Not happy with the release of their original Joker figure from 2009, Hot Toys have updated their Dark Knight villain.
From the press release:
“The Hot Toys DX Joker Collectible Figure has been very well-received since its launch in 2009. In view of fans’ expectation, Hot Toys is proud to present his advanced version – The DX Joker 2.0 Collectible Figure from The Dark Knight movie, specially crafted based on the image of Heath Ledger as The Joker in the movie, highlighting the highly detailed head sculpts crafted with the latest sculpting and painting technique by our chief Korean artists Yulli & JC. Hong and the costume customized by the extraordinaire 1/6th scale figure costume artist Kato, which best fits his advanced body. The Joker 2.0 is definitely a must-have for fans! The DX Joker 2.0 Collectible Figure is truly movie-accurate, equipped with our patented Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS), highly detailed accessories and weapons.”
The accessories, as pictured above, are fantastic. Along with the table, chair and desk-light come a hand gun, machine gun, assortment of knives (there is even a knife on his right boot!), pencil, handcuffs, deck of cards and a mixture of hands and gloved hands for holding all the different weapons.
And lucky “selected markets” will also have the added bonus of an exclusive initiator and Grumpy mask. Disappointingly though, there would appear to be no grenades in the inside of his jacket in this version.
The head sculpt looks amazing, the likeness and level of detail is breathtaking. A fitting homage to the late Heath Ledger. The costume also looks superb, the fabrics and tailoring is a marked upgrade from the original. Below is a comparison of the new (left) and old (right).
Expect to see this in store early next year, although no price point has been announced as of yet!