
The product I will now review is - "Ben10 adventure camera set".
Ok, so this isn't technically a toy, but is specifically aimed at children, well to play with!
The set comprises of a disposable camera, with a sleeve featuring Ben10 and some of his alter ego's, a book to hold the budding photographers pictures (once developed!) and finally a sheet of Ben10 stickers, perfect for adding that Ben10 touch to all the photographs or even just to decorate the book!
The camera is a generic and cheap disposable camera, this one holds around 25 pictures, and has a flash too.
I think the point of this camera is the fact that it is extremely easy to use, there is no focus, zoom or messing to get a decent picture, though I was annoyed at how much better my 5 year old son is at taking pictures, compared to me anyway!
The only problem I had with this camera is the fact that my son seemed to take half of the photo's within the camera with his finger over the lens, though we do have some great pictures of his hands!
The camera took photographs quickly and efficiently and not once did the flash fail, though you do have to wait a couple of seconds between shots for the flash to warm back up to full capacity.
The camera holds 1 x AA, this comes with the camera and should not be removed, and will be more than sufficient to run the flash until the photographs have all been taken, which in our case was five minutes after the pack was opened!
The photograph book is the perfect size to hold the smallest photographs available for developing (so, since having a digital camera myself I have completely forgotten the dimensions of the one's from the shop!), though I wasn't really impressed that I had to pay to have the camera developed myself, you can buy disposable cameras that has the developing price included.
Once developed my son thoroughly enjoyed sticking all of his artwork into the book, which in fairness is quite cheap and nasty, but suited the purpose it was included in the set for.
The book is a ring bound pad that holds 24 photographs.
Finally the sticker sheet holds around 40ish stickers from the show, and do what they are supposed to, though I have found more of them stuck across my laminate floor than actually stuck into the book!
Price wise this is available from www.amazon.co.uk for the sum of £7.99 plus P&P.
Is this set worth the money....well of course not!
The cameras themselves can be brought, with the developing included for around £5.00, so any more than this for the set is a bit of a swizz, though form my son's point of view, it was a fantastic gift from his uncle Ian, albeit a set that only last for around five minutes!
Thanks for reading x