Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Minimates Fated for October

While the very first Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Minimates are fated for SDCC 2011, the actual series 1 will arrive in October. Series 1 includes six two-packs of a Marvel character Vs. a Capcom character, but for some screwed-up reason certain two-packs will only be available at specific stores. You see, Deadpool Vs. Dante and Iron Man Vs. Arthur will be available at both Toys 'R' Us and specialty stores. However, Magneto Vs. Zero and Hulk Vs Haggar will only be available at Toys 'R' Us while Phoenix Vs. Morrigan and Dormammu Vs. Trish will only be available at specialty stores. If the exclusives were player 2 repaints like the SDCC set, or even player 3 or 4 repaints, then I could understand this, but they're not; All the figures are painted in their normal player 1 color schemes.

This is the Toys 'R' Us assortment. Also, I love that Haggar includes his pipe.

Regardless of whatever screwy logistics split-up the normal characters of the game, these look great overall. They look a hell of a lot better than most of the Sony Minimates, at least. Based on the initial poster art and photos from C2E2 there will be many more figures incoming, which, at this point, will probably get randomly split amongst stores. (via Action Figure Insider)

Here is your specialty store assorment.

- Shawn - 6/4/11