Comic fans are well aware of the current brouhaha unfolding in the pages of Marvel’s “Avengers Vs X-Men” event series as well as its sister title “AVX: Versus” and the various ongoing series starring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Marvel U’s mutant population. Now, the conflict has spilled out beyond the pages of the storyline proper, and this time, the fans have a say in the conflict — sort of.
Diamond Select Toys today announced not only the latest expansion of its popular Marvel Minimates line of figures with an AvX-themed box set, it’s also opened the polls once again with fans of the comic and toys being invited to vote for their pick on which four characters will make it into the actual release. The choices include the newly-Phoenix Forced Cyclops, Emma Frost and Colossus, the Scarlet Witch, Protector and two Iron Man armor-styles.
Check out the contenders and full PR below!
Official Press Release
This year, Diamond Select Toys is all about letting the fans choose. With the Marvel Minimates Series 50 Fan Poll in its final week at Marvel.com, yet another poll has launched over at Toysrus.com! This fall, the Website — as well as Toys “R” Us stores nationwide — will carry a Minimates box set based on AvX: Avengers vs. X-Men, the Marvel Comics crossover event of the year, and they’re letting the fans pick the line-up!
Just as with last year’s Heralds of Galactus box set, six characters — three Avengers and three X-Men — are up for voting, and only four will make it into this fall’s box set. Fans can choose from Scarlet Witch, Protector, Phoenix-Buster Iron Man (with basic Iron Man underneath) and Phoenix-powered versions of Cyclops, Emma Frost and Colossus. The poll will be up until July 14, and later this summer DST will reveal the final line-up! Check out the full character art below, and go vote at toysrus.com!