When I first was asked if we wanted to review these Tube Heroes toys, I wasn’t clear exactly what they were (especially as I was trying to read about them on my phone), but instinctively knew H would love them. I was so very, very right.
Basically these are toys created around the stars of YouTube. If, like H, your child happily spends as much time as they can watching gamers on YouTube, they’ll probably know who a lot of these characters are. There’s quite a range available. We tried out JeromeASF plush, a gamer with a wolf skin, and a Dan TDM action figure. On YouTube Dan TDM caters for the younger YouTube audience and enjoys playing Minecraft. This action figure is a scientist, inventor and chemist. He tends to spend most of his day within the confines of his compound, The Lab. Ready for adventure, he comes with his tools, plus his skeleton dog Grim.
H particularly liked the poseable action figure as it gave some great opportunities for play. H’s verdict is that the figure is pretty well articulated, although the legs only have a limited range of motion. H tends to be less keen on plush toys, aside from bedtime and I’m not sure you’d want to take a wolf toy into bed to snuggle up to.
Naturally, the most exciting toy of all though was the Slime Sword. This is a key part of the CaptainSparklez’s armoury. CaptainSparklez likes to fight his Minecraft battles with his Slime Sword. H really loved this. It’s great for playing apparently as it doesn’t hurt too much if you hit someone with it (by accident naturally). As you can see from the pictures, this is a super cool piece of kit and a very welcome addition to H’s growing and impressive sword collection.
I love that kids can let off steam and indulge in imaginative play with their YouTube heroes away from the screen now.