Photos and details have been released by Queen Studios for their upcoming The Dark Knight – The Joker 1/4 Scale Statue. They are releasing two versions. The Regular Edition with fully sculpted hair, and a Special Artist Edition with rooted hair. The statue stands just over 20″ tall and is cast in polystone, with a tailored fabric outfit, and a display base. The Joker has a swap out right hand. One is holding the strings to the grenades in his jacket, the other holds a Joker playing card.
The statue is scheduled for release in the First Quarter of 2022. Pricing hasn’t been announced. It will be available to pre-order soon. Check out additional details and the new photos after the jump.
𝐐𝐔𝐄𝐄𝐍 𝐒𝐓𝐔𝐃𝐈𝐎𝐒 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐃𝐀𝐑𝐊 𝐊𝐍𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓 𝐇𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐇 𝐋𝐄𝐃𝐆𝐄𝐑 𝐉𝐎𝐊𝐄𝐑 𝟏/𝟒 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐄
Regular Edition (Sculpted Hair): TBD
Special Edition (Rooted Hair): 300
Material: Polystone and Mixed Media Clothing
Size: 51.7cm (H) x 24cm (W) x 18.5cm (D)
Estimated Delivery Date: Quarter 1 2022
“𝘓𝘦𝘵’𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘸… 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯”
𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗧𝗘𝗥
The Joker has become a cultural phenomenon. Since the 1940’s, the Clown Prince of Crime has been one of the most popular villains both on screen and off. And While we’ve seen many iconic actors bring their own interpretation to the role, few have been as legendary as the late great Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight.
Ledger described the Joker as a psychopathic, mass murdering schizophrenic clown with zero empathy”, and in the movie, he captured this perfectly. In the Dark Knight, we see many examples of this, but none quite as powerful as the “magic trick” from the mob scene. Here we see the many layers of the character, his ability to perform unspeakable acts without flinching, his ability to outsmart his counterparts and stack the chips in his favour with grenades hidden in his coat. And finally, leaving a single playing card, walking away unscathed.
𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗘
The Queen Studios Heath Ledger Joker 1/4 statue is based on one of our favourite scenes from The Dark Knight. As the Joker presents his plan to the crime bosses of Gotham City, he reveals that he has one more trick up is sleeve (or to be more accurate, inside of his overcoat). To recapture this iconic scene, our artists have created scaled down movie accurate grenades that fit inside a hand tailored overcoat. Each statue also includes high-quality tailored fabric clothing, from his multi-colored socks, to purple pinstripe pants and green vest and hexagon shirt.
As with any Joker statue, it’s the head sculpt that brings the character to life. To capture the essence of Heath Ledger, our artists have created a hyper-real portrait with incredible detail. To nail the likeness, they have started with a sculpt, focusing on the scars in his “Glasgow grin”, the fine lines around his eyes and the deep expression lines in his forehead. They’ve then followed up with The Joker’s signature make-up applying, expertly applying the paint to produce what we believe is our best head sculpt yet.
Finally, like our 1/3 scale Heath Ledger Joker, we have created two versions of the head sculpt. The Special Edition features a head sculpt with rooter hair made of fine died sheep’s wool. While the Regular Edition features sculpted hair.
As a bonus, both the Special Edition 1/4 Joker and the Regular Edition come with two switch-out hands and miniature playing cards. These hands allow you to recreate two iconic moments from the movie. One with the IED and trip wire, and the other with The Joker presenting a playing card.
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