The Joker Archive

  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=83713" rel="attachment wp-att-83713"></a></p> <p>Well, this was an unexpected, yet pleasant addition today at Toy Fair! Following up on the Batman from the <em>Batman: The Animated Series</em> ArtFX+, we’re now getting Harley Quinn and The Joker as well! I really love how the Harley here captures her more playful side from the show as opposed to the hyper sexualized versions we’ve been getting lately due to <em>Suicide Squad</em>, and The Joker has his iconic purple suit and massive grin, which I will always love in any form. The pair are both quite nice looking and are, honestly, must haves for any fans of the iconic show.</p>

    Toy Fair 2018: Kotobukiya’s Harley Quinn and Joker ArtFX+ Gallery

    Well, this was an unexpected, yet pleasant addition today at Toy Fair! Following up on the Batman from the Batman: The Animated Series ArtFX+, we’re now getting Harley Quinn and The Joker as well! I really love how the Harley here captures her more playful side from the show as opposed to the hyper sexualized versions we’ve been getting lately due to Suicide Squad, and The Joker has his iconic purple suit and massive grin, which I will always love in any form. The pair are both quite nice looking and are, honestly, must haves for any fans of the iconic show.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2017-square-enixs-dc-play-arts-kai-figures/attachment/tf2017sedcheader" rel="attachment wp-att-80770"></a></p> <p>Square-Enix’s DC line has always been a head-scratcher for me. The designs, from the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2013-square-enixs-dc-universe-variant-play-arts-kai" target="_blank">first ones</a> they put out to the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nycc-2014-square-enixs-batman-and-catwoman-variant-play-arts-kai" target="_blank">Tetsuya Nomura designs</a>, are so very strange and out-there. Maybe that’s the appeal! But they’re really pushing the boundary of “what even am I looking at” with their new Harley Quinn & The Joker. Because these seemingly normal Play-Arts Kai transform into… robot Harley and robot Joker. Wat.</p> <p>The Joker has some strange exo-suit going on and Harley looks like an extra from <em>Bubblegum Crisis</em>. I… I kind of love it. It’s just SO weird, and the Joker has about 20 thousand extra heads. Part of me is like “why” and the other part is all “think of the toy photography opportunities!!”</p>

    Toy Fair 2017: Square Enix’s DC Play Arts Kai Figures

    Square-Enix’s DC line has always been a head-scratcher for me. The designs, from the first ones they put out to the Tetsuya Nomura designs, are so very strange and out-there. Maybe that’s the appeal! But they’re really pushing the boundary of “what even am I looking at” with their new Harley Quinn & The Joker. Because these seemingly normal Play-Arts Kai transform into… robot Harley and robot Joker. Wat.

    The Joker has some strange exo-suit going on and Harley looks like an extra from Bubblegum Crisis. I… I kind of love it. It’s just SO weird, and the Joker has about 20 thousand extra heads. Part of me is like “why” and the other part is all “think of the toy photography opportunities!!”

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2016-kotobukiyas-artfx-new-52-joker-gallery/attachment/toyfair2016kotobukiyajokergalleryheader" rel="attachment wp-att-75055"></a></p> <p>I tend to have very mixed feelings about the Joker. I love almost all of his many permutations, but when I hate one (like <em>The</em> <em>Killing Joke</em> Joker or New 52 Joker) I <em>really</em> hate them. I mean, I certainly have bigger New 52 issues than the Joker (Wonder Woman’s new backstory, why?), but he’s certainly not my fave. Even if the whole peeling off his face thing did make for some cool panels.</p> <p>But, of course, lots of people love New 52 Joker! So it’s not very surprising that Kotobukiya added him to their New 52 Villains ArtFX+. And even I am almost won over by him: the pose is just so clever, with the knife showing but the gun hidden behind his back. His body looks almost broken, which is definitely fitting for his character: such odd angles! Check him out in full after the jump.</p>

    Toy Fair 2016: Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ New 52 Joker Gallery

    I tend to have very mixed feelings about the Joker. I love almost all of his many permutations, but when I hate one (like The Killing Joke Joker or New 52 Joker) I really hate them. I mean, I certainly have bigger New 52 issues than the Joker (Wonder Woman’s new backstory, why?), but he’s certainly not my fave. Even if the whole peeling off his face thing did make for some cool panels.

    But, of course, lots of people love New 52 Joker! So it’s not very surprising that Kotobukiya added him to their New 52 Villains ArtFX+. And even I am almost won over by him: the pose is just so clever, with the knife showing but the gun hidden behind his back. His body looks almost broken, which is definitely fitting for his character: such odd angles! Check him out in full after the jump.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nendoroid-joker-will-put-a-smile-on-your-face/attachment/jokerheader-2" rel="attachment wp-att-71198"></a></p> <p>One of the most exciting/bizarre/unexpected announcements from Summer Wonder Festival was definitely <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/summer-wonfest-2015-nendoroid-joker" target="_blank">the unveiling of a Joker Nendoroid</a>. I mean, I guess it makes sense–they’ve been doing mainly good guys so far, but every <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/nendoroid-batman-is-the-knight" target="_blank">Batman</a> needs someone to fight! Or else he’d just mope around in the batcave all day doing nothing.</p> <p>Now the time has come to get the full preview of this little maniac. I mean, he’s so cute! And demented! I haven’t really liked most of the comic Nendoroids but I can totally get on board for this. Scary laughing face? Check. Knife? Check. An actual Joker card? Check. Piles of toy money? Check! No pencil though, sadly. The Joker retails for ¥3,800 and will come out in February barring delays: orders placed on Amazon Japan (through a proxy) get a bonus background!</p> <p>Pre-order At: <a href="http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-014260&page=top" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-014260&page=top', 'AmiAmi']);" target="_blank">AmiAmi</a> | <a href="http://biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/12780-the-dark-knight-nendoroid-joker-villains-edition.html" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://biginjap.com/en/pvc-figures/12780-the-dark-knight-nendoroid-joker-villains-edition.html', 'Big In Japan']);" target="_blank">Big In Japan</a> | <a href="http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10350734" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10350734', 'Hobby Search']);" target="_blank">Hobby Search</a></p>

    Nendoroid Joker Will Put A Smile On Your Face

    One of the most exciting/bizarre/unexpected announcements from Summer Wonder Festival was definitely the unveiling of a Joker Nendoroid. I mean, I guess it makes sense–they’ve been doing mainly good guys so far, but every Batman needs someone to fight! Or else he’d just mope around in the batcave all day doing nothing.

    Now the time has come to get the full preview of this little maniac. I mean, he’s so cute! And demented! I haven’t really liked most of the comic Nendoroids but I can totally get on board for this. Scary laughing face? Check. Knife? Check. An actual Joker card? Check. Piles of toy money? Check! No pencil though, sadly. The Joker retails for ¥3,800 and will come out in February barring delays: orders placed on Amazon Japan (through a proxy) get a bonus background!

    Pre-order At: AmiAmi | Big In Japan | Hobby Search

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/toy-fair-2013-square-enixs-dark-knight-trilogy-play-arts-kai/attachment/toyfair2013square-enixbatmantrilogyheader" rel="attachment wp-att-39606"></a></p> <p>At NYCC, Square-Enix had <a>a whole lot of Batman merchandise on hand</a>, and of course large handful of it was from the Dark Knight Trilogy. Their Bane, which was unpainted then, is now painted–though his texture looks a little sandpaper-y. We’ve also got Bats himself, Catwoman Anne Hathaway style, and the ubiquitous Joker. It’s odd how much the quality varies: Catwoman looks a little… lumpy, while the Joker is perfectly executed and Batman is rather in-between. Check them all out in the gallery!</p>

    Toy Fair 2013: Square-Enix’s Dark Knight Trilogy Play Arts Kai

    At NYCC, Square-Enix had a whole lot of Batman merchandise on hand, and of course large handful of it was from the Dark Knight Trilogy. Their Bane, which was unpainted then, is now painted–though his texture looks a little sandpaper-y. We’ve also got Bats himself, Catwoman Anne Hathaway style, and the ubiquitous Joker. It’s odd how much the quality varies: Catwoman looks a little… lumpy, while the Joker is perfectly executed and Batman is rather in-between. Check them all out in the gallery!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=32270" rel="attachment wp-att-32270"></a></p> <p>Bad Applez Inc., the dynamic duo of Nemo and OsirisOrion, who masterfully sculpt and paint, decided to bring some goodies to NYCC this year. The duo, who have been working together for about a year now, and both of whom are from the New York area, decided to bring it big and have lots of tie ins with comics and New York in general. From the amazing skulls in the header of Batman, the Joker, Spider-Man, and others, to more traditional pieces like a Munny with an apple for its head (which sadly sold as I was taking these shots and didn’t get to take a picture of it), there was something for everyone on hand.</p> <p>The gorgeous skulls in the header also came in large size pieces (about 5″ or so), and smaller charm sized pieces and I really can’t wait to see more in that line. NYCC also saw the release of their hand sculpted and resin cast pieces called the Dust Mitez, which are, admittedly, quite adorable. Definitely give the gallery below a look through and be sure to keep an eye on these guys over the months and years to come as they produce some amazing stuff!</p>

    NYCC 2012: Bad Applez Inc. Booth Overview

    Bad Applez Inc., the dynamic duo of Nemo and OsirisOrion, who masterfully sculpt and paint, decided to bring some goodies to NYCC this year. The duo, who have been working together for about a year now, and both of whom are from the New York area, decided to bring it big and have lots of tie ins with comics and New York in general. From the amazing skulls in the header of Batman, the Joker, Spider-Man, and others, to more traditional pieces like a Munny with an apple for its head (which sadly sold as I was taking these shots and didn’t get to take a picture of it), there was something for everyone on hand.

    The gorgeous skulls in the header also came in large size pieces (about 5″ or so), and smaller charm sized pieces and I really can’t wait to see more in that line. NYCC also saw the release of their hand sculpted and resin cast pieces called the Dust Mitez, which are, admittedly, quite adorable. Definitely give the gallery below a look through and be sure to keep an eye on these guys over the months and years to come as they produce some amazing stuff!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=31389" rel="attachment wp-att-31389"></a></p> <p>Kotobukiya’s statue line has really taken off in the past few years, especially now that they have the DC license. We’ve seen some <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/kotobukiyas-the-dark-knight-rises-batman-is-all-kinds-of-badass" target="_blank">pretty awesome Batman statues</a> from them, but of course the Dark Knight isn’t complete without his crazy nemesis. This particular version of the Joker is based on <em>The Killing Joke</em>, something every Batman fan is familiar with. While I think this is a bit too creepy to ever put in my house, the detail is really fantastic, especially on the Joker’s outfit. So many folds! It also comes with a rather nifty feature: the final version will have a motion sensor, and when you walk by the camera & spotlight will flash! Perfect for terrifying your houseguests.</p>

    NYCC 2012: Kotobukiya’s Joker From The Killing Joke Statue

    Kotobukiya’s statue line has really taken off in the past few years, especially now that they have the DC license. We’ve seen some pretty awesome Batman statues from them, but of course the Dark Knight isn’t complete without his crazy nemesis. This particular version of the Joker is based on The Killing Joke, something every Batman fan is familiar with. While I think this is a bit too creepy to ever put in my house, the detail is really fantastic, especially on the Joker’s outfit. So many folds! It also comes with a rather nifty feature: the final version will have a motion sensor, and when you walk by the camera & spotlight will flash! Perfect for terrifying your houseguests.

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/?attachment_id=26310" rel="attachment wp-att-26310"></a></p> <p>It’s no surprise that one of the main focuses at Sideshow’s booth was on DC, and more precisely on Batman. In fact, there were only three non-Batman DC figures there: a bust and a full statue of Superman and a very awesome Premium Format Green Lantern. While Green Lantern isn’t usually my thing, I love that base! There was also a Batman bust, but they’re really not my jam: if I had one in my house I’d constantly be thinking ‘where’s the rest of him?’</p> <p>The big pieces were their 1/4 scale Batman line featuring (of course) Batman, Poison Ivy and the Joker. Batman looks amazing, and I like the sculpt. Enough to plop down $400? Possibly! The Joker is really the star of the show, but I don’t know if I could ever have anything that large and unnerving in my house. Poison Ivy is, to me, a missed opportunity: the sculpt looks great, but her face falls a little flat and I don’t know why her stomach is exposed. It kind of makes no sense, and ruins a statue that I was actually looking forward to. Check out everything after the jump!</p>

    SDCC 2012: Sideshow Collectibles DC Comics Statues

    It’s no surprise that one of the main focuses at Sideshow’s booth was on DC, and more precisely on Batman. In fact, there were only three non-Batman DC figures there: a bust and a full statue of Superman and a very awesome Premium Format Green Lantern. While Green Lantern isn’t usually my thing, I love that base! There was also a Batman bust, but they’re really not my jam: if I had one in my house I’d constantly be thinking ‘where’s the rest of him?’

    The big pieces were their 1/4 scale Batman line featuring (of course) Batman, Poison Ivy and the Joker. Batman looks amazing, and I like the sculpt. Enough to plop down $400? Possibly! The Joker is really the star of the show, but I don’t know if I could ever have anything that large and unnerving in my house. Poison Ivy is, to me, a missed opportunity: the sculpt looks great, but her face falls a little flat and I don’t know why her stomach is exposed. It kind of makes no sense, and ruins a statue that I was actually looking forward to. Check out everything after the jump!

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hot-toys-takes-us-back-to-the-80s-with-their-new-batman-and-joker/attachment/hottoysbatmannjokerheader" rel="attachment wp-att-5143"></a></p> <p>Back at San Diego Comic Con, we got a glimpse of the 1989 version of the Joker at the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2011-sideshow-collectibles-hot-toys-display" target="_blank">Sideshow Collectibles Hot Toys display</a>, and a few weeks later the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hot-toys-bruce-wayne-and-shadow-predator-are-headed-online" target="_blank"><em>Batman Begins</em> version of Bruce Wayne went up for order</a>. Now, not only the Joker, but also a 1989 version of Batman have gone up for order and both are truly stunning. For those that are more of a fan of the older, bolder, more in your face with yellow design of the Batsuit as seen in the 1989 Batman movie by Tim Burton starring Michael Keaton, now’s your opportunity to own him as a Hot Toys figure.</p> <p>Batman comes with a whole slew of accessories as well as a bloodied face and looks quite badass here unlike most people’s memories of his character in the movie. Also, for those wondering, Hot Toys will be making a 1/6th scaled Batmobile to match this figure, which should be out earlier next year. Let’s not forget Michael Keaton’s co-star and Batman’s most famous villain though: the Joker! This version of the Joker is based upon Jack Nicholson’s portrayal of the Joker and contains his much more colorful outfit and whimsical accessories.</p> <p>If you’re looking to add either of these to your collection, Batman and the Joker will be available 1st quarter 2012 with Batman retailing for $239.99 and the Joker retailing for $264.99. Both of these 1/6th scaled poseable figures look quite amazing and really show off just how far Hot Toys has come and continue to set a new standard for quality in poseable figures. Are any of you readers thinking of picking either of these up or are you more partial to the newer Christian Bale Batman from the Christopher Nolan movies?</p> <p>[Pre-order Batman at <a href="http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=901391&ref=home&new&preorder" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=901391&ref=home&new&preorder', 'Sideshow Collectibles']);" target="_blank">Sideshow Collectibles</a>]</p> <p>[Pre-order The Joker at <a href="http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=901392&ref=home&new&preorder" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=901392&ref=home&new&preorder', 'Sideshow Collectibles']);" target="_blank">Sideshow Collectibles</a>]</p>

    Hot Toys Takes Us Back To The 80s With Their New Batman And Joker

    Back at San Diego Comic Con, we got a glimpse of the 1989 version of the Joker at the Sideshow Collectibles Hot Toys display, and a few weeks later the Batman Begins version of Bruce Wayne went up for order. Now, not only the Joker, but also a 1989 version of Batman have gone up for order and both are truly stunning. For those that are more of a fan of the older, bolder, more in your face with yellow design of the Batsuit as seen in the 1989 Batman movie by Tim Burton starring Michael Keaton, now’s your opportunity to own him as a Hot Toys figure.

    Batman comes with a whole slew of accessories as well as a bloodied face and looks quite badass here unlike most people’s memories of his character in the movie. Also, for those wondering, Hot Toys will be making a 1/6th scaled Batmobile to match this figure, which should be out earlier next year. Let’s not forget Michael Keaton’s co-star and Batman’s most famous villain though: the Joker! This version of the Joker is based upon Jack Nicholson’s portrayal of the Joker and contains his much more colorful outfit and whimsical accessories.

    If you’re looking to add either of these to your collection, Batman and the Joker will be available 1st quarter 2012 with Batman retailing for $239.99 and the Joker retailing for $264.99. Both of these 1/6th scaled poseable figures look quite amazing and really show off just how far Hot Toys has come and continue to set a new standard for quality in poseable figures. Are any of you readers thinking of picking either of these up or are you more partial to the newer Christian Bale Batman from the Christopher Nolan movies?

    [Pre-order Batman at Sideshow Collectibles]

    [Pre-order The Joker at Sideshow Collectibles]

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  • <p><a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/sdcc-2011-sideshow-collectibles-hot-toys-display/attachment/sideshowhottoyssdccheader" rel="attachment wp-att-3471"></a></p> <p>The other day, we showed you the <a href="http://www.plastikitty.com/home/hot-toys-bruce-wayne-and-shadow-predator-are-headed-online" target="_blank">Bruce Wayne and Shadow Predator Hot Toys</a>, which went up on Sideshow’s website yesterday and sold out quickly, but those aren’t all that Hot Toys had on hand at San Diego Comic Con! There were lots of pieces on display from all different movies from <em>Iron Man 2</em>, <em>Tron: Legacy</em>, <em>Spiderman</em>, <em>Avatar</em>, and more. Also on hand were some new figures from the movie <em>Sucker Punch</em>, which seemed to be crowd favorites, and some male movie character favorites in Jack Sparrow and Indiana Jones. That’s not all though; tucked away in another corner of Sideshow’s booth was an announcement of a 1/6th scale Batmobile along with a more traditional Joker! Having just made my first Hot Toys purchase with the limited Bruce Wayne, that Batmobile is definitely tempting (while not the tumbler from the new movies). There’s just so much to choose from that anyone will find something that catches their eye, so hit the gallery and see if there’s anything that you want to add to your collection!</p>

    SDCC 2011: Sideshow Collectibles’ Hot Toys Display

    The other day, we showed you the Bruce Wayne and Shadow Predator Hot Toys, which went up on Sideshow’s website yesterday and sold out quickly, but those aren’t all that Hot Toys had on hand at San Diego Comic Con! There were lots of pieces on display from all different movies from Iron Man 2, Tron: Legacy, Spiderman, Avatar, and more. Also on hand were some new figures from the movie Sucker Punch, which seemed to be crowd favorites, and some male movie character favorites in Jack Sparrow and Indiana Jones. That’s not all though; tucked away in another corner of Sideshow’s booth was an announcement of a 1/6th scale Batmobile along with a more traditional Joker! Having just made my first Hot Toys purchase with the limited Bruce Wayne, that Batmobile is definitely tempting (while not the tumbler from the new movies). There’s just so much to choose from that anyone will find something that catches their eye, so hit the gallery and see if there’s anything that you want to add to your collection!

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