Ever since the early screenings of Joker (2019) for the press the hype has been building on the internet by comic book fans the world over for this new take on everyone’s favorite villain, the Joker. Early reception was mostly positive with critics saying that the role of Joker played by actor Joaquin Phoenix was “Oscar worthy.” That’s a bold statement but it appears it’s an opinion shared by many with the RottenTomatoes score for Joker currently sitting at an astounding 90% audience score. It’s no surprise that with all of this success one of the major 1:6 scale figure manufacturers like Hot Toys or another company was bound to jump on the creation of a figure for this iconic role. It looks like one of the first to step up to the plate with Pre-Order details & an official announcement is none other than fan favorite Toys Era – the same folks producing the popular X-Men fan art line.
Toys Era has been knocking their 1:6 scale figure releases completely out of the park over the last 12+ months with release-after-release of nothing but top-notch figures. Some of their recent releases like “The Mechanical” and “The Steel 2.0” have seen price leaps on the secondary market after selling out through traditional retail channels that are in excess of 50-100%+ in many occasions. This is not something that every 3rd party manufacturer can proudly say but Toys Era continues to deliver an amazing quality product at a price-point that is competitive with other manufacturers. Typically the prototype photos for most manufacturers will look exceedingly better than the actual production item but that’s not something you have to worry about when locking in a pre-order for any Toys Era product. Don’t believe me? Have a peek at Google or YouTube and see for yourself.
DC Comics fans have been hungry for more sixth scale figure releases from Hot Toys but with most major movie releases being a commercial failure. Or well, compared to Marvel or Star Wars flicks that is. It’s likely tough for a company of their size to justify producing a figure for a character they are unsure about selling. This particular movie and character might be an exception with how well the movie (and performance by Joaquin Phoenix) has been received by audiences worldwide. Hot Toys posted the movie trailer on their Facebook page but we have yet to see any look at a prototype from them so who knows if we are even getting one at all. Collectors can hope but we were teased with a Shazam figure too and where’s that?
If you’re like many of the sixth scale figure collectors out there and looking to get a Joaquin Phoenix Joker 1:6 scale figure in your collection as soon as possible then it would be wise to lock in your pre-order EARLY for The Comedian from Toys Era!
Here’s a look at what’s included with the figure…
- 1 x 1:6 scale head sculpt (calm expression)
- 1 x 1:6 scale head sculpt (smudged make-up)
- 1 x 1:6 scale head sculpt (with a smile / happy look)
- 1 x 1:6 scale figure body with articulation
- 3 x unique different pairs of hands
- 1 x red jacket
- 1 x orange vest
- 1 x red pants
- 1 x shirt
- 1 x pair of white socks
- 1 x pair of shoes
- 1 x mask
- 1 x revolver
- 1 x bouquet of flowers
- 1 x cigarette
- 1 x 1:6 scale figure stand