We’re just a little over a week away from the release of Warner Bros’ third film in the DCEU, Suicide Squad. Considering its decidedly anti-heroic premise – imprisoned supervillains being forced into suicidal community service – the film looks poised to set records for an August opening, and possibly even give Batman V Superman a run for it’s box office money. Naturally, the WB marketing machine is on full-hype overdrive, with everything from hair dye to high end leather jackets emblazoned with the Suicide Squad label. But for the most discerning of nerd connoisseurs, there’s one collectible brand that stands above all the rest.
Hot Toys has made a name for themselves by creating some of the most incredibly lifelike action figures on the market. While they don’t come cheap – each usually runs between $200-220 USD – their figures easily stand as the pièce de résistance of any collection. With the licenses to produce products based on DC, Marvel, Star Wars, and many more, Hot Toys has been more than a bit busy in the past few years, but that hasn’t stopped them from making sure fans will have a handful of options to consider pre-ordering for the release of Suicide Squad.
While many of these figures were seen recently at the San Diego Comic-Con, Hot Toys has released a number of pre-order photos to give us an up close and personal look at the different looks the figures can sport. After all, the benefit to getting a figure over a statue is that the possibilities for display are endless!
No updates yet on the other Joker variants seen at Comic-Con, including the allegedly non-canon variant of the villain “cosplaying” in a modified Batman suit. These will likely get explored further in the coming weeks and months, after the release of the film.
There’s also no word yet on whether or not Hot Toys plans on releasing figures of the remainder of the Squad, though the popularity of these main players will likely play a large role in determining how big the collection will get.
Stay tuned to Screen Rant for updates on Suicide Squad as they hit.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman is slated for release on June 2, 2017; followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash is currently without a release date.
Source: Hot Toys (via CBM)