Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hot Toys MMS DX01 P.A.R.S. Joker REVIEW IV

Continued from a previous post

After covering the Gotham City cop Joker from "The Dark Knight", I now present to you Hot Toys MMS DX01 P.E.R.S. (Parallel Eyeball Rolling System) Joker Review.

This is the classic Joker outfit/costume as worn by the late Heath Ledger in his portrayal of the Joker. The Joker apparently bought and paid for the outfit with the mob's money which he had stolen earlier. Hot Toys had already released this outfit with the first version Joker released in August 2008 (see my post HERE) but this is supposed to be the new improved and more movie-accurate Joker costume which consists of an overcoat, sport coat, vest, shirt, tie, suspenders, pants, socks and shoes.






I'll be posting comparison pictures between the two similar outfits in a later post but for now, let's check out Hot Toys new P.E.R.S. (Parallel Eyeball Rolling System). Since the first Joker release, Hot Toys have been improving on each head sculpt as they pushed the envelope and gave us better and better head sculpts of Heath Ledger as the Joker. For the Bank Robber Joker, Hot Toys had improved on the first version and gave us two head sculpts which were better than the first. And now they've improved on the head sculpt further and included the cool P.E.R.S. with Colored Translucent Iris for a totally new look

Now the eyes follow you wherever you go - pretty creepy if it really does. You still have to manually adjust and move the eyes around. Moving eyes are not new; Action Man did it back in the late 70s with their "Eagle Eye" action figures and Enterbay did it most recently with their Bruce Lee figure before ZC did something similar with their 1/6 Rosanna Biker Chick female figure. So now it's Hot Toys' turn. Hot Toys' Colored Translucent Iris even has the veins coming in from the sides.


By "translucent", it means they are miniature glass eyes. The new head sculpt and paintwork is exceptional! Excellent job by Yulli and JC Hong from Hot Toys

And here's how it works. You remove the hair part from the back of the head and move the control stick to rotate the eyes. A full 360-degree range of eye movement can be achieved BUT do be careful with the stick as it is quite delicate - it's not your regular joystick if you know what I mean.


The hair attaches back easily via magnets located at the neck region (the square looking patch) and inside the hair portion

Hot Toys has included a user guide for operating the P.E.R.S. in English and Japanese

And for my next trick, I'll make the grenades magically appear inside his overcoat.

"WHY SO SERIOUS?!"

Next: Review V - DX Joker with grenades

Earlier Reviews of Hot Toys DX Joker:
Review I - The Package
Review II - Gotham City Cop Joker
Review III - More Cop Joker: It's in the fine details
Review IV - New P.E.R.S. (Parallel Eyeball Rolling System) Joker

Update: Comparing the first release Joker and this latest DX joker

23 comments:

Little Plastic Man said...

THis is really an awesome figure...really awesome!

alstoys said...

wow that is Sick! Those eyes!
This figure really deserves the title of a Masterpiece!
Great photos alex, now what to buy this or the DX Batman? i have no Batman/joker figures... yet! :)

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

I agree Adrian :)

hey AL, IMHO you just need to get one DX Joker and one DX Batman and your Hot Toys Batman Figure collection is complete - ha! ha!

alstoys said...

Yikes!!! Both DX??? aw! I'm still saving for an Iron Man :o Won't Hot Toys slow down a bit in releasing new figures?
Happy Thanksgiving to all by the way... :)

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

Thanks AL :) Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Because my sister-in-law had been in the states for 12 years, she does cook a mean turkey with all the dressings. Otherwise, we don't celebrate it here - CHEERS!

Anonymous said...

are you selling that?? if you are how much???

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

nope, not selling unless you can make me an offer i can't refuse haha

Anonymous said...

a offer like what??trading figures or a price.

Anonymous said...

$400? for the whole thing.

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

i found a few on e-bay

Here's one for USD529.99

http://cgi.ebay.com/HOT-TOYS-DX01-JOKER-1-6-BATMAN-DARK-KNIGHT-FIGURE-NEW-/390288943910?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5adf08ab26

Another for USD527

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hot-Toys-Joker-Policeman-DX-01-DX01-Batman-1-6-Figure-/160546818921?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2561560b69

try these CHEERS

Anonymous said...

oh ok thanks

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

u r most welcome :)

Anonymous said...

got it for $400 and it's awesome unfortunately the name plate broke

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

Congrats :) Glad you find it AWEsome. Welcome to the club haha sorry to hear about the nameplate :( can it be fixed? anyhoo, it's not he most important accessory - I display most of my figures without it CHEERS

Anonymous said...

i gave the ebay seller the figure back cause there were lots of problems and he fixed it i found this stand damn cool

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

lots of problems? mine was pretty alright. my only gripe is that the cop hat is not symetrical :(

Anonymous said...

oh thats unfortunate my cop version is perfect

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

that's GREAT to hear :) enjoy your toy CHEERS

Anonymous said...

i am enjoying and do you have a shop in singapore or anything??

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

no shop, just a collector; i get most of my stuff from The Falcon's Hangar

Anonymous said...

oh ok thanks

Anonymous said...

ahhh damn my pers system broke hoping to fix it soon

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

sorry to hear that :( hope you get it fixed CHEERS