We know that in the latest TV Spots for The Avengers, the villains look a lot more like Badoons or some other alien race than the Skrulls. But we also know that Marvel has been soliciting the Avengers movie tie-in toys to comic shops for the last few months, the Skrulls are clearly seen in the listings for the figures. Now the toys are actually starting to show up on store shelves…and the Skrulls are included in the character line up.
ComicBookMovie got their hands on The Avengers Movie Heroclix set, and the Skrulls are one of the pieces included. The characters in the set are Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, Loki, Agent Culson, and a Skrull Infiltrator. No Badoons, Korbonites, Deviants, or Chitauri. A Skrull.
It’s possible that plans for the toy tie-ins were made before they decided that Skrulls wouldn’t be in the movie. But if that’s the case it could backfire when unwanted Skrull toys lie on shelves because kids don’t see them in the movie.