Having already seen pictures of Hot Toys DX09 1/6 scale Michael Keaton Batman figure in the last post, here are the official prototype preview pictures of the Hot Toys DX08 1/6 scale Jack Nicholson JOKER and Joker is looking just as GOOD :) Now the circle is almost complete. With the upcoming release of both figures from the 1989 "Batman" film plus the Christopher Reeve Superman figure (previewed earlier HERE), the childhood dream of many a child (now adults) can finally be met as we can finally get our hands on these classic DC superheroes action figures, and in such fine form too! Hot Toys has elevated the scale of 1/6 figures into a new art form and these are truly Movie Masterpieces and a MUST HAVE among collectors and Batman fans.
From Hot Toys: The Joker Collectible Figures from the Batman series have been receiving high accolade in the collectible market. Amid much expectation, Hot Toys again steps its foot (?) into the Batman series, presenting the long-awaited DX Joker Collectible Figure from the Batman movie directed by Tim Burton in 1989 with the likeness firstly granted by renowned actor Jack Nicholson for developing the 1/6th collectible figure.
This Joker Collectible Figure is truly movie-accurate, highlighting the highly detailed head sculpt with Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS), sophisticated costume and accessories.
Tim Curry, Willem Dafoe, David Bowie and James Woods were considered for the Joker. Robin Williams lobbied hard for the part. Jack Nicholson was producer Michael Uslan's and Bob Kane's choice since 1980. Peters approached Nicholson as far back as 1986, during filming of The Witches of Eastwick. [ source: wiki ]
Nicholson had what was known as an "off-the-clock" agreement. His contract specified the number of hours he was entitled to have off each day, from the time he left the set to the time he reported back for filming, as well as being off for Los Angeles Lakers home games.
Nicholson demanded to have all of his scenes shot in a three-week block, but the schedule lapsed into 106 days. He received a $6 million salary, as well as a large percentage of the box office gross. The fee is reported to be as high as $50 million. I think he deserved it. After all, some people went as far as saying that "Jack Nicholson stole every scene". Enjoy the pictures ;p
The 1/6th scale Joker Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Jack Nicholson as Joker in the Batman (1989) movie; stands approximately 30 cm tall with TrueType body that has over 30 points of articulation; Detailed hair sculpture; Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) patented by Hot Toys Limited; Highly detailed make-up, gesture and wrinkles; Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including: One (1) pair of open palms, One (1) pair of relaxed palms, One (1) right palm for holding pistol, One (1) right palm for holding remote radio, One (1) right palm for holding magic stick, One (1) left palm for holding walkie talkie; Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted.
Costume: One (1) purple hat, One (1) purple tuxedo, One (1) purple overcoat with turquoise scarf and poison orchid, One (1) orange shirt, One (1) turquoise vest, One (1) turquoise tie with dotted pattern, One (1) pair of white gloves, One (1) pair of purple and turquoise checker pants with suspenders, One (1) pair of purple shoes
Weapons: One (1) long pistol, One (1) short pistol
Accessories: One (1) remote control, One (1) magic stick, One (1) walkie talkie, One (1) speaker / loud hailer, One (1) chattering teeth, One (1) mask, One (1) Joker card, Four (4) piles of US dollar bills, Light-up figure stand with Joker nameplate, the movie logo and DX series title
Artists: Head Sculpted by YULLI, Head Painted by JC.HONG, Head Art Directed by JC.HONG
**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
**Battery not included for figure stand, 3A batteries (3 pieces) are required
You can now pre-order this at BBTS - just tell them Toy Haven sent you :)