Back in July 2016 the monthly DC Collectors Corp box had two new 3.75" Funko figures packed with it - Harley Quinn and Joker. Along the same lines as their new smaller Game of Thrones figures, these are less retro than Re:Action and along with Game of Thrones and Dark Crystal seemed to indicate a new direction for Funko. As we suspected at the time, these first two exclusives will now be followed by a 7 figure wave.
"Whether this signals a wider release plan remains to be seen, but it would seem odd for Funko to invest so much into 3.75" sculpts and then not to use them at mass market." (Mephitsu Archives, July 2015)
The first wave is due in January 2017, and thank fully Funko have retained those wonderful bomb shaped circular backing cards. The figures are all taken from Suicide Squad and is made up of Killer Croc, Katana, Enchantress, Underwater Batman, Deadshot, Harley Quinn (inmate) and The Joker (shirtless). It is a shame that the more iconic Harley Quinn and the purple coated Joker were exclusive as they would have rounded out the set much better than the inmate and shirtless versions. Fans will also be hoping that a second wave will follow so the Suicide Squad can be completed with Rick Flag, Captain Boomerang and El Diablo.
In terms of price, the similar Game of Thrones figures have a $10 price in US, and have been available here in very limited quantities for between £10 and £15. I suspect these Suicide Squad figures will follow suit but will be better stocked in terms of the licence having a bigger pull with stores and independents vs Game of Thrones which is stigmatised by the poor sales in general of the first Funko 6" figures.