There’s less than a month to go before James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad hits theatres. I’m not sure what to make of this film yet. The first film was the victim of so much studio meddling that it left me totally uninterested in seeing any of these characters ever again.
Gunn has the ability to make inane comic book heroes and villains interesting when he is given the freedom to do so. The Suicide Squad is full of D-List characters that could benefit from Gunn’s style. Will he pull off another Guardian of the Galaxy but with a DC license? We’ll find out soon.
McFarlane Toys is coordinating a release of action figures based on the new film. This line will include Bloodsport, Polka Dot Man, Harley Quinn, and Peacemaker. When all four figures are purchased, you can also create possibly the film’s most interesting character, King Shark.
Over at Figures.com we saw that the build-a-figure line was going to have two variants that would be available at two different retailers.
When I first spotted these figures, I was confused as to why Bloodsport and Peacemaker didn’t come with alternate unmasked heads. Then it dawned on me, why give your figures these accessories when you can make them buy a totally new figure to get that option!
Yep, if you want the unmasked versions of these two, you’ll have to go to Target (Peacemaker) or Walmart (Bloodsport) and buy them there. No, these guys do not come with extra helmeted heads. Sigh. Both of them can be pre-ordered now by clicking on the store names.
The Suicide Squad as directed by James Gunn will be in theatres and HBO Max on August 6th.
What are your thoughts on these figures? Is it a good idea to split up exclusives among multiple retailers, especially in a time when pegs have stayed bare through multiple waves of other toy lines? Let us know in the comments.
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