Mattel is now offering their highly anticipated release of their DC Multiverse Signature Collection, The Penguin as seen in Batman Returns (1992), and The Joker as seen in The Dark Knight (2008). Both actors are remembered as two of the best film portrayals of these iconic DC characters, which were part of two different rebooted Batman film trilogies. The Penguin is inspired by the likeness of Danny Devito, and The Joker is inspired by the late Actor Heath Ledger.
Mattel’s Signature Collection gives fans movie and television accurate figures, such as the previously released Batman (based on Batman Forever), The Flash (1990 Television Series, and the 1970’s Lynda Carter Wonder Woman figures. At this time, we’re hopeful that Mattel has a few more announcements coming this year at San Diego Comic-Con. What fans might be interested to note is that The Joker and The Penguin have far better detail and likenesses than the previously released figures, and are the two best film figures that the company has ever produced.
Thank you to Mattel for providing their DC Multiverse Signature Collection The Penguin & The Joker Figures for review.
Availability: June 2019
The figures are packaged on window boxes with artwork, and images of the characters on the front, back and sides. On the back are images of the figures, along with a brief bio.
The Penguin is based on his 1992 Batman Returns film likeness, which is based on the Actor Danny Devito. The figure comes with a soft-goods coat that is removable, and is sculpted in a light grey vest with buttons and sculpted details and texture, with black deco on the back of it, a white collared shirt, a black bow-tie with metallic silver circles, black pants with a sculpted lines, and black shoes. The arms from the white undershirt are a duller white than the shirt itself, which only stands out if the fabric coat is removed.
His head sculpt features a great likeness and all of the details are there, including the long nose, blackened eyes, mouth and hair on the back of his head. The paint applications on the head is solid and the attention to detail is some of the very best that Mattel has ever offered.
Included with The Penguin is a top hat that only rests on his head and falls off rather easily, an umbrella/parasol, an attachment for the parasol as a firing effect, interchangeable hands, a figure base with a flying stand and a backdrop.
His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso (this is hidden under the vest) swivel thighs, swivel-hinged knees, hinged and rocker ankles.
The Joker is based on his appearance in The Dark Knight from 2008, and is based on the Actor Heath Ledger’s likeness. The Joker is sculpted and painted in a long purple coat, that features buttons, pockets, and red deco on the inside lining. a green vest with light grey buttons, a green tie with yellow diamond, a blue shirt with a pattern, purple pants with sculpted lines, and a texture, black gloves and black shoes.
His head sculpt also features a great likeness and Mattel has captured the white paint on his face quite nicely, as well as the red scar painted in red along his mouth and cheeks, blackened eyes and eye balls. The white deco is a wash, and you can see his skin tone through it. The hair also has a green wash over the black. The facial details look just like they did in the film, and fans are sure to go crazy over the remarkable detail here.
The Joker includes a machine gun, a pistol with a removable clip, playing cards with the Joker on top, a knife, a figure base with a flying stand and a backdrop.
His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, ab crunch, swivel waist, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, double-hinged knees, hinged and rocker ankles.
Overall, these are two of the vest best tv and film figures that Mattel has ever done given the attention to detail on the paint applications, character likenesses, clothing and accessories. The figures bring out the best of these characters in all of their glory from these two iconic Batman films. Look for these now, and you can also order these at our valued partners below:
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