Real Name: Yvette Johnston
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Occupation: Former librarian
Group Membership: None (petitioned to join Avengers, but presumably they rejected her)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed - presumably NYC
First Appearance: (Mentioned) Marvel Year-in-Review '93 (1993)
Powers/Abilities: Boy-Toy possesses an impossibly pulchitrudinous body, allowing her to distract (straight male and gay female) criminals by flashing her legs at them.
History: (Marvel Year-in-Review '93) - Yvette Johnston was a mousy librarian until her mutant powers emerged, transforming her into an exaggerated version of an adolescent male's ideal fantasy woman (a "living embodiment (and we do mean em-body-ment) of a comic book female"). Realizing she had to use her newfound measurements for the benefit of society, she petitioned (unsuccessfully) to join the Avengers, and became the superheroine Boy-Toy.
Comments: Created by Tom Brevoort and Mike Kanterovich.
Boy-Toy was one of five joke characters whose origins were given in the Marvel Year-in-Review '93 for the article "I created a new character for Marvel and all I got was this lousy trading card!", which took a derisory look at the spate of new characters introduced in Marvel's 1993 annuals (Face Thief, Bantam, etc.). After ridiculing the characters who had actually appeared, the article then listed "...and the ones that got away", noting "Believe it or not, there were some characters who didn't make the cut for the Superstars of Tomorrow. That's right...they were too weak even to fit in with this bunch. Here's a peek." Only a paragraph worth of text description was given, and no images, so the details above are pretty much the entirety of the character's existence. Joke character or not, she's Appendix worthy, and presumably is owned by Marvel, should some demented writer ever decide to actually use her.
Each character, both those that had been used and the five parodies, had bullet-points listing the schticks the new characters embodied. In Boy-Toy's case, it was "Mutant or Mutant Wannabe" and "Physically Challenged" - there's no mention of any disability in her description though, unless her exaggerated measurements count.
Profile by Loki.
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Marvel Year-in-Review '93 (1993) - Tom Brevoort & Mike Kanterovich (writers), Evan Skolnick (editor)
Last updated: 08/19/13
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