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How would you describe this?
I think the smirk makes Scott Lang look like an '80s villain, but both Paul Rudd and Conan O'Brien used stronger language in their own descriptions:
Paul Rudd told Conan he had no say on the design of the Ant-Man action figure, but he couldn't believe somebody signed off on it.
Paul Rudd ultimately threw the action figure into the audience, which was quite a commentary.
The best part of Conan's video was his own Joker-like cackling laugh at the action figure.
Interestingly enough, we do have some insight on how Paul Rudd's action figure came to be.
Last year, around the time Ant-Man and the Wasp came out, the senior product design manager for Hasbro talked to CinemaBlend about creating the Ant-Man action figure:
He also shared more about the Photo Real technology used in the process:
So, yeah, a lot of work went into that Ant-Man action figure. I still think he looks like the typical smirking villain of every '80s movie, but also a lot like the smart-ass that we know and love as Scott Lang. Paul Rudd does have a lovable smirk, but his charm is too inimitable to be accurately captured in a tiny action figure.
Ant-Man's story isn't over after Avengers: Endgame, and it's possible that Paul Rudd's response to his own action figure could inspire The Power That Be to make him a new one. Maybe they'll reward him with something "Thanus"-related, since he sounded bummed about that missed opportunity. Also, may I suggest his box set include a mini version of Endgame's true hero?