- Posted by Johanna on December 5, 2006 at 2:14 pm
- Category: Comic News
Remember those books you used to be able to buy at mall kiosks, where you picked a story and gave them your child’s name, and the kid got back a book with her name inserted? So the kid could read about how she and Wonder Woman went on an adventure together?
Welcome to the modern era. Marvel and PixFusion’s Kideo
will be producing the photo-personalized Spider-Man video “I Am the Amazing Spider-Man”. Using PixFusion’s patented technology, Kideo can digitally insert the face of a child directly into the video taken from a photograph mailed or e-mailed to Kideo by a a parent or loved one.
According to the website ,
Your child stars as “Spider-Man”Ã¢â€žÂ¢ in this personalized cartoon adventure from Kideo! Your child becomes the web-slinger himself, fighting crime spidey style! Your child swings into action defeating villains such as Lizard, King Pin, and more!
I guess that only applies if your child is male, though. (And isn’t that Kingpin? Not the ruler of sharp fasteners?)
Seriously, this is cooler than simply accompanying a hero, and besides, I can’t think of any Marvel women that would be appropriate for such a thing. (Storm, maybe, although there you’ll run into institutional racism. Jean Grey would be boring, since she just thinks at things. Electra? She-right. Not in those costumes, not for kids.) At $40 for a 30-minute DVD, it seems like an affordable special gift.
PS A very nice marketing person got back to me with the information that the company recommends their Dora the Explorer product for girls or the Care Bears for both sexes, although those are back to the “hang out with” model instead of the “be the hero” approach.