Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The ABCs of 31 Days of Toy Terror: J is for The Joker (The Dark Knight Rises) Jokerized from DC Multiverse by McFarlane Toys

   Today's installment of the ABCs of 31 Days of Toy Terror is another fairly new figure from McFarlane Toys' DC Multiverse line: The Joker. And not just "The Joker," but a Jokerized Joker. A Jokerized Joker? That sounds like something Xzibit would do, right? McFarlane has been making kind of a cool subset of Jokerized Batman variants (there's a Robin on the way now, too), but for these Dark Knight Trilogy variants we have a Jokerized Joker. What makes him more Jokerized than the regular Joker? I'm not sure. To be honest, I just really like the look of this figure. I love Heath Ledger's Joker and this figure offers him up in an outfit with a new color scheme and more comic-book like face paint. It's a neat take and definitely belongs in the 31 Days of Toy Terror countdown because, 1: The Joker is pretty frightening. 2: The Joker is a clown, and clowns freak a lot of people out. 3: Heath Ledgers Joker was probably the most popular Halloween costume out there from 2008 through at least 2012. Ready for the Jokerized Joker? Then join me after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 7 1/4ths inches

Articulation: Hinged toes, double swivel hinged ankles, double hinged knees, swivel/hinge hips, balljointed waist, balljointed mid torso, swivel/hinge shoulders w/ balljointed sockets, bicep swivels, double hinged elbows, swivel/ hinge wrists, and a barbell jointed head..
Accessories: Pile of cash, Bane build-a-figure legs, collector card, and display stand.
Non-Scalper Price: $25 dollars


* I didn't review him earlier this year, but I do have the standard version of The Joker from the Dark Knight Trilogy (on the right), so here he is next to the Jokerized version of the Joker. What's the difference? The paintwork. 

The Positives:

* The Dark Knight Trilogy Joker is a really good sculpt and I like it just as much here with these different colors. Now the Joker is wearing a black coat and pants, black and white dress shoes, a green button up shirt with a black tie, and a purple vest. While the black outfit is certainly darker, the green and orange colors are much bolder and really stand out. It's a different look for the character and I like it quite a bit. 

* I actually think I like the headsculpt better this time around with the brighter green hair, the entirely white face, and the bolder, exaggerated scars on the face. Joker's eyes look fantastic here, and the likeness is excellent, especially if you view it with the head tilted to the right just a bit. Catching it from that angle really gives is a eerie realism. 

* While he's not wearing actual multiple layers, McFarlane Toys has cleverly crafted the figure so that the coat, vest, tie, and shirt are all separate pieces and look like they're all present and neatly layered. It's a great effect that makes the figure look pretty complex. 

* The Joker's articulation is excellent. He's not a metahuman or anything but the Joker can move with the best of them. He's got a great range of motion and all of his joints work perfectly. Load him up with some weapons from one of the McFarlane weapons packs and you'll be really satisfied with his action poses, or just simple dramatic poses. He's really fun to mess around with and he's as durable as you'd hope. 

* The Joker doesn't come with any guns (because of the Warner Bros. ban on firearms with most consumer products, but he doesn't come with any knives, either, which is weird. He des come with a decent sized pile of cash, though. It's kind of cool, both as an accessory or as a display stand. There's a peg on it and everything.

* You can use the stack of cash on its own or it fits over a standard display stand. It's not as bag as he massive pile of cash (the massive, massive pile of cash) from The Dark Knight, but it's still a sizeable amount and an accessory you don't see all the time. 

* Included are the standard collectible card and the standard disc stand. They're nice extras and I'm always glad to have them with every release. The card is the iconic Joker behind frosted glass poster that everyone had a copy of back in 2008. Heck, I still have mine up.

* So far the Batman and Joker from this series both come with pieces of Bane. Not just the regular Bane figure released earlier this year, however; a Jokerized Bane. That makes... well, not much sense, but it might be a cool figure. You get Bane's portrait with the Joker as well as three sets of hands. 

The Negatives:

* Umm... why does the card say The Dark Knight Rises for it's source? The Joker didn't appear in that film. The package says that, too, which makes no sense. Shouldn't it just say The Dark Knight or The Dark Knight Trilogy?

   While he should have at least came with a knife or something, I really like this figure. The Jokerized figures of Batman can be really cool, but it feels like it could be overdone very easily. And a Jokerized Joker? I actually love this figure, even more so than the standard release. The colors are excellent and the headsculpt looks even better with these more exaggerated, comic book colors. It's rather neat to see a different take on Heath Ledger's Joker, and perhaps that's why I like it so much. It's almost like an Elseworlds version of something that could have been? How would the Joker have played into the events of the Dark Knight Rises if Heath hadn't tragically passed away so young? This figure has my mind thinking up all kinds of different scenarios. 

Looking for more reviews of he Joker? Then check out The Joker's Funhouse for more Joker reviews!

For more DC Multiverse reviews check out the following:
Harley Quinn (The Suicide Squad)
Impulse (Flash War)
The Joker (Infinite Frontier)
Justice Buster (Batman: Endgame)
Kalibak (The Darkseid War)
Man-Bat (DC Rebirth)
Mister Freeze (Victor Fries)
Nekron (Blackest Night)
Nightwing (Titans)
Project Superman (Flashpoint)
Raven (Titans)
The Riddler (Arkham City)
Scarecrow (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
The Signal Duke Thomas
Superman (Black Adam) Black & White Accent Edition
Superman (Superman: Lois and Clark)
Superman Vs. Doomsday
Two-Face (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
Two-Face as Batman (Batman: Reborn)


  1. A... Jokerized... Joker... Huh.

  2. That anonymous comment was me again. XD

    1. Haha. Yeah. It's a strange concept. I like him simply as a different color scheme for Heath's Joker but he is supposed to be Jokerized. Even more Jokerized than your average Joker.


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