Your favorite characters from the ‘Squid Game’ have become Funko Pop figures
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The Netflix “Squid Game” writer-director cited the show’s easily identifiable characters as one of the main things that helped the ultra-popular series achieve success overseas. And now some of the most beloved characters from the first season have been built as Funko Pop! vinyl figures.
The new drop, available for pre-order and slated for release on March 22, features the following characters: Abdul Ali (player 199), Seong Gi-Hun (player 456), Oh Il-Nam (player 001), Sae – byeok (Player 067), an unknown Squid Game masked worker, and Cho Sang-Woo (Player 218).
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Each miniaturized figure in the Funko set dons the classic green tracksuits worn in the series, including references and accessories that hint at the main storylines, such as Abdul Ali’s bag of ‘marbles’ and the box of Seong Gi-Hun’s dalgona candy. Each vinyl figure stands 3-4 inches tall and costs $ 10.99 individually and $ 65.99 for a full six-pack.
The hit Netflix series, which quickly became the streamer’s most-watched show to date since its release last month, follows a group of financially compromised individuals who go head-to-head in a deadly series of games for a prize in life-changing money, a screenplay creator Hwang Dong-hyuk said was an allegory of modern capitalist society. It’s the first K-drama to be rated Netflix’s Best Show in the US, and it’s an example of the streamer’s ongoing operation for more global content. Given its success, talks of a second season have been speculated but not yet confirmed.
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