Collectors hungry for a hearty helping of King Shark merchandise can feast their eyes on (or at least pre-order) two new figures from Sideshow Collectibles.
One more bite won’t ruin his diet.
First we have a 1:10 scale statue of our doughty hero enjoying a little amuse bouche.
Here’s the pitch and pics courtesy of Sideshow and Iron Studios:
The corpulent creature, wearing only a pair of shorts, opens its deadly mouth, showing dozens of sharp triangular teeth, to enjoy a peculiar and bizarre snack. Ignoring the wounds and scars spread across his thick blue-gray skin, apparently relaxed, he is always ready and willing to satiate his constant and ravenous appetite. Sideshow and Iron Studios present the King Shark BDS Art Scale 1:10 Statue, the most feared (and sometimes comical) ocean predator in the DC universe and member of the Suicide Squad.
Created in comics by writer Karl Kesel in 1994, he has emerged as the enemy of the more contemporary version of Superboy. The son of a mythological being called the God Shark, Nanaue was born in Hawaii, and he is an anthropomorphic humanoid shark and has become better known as the King Shark. Nanaue, who has enhanced strength and endurance, can swim at high speeds and is resistant to low temperatures. With the physiology of a shark, it can breathe underwater, has many teeth, and has an avid anthropophagus appetite.
In the film The Suicide Squad, written and directed by James Gunn, as well as in the comic book, King Shark is selected and recruited by Amanda Waller, the ambivalent director of the Suicide Squad’s deadly missions. He is sent on a mission to the South American island nation of Corto Maltese, where they must destroy a prison and a laboratory that holds political prisoners and secret experiments. The Squad is a task force of convicted villains who work for the government in exchange for favors or reduced sentences. Depicted in CGI, Nanaue received the voice of legendary actor Sylvester Stallone.
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Really stretching that waistband
Now refreshed temporarily sated, here is the King is ready to spring into articulated (but not articulate) action as a sixth-scale figure from Hot Toys:
The squad gathers the most dangerous supervillains in the world is back for a new mission! Before hard times with the Suicide Squad turned him towards a life of maritime crime, this lowborn son of an ancient shark god, known as Nanaue, was the terror of the Hawaiian seas.
Sideshow and Hot Toys are excited to introduce King Shark Sixth Scale Collectible Figure from our Power Pose Series. It’s also one of the figures that made its debut in the Hot Toys Summer Showcase!
Masterfully crafted based on the appearance of King Shark in The Suicide Squad, the movie-accurate figure stands approximate 35.5cm tall, features a semi-articulated body structure with the ability to perform arms, wrist, and waist movements; detail recreation of King Shark’s signature features such as jaw, rows of sharp teeth, and rough skin texture; terrific paint job using a mixture of white and grey; two pairs of finely sculpted hands for poses; a pair of specially tailored pants with patterns, and a book.
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WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
The King Shark Sixth Scale Figure features:
- Authentic and detailed likeness of King Shark in The Suicide Squad
- Detail recreation of King Shark’s signature features including jaw, rows of sharp teeth, dorsal fin, and rough skin texture
- Skillfully painted in white and multiple shades of grey color
- Approximately 35.5cm tall
- 7 points of articulations including arms, wrists, and waist
- Four (4) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
- One (1) pair of relaxed hands
- One (1) pair of gesture hands
- Crafted with vinyl material
- One (1) blue-colored pants with patterns
- One (1) book
Whatever flavor of King Shark merchandise you crave, both these great figures have you covered!
images and press release courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles