Captain Toy Exclusive Joker Sixth Scale Figure ReviewMonday, September 23, 2013
The Sideshow Collectibles Exclusive Joker Sixth Scale Figure has put a smile on Michael Crawford’s face! Check out some of the photos and highlights from his Captain Toy review below:
|When Sideshow announced they’d be doing DC Comics figures, I was beyond thrilled. Finally, we’d get the sort of comic book based figures I’d been wanting for years!|
Sideshow was the first sixth scale producer to take the idea of collector friendly packaging and terrific design to the next level.
Inside the shoe box style container is a great looking flap over the plastic trays, and graphics from a number of comic sources, including The Killing Joke. This figure owes a lot of its look to that graphic novel, although there’s some other influences here as well.
Of course, the package is completely collector friendly, and there’s no need to damage anything in removing the figure or the accessories from the multiple plastic levels. Excellent work, Sideshow!
Oh, Hell yea. There’s not one but two head sculpts, and both are just outstanding.
He comes with the standard head, grinning maniacally. The second head is wearing a hat, and has a open mouth grin, as though he’s laughing with an insane intensity.
The style is very much based on the Killing Joke design, and that’s a very good thing. I love the look, and the deep cuts and sharp edges make this portrait pop.
The hands are all designed to work with the accessories, and they do it well. There’s some other details that include cool sculpts (like the flower on his jacket), all done extremely well.
And in case you weren’t sure, this figure is just a hair over 12″ tall, so he’ll fit in with most other sixth scale lines.
This figure comes loaded up with some terrific goodies.
There’s a silver revolver, with an opening breech and spinning cylinder. There’s also a BANG flag that can be inserted into the barrel.
He also comes with a straight razor, which opens and closes of course. The handle has a pearlescent look, and it is properly scaled.
While guns are always good, this Clown Prince also has a pack of dynamite, and the fuses are metal. This makes them sturdy, with the added bonus of poseability.
The dynamite wouldn’t be very useful without something to light it, and he has a gold lighter, open and with a sculpted flame.
Don’t overlook his cool cane, with the gold topper, as well as his pack of Joker cards. And if that’s not enough for you, there’s the cool display stand.
That’s pretty sweet, and if you pick up the exclusive version, you get two more accessories – a pair of Joker Fish! The sculpt and paint on these is outstanding, and they fit perfectly in his hands for a ton of posing possibilities. I highly recommend you pick up the exclusive – the fish are just that cool.
I can also say for the first time that this is a Hot Toys quality figure from Sideshow. And as far as I’m concerned, that’s quite a compliment. As the first figure in their DC comic line, I have to say I’m very, very happy.