Published on November 24th, 2011 | by Bags Hooper2
Toy Review – Ben 10: Hyperalien Four Arms V.2 (Bandai)
Of all Ben Tennyson’s Hyperalien transformations, Four Arms and Ultimate Swampfire are my two favorites. However, if I had to choose Four Arms would win out just because I like the way the voice actor (it was Richard McGonagle in the early series) yells “Four Arms” when Ben 10 transforms. It’s almost as exciting as hearing “Spiiiiiiider Monkkkkeyyyyy”.
So, when Four Arms V.2 arrived at BuzzFocus to check out and review, I nearly did a backflip.
Four Arms stands at 7-inches tall. The toy sculptors did an excellent job of showing off Four Arms chiseled features. The bright reddish, maroon colors are offset by just enough black shading to show off the shadows and features without being excessive. This piece is superbly painted and a perfect rendition of the cartoon. He has 6 points of articulation, which include movement at each of the arms (where they connect to the body) and where the legs connect to the torso.
Since there are four arms, the range of movement is limited. The arms can move between 90 to 180 degrees so you can setup several great poses with Four Arms. The two lower arms have more movement range than the upper arms, the latter of which are locked into the shoulders. Each arm is bent at the elbow so that Four Arms is constantly flexing his biceps. The hands are sealed off so you can’t put a weapon inside, but it’s ideal for pounding away at Ultimate Aggregor – if you so dare.
Four Arms is a little top heavy. He is able to stand up in most poses, though sometimes you may have to tilt the shoulder arms upwards to maintain balance.
This figure is definitely worth the $10.99 price tag and is a great addition to the Ben 10 lineup. It’s designed for ages 4 and up. However, adult collectors will definitely enjoy this one too since the artwork and design is so good.