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I have been steadily warming up to the idea of Will Smith playing Deadshot. It took a little bit, especially since I am a fan of the original comics-based Deadshot, but I finally came to realize that this could be a good translation of the character, somewhat like Samuel L. Jackson playing Nick Fury.

I was starting to look forward to some of the retail offerings of this character as an action figure, but I was a little disappointed at what Mattel was pushing. They just don’t really live up to real life likenesses for my taste…

Thankfully, Medicom, a Japanese company, will be producing highly detailed and articulated movie figures, including Will Smith’s Deadshot from the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. From the promo shots shown here, the likeness is dead-on (no pun intended)…I only expect Hot Toys to produce a more accurate likeness with their 1/6th scale figures.

If you don’t mind paying a little (okay, a lot) more for your 1/12 scale figures (6″), take a look at Medicom-MAFEX and Bandai-SHFiguarts for the high-end version (instead of Hasbro and Mattel). This figure is available for Pre-order now at the normal online outlets…

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