Reviewed October 29th, 2020
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Marvel Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

Walt Disney Co Ltd
6/10

Summary

With the Avengers Hero Inventor Kit, children can become their favorite superheroes by building and customizing this smart device. Kids can learn new abilities through easy block coding, and use their creativity and STEM skills to customize their hero device. This kit comes with a free app that includes step-by-step instructions and over 18 in-app acitvities that have kids playing day after day!

Breach History


Has there ever been a breach or data leak?

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Date of last breach

November 2019


Shortly after the launch of Disney+, there was a security breach, and thousands of users found they had been locked out of their accounts. These accounts were sold on the black market for as little as $3. Even though Disney+ is a small part of the Disney brand, be wary that other divisions & partners may be susceptible to breaches as well.

Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?

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Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?

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Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?

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Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?

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Does it have parental controls?

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Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?

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Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?

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Does it require you to create a strong password?

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Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?

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Does it have a privacy policy?

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How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?

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Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?

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Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?

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Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?

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Does it require a phone number to use?

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Does it require an address (home or office) to use?

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Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?

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Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?

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Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?

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Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?

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What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

There are small magnets on the item, and this item is not suited for children under the age of 8. Be wary if your children are using the device the wrong way. Besides this, the Hero Inventor Kit is a great gift.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Walt Disney Co Ltd does not share personal infromation with third parties outside the Walt Disney Family of Companies. Make sure you do not share your personal information with Disney if you want to be absolutely certain it is not leaked to third parties.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Physically appealing and can get your kids very excited to learn.
  • Step-by-step instructions for kids to learn how to code.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Your child may need help learning more about the device.
  • Not many cons besides that.

Final Thoughts


The Marvel Avengers Hero Inventor Kit is a great way to combine your children's interests in coding and their favorite superheroes. The Kit may initially be challenging for a child, but with the in-depth step-by-step instructions with the supported app, your children will be creating and learning in no time! Disney takes their privacy and security very seriously, so there is very little risk in using this product.

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