Hands On: The Joker (Bank Robber Version 2.0) Sixth Scale Figure from Hot Toys

We check out another version of the Joker from Sideshow Collectibles.

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Awesome Toy Picks: The Joker (Bank Robber Version 2.0) Sixth Scale Figure from Hot Toys

A cool collectible you'll want to add to your collection.

Each week we take a close look at a comic book collectible. That means taking it out of the package. In this edition, we're journeying back to The Dark Knight movie with The Joker (Bank Robber Version 2.0) from Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles.

Be sure to check out our video at the top of the page to get a different look.

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This is the version of the Joker from his latest big screen appearance (portrayed by Heath Ledger). He's wearing the suit he wore in the movie during the bank heist scene when we got our first glimpse at him.

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It's almost eerie seeing how well they've captured his likeness.

There are a lot of accessories that comes with this figure. He comes with a deck of Joker cards. Each one has different art and you could put them in one of his hands.

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There is a stack of money. I didn't mention this in the video but each one has a Joker face drawn on it, as in the movie.

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You can have Joker holding a gun, a shotgun, or a switch blade. The blade actually retracts.

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There are many smoke bombs and grenades (you'll see more below) but one fits under the back of his suit. You can see his Joker jacket underneath and there's a string you can either hook onto his back or put on his finger so he's ready to pull it.

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A second head is included from when Joker had the clown mask on, before he revealed himself. What I like about this type of head is it snaps in down low under the shirt. You don't see a separate head and neck joint or any seams.

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If you have a Dark Knight/Batman figure, you can have them face off against each other. Also, here's a better look at the shotgun.

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You can see he's carrying a dufflebag over his shoulder.

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Inside you can put the smoke bombs and grenades. They can be attached and organized in a shelf-type thing so you don't have to worry about having a big old mess in the bag. There are also little pins that can be removed from each bomb. The zipp

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I didn't mention the backdrop. It's (obviously) the school bus from the scene in the movie. There's also a diamond shape stand with his name and a watch too.

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The quality is what you would expect from a Hot Toys figure. There is plenty of articulation. I dig that these figures can easily stand on their own but you also have the stand to give more support. You have plenty of hands and accessories to mix up how you display him. The different heads are cool. The detail in both are amazing. The clown mask looks great but chances are, you'll want to have the actual Joker head on when you display it.

The figure is currently available at Sideshow Collectibles: http://bit.ly/BuyJokerBankRobber. The price is $269.99 and you can click on that link to get the rest of the specs if you're interested in the weight and height, etc.

If you have a Batman figure or, more especially, a Batman figure from one of the Dark Knight movies, you'll definitely want to get this figure to go along with it. Thanks to Sideshow Collectibles for letting us check out the figure.

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I hate being poor.

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What a role to be remembered for. We miss you, Ledger <:')

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i won't deny the likeness, and the quality that i have come to expect from these statues is still there, but i have no love for that poor excuse for a joker so there is no chance i would ever buy a statue of it.

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@g_leno said:

i won't deny the likeness, and the quality that i have come to expect from these statues is still there, but i have no love for that poor excuse for a joker so there is no chance i would ever buy a statue of it.

you didnt like the Dark Knight Joker?

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@g_leno said:

i won't deny the likeness, and the quality that i have come to expect from these statues is still there, but i have no love for that poor excuse for a joker so there is no chance i would ever buy a statue of it.

Agreed. And, it's out of my price range.

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@zearing said:
@g_leno said:

i won't deny the likeness, and the quality that i have come to expect from these statues is still there, but i have no love for that poor excuse for a joker so there is no chance i would ever buy a statue of it.

Agreed. And, it's out of my price range.

What did you guys not like about Heath Ledger's Joker?

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Jebus this is one creepy looking figure. The eyes! My god the EYES!!!

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I'd display it with the mask. It's the bank robber version. I'd get a regular Joker too if I could afford then.

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@zearing: @battle_forum_junkie: @superior_prime_maybe: my veiw is thus:: As a villain, Heath Ledger works fine, He has an evil plan, he poses a threat and Batman struggles to pull off a win. As the Joker though he fails miserably. Granted it is the way it was written more than his performance, but a Joker with no clownish gadgets, who hardly tells any jokes, barely laughs through the whole film and is just a guy wearing badly done face paint cannot be the Joker. I am still firmly of the belief that if he hadn't died, his portrayal would not have recieved half as much praise, Jack Nicholson is the best live Joker so far, and the Arkham Asylum/City Joker was the very best Joker that has been given to non comic readers.

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@g_leno: I think that's one of the most valid criticisms about Ledger's Joker, and I agree to an extent. But I personally think Nicholson's and Ledger's performances were both valid interpretations of the character. They just focused on - and where very true to - different aspects of Joker.

For instance, I liked Nicholson's performance as well, but I felt it was hard to take him seriously. Although he cracked a lot of jokes he came of more cheesy than sadistic for me. One of my favorite parts about Killing Joke was that whenever he did crack a joke they where chilling and inhuman and you felt awful for thinking they where funny. But instead of this I ended up just rolling my eyes. I understand this point is completely subjective - and I also get they had to tone it down a bit for the movie - but that just wasn't there for me.

On the other hand, although the funny side of Joker wasn't as prevalent in Heath's version the sadistic side was definitely there. Granted he took a lot of freedom with the source material but I just don't think that even a Arkham Asylum/City Joker would have fit in Nolan's world. I also liked the fact that he really delved into the character while still aking it his own instead of just being a Nicholson carbon-copy.

But I do agree that the Arkham Joker has been the best non-comics version so far. My dream for the new Batman franchise is to have Paul Dini write the script and help Affleck direct. I'm just curious, by the way, how do you feel about Jared Letto being cast as the new Joker?

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@battle_forum_junkie: I can see where you are coming from, and your point about Arkham Joker not fitting in to Nolan's world may very well be my problem condensed in to a single statement which is, maybe my problem is with Nolan's take on the whole thing. The whole trilliogy just isn't 'comic-booky' enough for me. while i quite like Batman Begins, my main problem with it was Scarecrow and the way that he was only being full on scarecrow for about 30 seconds of the film.

As far as Leto being the Joker is concerned, I have a wait and see attitude about it. I think he has potential, and the fact that no one is going to want to try to copy Ledger only mskes me more confident that they will bring it towards a more comic bookesque take on it. I want him perma-white and giggly, only time will tell if thats what i get. What do you think of Leto's casting?

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@battle_forum_junkie: @g_leno: Agreed, I think the Joker is a villain that is always constructed to fit the time frame. Like Jack Nicolas joker was mob/ gang wars. Heath Ledger one was more towards a terrorist. Even the comic Joker changes personality a lot.

Nolan tried to make everything more realistic, and im not really a fan of that idea, but however the joker in the fact was more about how much he enjoys the suffering rather than making people suffer through joy. To be fair, the whole trilogy suffers from wrong characterisation IMO.

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@g_leno: I've got to agree with you there. Nolan had his own take on the source material, and I think the whole trilogy worked as comic book inspired films, but like @superior_prime_maybe brought up, the characterization could have been a little closer to the comics. That being said, they are still some of my favorite movies, period.

As far as Letto's casting, I am very optimistic. He seems to be very passionate about taking on the role, and - from what I've gathered - he has a lot of respect for the character(s). He's also mentioned in a few interviews that he plans on taking a more comedic take and make it "something for the fans". And that makes me confident in not only Leto's casting but the new Batman movies as well.

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Very cool figure, I've even looked into getting a mask to wear at cons. The fact that the box even lets you is a great touch.

Will have to watch the movie again because of this article, Thanks Tony.

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I'm serious getting this figure.

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I love how the non comic readers are having a discussion about what the joker should be like. You guys are awesome.

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Awesome

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