Celebrating the superheroes and villains of the Marvel Universe, minimates have been a guilty pleasure of mine for years. Miniature in size, they are deceptive as collectibles. A modest shoe box containing the minuscule figures became a larger box bursting at the seams, and it looks like there is no end in sight.
Minimates have been made to commemorate iconic moments such as the unmasking of Spider-Man and the Green Goblin, Giant Size X-Men #1, Galactus and his heralds, Age of Apocalypse and even the relatively obscure Age of X mini-series. So it should come as no surprise that the 12 part slug-fest Avengers Vs. X-Men is next in line, only this time fans are being polled for their choices.
(this is of course not unheard of as the Secret Wars and Captain America sets were also based on votes from fans and collectors)
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.-