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An eight year old boy has clinched his dream job of becoming a toy tester.
Not only will James Childs review each Ben 10 toy before it goes on sale, he will be paid monthly in toys and will get to suggest his own ideas for new products.
Ben 10 is an Americans cartoon about a boy who uses a device to turn into different aliens.
James, who lives with his parents and four siblings in Luton, landed the role after winning a competition where children had to write to manufacturer Bandai to say why they should get the job.
The youngster wrote a poem with a series of drawings that won him the prize.
His father Wayne Childs says: “having the opportunity to video review the Ben 10 toys as they are released this year will help James with his dyslexia and also boost his confidence.”
Mother Karen Childs has been telling Heart the role has brought him out of his shell:
“He has a problem with his speech because of his dyslexia so it’s like a speech therapy and English mixed in together so it helps as part of his school work.
“It’s something that he is interested in. It’s given him confidence and has given him the drive to get something right.”
James is even giving away some toys to a local primary school to use in a literacy and art competition, as well as to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital Children’s Ward at Christmas.
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