MMS DX The JOKER in 1/6 by Hot Toys
And so the 1/6-gauntlet has indeed been thrown down, with Hot Toys' spanking new feature development for their 1/6th-scaled action figures - namely the "Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS)", which features Translucent Iris, Simultaneous Positionable Eyeball Function in all direction, work naturally like human eyes ~ which puts them in direct competition with ENTERBAY's "360 Eyeball System" (seen in their Mr. Bean & Bruce Lee figures). And who benefits in the end? The toy-collectors, IMHO. Release-date is pegged at 2nd-3rd quarter of 2009, with no price-point mentioned as yet (will update once I get the info).
Besides the eye-popping eye-rolling system - the duo-figures-in-one DX-set also features sculpt-work by YULLI and paintwork by JC Hong (honoring Heath Ledger with this exceptional sculpt, IMHO). The immaculate cut of HARUE Creative's (Hai Lim) tailoring is effective and breathtaking here. (No baggy-fits that plague most general 1/6th-figures). CLICK THRU to peep images and product-info for Hot Toy's first product in their MMSDX Series: THE JOKER! [tagged]
The debut of THE JOKER MMSDX figure from the Dark Knight movie includes: [www]
- Hot Toys True Type figure with over 35 points of articulation
- Stands approximately 12 inches / 31 cm tall
- Dressed in Gotham City police suit, hat, Gotham City cop badge and shoes, the characters wears for assassination scene in the movie.
- Weapons-M1 Garand Rifle
- Additional costume: Improved & movie-accurate Joker costume of an overcoat, sport coat, vest, shirt, tie, pants, belt, socks and shoes, with grenades rig and suspenders
- Weapons and accessories: Five pieces of grenades, knife, pistol and Joker cards
- Seven Interchangeable posing hands
- An interchangeable and new make-up Joker head featured with Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) and colored Translucent Iris.
- Deluxe figure stand with LED lights
- Release date 2nd to 3rd quarter 2009.
Sculpt by YULLI
Paint by JC Hong
Costume by HARUE Creative(Hai Lim)
About Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS): PERS is a brand new technique applies to Hot Toys MMSDX figurines, special features include:
- Unique designed eyeballs with colored Translucent Iris
- Simultaneous Positionable Eyeball Function
- Work in all direction, as natural as human eyes
PRESS: "The 1/6 world is changing...A New Generation Begins... - In the year of 2009, Hot Toys continues to deliver more superior 1/6 collectibles to you via our new MMSDX series. Unveiled in our last newsletter, the first one will be a new version of The Joker. Today, we have NO teaser anymore! You may check out the SHOCKING prototype images and experience the new generation of 1/6 collectibles right now.
This Police Honor Guard Joker costumes in Gotham City police suit and hat, wearing Gotham City cop badge and holding a M1 Garand Rifle. Moreover, this figure also comes with an interchangeable new make-up headsculpt and an improved original Joker costume with grenades rig. The intensive improvements include: additional suspenders, shirt and jackets in fitter cutting, screen-accurate material of purple coat, re-painted shoes, and more......"
PRESS-CONTINUED: "No surprise? Now hold your breathe and read this very carefully! The most valuable gimmick of the MMSDX series is our newly invented technique – Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS), which features Translucent Iris, Simultaneous Positionable Eyeball Function in all direction, work naturally like human eyes. With this PERS, you will experience a perfect living 1/6 figure which you have never had! Take a closer look on the prototype images, you can clearly define his black pupil, clear iris and blood vessels on the tiny white eyeballs!
Can you imagine the difficulties to develop an adjustable eyeball system with glasslike assembly inside a 4cm figure head AND to operate in coordination? With years of great effort putting in our R and D, an integration of esthetics and technology are now presenting in front of you via this PERS! We aim to tell the world this is NOT just a toy! And we always think you deserve to have better one......
Even more good news! A high-end figure stand with LED light-up function as well as a deluxe packaging will be added for all MMSDX collectors." [via Hot Toys e-newsletter]