We could talk for days about who the definitive Batman is, but if there’s ever a debate as to who the best voice of the Joker ever was…well it’s not even a debate is it? Mark Hamill’s wonderfully psychotic pipes will now and forever be the yardstick that all other attempts are measured against. There’s just something haunting about his ace of knaves, a megalomaniacal jester who comes off as a theatrical mass murderer.
The real question, is just which Joker look do you like best? Anarchy in the streets with Heath Ledger’s down and dirty clown? Classic capering with the slicked-back attitude of the animated series era Joker? Whatever the hell it was that Jared Leto was going for in Suicide Squad? Personally, I’ve always liked his Arkham Asyum appearance.
A gaunt, ragged Joker whose costume hides spurts of blood and acid, with a grin that stretches from ear to ear. It’s the best of many worlds, a design that works on multiple levels, from goofy to scary. And that particular incarnation is getting the sixth-scale treatment. Just in time for that other Batman figure I posted a few days ago. Convenient. Here’s the description flavour text, straight from Hot Toys:
In Batman: Arkham Asylum, the game title that jumpstarted the critically acclaimed Batman Arkham game series, Batman must do all it takes to stop The Joker’s elaborate plot to destroy Gotham City with the terrifying TITAN drug! As the game’s main antagonist and mastermind of the evil plan, The Joker is menacing yet captivated many fans’ “love” for this maniacal Clown Prince of Crime!
Today, Hot Toys is delighted to officially introduce many fans’ widely anticipated 1/6th scale collectible figure of The Joker in Batman: Arkham Asylum!
The collectible figure is expertly crafted based on the appearance of The Joker in the game. It features a newly sculpted head sculpt with Joker’s iconic grin on his face, newly developed body, skillfully tailored costume, a number of detailed weapons and accessories including a pistol, injection gun, chattering teeth explosive, and a figure stand with specially designed backdrop.
It is time to get the party started and add Bats’ nemesis to your Hot Toys collection!
There’s no official price yet for this bad boy, but don’t be too surprised to see it retail near the amount listed for the Arkham Knight Batman, which will be on sale for $244.99 this year.