It's no secret that Suicide Squad toys are about to flood the market. With a star-studded ensemble cast, there's a wide variety of merchandise that can be made from the movie's variety of characters. And the two most popular characters -- Harley Quinn and Deadshot -- are no doubt going to be a gold mine for DC. So take a look at Mattel's DC Multiverse take on them:
From Entertainment Earth:
Recreate the epic mayhem and crime fighting thrills of DC Comics' Suicide Squad movie. Inspired by the film, these authentic action figures feature stand 12-inches tall, with true to movie details, iconic suits, and ominous expressions. Ages 13 and up. The DC Multiverse Suicide Squad Wave 1 12-Inch Action Figure Case includes 4 individually packaged figures.
2x Harley Quinn
To summarize, each purchase comes with four action figures: two Harleys and two Deadshots. Each figure is 12-inches tall and features movie-accurate costumes and props. In the event that you're not already on the order page, here's some reasons why you should be:
Action Figure Packaging
Each order includes four figures in separate boxes, but for convenience I'll use one of each character for this review. The box design is pretty similar for the two, with the action figures on display through transparent plastic, and a look at their live-action counterparts on the bottom left. The back of the box shows off the whole thing (without their accessories), as well as the other two in the series (Joker and Harley/Deadshot).
Luckily, impatient people like me won't have much of a hassle getting the toys out of the box as they're easy to pop out (without a twist tie in sight).
Harley looks amazing. I don't know where to begin, so I'll work from the bottom to the top of the figure. The shoes are an exact replica of the movie's -- white, laced up boots with red heels. Moving up, the tattoos on her thighs are admittedly pretty funny. As you can tell by the way they're facing, she clearly drew them on herself (in prison, no less).
Amazingly, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn has the exact same tattoos. Hopefully it won't be too dumb when we see "Let me tell you a sekret" on the big screen. The shorts also replicate the film's red/blue pattern with the gold studded belt (with a diamond buckle). And for the purists: even the amount of studs on the belt match with the official costume -- nine on the red part and a bunch on the blue.
The shirt has "Daddy's Little Monster" written in the real font, with tears in the same spots. The jacket continues the red/blue trend, with gold trim and writing, as well as a (non-removable) gun tucked inside. The back also says "Property of the Joker," with other super important relationship information (like "established since 4ever"). The figure also includes the "PUDDIN" choker, as well as the two face tattoos.
Even the hair matches the film, with the pink and blue ends with two strands falling onto her face. Harley's one accessory is her trusty "Good Night" baseball bat, which is fairly light and doesn't topple the figure over when held. It's truly remarkable how accurate the figure is, and stands as a testament to the thought and quality that went behind the product.
From a more technical standpoint, you can pose it in almost any way you want. The head can do a 360° turn, while the arms can be bent at the shoulders and elbows (with a rotating hand). The legs can also be moved near the waist and at the knees. Additionally, her waist can also rotate 360°. The materials in this one include a soft but heavy plastic for the body and bat, and a rubbery plastic for the jacket and hair.
See how the figure compares next to Margot Robbie's version of the character:
Like Harley, Deadshot's action figure is also incredibly detailed. For starters, the "clothes" have sculpted folds that make it look like they've been rumpled. This applies wherever it would occur in real life -- behind the knees, below the arms, and all around the collar. As you might have expected from a character like Deadshot, his toy is basically a walking arsenal. There's a knife attached at the bottom of his leg, a small gun holstered to his thigh, a big rifle in his hands, the ever-present wrist guns, and two more guns attached at the back of his waist. And that's not to mention the eight ammo packs strapped onto his torso.
The chest armor is black with a band tightened over the shoulder. At the top right of the armor is the target stamp we've seen in every look at Will Smith's costume, slightly brighter in this version. The collar carries the familiar "I am the light -- the way" in what looks to be the same font. Then there's the head; although there's no mask, it bears an uncanny resemblance to the bearded Smith we'll see this August.
Deadshot's figure is bulkier (and sturdier) than Harley's, but is still just as posable. All of Harley's articulated joints apply here too (knees, arms, etc.), as well as what can rotate (waist, hands). Both guns are detachable (seen in the bottom right of the photo above).
Check out how Deadshot's figure stacks up next to Will Smith:
The Weirdest Photos You'll See All Day
I decided to use the Snapchat filters on the action figures to A.) prove just how realistic they look, and B.) because I'm an unruly wild child. So if you ever wondered what Margot Robbie and Will Smith would look like with uncomfortable features added to their face, here you go. It's the best you'll be getting for a while.
And A Face-Swap That'll Ring Through Your Nightmares
My complete lack of self-control allowed me to swap the two faces. I love how much I hate it, and I hope you do too. And just a side note -- one of Enchantress' nicknames is the Switcheroo-Witcheroo. Could we see her pull a stunt like this in the movie? For the sake of the children, I hope not.
Thought it seems like a hefty price tag at first, $139.99 is a really good deal! For that much, you get a total of four 12-inch action figures (two Harley's and two Deadshots). Both are extremely movie-accurate and have their own accessories.
If you have any questions or concerns about the figures, feel free to drop a comment below!