Eight-Year Old Lands Dream Job - Testing Ben 10 Toys!

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What can be cooler than playing with Ben 10 toys? How about being the first one to receive them and even better, getting to keep them for free. That's exactly the job description for the gig that eight-year old James Childs has landed himself.

As the official tester for the company, the young lad who lives in Luton, England will receive all of the Ben 10's latest releases from toy manufacturer Bandai. All he has to do, is play with them and give them his honest feedback and also, other ideas that he may have. And, it gets better. Since he is too young to be paid a salary, the company will pay him with - you guessed it - More Ben 10 toys! In fact, he will be so inundated with them that he is planning to donate some to the children's ward at the local hospital.

In order to land this dream job, James had to enter a competition that was sponsored by Bandai about why he should be picked as a tester. The avid Ben 10 fan managed to convince the company that he was their guy, with a series of drawings and a photograph of him dressed as Ben 10. Did someone say lucky?

Ben 10, an animated television show about a young American boy who acquires an alien device whilst on a camping trip, first aired on the Cartoon Network in 2005. Since then, there have been two sequels - Ben 10-Alien Force and the current version, Ben 10-Ultimate Alien, which features a 16-year old Ben Tennyson who still battles evil. The success of the television series has resulted in all kinds of Ben 10 merchandise ranging from tee shirts to toys and video games - All of which have to be tested of course!

Resources: independent.ie., aol.co.uk.

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  • unipug2
    unipug2about 1 year
    What is Ben 10? Also, my mom works at a store and we get free samples or old broken toys!
    • catanddoglover
      catanddogloverover 1 year
      Wow! I wish I could have this job.
      • x-winglover
        x-wingloveralmost 3 years
        I also love all the Ben 10 shows and series on cartoon network because I love watching all the Ben 10 shows and seriesincluding my personal favorite is Omniverse because it has my favorite aliens from Ben 10 like Astrodactyl, Blitzwolfer, and XLR8aI would love to have all the Ben 10 action figures like my personal favorite is Astrodactyl, Blitzwolfer, XLR8 and any others from all Ben 10 shows. And also I would love have ability to shape shift into anything, anyone any type of dinosaurs I want to, any mythical creatures I want to like a centaur,a dragon, a pegasus, a unicorn, a werewolf and any others,and any type of Pokemon like Dialga, Latias, Latios, Lugia, Palkia and any others I want to and 1 is Astrodactyl because he can fly, and he has his really cool energy whips and 2 Blitzwolfer because he is a alien werewolf, and 3 XLR8because he can run really fast even though he has a tail. And I also can squeak like Astrodactyl and draw Astrodactyl and I love to learn to draw Blitzwolfer.
        • x-winglover
          x-wingloveralmost 3 years
          I would love to have all the Ben 10 action figures like my personal favorite is Astrodactyl, Blitzwolfer, XLR8 and any others from all Ben 10 shows. And also I would love have ability to shape shift into anything, anyone any type of dinosaurs I want to, any mythical creatures I want to like a centaur,a dragon, a pegasus, a unicorn, a werewolf and any others,and any type of Pokemon like Dialga, Latias, Latios, Lugia, Palkia and any others I want to.
        • chlooe
          chlooeover 3 years
          This is so neat!!
          • iifreeze
            iifreezeabout 6 years
            No interest in Ben 10 toys, but DANG if you could test new Minecraft updates or VR or iPhones or Tablets or PHONES OR MORE
            • poprover 6 years
              I have no interest in Ben 10. Like if you don't also!
              • smartowl999
                smartowl999almost 7 years
                lucky!! but electronics would be waaaaaaaaaaaaaay cooler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!After all, who won't want free Iphones and what not? Totally better than Ben 10 toys
                • 3105705
                  3105705almost 7 years
                  it's cool having a job like that
                  • Gunnar 101almost 7 years
                    SO JEALOUS hes living the life man