Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Joker by Hot Toys

"The Dark Knight" movie could also have been titled, "The Joker" because Heath Ledger was magnificent!! He was so good that I was always anticipating when he'll appear and see how scary he'll get. His disappearing pencil trick, his taunting of Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal, sister of Jake Gyllenhaal whom he developed a screen relationship with in "Brokeback Mountain"), his turn in the interrogation room, his visit to Harvey Dent in the hospital wearing a nurse's uniform and convincing him to become Two Face... there are so many great moments and it's really sad to see him go like that. Rest In Peace, Heath Ledger - you'll be missed.

Not many accessories but who cares? The guns and stuff (RPG which blew up the Tumbler and lead to the Batpod - COOL!!) can easily be obtained and placed in his hands for those movie moments.

His stack of calling cards - Joker cards, dollar bills, knife and extra hands

His outfit is very well sewn and put together. Even though there are so many layers, it doesn't make him look bulky nor puffy and the authenticity is simply amazing!
Oh, and by the way, the suit, it wasn't cheap. You oughta know, you bought it.
"Why so serious?!!" - one of the best lines delivered by Heath Ledger as the Joker. I must admit when "Batman Begins (2005)" ended with Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman playing a good guy) holding a Joker calling card, I was wondering who could fill the shoes of the Joker. Jack Nicholson's Joker in the Tim Burton Batman movie of 1989 was still fresh in all our minds. Now we are left pondering who else can top the performance of Heath Ledger as the Joker. Simply Brilliant!

The Joker wears an inner shirt, tie, vest, jacket and overcoat. His outfit is his costume and it's very nicely done!

Joker is equipped with a knife with a retractable blade

Another view of his splendid outfit

And his colourful socks (nice touch by Hot Toys) with his clown shoes (no toe-tip blade though)

"Here's my calling card!"

"Good evening, ladies and gentleMAN" - best spoken by the man himself


JuN said...

Nice review!
May I know where did u get yours from?


cosmicbaby said...

Alex: Great review!

jun: i guess the question ought to be- "where can I get a HT Joker now?"

JuN said...

cosmicbaby - haha your right! Where can I get a HT Joker now in Singapore???

alex teo said...

Thanks for the compliments :) jun, all the best in your hunt for joker!

shaqui said...

Hi where can i find this figure?Awesome and detailed review btw!:D

alex teo said...

Thanks :) You can try China Square Central

shaqui said...

Hi.I saw a review on this figure on youtube.Both of you have the same boxes but the head sculpt is a bit different.One has scars while the other has scars and red makeup around the is the video.Could you explain to me why?thanks for your time!:D

alex teo said...

There's this version (MMS) which was cheaper and then there's the DX version with the rolling eyes - which was more expensive and had two outfits. There's also a newer version -

Decisions decisions decisions

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shaqui said...

I see.So what version is in the video then?So many versions!Thanks for the knowledge!Will be waiting for you to review
The 2.0 version then xD

alex teo said...

The one in the video looks to be the one in between, the first DX Joker. The latest version DX11 has just been released so better chance of finding this newer one but it's not going to be easy.

All their products are based on pre-order i.e. you get it if you pre order it as the company only make the numbers pre-ordered so as not to flood the market and cause the price to tumble due to over supply.

You can still try China Square Central or e-bay as some people might have ordered extra to re-sell.

Here's a link for the latest Joker figure -