Monday, June 18, 2012

Toys R Us Avengers vs. X-Men Fan Poll

Remember the Captain America Minimates poll? How about the Heralds of Galactus poll? If not, no is not a condemnation of your lacking nerdery. I blame society. Toys R Us and Diamond Select gear up for another fantastic fan poll to decide the lineup of a new Avengers Vs. X-Men Minimates set!

(If you have not read the story yet and plan to, DO NOT READ ON! Spoilers ahead.)

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, yet another poll has launched over at! 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 their favorite from Scarlet Witch, Protector, Phoenix-Buster Iron Man and Phoenix-powered versions of Cyclops, Emma Frost and Colossus.

Cyclops (Phoenix Force) - Overseeing the mutant haven/training facility Utopia, Cyclops' primary concern is with the survival of the mutant species. His optic blasts are devastating, but the Phoenix Force that possesses him is much more so, even at one-fifth power.

Emma Frost (Phoenix Force) - Powerful psychic Emma Frost has been a superhero with the X-Men, and a supervillain as the White Queen of the Hellfire Club. Now under the control of the galaxy-scouring Phoenix Force, she has become a living goddess.

Colossus (Phoenix Force) - Steel mutant Piotr Rasputin was already fighting the influence of the Gem of Cyttorak when he was possessed by the Phoenix Force. Cyttorak made him unstoppable, and now he is one of the five most powerful beings on Earth.

Phoenix Buster Iron Man - Since he built his first suit of armor, Tony Stark has constantly upgraded, frequently creating specialized armors for specific tasks. With the Phoenix Force approaching Earth, Stark forges a high-tech suit that he hopes can defeat the entity.

Protector - A genetically modified Kree soldier from a parallel universe, the alien called Noh-Varr is super-intelligent and a deadly combatant. He once planned domination, but as an Avenger, he now follows the path of heroes such as Captain Marvel.

Scarlet Witch - Hex-casting mutant Wanda Maximoff has been absent from the Avengers since she destroyed their headquarters and killed several of her teammates. She is also distrusted by mutants, after de-powering a large number of them on M-Day

The poll will be up until July 14, and later this summer DST will reveal the final line-up for the box set, due out this fall!

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