Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Action Figure Time Machine 90's Edition: Laughing Gas Joker from Legends of the Dark Knight by Kenner
Scorpion Alien from Aliens. Other than the swivel neck, the figure is completely unarticulated.
The figure's paint job really reflects the Joker's over the top personality. His suit is incredibly bright: a purple jacket with pink pin stripes and pink pants with blue pin stripes. The bow tie and vest are green, adding to the garish look of the outfit. For the most part the pinstripes are neat, although there are a few areas where things aren't quite perfect. The head is painted well; it's cast in a pale green with bright green hair, white teeth, and bright red lips. Underneath the false torso, there's still a bit more painted detail. While the "Smilex" tanks are painted entirely grey, the numbers on the clock are individually painted. There's a little mess on the interior body, as my Joker has some green paint splotches on his elbows. Still, overall the paint makes the figure stand out, and isn't that what the Joker really would want?
Depending on whether or not you consider the two parts of Joker's torso as accessories determines whether Joker has two or four accessories. The other two accessories in addition to the torso parts are a wickedly over-sized revolver and Wild, a little evil playing card henchman. The revolver is a really cool piece with some nice sculpting. While it is over-sized, it certainly fits the Joker's personality and the massive body of this figure's robotic armor. It fits tightly in his right hand. Wild is the second accessory, and is apparently a little sidekick for the Joker. The back of the package states, "Wild, the incarnation of the Joker himself, is a disgustingly brutal imp, clever and sneaky, who amuses himself and his master with nasty pranks that are a constant threat to Batman." I've never heard of Wild before, and I'm not sure what Kenner meant when they said Wild was "the incarnation of the Joker" but I'm more wondering if this guy's relationship with Joker is comparable to Bat-Mite's relationship with Batman. He's a solid figure with some creepy sculpting and some decent red and green paint that makes him look like a jester. He does have a few mold issues, but overall is a decent little guy to display with a multitude of Joker figures.
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