Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hot Toys 2014 Toy Fair Exclusive: 1/6th scale The Joker (Bank Robber Version 2.0) Figure

“I believe whatever doesn’t kill you simply makes you…stranger.”

Hot Toys’ first 1/6th scale The Joker (Bank Robber Version) Collectible Figure has been sought after by collectors even up to today as Heath Ledger’s amazing performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight left a strong impression among fans all these years. Today we are delighted to present an updated version of The Joker (Bank Robber Version 2.0) Collectible Figure as one of the 2014 Toy Fair Exclusive items.

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on Heath Ledge’s image as The Joker in his bank robber outfit in the movie. It features a newly painted head sculpt with upgraded technique, a newly sculpted interchangeable Bozo masked head sculpt with scuff marks, brand new tailored slimmer-fitting costume, detailed weapons, accessories, and a backdrop of the school bus used in Gotham National Bank heist.

Hot Toys 2014 Toy Fair Exclusive: MMS249 Movie Masterpiece Series 1/6th scale The Joker (Bank Robber Version 2.0) Collectible Figure specially features: Newly painted head sculpt with authentic and detailed likeness of Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight including Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles, make-up and skin texture, One (1) interchangeable Bozo mask head sculpt with scuff marks, Approximately 31 cm tall Body with over 30 points of articulations. Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including: One (1) pair for holding gun, One (1) left palm for holding The Joker cards, One (1) right palm for holding knife, Two (2) right and one (1) left posing palms, One (1) left relaxed palm, Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

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Costume: One (1) pale light blue and patterned shirt, One (1) grey blazer, One (1) pair of grey pants, One (1) pair of brown shoes

Weapons: One (1) pistol, One (1) shotgun, One (1) switchblade, Four (4) smoke grenades, Six (6) grenades, Six (6) round grenades

Accessories: One (1) light blue duffle bag with grenade rack, One (1) stack of Joker cards, One (1) stack of dollar bills, One (1) diamond shaped figure stand with The Joker nameplate, movie logo, and bank heist school bus backdrop

Release date: Q3-Q4, 2014

**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
**Product details could be subjected to change without further notice

Related post:
December 3, 2008 – Bank Robber Joker (original version) by Hot Toys posted HERE


Bill Kern said...

A little confused by Toy Fair exclusive? Any word if it will be sold at one of the Comic-Cons or available online too?

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

Hi Bill, Toy Fair Exclusives are sold in limited quantities at higher prices during Toy Fairs / Conventions that Hot Toys has a booth at or the official distributor does. One has to queue to get a ticket that entitles the person to buy the figure which has a higher resale price almost immediately due to the limited numbers made available and the fact that they are only sold in certain countries. Usually some people will queue and buy multiples to sell online later even though each person is only allowed one figure each (they get people to queue for them for the tickets, sometimes even paying a lot of people to queue in their place). Personally I feel that exclusives shouldn't be priced so much higher at the get go. It's an exclusive and limited and that's fine but why should it cost more?

I had posted an article about Hot Toys exclusives and the scalpers who made off with most of the goods at

Bill Kern said...

Ohhhhh. I know exactly what you mean now with these figures. "Exclusive" in that they are overpriced and artificially limited. I went to the NY Comic Con last year and these exclusives were rampant with all the companies. A slight repaint or different box for 50% more than the original. I'm cool with that, it's the companies decision and people bought them, but it's like you wrote most of the people buying them were reselling them on eBay the instant they could.

I missed out on this Joker figure the first time so when I saw it posted again I was pumped that I can finally get it! But at the price of a crappy used car from a scalper on eBay -- no thanks.

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

Hey Bill, maybe I can help you out here. If I can get you the figure at the Toy Fair price (not inflated) and you pay for shipping, would you be interested? I already have the Bank Robber Joker so when the figure is released in Singapore at the Singapore Toys, Games and Comic Convention and if I can get hold of it, would you be keen? From a fellow collector to another and between us we have a mutual friend as well (Ted Menten). Just a thought.

Bill Kern said...

Wow! Thanks for the offer and I would like to take you up on it. And Ted is a friend and old business partner of mine who pointed me to your blog years ago. I'll email you today

Hooi Chenk Tan said...

Which version of Bank Robber is more worth collecting? The MMS79 version or this Toy Fair Exclusive version?

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

Hi Hooi Chenk
Some hardcore collectors will probably get both for a more complete collection. This is produced and released for those who didn't have the chance to get the first version which was much cheaper and is good enough for me. This latest Toy Fairs exclusive version will be much more expensive and limited in numbers plus one has to queue overnight in order to get it. The mask is molded to the head unlike the first version which came with two head sculpts and removable mask. You have to decide for yourself which one is worth more to you. I am not willing to pay more for this exclusive version since I already have the original older version. Cheers

Hooi Chenk Tan said...

Thanks for the valuable advice. I also have the original older version.

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

You are most welcome Hooi Chenk. Obviously the new head sculpt is better because Hot Toys have improved much over the years but I still like my original version headsculpt with the slicked back hair and the removable mask :) The mask allows you to pose The Joker holding the mask while waiting for the van to pick him up in the iconic opening scene.

Tony said...

thank god I got the Version 1 when it was cheap - HK$930; orders for this is now HK$1900!!! (HT's retail price for VIPs was HK$1680)