Over the past year, I have really started to get into sixth scale action figures. I have grown my collection from basically nothing, to a collection worth thousands of dollars. While there have been some really great sixth scale releases, there has also been some pretty bad ones. Though most of the figures on today’s market seem to share a single trait – they are almost all based on the movies! Lucky for us, this past year Sideshow Collectibles announced that they would be making sixth scale comic based figures from DC Comics. The first figure to get released in the Joker sixth scale figure, which I just so happen to have today for review.
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The Sideshow Joker 1/6 scale figure comes packaged in a shoebox style box with some fantastic artwork plastered on the box. The artwork takes its influence from a number of comic book sources, including The Killing Joke. That is actually the main influence of the figure, though there are certainly other influences present as well.
When you remove the shoebox top there is some more artwork inside before you are actually greeted by the figure itself. The figure and his accessories are housed in multiple plastic trays, very similar to any other 1/6 scale figure that you would get on today’s market. (Trays pictured in the accessories section)
Of course, all of the packaging is completely collector friendly and you shouldn’t have to damage any part of the box to get him out. Very nice packaging.
You always know that you are going to be getting a good value for a figure when it comes with not only one, but 2 head sculpts. The Sideshow Joker sixth scale figure comes with a standard head (with a fantastic grin) and then a head wearing a hat. The hat is not removable, but that’s what the other head sculpt is for.
The style of both of the head sculpts are based off of The Killing Joke, and I would say that’s a very good thing. Both sculpts have some deep wrinkles and a very defined sculpt. I really have no complaints about the sculpt.
There is a thing about sixth scale figures that I feel is really easily noticed if not done right, and that is the paint. The paint on this figure isn’t terrible, but I wouldn’t say that it’s perfect either. The paint lines on his lips and hairline were most noticeable to me. They could use some work.
Aside for the slight imperfections in the paint, I will say that the shading on The Joker’s face is fantastic. On his wrinkles and around his eyes… I love that.
I was a little bit hesitant about getting this figure right off the bat. I know that Sideshow has struggled in the past with the base bodies and I wanted to wait and see if they had improved it with this figure. I was reading mixed reviews about the articulation when the figure was first released earlier this year, but I just had to get him for myself and see how he was.
Most of the complaints that I have read were complaining about the knees on the figure. I personally don’t have any problem with the knee joints. I have a problem with the ankle joints. While I can still get the figure to stand up on his own, I don’t feel like leaving him in the display cabinet without his stand like I do with my other figures. There is something about his ankles that just make them very stiff, thus making The Jokers stance a little less stable than other figures.
If you love 1/6 scale figure accessories, then you are going to absolutely love this figure. He comes loaded with accessories!
As I have already mentioned, he comes with the second head. I think that in itself almost makes this figure worth the price that Sideshow wants. Then you get a whole boatload of other accessories.
Additional hands… with extra pegs. Check. Sideshow is great about giving you extra hands to get some great poses out of the figure. The best thing is that each of the extra hands comes with their own wrist pegs! I can’t thank Sideshow enough for doing this.
The Sideshow Joker sixth scale figure comes equipped with a few different weapons, including a silver revolver. The cylinder actually spins and then there is a ‘Bang’ flag that you can insert into the barrel for extra fun.
What I love is that fact that he comes with his own pack of dynamite. It features a metal fuze, which really gives you options if you want to pose it. How is The Joker going to light the dynamite? With the included gold lighter of course!
He also comes with a straight razor, which opens and closes nicely, a display stand, a really cool cane, and a pack of Joker cards.
If you are going to be getting the Sideshow Exclusive Joker sixth scale figure, then you can also look forward to some very cool Joker Fish! When I say they are very cool, I mean they are very cool. This is one of those times that the exclusive version of this figure is worth it 100%.
While this figure isn’t without its minor problems, I think that the overall quality is there. Especially for $190. I think that you are getting your money’s worth, and then some.
You are getting a 12 inch figure with 2 head sculpts, a TON of accessories, all of which are done based on the comics. You don’t get to see that everyday.
If you are interested in buying the Sideshow Collectibles Joker sixth scale figure then you still can from Sideshow Collectibles. They still have the exclusive version in stock!
UPDATE: This figure is now sold out at Sideshow and other retailers. If you are interested in scoring one, your best best is to scoot on over to eBay and search for this Sideshow Exclusive Joker 1:6 scale figure.
This figure was provided for review from the manufacturer. All opinions and text are that of the reviewer.
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