Comic Book Lawman Judge Dredd Returns To Action Figure Form

I’m a big Judge Dredd fan, so much so that I’m also one of the few owners of the officially licensed costume. Yup. Imagine living in Florida and attending conventions in a full-leather uniform with heavy shoulder armor during August. Phew. You’ll shed a few pounds after one weekend of doing that.
So, you can imagine how excited I was to see a new Judge Dredd action figure was coming to the market. We spotted this Hiya Toys Dredd toy at the Big Bad Toy Store.
The paint application and wash on Dredd’s armor look great. As noted on the listing, this version of Joe is based on several artists, including the original by Carlos Ezquerra. Sadly, the lawman of MegaCity One does not come with an alternate head. I would have liked to have seen his very first helmet included.
The character is 1/18th scale and listed at a very reasonable $19.99. Pre-orders are up now, and Dredd will be laying the law down in August 2022. Judge Dredd will come with the Mark I Lawgiver and baton.

Hiya Toys
Hiya Toys
Hiya Toys
Hiya Toys
In the later part of the 2000s, Joe did have an action figure from Toy Biz as part of the Legendary Comic Book Heroes line. These figures were much like the company’s Marvel Legends toys and even included a build-a-figure of PITT.
This Dredd was a welcome addition, but the toy itself was pretty flawed. The armor had no wash over it and looked overall unfinished. The knee pads were also known to break off, which mine quickly. However, given that very few 2000 AD figures were on the market, we took what we could get.
Since then, Judge Dredd has appeared in various 1/6th scale forms. Some were based on the comics; others were based on the excellent Karl Urban movie. These figures were quite expensive, reaching prices well over $100. The 6″ market was left alone for whatever reason.
What do you think of this new Dredd? Let us know in the comments section.
[Source: Big Bad Toy Store]

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