Saturday, February 2, 2019

Action Figure Review: The Joker Beast from DC Primal Age by Funko

    I just reviewed Ace the Bathound earlier today so now that we've reviewed Batman's steed it's time to check out the Joker's steed. In DC Primal Age the Joker rides the monstrous Joker Beast. Interestingly, I like the Joker Beast far more than I like Ace. He's a more interesting design and just feels like a higher quality product. He kind of reminds me of one of the various lizard-like mounts that the enemies rode in the Golden Axe games or perhaps even a repainted Dewback. He's a cool mount and gives you more coolness to surround the Batcave with. Let's check out the Joker Beast after the break...

 The Facts:

Dimensions: 4 inches tall, 11 1/2 inches long

Articulation: None

Accessories: Saddle

Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars

 The Positives:

* I love the headsculpt on the Joker Beast! He just looks so colorful vicious, and fund. He looks like something that could have come out of LJN's Dungeons & Dragons line or perhaps even The Other World. The paintwork on the eyes and teeth are incredible and the open mouth looks fantastic.

* The Joker Beast feels much more substantial than Ace the Bathound. He really has the feel of a very high quality toy. The bright purple and scaly texture are super cool and just make this guy stand out from the crowd.

* I love the tail, too. It reminds of something from Definitely Dinosaurs, although I don't know why. The stubby nature of the tail, maybe?

* The saddle on the Joker Beast is excellent. It looks good, features a lot of paint applications, and feels durable. It's a really nice piece.

* Even cooler is the fact that the saddle has some cool Joker design elements on it such as the spade on the top of the chair on the saddle and the jester head on the front of the saddle. It even has gold eyes and teeth!

 The Negatives:

* They're not as noticeable as on Ace the Bathound but the Joker Beast still has these weird little recesses in the legs. I wonder why? It seems unnecessary, doesn't it?
   I really like the Joker Beast. He's well sculpted, colorful, and just a fun toy in general. I really hope that this line has some long legs as many collectors seem to like the concept of a barbarian fantasy inspired DC World. Since the Joker is Batman's primary antagonist (the Skeletor of this line, if you will) it makes sense that he'd be deserving of his own mount, too. The Joker Beast is a Good and a 1/2 toy that fits in well with this line or even with most vintage 5.5 inch lines, too.

This is the first Joker Beast I've reviewed on the site. For more DC Primal Age figures, check out the following:

DC Primal Age by Funko (2018)
Ace the Bathound
The Batcave


  1. Thanks for the review. I only purchased the Bat Hound and was upset by how cheap it felt.

    1. Yeah, Ace feels very, very cheap. The Joker Beast is really quite hefty and just has a much higher quality feel about him. I hope Krypto feels more like the Joker Beast than Ace, but I'm doubtful.


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