Hot Toys has been on a tear lately, but there are plenty more reveals to come - particularly when it comes to their Justice League line. However, let's go back in time a bit and celebrate what many consider to be the best Batman films to date. I'm talking about the Dark Knight Trilogy of course - especially as it pertains to Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker.
Hot Toys is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their first 1/6 scale Joker figure with a 1/4 scale version of Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight. Clearly they've upped their game over the years.
Not only that, Hot Toys is releasing a new 1/4 scale sculpt of Batman as he appeared in Batman Begins. Both figures should be available to pre-order from Sideshow Collectibles soon but, in the meantime, you can check out more pics in the gallery and get all of the details straight from Hot Toys below. UPDATE: The pre-order pages are now live for the Joker in standard and exclusive versions and Batman in the standard edition.
The Dark Knight: 1/4th scale The Joker Collectible Figure
It all started 10 years ago when Mr. JC. Hong and Miss Yulli collaborated together to crafted their first 1/6th scale The Joker collectible figure, fans were fascinated with the figure and it has received an overwhelming response. Thereafter, Hot Toys' Joker collection has become one of the most iconic masterpieces.
To commemorate the milestone, Hot Toys is proud to present the all-new 1/4th scale collectible figure of The Joker by JC. Hong and Yulli as a celebration of their 10th anniversary. This Joker is yet another momentous collaboration between the two phenomenal artists, demonstrating the best workmanship and it's the perfect figure to recreate those memorable movie scenes portrayed by Heath Ledger and add to your treasured collection.
Specially crafted based on Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight, the figure stands approximately 47cm tall, it features a stunningly detailed head sculpt of The Joker in full make-up, extremely elaborated costumes expertly tailored for the 1/4th scale body to maximize screen authenticity, and a combination of weapons and accessories.
Furthermore, a Special Edition only available in selected markets will include an additional interchangeable gradient dual-faced head sculpt based on the appearances of the actor Heath Ledger and his "transformation" into the Joker as a special item to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of JC. & Yulli at Hot Toys, as well as the legacy of Heath Ledger as this beloved supervillain!
Batman Begins: 1/4th scale Batman Collectible Figure
Batman Begins marks the beginning of one of the best superhero trilogy of all times. Fans around the world are fond of the story of Batman, his path to stop crimes in Gotham City, and of course, the Batsuit. Directed by world renowned filmmaker Christopher Nolan and starred the fan-favorite actor Christian Bale, the Dark Knight trilogy has gone on to become a timeless classic for Batman fans worldwide.
Given the immense popularity, Hot Toys is pleased to officially introduce the 1/4th scale Batman from Batman Begins today!
The incredibly detailed Batman collectible figure stands about 47 cm tall. It features a newly developed head sculpt with astonishing likeness of Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne, an alternate Batman head with 3 interchangeable lower faces, meticulously tailored and highly detailed Batsuit, a detachable climbing harness and wearable balaclava, a magnetic attachable cape, an assortments of Batman gadgets and accessories, as well as a specially designed Batman Begins themed figure stand.