Friday, August 3, 2012
Avengers vs. X-Men: Uncanny X-men box set.
Okay, first things first, I didn't buy this toy. And even though that makes it anti-whatever to the name of this blog, I'm going to talk about these figures anyway. My friend Bruce who went to SDCC picked them up, decided he didn't want them and gave them to me. (He was disappointed at the limitations of the head articulation.) So yeah, I wouldn't have normally gotten this set at full price, but I would have kept my eye out for a deal on it.
Of all the figures, the only ones I'm interested in are Juggernaut-Colossus and Hope Summers. Colossus because of the interesting design and Hope Summers because they've never made a minimate of her before and are unlikely ever to make another one. And I want a Hope Summers minimate, if for no other reason than I find it hilarious whenever they make a minimate of one of the Summers time travelling, space pirating family. And Scott is still considered the boring X-man. Hope comes with a jet pack, so it doesn't matter if her costume is generic or her powers are very vague. At least she's a figure of a new character. Meanwhile this is the fourth Emma Frost figure I've acquired...
the sixth Cyclops...
and the third Colossus. Thank god I never picked up the X3 movie minimates, or I'd have even more.
So there this set, the upcoming Toys R Us Avengers vs. X-men fan poll set (which included options for another Cyclops, Emma Frost, and Colossus) and that's all they've announced. You'd think there would be more AvsX sets announced, but the fact that almost no one wears a new costume probably cut back on the line's viability for exciting new figures. Also, since the story is still ongoing, the might end up revealing spoilers.