“You’ve changed things… forever. See, to them, you’re
just a freak…. like me!”
The Joker, played by Heath Ledger (R.I.P), is one of the main reason why The Dark Knight was summer box office hit and the 2nd all-time domestic gross movie. His chilling performance as Gotham’s psychotic mass murderer shook people’s imagination, which led to the creation of Movie Masters Joker figure.
You know the figure is worth something when you’re impressed with packaging alone. The top title section is 3D with blasted-wall effect with The Dark Knight movie logo within. It’s a very nice touch which further enhances the figure’s first impression. Packaging like this now-a-days is so few and between, especially from US action figures. On the back of the figure shows The Joker figure along with other Movie Masters figures which includes The Batman.
Aside from Hot Toys Joker, this is as close to The Joker one can get. The colors are
not 100% accurate, but good for its price (and certainly better than the last
Joker figure). The figure has good proportion and details. The coat (excluding
sleeves), the knife and the pants chain are made out of rubber, which enables
posability on this figure. The knife is small and easy to lose if not careful. While the posability on Joker is decent, it is limited. The leg doesn’t rise to 90 degrees, despite how it looks. The lower leg twists around above knee joint, the ankle joint moves front and back only, and the foot swivels sideways very little. The arm can rotate around 360, and move up and down at most 45 degrees. The left wrist can twist around freely, however the right wrist’s movements are limited as the sleeve design restricts the wrist turning. The
head can turn around and is on ball joint. However the neck does not move,
which makes the posture look awkward.
The head sculpt is one of the figure’s strong point. Aside from yellow streak on its hair, the overall detail on head is great. There are wrinkles on its forehead as well as the scar that looks terrific. The scar is carved in, but not severely which gives it the semi-realistic look. The overall facial structure truly brings out the figure to full potential. As an added detail, the right ear has skin-tone paint to show the make-up wearing out.
“Just like this summer’s
box office eh, Stark ol’ boy?”
Come on, I want you to
do it, I want you to do it. Come on, hit me. HIT ME!
4 Smiles On Your Face out of 5
A very affordable figure that does The Joker justice. Despite its pose-ability, it’s a solid movie figure with its great presentation. If you loved the movie and applauded at Heath Ledger’s performance, this is highly recommended figure. However, if you want more realistic figure then there’s always Hot Toys Joker as long as you have the shelf space and 100+ bucks to burn down.
“See, I’m a man of simple tastes. I like dynamite… and gunpowder… and gasoline! Do you know what all of these things have in common? They’re cheap!”