Firstly Ben 10 is a cartoon character that my son started to watch and like last year. He is a hero that can change into various different aliens just by using his omnitrix watch which he found one day and it attached to his wrist never to come off again.
This may sound silly but I only recently realised that the name Ben 10 comes from the fact that Ben's surname is Tennyson. Please someone else tell me they never knew this also lol.
A friend brought this Ben 10 omnitrix for a present and I so knew it would be a hit. It involves the children in role play, has lights and sound. Which child wouldn't like it.
Even though this is in the watch section for review it can't tell the time it is a toy really.
The omnitrix is like a big chunky watch and has a wide velcro strap to fasten onto the child's wrist.
Even though it looks chunky and it is really it's still quite light weight so doesn't weigh their arm down.
The dial on top can be turned to reveal different aliens and then to choose the one they like they push down on the dial. The lights are flashing green and different strange noises come from it as the loony child runs around pretending to be an alien fighter.
There are also timed battle games to play on it which will unlock more different aliens but I've never really had my hands on it long enough to work out how to play them. My son also doesn't know but he is happy enough wearing it and playing role play with it making noise and watching the lights.
I must say I am surprised that the batteries have run out already now, Or am I? seeing as it's been played with so much. It takes 2 AAA batteries so will change it soon when I've had a rest from it.
The omnitrix other then the velcro strap is made from a light type of plastic and I must say my son's has taken a beating and has several marks on it and the pattern is slightly wearing away.
These can be brought for around about £15.00. They are constantly changing them by what they can do.
I have 2 children aged 8 and 3 who are both mad about Ben 10. My eldest wanted the original Ben 10 Omnitrix, but that is now quite difficult to find and pretty pricey. I decided to go for the Ben 10 Deluxe Omnitrix as it seemed fairly similar, and to avoid arguments I got them one each! Pricing is also much better - you can get these for around £10-15.
Both boys are delighted with this toy. It looks very much like the Omnitrix that Ben 10 wears in the cartoons, and the most important thing is that you can turn the dial, select your alien, and then press down the Omnitrix, just like Ben 10 does. The Omnitrix has an electronic display - the graphics are very basic (think OLD-style mobile phone!) but this doesn't seem to matter at all to the children, and they can easily identify the different aliens from the pictures. The Omnitrix has good sound effects, similar to those on the cartoon, for when you are transforming or choosing an alien.
My youngest is happy transforming into different aliens and tearing round the house. But this also has a battle mode which my oldest son loves. This involves selecting a particular alien as fast as you can to battle villains. You can also unlock new aliens by battling, although we haven't yet worked out what the criteria for this is (there is nothing in the instructions that mentions this). There is also a status mode which tells you which aliens you have and how many battles you have played/won.
The toy is pretty chunky I must say, but not heavy. My 3-year-old finds it a little bit uncomfortable after extended wear, but it is on a nice wide, soft strap with velcro so it is easy to adjust and take on and off. It takes two AAA batteries.
All in all a great toy for Ben 10 fans, I can see my two getting many hours of entertainment out of this.
We brought the Ben 10 Deluxe Omnitrix for our 3 ½ year old son for Christmas. He is Ben 10 mad and this is a toy that has gone down well. It is a bit chunky on his little wrist but he loves it and I suppose that's all that matters.
The Ben 10 Deluxe Omnitix is a watch that is really a game! It has lights, sounds and a LCD screen that shows all the aliens. Each time you click the dial, another alien appears on the screen asking you to select an alien, but you have to do this within a certain amount of time because when Vilgaz (a baddie!) attacks you have just seconds to choose the correct alien for the job and collect points.
My son has three different Omnitirx's and this one is used the most. He loves to pretend that he is Ben 10 and really gets into the game and is excited about selecting the right alien in time. As he is only 3 ½ he cant read what alien the watch is asking him to select so we have to do this part with him. I think the watch is probably aimed at children 5+ but he really wanted one and I don't mind playing along with him.
A great little toy for all Ben 10 fans.
My son received this as a present for his 5th birthday last month. He adores Ben 10 so had been hoping for one for the last few months.
He did have one of the cheaper versions but it broke within a week so I thought it may be best to spend a little extra this time.
I didn't actually end up spending any extra as it was half price in Tesco for about £7.50. I have noticed that these watches are on offer quite a lot at the moment, so do shop around if you are planning on purchasing one.
The watch itself is very bulky, and I wondered if it would weigh down on my sons tiny wrist, but I have played it a few times myself and it doesn't actually feel too heavy when it's on - maybe because you are having too much fun playing to notice that your arm is on the verge of snapping?
Either way, this is clearly not an issue for my son. He loves it and has worn it almost every day since he got it. It has a thick Velcro strap to attach it to your wrist, which is pretty secure.
This is not just any old omnitrix you know... it is a fully functional, lights and sound omnitrix! With a really fun game as well!
You can play on 'normal mode' where you can turn round the dial and choose an alien (just like Ben does), it makes the same sounds when doing this as Ben's does. You can then slam down the omnitrix and it will make the same sound as Ben's, the screen also does the same thing as Ben's when it turns into an alien. You will then become the alien. There is a smaller button which you can press below the screen. If you press this you will hear the 'time out' sound and will turn back into Ben.
The game mode (battle mode) shows Ben running on the screen for some time, then suddenly a villain will attack. The words 'transform into .....' and the name of an alien will roll across the bottom of the screen. As soon as you figure out which alien it is you should dial up the alien as fast as you can. You will be timed at this and can aim to beat your score.
If you aren't fast enough, or get the wrong alien, Ben will be defeated. If you get it right, you will see the chosen alien fighting and defeating the enemy.
Even without the game, it is a great toy. I am very impressed with how similar the actions (like pushing the face down to bring up an alien) and sounds are to Ben's omnitrix. I think this is what my son loves most about it.
If your son or daughter likes Ben 10 then I can guarantee that they will love this watch! It has better features, and is sturdier than some of the other watches available so is one of the better models around.
If you find it for £7.50 like I did then snap it up quick as it probably won't be around for long. They have offers on these watches a lot, but they always sell out fast, especially nearing Christmas.
Overall - A great toy, would make a great Christmas present for any Ben 10 fans.
This was a much sought after Christmas present last year, and thus one very much enjoyed too! As a top-of-the-list toy, this one is not expensive either. I got it online for about £13 delivered, possibly from Amazon, after using comparison sites to find the cheapest.
There are a few types of this toy with pretty simillar names, so be aware of this when choosing which one to buy. This is particularly important when choosing online. This one is not a time-telling watch but a wrist worn game. It's quite bulky but the flashing lights and design seem to make it really appealing to children.
I am not entirely convinced that my son actually understands how to play the game but seems happy pressing the screen to see the aliens change! He likes to use for pretend play rather than working out the instructions. The main criteria for a toy is that it must engage the child's concentration for a reasonable amount of time, and this alternative use is meeting that so I can't see any problem with finding a different way to enjoy it!
this omnitrix has a built in electronic game. my son is 5 and just starting to read so he enjoys playing the game on this now as it tells you the name of an alien you need to pick for each battle and he knows if he read it correct because he will win the battle.i will say that the strap on this is far better than the plastic strap on the origional ben 10 omnitrix this one has a velcro fastening strap so it fits nicely round my sons arm.
My son recieved this as a gift for christmas and as he is a huge Ben 10 fan I was expecting him to love it.
When he opened up he was very impressed at having a watch just like Ben 10's he put it straight on his arm and walked around showing it off proudly all day.
It wasn't untill later on when he fell asleep that I had a closer look at it and discovered there's actually a game built into it.
The idea is that you are being attacked and have to choose the correct alien for the job. The watch tells you the name of the alien and you then turn the dial on the watch until you find the picture of the alien that matches the name. Once you have selected the correct alien you battle it out and the winner is announced
I found the game quite difficult as I don't know all the names of the Ben 10 alien's but there is a little information database as part of the watch where you can read what alien is what and such.
The graphics are very poor as I would expect. The pictures are all in black and white and are the type where you see every little square that has made up the picture.
My son is 4 years old and although the watch is recomended for children aged 4 years and up he could not get the grasp of the game, maybe in a few months or so. He does however very much enjoy the lights and sounds produced from the watch when he twiddles and bangs it randomly.
My son loves it and is odten telling us he's turning into an alien, it dosn't matter that he's not making full use of it by playing the game as long as he is happy with it, which he is.
Before finishing I want to quickly point out that I have been calling this a watch for lack of a better word, it is not actually a time keeping device but an electronic game worn around the wrist and designed to look like the gadget that Ben 10 wears around his wrist.
The most powerful Omnitrix in the collection, this Ben 10 Deluxe Omnitrix is packed with lights, sounds, game play and full-screen characters! With each turn of the dial, another alien appears on the LCD screen. Be ready when Vilgax attacks; you have just seconds to choose the correct alien for the job. It's a race against the timer to defeat evil and collect some bonus points! The Ben 10 Deluxe Omnitrix is the ULTIMATE accessory for any Ben 10 fan!