Awesome Toy Picks: Arkham City Joker & Golden Age Sandman

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Each week we take a close look at some of the coolest toys we can get our hands on. Once we find them, we rip open the packaging. It's always a tough choice in decide which figures we'll look at. This week, one figure has the power to put you to sleep while the other is sure to give you nightmares.

For our first selection is the Joker from Arkham City. But if you look closely, you'll see this isn't the regular Joker figure.

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This is the "Sickened Variant" figure that was first made available at New York Comic Con. It's limited to 4000 but that didn't stop me from ripping open the package. I didn't actually make it to NYCC but I did get it for $20 from Graphitti Designs at the Long Beach Comic Con. Lucky for me, they still had some in stock. I didn't see any on their website so you might have to check the next convention you go to or try looking on ebay. Doing a quick search shows they're selling between $20 and $60. Get 'em while you can!

Here's some more shots of Mr. J. He's the man of your dreams nightmares.

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And this might be cheating a little but I took a pic of these two with Instagram.

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Our second selection is Wesley Dodds, the Golden Age Sandman. I first became acquainted with the character courtesy of Vertigo's 1993 SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE by Matt Wagner. The figure could use a little more detail but I love the fact that one was actually made.

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That's it for this week. Let us know if you have either of these figures and what you think. Stay tuned for the next installment coming soon.

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#1 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Watch out Wesley, Kevin's eyeing you now! Sandman was definitely FTW this time!

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#2 Posted by longbowhunter (9406 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd love to have a Golden Age Sandman and Starman. That Joker needs to seek treatment for his rosacea.

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#3 Posted by BatClaw89 (143 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate Action figures. The Joker looks awesome but a rather have it in statue.

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#4 Posted by Sawcesome (149 posts) - - Show Bio

Was that the Hugo Strange Batman figure? Also the pics with Voodoo made me laugh.

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#5 Posted by Utandi (220 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome!

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#6 Posted by Outside_85 (16074 posts) - - Show Bio

Arg! Zombie Joker! :)

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#7 Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k (5638 posts) - - Show Bio

"As soon as I get out of this box, I`m gonna (koff koff) kill you all! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAH!"

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#8 Posted by Billy Batson (59599 posts) - - Show Bio

Wesley Dodds! :D
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#9 Posted by KRYPTON (2424 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, limited 4,000 edition Joker, never seen that kind of Joker before. Got to get me one.

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#10 Posted by gmanfromheck (42090 posts) - - Show Bio
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#11 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8211 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank you G Man that joker toys face will forever haunt my dreams. >.<

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#12 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1763 posts) - - Show Bio

 
 
H.E.R.B.I.E. spotting!
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#13 Posted by gmanfromheck (42090 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCheeseStabber: Here's another for ya then, courtesy of my Instagram.

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#14 Posted by cosmo111687 (1580 posts) - - Show Bio

A face only a Harley can love.

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#15 Posted by blueninjapanther (780 posts) - - Show Bio

Dang, Joker's face looks f**king creepy

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#16 Posted by Mr. Dead Pool (3026 posts) - - Show Bio

Am I the only that thinks this Joker looks like a zombie?

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#17 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8211 posts) - - Show Bio

@G-Man: Thank you G-Man I am forever in your debt >.<

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#18 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (4391 posts) - - Show Bio

I love my GA Sandman action figure!

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#19 Posted by SpidermanWins (4142 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok... that joker figure will give me "Chuckie" themed nightmares

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#20 Posted by Decept-O (8096 posts) - - Show Bio

Have to agree, Golden Age Sandman could be a bit better but it is fantastic that a figure even got made!

So--is that Syphilis riddled Joker? It will never heal if you keep picking at it.

LMAO @ H.E.R.B.I.E.

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#21 Posted by MatKrenz (1520 posts) - - Show Bio

*Looks at Wesley Dodds* WANT !

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#22 Posted by skaarason (693 posts) - - Show Bio

you guys should cover new figures

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#23 Posted by kartron (535 posts) - - Show Bio
@Outside_85

Arg! Zombie Joker! :)

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#24 Posted by sparty-dbq (957 posts) - - Show Bio

@G-Man said:

@TheCheeseStabber: Here's another for ya then, courtesy of my Instagram.

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I WILL BE THE LAST THING YOU SEE WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES TONIGHT!

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#25 Posted by Video_Martian (5650 posts) - - Show Bio

SCREW YOU SANDMAN!!! NO ONE BEATS CAPTAIN COLD!!!

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Just kidding lol, that Wesley Dodds figure is pretty cool, along with the Joker ;D

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#26 Posted by EganTheVile1 (6752 posts) - - Show Bio

Arkham City Joker is both uber creepy and awesom, I love the way the line's Batman just seems to be looking over his shoulder, I can see how I'd set the stage

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#27 Posted by The Impersonator (7969 posts) - - Show Bio

@G-Man said:

@TheCheeseStabber: Here's another for ya then, courtesy of my Instagram.

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Why so serious? =P

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#28 Posted by davelecave (1123 posts) - - Show Bio

Is he threatening her into bed at gunpoint?

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#29 Posted by mynameis7 (61 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the poses("haahahhahahhaahahaha" -Joker) and the detail put into the joker is absolutely amazing!

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#30 Posted by Inverno (13756 posts) - - Show Bio

This joker looks unsettling and demonic... Must have one.

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#31 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8211 posts) - - Show Bio

@sparty-dbq: x.x

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#32 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8211 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Impersonator: Thank you all of comicvine for youre nightmares you have wrought upon my mind and soul

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#33 Posted by The Impersonator (7969 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCheeseStabber: Just tell Sandman you need a good dream. =P

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#34 Posted by StarKiller809 (1727 posts) - - Show Bio

I really love the character designs for the Arkham franchise. I really like it and I've wanted to get Batman, Joker, Harley Quin, Scarecrow, Catwoman and everything thing they had. I haven't gotten any of them yet. I really want some though.

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#35 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8211 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Impersonator: >..o

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#36 Posted by Queso6p4 (1556 posts) - - Show Bio

The Joker figure is absolutely frightening but I share your enthusiasm over than Sandman figure. I'm glad it got made.

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#37 Posted by Eyz (3187 posts) - - Show Bio

Ha! Nice toy of the dying Joker^^

I'll put it next to my "Arkham City ClayFace figurine", if you get what I mean *wink wink*

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#38 Posted by Assassin_Elektra (41 posts) - - Show Bio

Both figures look pretty awesome, the paint detail on the Joker's face is impressive. It's cool to see a Sandman figure actually made.

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