Sideshow Collectibles proudly presents the first entry in our much anticipated DC Comics Sixth Scale collection, The Joker. Sorry Bats, it's going to be a bad day.
Inspired by classic comic portrayals, including his 1988 appearance in the fan favorite, The Killing Joke, The Joker Sixth Scale figure was designed and crafted with Sideshow's trademark attention to detail. Two heads are included, each capturing different eerie and unsettling expressions of the Clown Prince of Crime's deranged deviousness. Clothed in a perfectly plum, impeccably tailored and trademark suit, and accompanied by a vast array of diabolical accessories, Batman's arch rival is ready to wreak havoc and mayhem on the citizens of Gotham City.
The The Joker Sixth Scale Figure features:
"Stop me if you heard this one, it's a killer."
With his pasty white face, toxic green hair, and a smile that's just to die for, the Joker is perhaps the most iconic villain of Gotham City's seedy underbelly. Whether he's throwing cyanide-laced pies, torturing Gotham's innocents with his Joker Venom, or paralyzing and murdering Batman's sidekicks, this clown stands high atop the list of the Dark Knight's true arch rivals.
The Joker's origin is quite peculiar, as no two accounts are ever the same. Stories range from him as a criminal mastermind known as The Red Hood, to a down-and-out chemist who has just lost his job. Perhaps no one tells the story better than the man himself. "Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another...if I'm going to have a past, I prefer it be multiple choice."
Despite being a tall, gangly, psychopath, The Joker has proven to be an agile fighter as well as a highly competent scientist. Boasting skills in chemistry, genetics, and even nuclear engineering, this clown always has an ace up his sleeve and a bone to pick with ol' Batsy. Ever the consummate showman, The Joker's symbolic face has graced a variety of comically deadly gadgets ranging from helicopters to herring, and everything in between.
Caught in a seemingly endless cycle with Batman, these two represent the twisted sense of balance within Gotham City. Chaos from order, joy from sorrow, laughter from pain. Simply put. There is no Joker without the Batman.