(photos: Firebox) Personalized Superhero Action Figures | £79.99 | www.firebox.com
the concept of superheroes have been around for decades and as grown up, we know they are just make-believe – a childhood fantasy about good versus evil but some grown folks (we, being one of them) harbors the secret desire to have such an alter ego, though maybe not so much for vigilante intent but to get at your childhood bully who had sent your pink bicycle hanging up in the tree some decades ago. well, the truth is, violence is never a solution and donning a clunky costume to look like Iron Man will only make you look even more dumb, unless you happen to be in the middle of comic-con. instead of photoshopping your head onto a picture of Thor’s body, the Personalized Superhero Action Figures offer an even more satisfying solution: turn your favorite action figures into you by putting your miniature 3D printed head on them. all you have to do is to place your order, submit two head shots of yourself and wait for your superhero kit to arrive. when it does, just put them together and pop in your own fully-formed 3D head sculpt onto it and you are your own superhero. available in your favorite Marvel characters including Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor and DC comics’ hotshots Batman, Batgirl and Superman, each Personalized Superhero Action Figure comes with its own display plinth and will set you back at £79.99 a pop or about US$129, based on the current going rate. not cheap but they are not small either, with each standing about 17 cm tall (about 6.7 inches). another look after the break.