Cosplayer @TANYATATE Launches Campaign To Fund My Hero Toys Vinyl Figure Line!
June 20, 2014

After a year of conceptualizing and designing, Tanya looks to crowd-sourcing to complete production of the customizable vinyl figure platform.


 June 19th, 2014 – (HOLLYWOOD, CA) Geek blogger and prolific cosplayer Tanya Tate ( launches full throttle into an campaign to complete production on her My Hero Toys ( customizable vinyl figure platform. The My Hero Toys vinyl figure is designed to be customizable by the user to create various characters, established or new. The customizable vinyl figure craze has become a popular hobby as of late, one that major media companies have taken part of. Tanya saw the need for a heroic female platform and began designing it over a year ago. Now, as the My Hero Toys line goes into the final phase of production, she is looking to crowdsourcing for completion.

“I saw that there wasn’t an already established strong female blank form, so I created one,” said Tanya. “It has been a long and exciting journey to produce this figure and I’m very close to completion. I look forward to having these in hand soon with the help of my supporters.”

Tanya’s page can be found here:


The perks of the campaign that funders may receive include items that range from the figures themselves, exclusive figures, signed memorabilia by Tanya and even resin prototypes of the My Hero Toys figure. is a crowdfunding site that allows people from all over the world to come together and fund passion projects. Millions have contributed to various projects that include filmmaking, inventions, music and more.

To aid in Tanya’s quest, she has posted a Youtube video that explains what inspired her to create this line of figures and what fun things creative individuals can do with them. Tanya’s Youtube video can be seen here:

Part of Tanya’s marketing campaign strategy is to create awareness via social media. With her Facebook likes at nearly 400,000 and her Twitter followers surpassing 300,000 strong, the potential to reach her goal is within her grasp.


Tanya Tate launches crowd-funding campaign to assist in bringing to life her customizable vinyl figure platform! Get involved in the My Hero Toys campaign and be among the first to own this new vinyl figure.

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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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