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Rick Baker designed a new Joker bust and it’s pure nightmare fuel

February 15th, 2018 by Marc 1 Comment

Holy crap! DC Collectibles has a new 1:1 scale Joker Bust coming in (appropriately) October and today images have been revealed showing that, not only is it terrifying, it’s sculpted, designed and painted by Hollywood legend (and seven-time Oscar winner) Rick Baker, the special effects genius behind many of Hollywood’s biggest movies.

The bust will be limited to 200, so you better be fast ordering it!

“When DC Collectibles approached me about this project, I told them I was interested, but wanted complete control of the design, I figured they wouldn’t go for it, but to my surprise, they said ‘OK.’ I insisted that I would need a proper amount of time to create the bust and their answer was, ‘Take whatever time you need.’ I asked if I could choose the character and they said, ‘Fine.’ I told them I wanted to make a version of The Joker that’s never been done before,’ and they replied, ‘Sounds great.’ I then said, ‘You guys are just too difficult,’ and left. [Laughs] Seriously though, I didn’t expect DC Collectibles to keep their promises, but they did. I had a blast sculpting my version of The Joker and exploring his twisted and demented personality.”

“DC Collectibles is always seeking out interesting artists from different industries to bring their unique art styles to DC’s popular characters, and we are thrilled to partner with Rick Baker on this sculpture. From the disturbing eyes to the sinister smile, Rick did a masterful job capturing The Joker’s psychotic demeanour,” add Jim Fletcher, executive director of DC Collectibles.

HIs take on the character is certainly unique, with him being older and scarier than usual… it reminds of the Arkham version of the character a fair bit too.

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Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….