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Reenact your own Squid Game at home with these new Funko Pops
This should at least be safer than the real thing.
If you're one of more than 100 million people who've streamed Squid Game in the past few weeks, and are also looking to bring a piece of the popular Netflix series home with you (safely of course), then you're in luck. The marketing onslaught has begun.
Funko Pop! has announced the release of Fun(ko)-sized versions of the main characters from the hit Korean death game drama. Fans of the show can now pre-order Funkos of some of their favorite players — Gi-hun (456), Sang-Woo (218), Sae-byeok (067), Il-nam (001), and Ali (199) — as well as three different Masked Workers. (One for each of the show's iconic shapes: a Circle, a Square, and a Triangle.)
However, if you're looking to collect them all, there's a slight catch as not all the Masked Workers are available everywhere. Walmart exclusively carries the Masked Worker with the Square Mask, while Funko exclusively carries the Masked Worker with the Triangle Mask. In the case of every other character and the Masked Worker with the Circle Mask, those will be available at both locations as well as Amazon. (You can catch a glimpse of Gi-hun's Funko below!)
This isn't the first shopping craze that has kicked off following the growing rise in the popularity of Squid Game, since it's premiere earlier this fall, as many fans are already planning their Masked Worker costumes for this Halloween — trademark White Vans included.
The show centers on a desperately down on his luck gambling addict named Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) who agrees to join a competition with 455 other players for a chance to win a billion-dollar prize that would help him settle all his debts and live a more-than-comfortable life. Only as the competition begins all the players discover that all the playground games that consist of each round are actually violently life-or-death, with only one of them emerging victorious... and alive.
A second season hasn't been announced (yet), though the creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has said he is seriously considering bringing back the series for another installment.
Squid Game Funkos will be available wherever Funko are sold, but they'll only be available in-store starting in early 2022. Until then you can pre-order them from Walmart, Amazon, and Funko themselves. Catch a glimpse of some of the other Funkos below: