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
THis is really an awesome figure...really awesome!
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! :)
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!
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... :)
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!
are you selling that?? if you are how much???
nope, not selling unless you can make me an offer i can't refuse haha
a offer like what??trading figures or a price.
$400? for the whole thing.
i found a few on e-bay
Here's one for USD529.99
Another for USD527
try these CHEERS
oh ok thanks
u r most welcome :)
got it for $400 and it's awesome unfortunately the name plate broke
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
i gave the ebay seller the figure back cause there were lots of problems and he fixed it i found this stand damn cool
lots of problems? mine was pretty alright. my only gripe is that the cop hat is not symetrical :(
oh thats unfortunate my cop version is perfect
that's GREAT to hear :) enjoy your toy CHEERS
i am enjoying and do you have a shop in singapore or anything??
no shop, just a collector; i get most of my stuff from The Falcon's Hangar
oh ok thanks
ahhh damn my pers system broke hoping to fix it soon
sorry to hear that :( hope you get it fixed CHEERS
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