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Toy Fare let’s BIG Avengers spoiler out of the bag?

February 13th, 2012 by Marc Comments

It never ceases to amaze us just how often toy companies and fast food outlets spoile movies… don’t get us wrong, we at FTN like spoilers, but in the shape of a happy meal or sweetie box?

Well, the tradition continues with Joss Whedon & Marvel’s upcoming The Avengers movie. Joss has recently tweeted assuring fans that the alien army seen in the trailer is NOT the skrull and while we weren’t convinced, we enjoyed the mystery… however, MTV Geek has been mooching around Toy Fair 2012 and has been snapping toys and look at this… an Avengers game from Jakks Pacific’s! Great, right? But look at the villains in the game… yes, it’s a rather pink looking Skrull army.

MTV write: “To our eyes, theses little pink wonders from “The Avengers” Mighty Battle Skill and Strategy Game look like the spitting image of the shape-shifting Skrulls! While the Skrull’s involvement in the upcoming film have been denied; this coupled with the recent Superbowl ad makes it very hard to argue that they don’t play a large part. As an added bonus, the bottom right hand side of the box states it’s “the Battle for the Cosmic Cube!”

So, given the trailer and the figures, it’s kinda hard to argue, isn’t it? More as we hear it…


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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