Secret Avengers villains revealed through tie-in toys?

Here be spoilers…



Tie-in toys for Marvel's The Avengers may have revealed one of the big, villainous threats our heroes will face in the upcoming epic.

Anyone with a dislike of spoilers or spurious, toy-based evidence should run along now. Go.

Gone? Right then, we'll continue. Toy lines (or candy lines for that matter - we're glaring at you PEZ) can often reveal a secretive element of a movie before the filmmakers are ready to unveil the surprise.

MTV Geek have gone and spotted some tie-in toys at Jakks Pacific's Toy Fair 2012 that seem to confirm the presence of alien threat, the Skrulls.

The pink figurines, which you can see below, are part of an Avengers boardgame, so they're certainly not hard evidence that the Skrulls will actually appear in the film.

So, do you think those things we saw falling from the sky in The Avengers Super Bowl trailer were Skrulls?

Or could they (and these little pink guys) be more closely related to Thor's Frost Giants?

There's only a couple of months left to speculate, as The Avengers opens in the UK on 27 April 2012. Eek!

What are your theories on these toys? Let us know!


    • mcghater

      Feb 12th 2012, 17:31

      they are definatley the skrulls no thanks for that jakks you c...ts

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    • mattburgess

      Feb 12th 2012, 20:36

      I'm confused. You can VERY clearly see the Skrulls at 29 seconds on the trailer that came out for the Super Bowl. Did everyone else just... miss that?

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    • FBJRider

      Feb 12th 2012, 20:47

      @mattburgess, there's no way of telling if that split second blur was Skrull or ice giants or something completely unprecedented. They're grey whereas Skrull are green, they look to be wearing helmets, those two things are more associated with ice giants rather than Skrull. But yeah, about the pictures, they point more to Skrulls being in the film than not as the box has the film's concept art on it, why would they use film versions of the characters on the box rather than comic book versions? Unless of course it's a clever way of marketing as literally millions more people have seen the films or at least trailers for the films which instantly opens a wider audience than their comic book counterparts.

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    • alexr

      Feb 13th 2012, 8:01

      I know we like things to be kept pretty much the same as they are in the comics, but that doesn't mean they might not have redesigned the Skrulls for the big screen...

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    • SiMan

      Feb 13th 2012, 13:50

      Still not sure how i feel about having the Skrulls in this film - never was a big fan of them in the comics. But then again it means the Hulk will get to smash them in the face a lot - i'm guessing they're going to allow for the fact that they can shape-shift and so can take a beating on screen and not have it seem to violent.

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