With the phenomenal success of Netflix’s Squid Game, it was only a short matter of time until the inevitable tidal wave of merchandise hit shores. Well, now it’s here, and Funko is releasing six characters from the series in their Funko Pop! style figurines to rake in some of that money. It’s like Funko just broke open their own Squid Game piggy bank!
Available individually for $11 or as a $66 six character set from Entertainment Earth, the figures include Seong Gi-Hun (Player 456), Oh Il-nam (Player 001), Abdul Ali (Player 199), Kang Sae-byeok (Player 067), Cho Sang-Woo (Player 218), and a circle masked worker. Will they also release square and triangle masked workers and Front Man and VIP figures? If there’s money to be made, I can almost guarantee it.
Did you know Squid Game’s creator/director Hwang Dong-hyuk shopped around a script for a Squid Game movie for ten years before Netflix showed an interest in turning it into a series? Ten years! I wish I’d gotten ahold of it first. I mean, sure, it would have been filmed with next to no budget with sets made almost entirely from cardboard, but still, ketchup can pass for real blood if your camera is crappy enough.