Since we looked at Batman, you KNOW this guy had to be lurking around! The Joker is Batman’s most iconic foe, so it is no surprise this was the second figure in the Injustice line. So let’s play this card and see the result!
I really don’t know where to begin. I was impressed by Batman, but this figure just blew me away! Bandai’s team went the extra mile in getting all the details. From the buttons and buckles on the vest, to the stitching up his pants legs, every surface has something.
Joker comes with a total of three different heads! The broad maniacal grin, the evil tight lipped smile, and the custom gas mask. I love how he has a Glasgow smile, essentially cut and scarred. The gas mask even has these by the way. His eyes have a kind of mascara, sooted look, much like the Winter Soldier actually, and those evil beady eyes. Seriously these things creeped me out.
Articulations, well the joints are all there, but with the coat tails don’t expect any three point landings. Also that jacket seems to throw his balance *just* off, so getting a pose to hold can be a slight effort. It is soooo worth it! He just has so much personality! I should note, his hands are the peg in hand, much like Figma and the Renewal Kabuto figure, as opposed to the socketed hands other Figuarts have. They are in hinges so allow Joker to be a bit more…flamboyant.
He wouldn’t be a homicidal maniac with out weapons, and the Joker does NOT disappoint! First we’ll start off with the basics, an lovely knife! I love the hilt, purple and gold attached to a well painted blade. Of course he has the proper hands to hold it
Then we have the crowbar…the red tipped…could it be paint? Could it be a wayward Jason Todd? I’ll leave that to your imagination…but with the extra grip tape so he can give that extra ooomf to the swing, this is a damn good looking crowbar!
Next we have the extra long revolver! Never know if there is a Batwing flying about I guess…again, has a proper hand for holding, and this is MUCH better than Batman’s grappling gun hand. Gun looks great, well painted…NEXT!!
Last but not least, Joker has a pair of Chattering Teeth! The jaws even open and close! I like how they fit in Joker’s hands, so these aren’t just filler accessories. Oh and if you haven’t played the game, he uses ALL these weapons and more in the Injustice game!
Joker is just loaded with goodies, yet I still kind of wanted more. An Acid squirting effect piece maybe? Or even a tank of gas to throw…It’s like a great meal that just leaves you craving more. I’m not complaining mind you.
This is yet another amazing figure Bandai has given us. While the Injustice styles do clash with some, again I am a fan. I loved the game, and I am loving these figures. I will probably follow through on this bandwagon as long as they give us more. I give this guy a solid A, and enjoy the rest of the pictures, I know I had way too much fun taking them.