Height: 7 inches
Articulation: Hinged toes, double swivel hinged ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, swivel/hinge hips, balljointed waist, swivel/hinge shoulders w/ ballsockets, bicep swivels, double hinged elbows, double swivel/ hinge wrists, swivel/ hinge wing bases, swivel mid-wings, balljointed neck, and a barbell jointed head.
Accessories: Collector card, display stand, 2 wings, and the head, pauldron, and sword for the Merciless build-a-figure.
Year of Release: 2020
Original Retail Price: $25 dollars
* While the Batman Who Laughs is a mix between Batman and the Joker, he also resembles Pinhead from Hellraiser. He's definitely wearing lots of black leather and straps, something you'd expect to find in the closet of one of the Cenobites. As one of the releases from the first year of the line, figures like the Batman Who Laughs definitely showed that McFarlane wasn't afraid to offer unique sculpts rather than relaying on a library of easily reworked base parts. His coat and harness is one piece that rests over the body itself, or at least over a torso structure of some sort. There's some nice paintwork here and more color than on the standard figure of the Batman Who Laughs.
* The Batman Who Laughs has a fairly long name and an absurdly large smile. It's pretty terrifying, though. Can't you just picture him as one of those weird McFarlane and Clive Barker Tortured Souls figures? The sculpt on the teeth is ridiculous and you can even see his uvula! Weird! The points on his crown are also fairly sharp and look great; they're very spikey and not bent at all.
* Flip the Batman Who Laughs around and you can see the detail on his coat with lots of rips and tears and random straps hanging here and there. To complement his early 2000 Hot Topic ensemble, the Laughing Batman is also sporting a harness for holding the Sky Tyrant Wings.
* These wings are huge! They're easily removable if you want a more normal Laughing Dark Knight but they're might impressive when on. They each have a swivel/hinge joint at the base and can swivel at the midpoint. The way they lay on the Dark Knight Who Giggles is also impressive, as they look very natural whether folded or extended.
* The feathers have a terrific sculpt with some nice texture work and a shark bit of paint to bring out the detail of each feather.
* The Giggling Caped Crusader has the same articulation as most other figures in the line, though he does have the extra wing joints and a balljointed neck and head. Even during the first year of the line, these figures were sturdy and well made, and while the articulation has since been refined more and more, it was never bad at all. He looks perfect and fits in just fine with even the newest figures in the line.
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