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Mark Hamill presented with a custom Joker lightsaber

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Mark Hamill is beloved for his role as Luke Skywalker in the “Star Wars” saga, but for a generation of Batman fans he’s also the definitive Joker, having voiced the villain for the past 25 years in animated series and films, and in video games. Over the weekend at “Star Wars” Celebration Europe, those two iconic properties merged in one wonderful custom collectible.

Ken Hampton of Hampton’s Hand-Crafted LED Sabers, whose work we’ve featured before, presented the actor with a mash-up Joker Lightsaber commissioned by his customers for Hamill.  The piece features a purple grip, “Ha Ha Ha” lettered in green on the fore grip, and Joker cards etched onto the “emitter shroud.” And at the press of a button, Hamill can hear his own Joker laugh.

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Batman & Robin battle Joker in this spectacular LEGO diorama

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The Dynamic Duo battles the Clown Prince of Crime in this spectacular LEGO diorama that looks so much like a comic book cover that you’ll either want to read it or frame and hang it on the wall.

Called “LEGO Batman vs Joker Gotham Theater Showdown,” Paul Hetherington’s incredibly detailed piece uses as its backdrop an appropriately ornate Art Deco theater. “I absolutely love Art Deco-style buildings,” Hetherington explains, “so building this was an excuse to indulge myself and create my own Art Deco Theater.”

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Hot Topic debuts full ‘Suicide Squad’ fashion collection

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Given that Hot Topic unveiled a Harley Quinn “Daddy’s Lil Monster” shirt in March, it should come as no surprise the shopping mall staple is launching an entire “Suicide Squad” collection, “inspired by the worst heroes ever” (and also the upcoming film).

Debuting July 22, the line is of course heavy on Harley and The Joker, with sweaters, tank tops, dresses, skinny jeans, boxer shorts, a trench coat and more (including a black-and-silver “Puddin” choker). However, Katana is also represented with a jacket.

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Harley Quinn, The Joker & More Squad Up on NIKEiD’s Customized ‘Suicide Squad’ Converse Kicks

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“Suicide Squad” hits theaters this August, which means there’s still plenty of time to get your opening night outfit together — so why not start out with NiKEiD’s customized “Suicide Squad” Converse Kicks?

The unisex high tops currently retail for $80 on the Nike webstore and feature several different “Suicide Squad” characters, specifically Harley Quinn, The Joker and Deadshot. The kicks are also available with the customer’s choice of rubber sidewall, racing stripe, lace, patch logo and more.

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Joker ratchets up the craziness in this freaky Snickers spot

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Since launching in 2010, Snickers’ “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” television ads have been virtually inescapable, with everyone from Betty White to Rowan Atkinson to Danny Trejo encouraging us to chow down on the popular chocolate bar. Yet somehow U.S. audiences have largely been spared the terrifying version featuring the Joker — that is, until now.

Warning: Be prepared to drop that delicious blend of roasted peanuts, nougat, caramel and milk chocolate, and flee to a space place. Preferably, somewhere with a door that locks.

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Funko unleashes an avalanche of Harley and Joker Pop! figures

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With seen plenty of Suicide Squad Pop! vinyl figures, both in the wild and in official images. However, it turns out those were only the beginning.

In addition to the standard figures, which include most of the characters from the upcoming Warner Bros. film (including tw0 Deadshots), Funko has debuted a half-dozen additional versions of Harley Quinn and the Joker, available exclusively at select retailers.

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Discover your inner villain with “Suicide Squad” movie merch

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Merchoid has unveiled its line of licensed “Suicide Squad” clothing products, which includes various t-shirts and hats with the film’s logo, tops inspired by Harley Quinn and the Joker, baseball caps, jackers, accessories, and much more. Items from the line are currently available for pre-order, ahead of the official release in June.

Among the highlights in the collection is the “Daddy’s Little Monster” 3/4 sleeve shirt, which is an exact replica of the shirt Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn wears in the film.

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Six Flags’ Joker ride was shut down an hour after it opened

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The Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park had to close its brand-new Joker ride on the same day of its unveiling because two passengers who were stuck on the coaster’s cars.

According to nj.com, maintenance workers worked to repair the 4D free-fly roller coaster for several hours, before Six Flags decided to close the ride for the rest of the day.

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Harley Quinn comes out swinging with new ‘Suicide Squad’ figure

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In a clear, and welcome, sign that merchandising is ramping up for Suicide Squad, no sooner did Tamashii Nations debut itsS.H. Figuarts Joker and Harley Quinn action figures than images and details have surfaced for Medicom’s MAFEX versions.

While we saw the Joker last month, this is our first look at Harley, based on the likeness of actress Margot Robbie. You have to admit, the head sculpts are pretty much spot-on.

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SH Figuarts debuts scary-good Harley Quinn & Joker ‘Suicide Squad’ figures

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Tamashii Nations has debuted two new “Suicide Squad” figures for the Joker and Harley Quinn, modelled very closely after Jared Leto and Margot Robbie as they appear in the film.

The figures are being released under the 6″ S.H. Figuarts line, and come with accessories from the film, such as a baseball bat for the Harley figure, and two pink pistols for the Joker.

No further details have been revealed at this time, but it’s likely the figures will sell for somewhere between $79.99 and $94.99 USD each, like other toys in the line.

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This ‘Suicide Squad’ Joker action figure is a real scream

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David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie is still more than three months away, but we’ve already plenty of related merchandise, from DC Collectibles statues to Pop! vinyl figures to Harley Quinn’s “Daddy’s Lil Monster” shirt. Now add to the list a Joker action figure that not captures that tattoos of the film’s Clown Prince of Crime, but also his, let’s say, unhinged nature.

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Superheroes face their archenemies in this steamy latte art

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A superhero and his archenemy go together like peanut butter and jelly or, in this case, espresso and steamed milk: One just isn’t complete without the other.

As the latest wave of superhero movies begins to wash over us, Elite Daily turned to latte artist Michael Breach to recreate a handful — or is that a cupful? — of classic pairings in his medium of choice. The results are, yes, pretty steamy.

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Artist reimagines heroes, villains in minimalist ‘Masks’ series

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Experimenting with the iconic nature of their costumes, Ukrainian illustrator Yuri Krasnoshchok has distilled the masks and faces of numerous fictional heroes to sparse geometric shapes in a minimalist series called simply “Masks of Superheroes.”

Spider-Man, represented only by those oversize white eyes, is probably the most successful of the bunch, but most of them are almost instantly recognizable, without the aid of the characters’ names.

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This Joker statue just wants to watch the world burn

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Following a little teasing, Sideshow Collectibles has fully unveiled its Joker Premium Format Figure, which commemorates Heath Ledger’s acclaimed performance in 2008’s The Dark Knight.

Standing more than 19 inches tall, the figure features a detailed fabric clothing, and holds a playing card in one hand and a machine gun in the other. The Sideshow-exclusive version comes with a swap-out left hand with detonator.

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This terrifying zombie Joker cosplay will fuel nightmares

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The grinning, psychopathic Joker was terrifying even before he had his face surgically removed and then reattached in the comics; I mean, he’s effectively a killer clown. But add “undead” to the mix, and you have a formula for many restless nights.

Your latest nightmare arrives courtesy of makeup artist Luvekat, who transformed herself into “Zombie Joker Babe” using body paint.

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