Height: 6 1/2 inches tall
Articulation: Hinged ankles, hinged knees, swivel thighs, H-hinged hips, swivel waist, mid-torso hinge, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: The Joker's face and the left arm of the Batman Justice Buster.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* I know collectors love to give Mattel a hard time but they really do make some nice, sturdy figures. Honestly, I've never had a DCUC, MOTUC, or WWE figure break on me and I own hundreds of those. The articulation is much nicer than most other figures of "guys in suits" you'll find and definitely gets the job done. Figures like this are nice because unlike most things from NECA and DC Collectibles, I can hand them to my two-year old (under my supervision of course) without fear of her breaking something.
Batman volume 7 and it has so much personality. The wild eyes, the odd, slicked back hair, and the nasty, uneven teeth. This is without a doubt one of the best Joker headsculpts I've ever seen.
* With the swap back to 6 inch figures, Mattel is also jumping back in and offering Collect & Connect figures. This series of 6 figures comes with the pieces to assemble Batman's Justice Buster. This looks like a cool figure. Joker comes with the left arm, which features a swivel/hinge elbow and a swivel/hinged shoulder. The arm is a little over 5 inches, so this thing should be nicely sized.
* One thing I noticed when taking the figure out of the package was that the Joker's left hand is oddly shaped. It turns out that it's sculpted to capture this pose from Batman: Endgame. The Joker really does look awesome holding his face like this. I have a pile of four Star Wars books to finish plus some MOTU graphic novels and the Batman TPBs that lead up to Endgame, but I'm getting really eager to see where this story goes!
* Hey, remember that suited body that Mattel used over and over again a few years ago? Well, it's back. It's not a bad suited body by any means but it's not a perfect match for the Joker. The tie looks a bit off and everything needs to be a bit messier.
* Here's a peek at the back of the package and the assembled Justice Buster. As you can see there's a nice diverse range of characters available on shelves. That's not problematic in and of itself, but it kind of is when it comes to building the Collect & Connect figure. If these were all comic characters in a more uniform style, like DC Universe Classics, it'd be easier to jump in. Considering that there are figures from Arrow and The Flash in here, two shows that my wife loves but that I just haven't watched much of, I find I have little to no interest in completing this set. It's probably just the Joker for me. And maybe the Batman figure, because I only own a couple hundred Batman figures and I can always use another one. Oh, just ignore my whining. I just want that Batman Justice Buster but don't necessarily want to buy Superman, the Flash, or Green Arrow to own it.
DC Comics Multiverse by Mattel
Mr. Freeze from Arkham City
The Penguin from Batman Returns
I've reviewed a few other Joker figures on this site, including:
Lego: DC Superheroes (2012)
Arkham Asylum Breakout
Batman: Arkham Origins by DC Collectibles (2013)
The Joker as Red Hood, Copperhead, & Deathstroke (Unmasked) Action Figure 3-Pack
Batman: Classic TV Series by Mattel (2013)
Batman: Power Attack by Mattel (2012)
"Attack in the Box" The Joker
The Dark Knight Miracle Action Figure Ex/ MAFEX by Medicom
The Joker No.005
DC Superfriends Imaginext by Fisher Price
The Joker & Harley Quinn
Legends of Batman by Kenner
The Laughing Man Joker
Legends of the Dark Knight by Kenner
Laughing Gas Joker
The New 52: Super Villains by DC Collectibles