Have you ever wondered what would have happened if the Joker gassed Batman in The Dark Knight Returns? Instead of snapping the Clown Prince of Crime’s neck, Bats got a makeover in purple and green.
OK, the premise doesn’t make a lot of sense. But McFarlane Toys must have really wanted to reissue the TDKR Batman figure and figured the only way you’d buy it again was if it came with a gimmick.
And what did the company do to help ease that money out of your wallets? It gave Batman some lipstick, a palette swap, and some Jokerized playing cards. Yup. That’s it.
The idea, as officially stated in the product’s description, is:
“The Joker has taken over and made some enhancements to Dark Knight Returns Batman.”
The figure of Batman is the same as the previous Dark Knight Returns release, except there’s no Build-A-Figure part included. However, the cardholder that comes packed in is cool looking. I’d totally use it to hold my business cards.
I wish McFarlane Toys had put a little more effort into this one. I understand that molding new parts is very expensive, but would it have been too much to ask that for Joker’s face under the cowl?
The arbitrary four-playing cards are a bit weird. Why only four? At least give us a whole suit or something. Bah!
Regardless, Batman has the same articulation as the previous release. The figure may be pre-ordered at Target and will cost you $24.99.
Jokerized Batman comes with the following:
- 4Fourplaying cards
- Collector card holder
- Batarang with rope
- Alternate hands
What do you think of the repainted Batman figure? Let us know in the comments section below![Source: McFarlane Toys]
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