Hot Toys released solicitations and pre-orders of their upcoming The Dark Knight – The Joker Sixth Scale Figure are available now. The Joker comes in two version, including an Artisan Edition that is priced at $515, and a Collector Edition $365. You can check out the listings now at Sideshow Collectibles by clicking HERE!
“Why so serious!” – The Joker
Heath Ledger’s version of the Joker in The Dark Knight is a remarkable performance that still gets recognized today as one of the best depiction of the character outside of the DC comic book. Despite his limited screen time, the Joker steals the show by his menacing presence over the movie. He’s the agent of chaos, the unstoppable force to Batman’s immovable object.
Commemorating the 15th anniversary of The Dark Knight movie and Heath Ledger’s critically acclaimed performance, Hot Toys is bringing a more delicate and storytelling figure of Heath Ledger’s Joker to demonstrate our top-of-class crafting techniques. Presenting Hot Toys’ Artisan Edition of The Joker Sixth Scale Collectible Figure from DX Series. This is an Exclusive release available with limited quantity of 4,000 pieces only in selected markets.
This time we have worked closely with Derek Kwok (Hong Kong Film Director), a Christopher Nolan fanatic himself, who spent over a decade refining his passionate The Dark Knight Joker’s costume in sixth scale, as a hobby. Hot Toys is honored to create a custom-tailored costume based on The Joker’s signature purple coat outfit in Nolan’s The Dark Knight with Director Kwok’s involvement. From the choice of material to the cuts and layer arrangements, Derek showed his professionalism and expressed great passion, combining Hot Toys’ workmanship to give the real fabric costume the highest level of screen accuracy.
Our brand new Joker figure is faithfully crafted based on Heath Ledger’s stunning portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight. Features a newly developed head sculpt with separate eyeball rolling system, and its pupil diameter only up to 4.5mm produced by numerous layers of painting. His phenomenal make-up accented by the red grin, and two styles of mouth piece including a gesturing tongue for different expressions.
Hot Toys has expanded its leading-edge expertise, introducing a superior level of craftsman work goes into the wool hair implants which recreated Joker’s green coiffed hairstyle with added volume and curls at the strands to reflect his maniacal nature.
The Joker’s real fabric costume including his purple topcoat, blazer, vest, dress shirt, pants, socks, are all recreated with fine texture and accurate patterns. Most importantly, we have introduced a form-fitting body unique to this figure, reflecting his actual physique yet giving great articulations under a layered costume.
His chaotic look completed with detailed weapons and accessories such as guns, grenades, knives, playing cards, bank note and a LED-lighted diorama base with the famous bat symbol. It’s a base with two lighting modes for alternate display.
The The Joker (Artisan Edition) Sixth Scale Figure features:
- Authentic and detailed likeness of Heath Ledger as Joker in The Dark Knight Trilogy
- One (1) newly developed head sculpt with separate rolling eyeball system
- Two (2) styles of mouthpieces for different expressions (teethed and gesturing tongue)
- Mid-length curly green hair implantation (wool material)
- Newly developed body with over 30 points of articulation
- Approximately 31 cm tall
- Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including:
- One (1) pair of gun-holding hands
- One (1) cards holding left hand
- One (1) knife holding right hand
- One (1) relax right hand
- Three (3) gesture hands
- Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
- Available in the limited quantity of 4,000 units in selected markets
- One (1) purple topcoat (with magnetic function)
- One (1) grey blazer
- One (1) green vest
- One (1) patterned shirt (with bendable wire) and tie
- One (1) pair of suspenders
- One (1) pair of dark purple pants with stripes
- One (1) pair of checker socks
- One (1) pair of brown shoes
- One (1) machine gun
- One (1) shotgun
- One (1) pistol with removable magazine
- Four (4) knives
- Five (5) grenades (can be placed in purple overcoat)
- One (1) blade (attachable to shoe)
- One (1) set of Joker cards
- One (1) pencil
- One (1) stack of bank note
- Seven (7) safety pins
- A specially designed themed diorama base with LED light-up function, up to two lighting modes (regular and breathing mode; USB power operated)