I finally got my hands on this! My first Hot Toys 12" inch figure and what a first figure to have.
Looking at pictures is one thing but having it in your hands is another.
To me, the head sculpt is simply amazing. It is definitely much better than the head sculpt from the first joker. This time the resemblance to Heath Ledger is spot on! What gives this sculpt so much realism is the eyes. The sculpting of the eyes is done really well. If there is a fault with the sculpt, it will be the lips as they look a bit swollen. However that is a minor minor flaw.
The paint job is excellent. An excellent sculpt can be destroyed by a terrible paint job but this time, I think the paint job has complemented the sculpt very well and together brought about the realism and resemblance of the character! Great job by JC Hong (main painter) & Yulli (main sculpter). Their work as a team is outstanding.
This figure comes with 2 new head sculpts. One with the hair combed back (used if you want the joker to wear the clown mask) and the other one with the hair down. I personally like the one with the hair down.
The clothes are very well made and fit the figure very snugly. I particularly like the jacket and trousers...they fit the body so well.
The figure comes with the following accessories:
Bag for putting 2 smoke grenades and 4 grenades
Extra pair of gloved hands
Machine gun & removable magazine
Pistol & removable ammo clip
Deck of cards
Stack of dollar bills
Base and stand
Overall, an excellent figure to have and display. This will definitely be in my Top 10 toys for 2008. Even though, the price point is on the high side, you are getting a figure that has set a standard for the 12" inch market!
The box comes with a sleeve
Front view of the sleeve
Back view of the sleeve
Front view of the box
Back view of the box with the credits
Inside of the box
The 2 beautiful head sculpts
Show me the money!
Joker with his clown mask on
The Joker at the red carpet for the annual Little Plastic Man
Top 10 toys for 2008!