1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 by Shaun in Labels: , , , , ,
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The headsculpt of the Hot Toys first version of The Joker was dissed in many quarters for bearing no likeness whatsoever to Heath Ledger (RIP). This version gives Hot Toys a second shot at this figure.

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

Here's a closer look at the reworked headsculpt.

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

I think it's another brilliant sculpt by our favourite toy artist babe.

Next up is the bank robber headsculpt, with slicked-back hair, right after he removed his mask.

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

And here he is with his clown mask on.

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

So you effectively get three display options with this figure.

Here are the accessories that come with the figure.

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

The bag comes packed with styrofoam to give it a fuller look when zipped.

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

To fit the grenades and gas bombs into the bag, you'll have to remove the styrofoam...

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

...push out the foam bits in the black foam piece...

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

...and fit the grenades and gas bombs into the black foam piece and place it in the bag.

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

The suit's tailoring is of Hot Toys' usual high standards and the body used is the True Type.

Here's more pix of the figure in random poses/angles.

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

I like how this figure looks and appreciate Hot Toys' attempt to get this figure's headsculpt right. But having to pay the full price for a figure that sports a get-up that lasted for about five minutes of the film is abit too much. Looking at it from another angle, I would have been more frustrated had they just released this figure with the reworked headsculpt and additional costume.

1:6 Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece The Joker (Bank Robber Version)

Check out more pix that I took of TDK figures by clicking on the following pix...

Hot Toys The Joker


Hot Toys Batman (Original Costume)


Hot Toys Batman (The Dark Knight Version)


Kitbash Bruce Wayne


Bandai SIC The Dark Knight Batman & Bat-Pod






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15 comments:

  1. Mizu says:

    The likeness is incredible, I'm swapping the head on the 1st Joker as soon as I get this.

    I know the figure's hit th ground in HK, but has anyone shipped it here yet?

  1. neoconvoy says:

    sweet !!! shaun, some pix of the boxart please...saw on HK forums, itz wicked...

    hope to get mine soon ! my HT in a long time...

    man, shld i try to get the first version....bro, can do a head swap ?

  1. Shaun says:

    mich, check with CSC. :)

    TED, will take pix of box art and head swap by this weekend.

  1. Mizu says:

    Thanks Shaun. I'll have a look there. ^^

  1. Vader says:

    Shaun -

    I love your site and your photos. But sometimes I don't wanna visit because it's painful seeing your stuff while I have to wait for mine to arrive :-)

    In this case, it may well be into 2009 before I see my Bank Robber Joker.

    Congrats on getting yours early, my friend.

    PG

  1. I am excited...my first HT 12" inch figure.

  1. This is one sick figure. Totally awesome. I am still waiting for my Bank Robber to arrive. Nice photos.

  1. Shaun says:

    @vader: thanks for dropping by Pete, hope you get your fig asap. :)

    @adrian: Congrats, Adrian, looking forward to your post about your first HT figure.

    @korndamned: Thanks. :)

  1. desmond says:

    This one is definitely better than the first version. To me, I prefer the headsculpt with slicked back hair as the colour of his "mouth areas" look more natural..I will get my TDK batman and bank robbery joker tomorrow..Shit!! Run out of cash liao..

  1. Joshua says:

    great pics bro though i don't think i'd be getting mine...i feel that somehow the lips seem way too deep coloured and the face paint's not white enough....

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi,
    May I know how to switch head? is it just pull the head out cause i'm worried too much force will damage it. Thanks

  1. Shaun says:

    @joshua: it's your call bro. :)

    @anonymous: to be safe, wrap the head in cloth, get a strong grip on the head and yank it out in one swift movement. It comes off with just abit of force.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Shaun

  1. Love the level of detail they have gone into with these figures. It's easy to create a likeness, but they have really gone to the next level here, and I'm sure all collectos will appreciate it

  1. Shaun says:

    @anonymous: you're welcome. :)

    @Action Jacks Toys: I can't say I've been disappointed by their headsculpts yet.