Like the previous entry on the BK Lord of the Rings figures, these were pitched to Burger King in 2001 as a tie-in to the then airing X-Men Evolution cartoon.
The earlier idea of figure packs was such a hit internally, when the X-Men license rolled around it was thought that the perfect "never been done before" concept would be 14 two-packs, each containing hero and villain figures. This is the overall "beauty shot" of all the figures together- each would have it’s own unique action feature the pairs would be somewhat appropriate to the characters, i.e. Professor X & Magneto, Wolverine & Sabretooth, etc.
Sadly, the powers that be at Burger King didn’t see the fun in making the "same old figure toys" and instead opted for a rival concept of static figurines that came with an interactive CD. While Jack in the Box later made a nice set of Justice League figures, this would have been a nice chance to own a lot of the more obscure characters that never saw toy representation.
One note: some of the designs (Boom Boom, Wolfsbane, etc) were based off the comics and not the show due to only a list of names for the upcoming characters was provided to BK and not character art. These would have been corrected had the concept made it too production. For more unseen X-Men Evolution art, go check out designer Steve Gordon’s great website!
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