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The Joker's Still Ridiculous In Our First Look At Suicide Squad Action Figures

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I wasn’t sure about Jared Leto’s Joker in the early images. The full Suicide Squad movie trailer didn’t help. Today I was there when Mattel debuted the official action figures and nope, still not feelin’ it.

I’m keen on the movie as a thing. The Suicide Squad comics have always been a lot of fun, and I’m hopeful that spirit lives on in the film. But this?

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Nope. Not liking this. It’s a little better smaller in a purple jacket.

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He’s goofy. In fact, you know who’s scarier than the joker in this line? This guy.

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Take the human mouth away from Batman and suddenly you start to get why the criminals have been pissing themselves all these years. That’s damn creepy

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I guess it makes sense. Batman’s not the hero of this picture. Will Smith is the hero of this picture. That’s why Mattel’s showing off a 12 inch Will Smith.

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As well as a 6 inch Will Smith. Not sure which of the two is more realistic. I guess we’d have to ask Jada.

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I did my best to get shots of the other three characters shown from the 6 inch line, but it wasn’t easy. Imagine 200 tubby bearded men armed with Canon cameras all trying to snap shots of figures on a display cart with whees. There was falling. And pushing. And smelling. I helped.

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The line is very keen on coats. Trench coats, short ccut leather jackets, that sort of thing

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And some characters have no jackets at all, like this lifelike rendition of Willem Dafoe. It’s weird, as he’s not in the movie, but excellent likeness.

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Yes, I know. Several characters are missing from the initial line-up. One in particular. Where’s the Harley?

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There you go. Maybe not the one you ere looking for, but there’s so many it really doesn’t matter.

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Look for the Suicide Squad figures in stores well before the movie, because that’s how Mattel does.


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