World famous cosplayer and fellow toy collector Tanya Tate has launched an exciting new Do It Yourself vinyl figure platform, and The Blot was lucky enough to get one of the first figures for a proper toy review! The My Hero Toys Customizable Female Superhero Vinyl Figure was designed to give the world its first ever female superhero DIY platform. For some odd reason female bucks and platforms are hard to come by, but not anymore!
As Tanya explains on her website, “the idea of My Hero Toy came to me when I wanted to make a custom figure and there weren’t any cool female blank figures.” The My Hero Toys blank figure is perfect for making your own video game character, superhero or anything you can imagine. I really like the idea behind this toy, and it’s at a price point ($17.99 here) that’s accessible to both accomplished customizers and kids wanting to make their own superheroes. Plus, its right hand has the old school kung-fu grip, so you can make your own accessories for her to hold!
While it stands a substantial 5” tall, the My Heroes Toys’ body, arms and legs are pretty thin. I would imagine that will make customizing the toy with intricate details more difficult. But boy does she have great hair! The head alone will make for a great canvas. I seriously can’t wait to see what artists are able to do with this toy. The Blot would love to see the My Hero Toys customs everyone’s creating, so please send in pics of your figures once you’re done!
My only real concern with this figure is that with all that luscious hair in the back, it can become a little lopsided and fall over. While this is a pretty common issue with toys these days, just be careful when setting up your My Heroes Toys display. I’m interested in hearing what customizers think of this new platform, so let me know in the comments section below.
Each My Heroes Toys Customizable Female Superhero Vinyl Figure has 3 points of articulation (arms and neck), stands approximately 5” tall and comes bagged with a header card. Currently this fun do it yourself figure is available in blank White, Brown and Flesh (Peach) exclusively at the Tanya Tate online store for $17.99.