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Why is Ben 10 so popular with kids?

Updated on April 4, 2013
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Why are kids crazy behind Ben 10?

Seeing our younger generation, I just couldn’t seem to understand as to why everyone’s going crazy behind this cartoon guy called BEN 10. I mean how did they even begin to start watching this show? With some of the great cartoons that already existed – Popeye, Flintstones, Jetsons, Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Ninja robots, Dragon Ball Z … I can keep naming more but the point is they have now chosen Ben 10. So what has Cartoon Network really done here that has cracked it? They have definitely done something right to because Ben 10 is the biggest icon right now, well not bigger than Justin Bieber but you can’t compare the two.

Just to know how big the Ben 10 franchise really is, it has grossed over $2 billion in retail sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and sold over 100 millions toys around the world. Put Ben 10 on anything from a t-shirt to a toothbrush and it would sell out before you knew it.

So what was it that worked for the Man of Action (creators of Ben 10) and the Cartoon Network Studios? Was there nothing else to watch on television? Or did the kids get bored of the good old cartoons? Or was it just the perfect timing? It was launched in 2005 and it had been a while since there was something new for kids to love.

Ben 10 with his watch-like device called Omnitrix turns into alien creatures to fight against other evil aliens and monster to save the world. The combination of a unique device and using monsters to fight crime is what appealed to the kids. Ben 10 changes the image of a typical superhero. He becomes like one of the bad guys to save the world. With 10 different monsters, Ben 10 fans have their imagination going on for a ride.

The show has been a hit ever since its start and has only done better with Ben 10: Alien Force, Ultimate Alien and Omniverse.

(1) XLR8

XLR8 is an alien who looks like a dinosaur. He has lightening quick reflexes and the ability to reach speeds in excess of 300mph. He has some super powers that allow him to run up sheer walls and across non-solid ground like mud, ice and water.

(2) Four Arms

As the name suggests Four Arms is a strong four-armed alien with tremendous strength. The alien stands 12 feet tall. He has armored skin that protects him from harm and attacks.

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(3) Eye Guy

Eye guy looks like a scary alien. His upper body is covered with eyes of every shape and size and ironically has no eyes on his face. He has the power to fire a devastating energy blast from the huge central eye on his chest.

(4) Diamond Head

Diamond Head is a crystalline alien. His body is composed of extremely durable organic crystal. His crystalline body is harder than diamond that makes him invulnerable to most physical attacks. He has the power to cut and slash through almost anything.

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(5) Upchuck

Upchuck is an unusual alien with four long sticky tongues. He can use his tongues to grab and destroy almost anything. Besides the sticky power he can also fire energy out of his mouth with pinpoint accuracy and explosive force.

Kids pretending to be Ben 10

Here's an interesting video on how kids pretend to be Ben 10 and save the neighborhood girls from the evil monsters.

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      Ben10fan 11 months ago

      Ben has atleast 3 cousins. Gwen, Ken (Gwen's brother) and Sunny.

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      Toy Tasting 4 years ago from Mumbai

      Thank You for stopping by, hattersmen. Glad you liked the hub!

      and Yes we all love Ben 10 :)

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      hattersmen 4 years ago

      Ben 10 is popular because he brainwashes them lol. My son loves this guy. I think it is the male power thing. Great hub!

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      Toy Tasting 4 years ago from Mumbai

      Thank you for stopping by, Rajan. Appreciate your comment!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very interesting read!

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      Toy Tasting 4 years ago from Mumbai

      Atein, Thank you!

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      atein 4 years ago

      AFAIK Ben has only one cousin,Gwen(Gwendolyn) . Kevin is Ben's friend .

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      Toy Tasting 4 years ago from Mumbai

      Indian Chef, Glad you liked the Hub. Cheers :)

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Hi itoytasting, I am not much of these games toys fan but I have seen so many kids spending so much money on these toys. Very nice hub.