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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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These custom Joker cleats ask, “Why so serious?”

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Fandom is everywhere these days, and now it’s on the football field, too. NFL wide receiver Mohamed Sanu of the Cincinnati Bengals recently posted an awesome photo to his Instagram account, showing off his custom Joker-themed cleats.

The cleats, which appear to be hand painted, feature Heath Ledger’s Joker from “The Dark Knight.” Tally marks surround the shoe, including the Nike logo on the back. While one side features the Joker’s face, the other side asks the famous question “Why so serious?”

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This Nendoroid Joker figure is so cute it’s scary

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Leave it to the Good Smile Company to discover that perfect blend of creepy and adorable with its Nendoroid Joker: Villain’s Edition figure.

Based on the Joker as played by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, the Clown Prince of Crime has been shrunk to Nendoroid-size, while retaining all of the homicidal charm of the original. Featuring two equally alarming expressions, the Joker also boasts a purple trench coat with movable back, left and right sides, to allow for greater posing.

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With makeup and body paint, artist brings comic illustrations to life

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You may recall Lianne Moseley, the self-trained makeup artist who turns fans into faithful recreations of superheroes. However, she’s not the only one using cosmetics to make people look as if they stepped out of a comic book.

A hairstylist and freelance artist for MAC Cosmetics, Argenis Pinal uses makeup and body paint to similarly impressive effect, transforming ordinary (if well-sculpted) mortals into the likes of She-Hulk, Superman, Wonder Woman, Jean Grey, Carnage, Green Lantern, Wolverine and Cyborg Superman. Heck, even J. Jonah Jameson — now a blond! — spends some time beneath the brush.

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Batman battles Joker (and friends) in amazing stop-motion short

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After countless defeats at the hands of his arch-nemesis over the past 75 years, The Joker finally discovers the secret to defeating the Batman: more firepower. Or does he?

In this amazing stop-motion short, created by counter656 over the course of 20 days using nearly 3,500 images, S.H. Figuarts versions of the Caped Crusader and the Clown Prince of Crime go at it, mano a mano, until the supervillain calls in the big guns — a trio of Gundams.

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