LEGO vs FLEGO – Suicide Squad
Over the last couple of months, I have been slowly working my way through a review of the FLEGO (fake LEGO) Suicide Squad from China. I have already reviewed Katana (click here to read it), Deadshot (click here to read), Captain Boomerang (click here to read), and the Joker (click here to read). Today, I have the final installment in the series: a review of El Diablo, Killer Croc, and the Enchantress.
Let’s begin with Killer Croc. There have been both Minifigure and big fig treatments for this character from LEGO. I have the big fig from Killer Croc Sewer Smash (click here to read my review), but comparing a Minifigure scale figurine to a big fig is not really a fair comparison. This Killer Croc is designed to look like the one from the Suicide Squad movie, unlike previous LEGO versions. He comes with a unique face print, and scales printed on the back of his head. He has a knockoff of the typical LEGO hood as well. Killer Croc’s torso, meanwhile, is printed with a crocodile skin jacket pattern that is true to the movie, and his legs are plain black. Like others in the Suicide Squad set, this Killer Croc is poorly made, and doesn’t connect well with LEGO, or even his FLEGO display base. As an accessory, Killer Croc comes with a black knife. Do I like this figurine? Sure, it has a neat design, and it is a variant of the character that LEGO did not make. But, the compatibility issue bothers me, and the plastic is a little cheap, as with other FLEGO characters.
El Diablo is a character that never saw the light of LEGO. This character is a bit of a mess, in my opinion. Who ever designed this figurine tried to stay true to his tattoos from the movie. But, it just comes off messy, and a little hard to figure out. This is especially true around the character’s mouth. In previous reviews of characters from this set, I also felt that too much detail was jammed in. El Diablo falls into that same category. His torso is nice, and printed on both front and back. His legs really bother me. He has printed on white strips around his feet that are meant to look like shoes. They just look cheap. The plastic he is made of also feels a little brittle when you rub it in your fingers, and like so many FLEGO figurines before, he is not fully compatible with LEGO. El Diablo has two flames as accessories.
The final character in the set was the Enchantress. She also did not get official LEGO treatment, and when you see this figurine up close, you can really tell why. She looks really skanky. The printing of her “bikini” bottom also looks less like a bikini, and more like she is going au naturel… especially since her butt is just plain skin color. Enchantress’ face printing is also a little off. I think they printed her mouth too low. Her hairpiece is a knockoff of Wonder Woman’s from LEGO, only the tiara has been left black, and a crescent moon was painted on. In all honesty, Enchantress was my reason for buying these figurines in the first place. I wanted to recreate one of the movie posters using Minifigures, and LEGO never made an Enchantress. Sadly, this figurine really disappointed me. It is also quite difficult to get her to connect to LEGO, though she does so better than both El Diablo and Killer Croc. I also could have done without the printed on toes…
Well, there you have it, in case you were thinking of ordering yourself a set of the FLEGO Suicide Squad. All in all, I was not overly impressed with these figurines. Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc were probably my favorites, but they just don’t connect well with LEGO. All of the figurines were made from a lower grade plastic than LEGO would use, and would benefit from simpler designs that did not try to cram in as much detail as possible. As always, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Until next time,