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Making the Hot Toys Joker DX Artisan Edition Figure | Behind the Scenes

This video shows the Artisan version of the figure and not the normal version that retailers are offering. The artisan version has wool implant hair.

Dark Knight Action Figure 1/6 Joker 31 cm

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. Throughout the years of figure creations, Hot Toys has been constantly pursuing and offering the highest quality standards, made possible by the talents of our skillful craftsman. Now, we are revisiting a legendary character portrayed by Heath Ledger by presenting The Joker Sixth Scale Collectible Figure that captured every chilling details with our advanced crafting techniques. This time we have worked closely with Derek Kwok (Hong Kong Film Director) for a custom-tailored costume based on The Joker’s signature purple coat outfit in Nolan’s The Dark Knight. 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. Coming from the DX series, the latest one-sixth Joker figure is notably crafted based on Heath Ledger’s portrayal of The Joker in the movie. Features a newly developed head sculpt with separate eyeball rolling system, iconic make-up accented by the red grin, two styles of expressions including a gesturing tongue, and detailed green coiffed hair sculpture with the curls hanging within the strands. 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 Sixth Scale Figure features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Heath Ledger as Joker in The Dark Knight Trilogy

  • One newly developed head sculpt with separate rolling eyeball system

  • Two styles of mouthpieces for different expressions (teethed and gesturing tongue)

  • Detailed mid-length curly green hair sculpture

  • Newly developed body with over 30 points of articulations

  • Approximately 31 cm tall

  • Eight pieces of interchangeable gloved hands

  • Each head sculpt is specially hand-painted

  • One purple topcoat (with magnetic function)

  • One grey blazer

  • One green vest

  • One patterned shirt (with bendable wire) and tie

  • One pair of suspenders

  • One pair of dark purple pants with stripes

  • One pair of checker socks

  • One pair of brown shoes

  • One machine gun

  • One shotgun

  • One pistol with removable magazine

  • Four knives

  • Five grenades (can be placed in purple overcoat)

  • One blade (attachable to shoe)

  • One set of Joker cards

  • One pencil

  • One stack of paper note

  • Seven 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)

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