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wookster
05-07-2008, 02:10 AM
Please let this be an indication of how good the 1/6 figs will be!

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/TheDarkKnight_Bust.jpg

Hot Toys Collectible Bust Series - HTB03
- The Dark Knight - 1/4th Batman collectible bust (Original Costume)

l This collectible bust captures Batman in the approximately 1/4th scale in fine sculpture
l The plastic bust stands approximate 9.5 inches tall
l supported by a stand featuring The Dark Knight logo
l special feature: allows limited head movement

{Release date: End JUNE Early JULY, 2008}


TM & DC COMICS.
WB SHIELD: TM & Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
(s08)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/1DK_BatmanBust.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/2DK_BatmanBust.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/3DK_BatmanBust.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/4DK_BatmanBust.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/5DK_BatmanBust.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/6DK_BatmanBust.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/7DK_BatmanBust.jpg

wookster
05-07-2008, 02:12 AM
Hot Toys Collectible Bust Series - HTB04
- The Dark Knight - 1/4th The Joker collectible bust

l This collectible bust captures The Joker in the approximately 1/4th scale in fine sculpture
l The plastic bust stands approximate 9.5 inches tall
l supported by a stand featuring The Dark Knight logo
l special feature: allows limited head movement

{Release Date: JUNE Early JULY, 2008}


TM & DC COMICS.
WB SHIELD: TM & Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
(s08)

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/1DK_TheJoker_Bust.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/2DK_TheJoker_Bust.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/3DK_TheJoker_Bust.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/4DK_TheJoker_Bust.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/5DK_TheJoker_Bust.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/6DK_TheJoker_Bust.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/7DK_TheJoker_Bust.jpg

Double Dare
05-07-2008, 02:26 AM
Thanks for the scoop, Wookster! If this is any idication of how good the figures will be, then Hot Toys will be raising the bar yet again. I can't wait to get them all.

hairlesswookiee
05-07-2008, 02:59 AM
thanks wooks!!! they are in another thread somewhere, but this saves time searching for them. do you know what these are gonna be going for??? i really like the Joker

wookster
05-07-2008, 03:06 AM
thanks wooks!!! they are in another thread somewhere, but this saves time searching for them. do you know what these are gonna be going for??? i really like the Joker

I don't know, I'd guess somewhere in the $60 to $80 bracket, but don't quote me!
And yeah, that Heath Ledger/Joker is totally off the scale.

Captain Britain
05-07-2008, 03:07 AM
They still don't do it for me. Batman looks sort of wistful, and the set of his jaw doesn't look resolute enough; the Joker looks too much like a conventional bad guy rather than an insane one; that, and he's slightly fat-faced.

Reinhardt
05-07-2008, 03:49 AM
i thought these were the specs for the 1/6 scale figures!!!!!

these look awesome though. here's to hoping for some great figs soon.

Les Walker
05-07-2008, 04:03 AM
WOW! Great sculpts! If only these were the 1/6 figs!
I thought that too when I checked in....
That Joker is MUCH too clean for my tastes! He needs more...character...but they are nice nonetheless. That tip of the head is cool!

Looks like these are all HT may have come movie release time, and the figs come later....

Reinhardt
05-07-2008, 04:07 AM
they have made HUGE improvements on Christian Bale's face, especially his mouth, compared to their Batman figure from earlier.

8th wonder
05-07-2008, 04:30 AM
Both look very well done in my opinion.

Agen
05-07-2008, 05:20 AM
Thank for the pics. The Bust is very detail and nice sculpt.
Can't wait 1/6 Batman And Joker:rock

EVILFACE
05-07-2008, 05:51 AM
Fan, I clicked thinking we would see FIGURE specs!!!!!!!

Agen
05-07-2008, 06:01 AM
Hot toys said Original costume, maybe they release New costume too.

Grange Wallis
05-07-2008, 06:11 AM
They look cool, but I don't collect bust, hope those that do like them!

Voorhees27
05-07-2008, 06:18 AM
IMO both look fantastic! Especially the Joker, nothing wrong with either bust, another great job done by Hot Toys!

Mista305
05-07-2008, 06:34 AM
I don't know, I'd guess somewhere in the $60 to $80 bracket, but don't quote me!
And yeah, that Heath Ledger/Joker is totally off the scale.

yeah we are going to retail them at $79.95 or $89.95 just trying to estimate the shipping costs from HK...

IrishJedi
05-07-2008, 08:02 AM
Fan, I clicked thinking we would see FIGURE specs!!!!!!!

Me too! :monkey2:banghead

These do look awesome, though.

I do hope the first 1/6 Batman in this line is the original BEGINS costume. If so, I'll definitely get it, but I have zero interest in a figure based on the new suit.

Double Dare
05-07-2008, 09:11 AM
IMO both look fantastic! Especially the Joker, nothing wrong with either bust, another great job done by Hot Toys!
My thoughts exactly.

MaulFan
05-07-2008, 09:14 AM
Wow, little bummed Batman's head isn't poseable, but I like how they did the bust and the uninterrupted cowl is better looking so I'm fine with it, happy to see Joker looks poseable. Consider these ORDERED :D

Reinhardt
05-07-2008, 09:30 AM
Wow, little bummed Batman's head isn't poseable, but I like how they did the bust and the uninterrupted cowl is better looking so I'm fine with it, happy to see Joker looks poseable. Consider these ORDERED :D

according to the specs it says limited head movement - but i'm not sure how that would happen looking at the sculpt.

MaulFan
05-07-2008, 09:32 AM
according to the specs it says limited head movement - but i'm not sure how that would happen looking at the sculpt.

Cowl must go over a ball joint, cuz the shot of the back of the cowl clearly shows no seam. Cool if they did it, and would explain why it's limited. They're so smart sometimes.

Starkiller
05-07-2008, 09:35 AM
Much better than DC Directs, a must buy!

8th wonder
05-07-2008, 09:55 AM
Much better than DC Directs, a must buy!


yeah if i buy a DK joker collectible it will be this one. I cancelled the 13" DC direct Joker.

galactiboy
05-07-2008, 10:03 AM
I too was hoping these were the 1/6 specs... still nice busts. Although I still don't see Ledger in that sculpt.

The Mike
05-07-2008, 10:15 AM
With them making point to say "Original Costume" on Bats, I think it almost guaranteed that HT will be taking the opportunity to redo the Begins style costuming in 1/6. I wouldn't be surprised if they offered the Begins styled Bats and Joker as the first two offerings....

SSC_Nerd
05-07-2008, 10:21 AM
So, apparently that Batman bust is going to be included with the Japanese release of Batman Begins on Blu-ray... super special edition of course.

http://forums.highdefdigest.com/showthread.php?t=54319

profbobo
05-07-2008, 10:22 AM
Pretty awesome, but I can't wait to see the 1/6 stuff.


So, apparently that Batman bust is going to be included with the Japanese release of Batman Begings on Blu-ray... super special edition of course.

http://forums.highdefdigest.com/showthread.php?t=54319

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/05/japan_gets_batman_bust_with_batman_begins_bluray_s et-2.html

Does this mean the bust is gonna be exclusive? The AvP:R Predalien was an exclusive redeco, right?

Bigfoot-X
05-07-2008, 11:54 AM
With them making point to say "Original Costume" on Bats, I think it almost guaranteed that HT will be taking the opportunity to redo the Begins style costuming in 1/6. I wouldn't be surprised if they offered the Begins styled Bats and Joker as the first two offerings....

One of the reasons I skipped the Hot Toys release and went for the TAKARA Batman figure instead was due to the headsculpt on the Hot Toys.

If they re-release it with a head similar to the bust, I'll definitely have one on pre-order!

I think the Superman head from the 2-in-1 was a huge improvement over the original Superman, so here's hoping for something similar with Batman!

The Mike
05-07-2008, 11:57 AM
Bingo. The Superman 2 in 1 is the only Superman you really need and the other attempts look subpar in comparison. I'm hoping for the same treatment and hopefully a Batman 2 in 1 as well. :D

Spliff
05-07-2008, 01:15 PM
That Batman is too perfect. If HT had released the original figure with that cowl I would've been in heaven.

BTW-if anyone wants these, I know a shop importing them directly from HT for 79.95 a piece. :)

uscmhicks
05-07-2008, 01:19 PM
I'm gonna get these two , definitely impressed.
I hope the figures don't disappoint , begins , dark knight and iron man , thats all I care about !! :rock

Elder_Predator2
05-07-2008, 01:44 PM
They look real nice, I might have to get that Joker.

MaulFan
05-07-2008, 01:48 PM
BTW-if anyone wants these, I know a shop importing them directly from HT for 79.95 a piece. :)

Yikes, $80, I can't imagine these being that much. Rambo's $50, Predator's $75 with interchangeable mandibles and a removable mask, I'd think even with licensing fees these would still fall between $50-$75.

Spliff
05-07-2008, 02:08 PM
The prices on those are that way beause they were imported. SS can't distribute these. ;)

galactiboy
05-07-2008, 02:40 PM
Yep, not being imported by SSC will probably mean extra $$$. Unless DCD brings them or allows a US company to distribute we'll be paying more.

The Craw
05-07-2008, 02:42 PM
i saw this thread and i thought it was a preview of the 1/6 figures. almost had a heart attack as i was clicking on it. the busts look great but im holding out for figures.

DarkArtist81
05-07-2008, 07:21 PM
i saw this thread and i thought it was a preview of the 1/6 figures. almost had a heart attack as i was clicking on it. the busts look great but im holding out for figures.

Same thing happened to me today too... :lol

darren1228
06-26-2008, 09:19 PM
These have been getting lost amid the Tumbler and Batpod news.....but they look pretty good!

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn157/bingbing167/ht09.jpg
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn157/bingbing167/ht10.jpg

Ven
06-26-2008, 09:33 PM
are those production pics? if so this indicates how good the 1/6 will come out.

Rock83
06-27-2008, 05:59 AM
those look really good,very impressive.

Joker
07-20-2008, 01:56 PM
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/TheDarkKnight_Bust.jpg

When are these coming out and is anyone getting these?

Amir
07-20-2008, 02:41 PM
I wish they were 1:1

sueworld
07-20-2008, 02:49 PM
What head sizes do you think these are?

Too large for a 12" fig I suppose. I really like the expression on the Joker one.

Joker
07-20-2008, 02:51 PM
1/4 scale. PF size.

Buttmunch
07-20-2008, 02:53 PM
I think Joe already has the Batman bust.

sueworld
07-20-2008, 02:57 PM
1/4 scale. PF size.


Oh bugger. I thought they'd probably be the wrong size. :o

wookster
07-20-2008, 03:08 PM
The full spec is here-

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33774&highlight=batman+joker+spec

I think they are due now, but I heven't heard anything solid yet.

Amir
07-20-2008, 04:02 PM
Wookster, where can I order a set?

N2Darkness
07-20-2008, 11:28 PM
Yes, I really want a pair of these as well, as I'm not into the 1/6th stuff.

Joker
07-20-2008, 11:43 PM
Same... And it doesn't seem like any other company will come close to making anything that looks this good in a better format.

Adoptedscot
07-21-2008, 01:51 AM
i'll put this with the other thread so you can all find the info on them.
Shell
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Joker
07-21-2008, 02:16 AM
These have been getting lost amid the Tumbler and Batpod news.....but they look pretty good!

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn157/bingbing167/ht09.jpg
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn157/bingbing167/ht10.jpg

Awesome. Especially the Joker's eyes.

Sachiel
07-21-2008, 02:37 AM
Still like that sculpt better than the 1/6. Looks more like him. It also reminds me of the party scene.

wookster
07-21-2008, 05:17 AM
Wookster, where can I order a set?

I will (hopefully) be getting mine direct from HK, but I know BBTS has Bats-
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10143&mode=retail

But the Joker was/is pretty popuar and sold out in most places on pre-order, so you might have to try eBay!

DVDVampire
07-21-2008, 07:44 AM
I still can't find the Joker bust. :(

Amir
07-22-2008, 12:58 PM
Some nice shots on http://www.cooltoyreview.com, I hope this is the production piece, these busts look very cool, better than the 1/6 pieces in my opinion


http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2008/CJHT-61.jpg

Reinhardt
07-22-2008, 01:00 PM
they should look better because they are bigger and therefore more room for details.

Amir
07-22-2008, 01:01 PM
I'm getting these two busts for sure, they will go nicely with my PF collection since they are 1/4 scale.

Amir
07-22-2008, 01:02 PM
they should look better because they are bigger and therefore more room for details.

that's probably it, and I think the expression on the Joker gives it that much more life too.

Reinhardt
07-22-2008, 01:49 PM
that's probably it, and I think the expression on the Joker gives it that much more life too.

good point.

Moonloop
07-22-2008, 04:06 PM
Toys2.net still has the AMAZING Joker bust in stock. 10 left

DVDVampire
07-22-2008, 04:23 PM
So which is faster Canadian Post or UPS?

MaulFan
07-22-2008, 05:03 PM
Toys2.net still has the AMAZING Joker bust in stock. 10 left

Thanks for the info. I passed on these initially, but having finally seen the movie and having the Rambo 3 in hand, I couldn't pass up getting these anymore. Joker and Batman ordered.

Amir
07-22-2008, 05:13 PM
Any rambo pics of these maulfan?

MaulFan
07-22-2008, 05:16 PM
Any rambo pics of these maulfan?

Here's pictures I took of mine, awesome looking bust. Ya, it's just plastic, but the posable head is nice, and it looks like Joker is the same, Batman's head looks sculpted where it is. But 2 cool 1/4 busts of Batman and Joker from TDK has become irresistable and getting these at retail won't last long so had to jump on the chance, especially with Dave's awesome shots from the convention for CTR.

RAMBO 3 1/4 Scale Bust (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showpost.php?p=933337&postcount=404)

DVDVampire
07-22-2008, 05:17 PM
I decided to pass on Toys2 and just order from Joe.

Moonloop
07-22-2008, 05:23 PM
So which is faster Canadian Post or UPS?

About the same, Canadian Post comes from the US PO office though I believe. And UPS from UPS. But either way UPS is always cheaper for persons located in the US.

Nolocke
07-22-2008, 05:30 PM
Damn you guys are going to make me go broke over here. I wasn't even thinking about picking up these busts until I ran into this thread. Well here goes another $150 what the hell. :banghead

FOKAI_SNAKE
07-25-2008, 05:27 AM
Toys2 Joker bust is now out of stock :confused::confused:

MaulFan
07-25-2008, 05:29 AM
Toys2 Joker bust is now out of stock :confused::confused:

Glad I got my last minute order in, really looking forward to getting these now.

FOKAI_SNAKE
07-25-2008, 05:37 AM
its also pushed back to August

MaulFan
07-25-2008, 07:03 AM
Well that's no issue, it's August next Friday.

Kapital
07-25-2008, 08:25 AM
i want to see a picture of the final production joker bust.

Agen
07-27-2008, 07:39 AM
And here . . we . . go!

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/1686/batmanbust01agenkolarlr7.gif

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8131/batmanbust03agenkolartq4.gif

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/7123/batmanbust04agenkolaray5.gif

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/7721/batmanbust05agenkolarmj7.gif

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/7172/batmanbust06agenkolarzt6.gif

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/1309/batmanbust07agenkolargd0.gif

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/7481/batmanbust08agenkolarch5.gif

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/5846/batmanbust09agenkolarib8.gif

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8941/batmanbust10agenkolarvx0.gif

Agen
07-27-2008, 07:40 AM
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/4732/batmanbust11agenkolarwq3.gif

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8157/batmanbust12agenkolarsa0.gif

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/8931/batmanbust13agenkolarcs2.gif

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8455/batmanbust14agenkolarqq1.gif

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/9677/batmanbust15agenkolarum2.gif

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/6414/batmanbust16agenkolarbp6.gif

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/9464/batmanbust17agenkolarst2.gif

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/2995/batmanbust18agenkolarzy4.gif

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8634/batmanbust19agenkolarfx9.gif

Agen
07-27-2008, 07:42 AM
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/498/batmanbust20agenkolarew5.gif

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8493/batmanbust21agenkolarhi9.gif


Batman The Guardian Of Gotham

http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/1517/batmanbust22agenkolarzw0.gif

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/8996/batmanbust23agenkolarnt8.gif

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1213/batmanbust24agenkolarjt5.gif

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/3803/batmanbust25agenkolargx5.gif

Rock83
07-27-2008, 07:58 AM
i told myself i wasnt gonna buy any busts of Batman,but its damn tempting now...:banghead

it looks awesome!!!

IronFingaz
07-27-2008, 09:32 AM
Good s^^t, Agen :rock:rock:rock Looks pretty bad-ass.

JGouse0498
07-27-2008, 10:21 AM
#)(#)%&#()%$&)#%$*)#@#)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe if they're still available in a month or two (fat chance, I know), I'll get them.

That Batman bust is amazing!!!

MaulFan
07-27-2008, 10:46 AM
I'm glad I bit while I could, Batman looks great and I'm sure the Joker will too.

pjam
07-27-2008, 11:21 AM
Nice pics Agen, do you have pics of the 1/6 HT OS Batman?

MaulFan
07-27-2008, 11:24 AM
I kinda would have liked it if he had a ball jointed head like the others, but I did how nice the musculature and everything came out on the smoothly sculpted head, look at the back of the cowl, something cool about the soft curvature there.

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8941/batmanbust10agenkolarvx0.gif

Agen
07-28-2008, 09:10 AM
Nice pics Agen, do you have pics of the 1/6 HT OS Batman?

Not now, maybe I will get it next week.

Agent23
08-04-2008, 07:13 PM
Does anyone have pictures of the Joker yet?

MaulFan
08-04-2008, 07:13 PM
Theoretically these should be shipping from Toys2 soon, as soon as I get my Joker and Batman, I'll have plenty of pics.

The Mike
08-04-2008, 07:15 PM
If I hadn't plopped down a mint tracking Marvel Grails I would have bought these in an instant. They are amazing looking.

MaulFan
08-04-2008, 07:18 PM
I resisted them for a long time, but the threat of their selling out at Toys2 got me to bite, and thankfully I acted in time, I got like one of the last 10 Joker busts they had.

Agent23
08-04-2008, 07:30 PM
Sean, any idea where I can still order the Joker bust? BBTS is sold out as well.

MaulFan
08-04-2008, 07:33 PM
Sean, any idea where I can still order the Joker bust? BBTS is sold out as well.

eBay, maybe that Joe (Mista) user on these boards that a lot of folks are buying the figures from, not sure if he's selling the busts or not.

Agent23
08-04-2008, 07:36 PM
Ok, thanks bud.

Amir
08-06-2008, 09:05 PM
Any in hand shots of Joker yet?

Lord Vicious
08-08-2008, 05:51 AM
Just scored a HT Batman bust on Ebay for.... 11,50$! :banana:horror:banana

MaulFan
08-08-2008, 06:26 AM
Just scored a HT Batman bust on Ebay for.... 11,50$! :banana:horror:banana

Wow, that's a steal, wonder why anyone'd be selling it that cheap.

Lord Vicious
08-09-2008, 10:20 AM
Wow, that's a steal, wonder why anyone'd be selling it that cheap.

Well, it was an auction without reserve and I just got lucky, I guess :D

FOKAI_SNAKE
08-11-2008, 12:28 AM
So, does anyone know the expected release date for the joker bust?

Spliff
08-11-2008, 03:30 AM
So, does anyone know the expected release date for the joker bust?

Looks like it's already out:
http://www.studioratfink.com/web/custom/jokerbustbox.jpg

MaulFan
08-11-2008, 03:34 AM
I'm surprised that my 1/6 Joker and Batman have shipped from Toys2, but the busts haven't yet, or they're shipping and cuz I put in late orders mine just haven't gone out yet, maybe I'll shoot them an inquisitive email, probably won't though, the figures are the priority for me so i can wait on these 2.

Agen
08-11-2008, 05:28 AM
Looks like it's already out:
http://www.studioratfink.com/web/custom/jokerbustbox.jpg

WoW nice package!

Kapital
08-11-2008, 08:15 AM
GUAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU !!!!! Nice bust.

I see some changes on the final product.

Better film acurate.

FOKAI_SNAKE
08-13-2008, 12:17 AM
Looks like it's already out:
http://www.studioratfink.com/web/custom/jokerbustbox.jpg


Whoa! did you take this picture?

Amir
08-13-2008, 12:23 AM
Looks like it's already out:
http://www.studioratfink.com/web/custom/jokerbustbox.jpg

More pictures anywhere?

Moonloop
08-14-2008, 11:05 AM
Hot Toys site now says the bust is "in store" :rock

That box pic looks awesome! Hope to see more soon.

Spliff
08-15-2008, 01:49 AM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/sky-dress/Saint%20Seiya/figure%204/DSCF0678.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/sky-dress/Saint%20Seiya/figure%204/DSCF0679.jpg

MaulFan
08-15-2008, 04:37 AM
I like that Hot Toys took a cue from Gentle Giant and made a window so you can see the head. Not sure why you'd buy a bust for MIB, but if you wanted to do that, you can still see the piece.

I hope these ship from Toys2 soon.

Moonloop
08-15-2008, 09:44 AM
MY JOKER BUST HAS SHIPPED FROM TOYS2 :rock :rock

Spliff
08-16-2008, 12:23 AM
http://heroesclub.us/hotToysJokerBust.gif
http://heroesclub.us/hotToysJokerBust1.jpg

JGouse0498
08-16-2008, 01:23 AM
Camera distortion aside, can't say I'm really impressed with it. Looks nothing like the Joker. Even the 1/6 scale portrait is better, and that's not movie accurate either. :(

FOKAI_SNAKE
08-16-2008, 01:30 AM
Toys2 is shipping mine on Monday!!!:joy

plasmid303
08-16-2008, 03:35 AM
I like the sculpt and expression, and it certainly looks closer to the film than the 1/6 sculpt, but there's something off about it...

Maybe we can chalk it up to unimpressive pics from Heroes Club.

Moonloop
08-17-2008, 02:30 PM
Toys2 has more of the Joker busts in stock:

http://www.toys2.net/product.php?productid=20559&cat=0&page=1

wofford29
08-17-2008, 07:58 PM
Holy crazy eyes. His right eye is looking up and his left eye is looking down.

spoongirl
08-17-2008, 08:01 PM
Holy crazy eyes. His right eye is looking up and his left eye is looking down.
Yeah the eye's are googly, but I like the expression of this one better than the 1/6 figure.

Voorhees27
08-17-2008, 08:38 PM
Holy crazy eyes. His right eye is looking up and his left eye is looking down.

Yeah true, I just noticed that! :D

MaulFan
08-18-2008, 03:33 PM
Just curious, anyone had their bust ship from anywhere yet?

Moonloop
08-18-2008, 03:39 PM
Just curious, anyone had their bust ship from anywhere yet?

Yes. Mine shipped from Toys2, it will be here tomorrow.

MaulFan
08-18-2008, 03:40 PM
Yes. Mine shipped from Toys2, it will be here tomorrow.

Excellet, thanks, my order at T2 was pretty late, like a week ago, so mine'll probably ship sometime this week after the early orders. Did you get Bats and Joker or just one? I got them both together so I'm wondering if just one has shown up, that'd delay me too.

Moonloop
08-18-2008, 03:43 PM
Excellet, thanks, my order at T2 was pretty late, like a week ago, so mine'll probably ship sometime this week after the early orders. Did you get Bats and Joker or just one? I got them both together so I'm wondering if just one has shown up, that'd delay me too.

I got just the Joker Bust and he arrives along with the 1/6 Joker and Batman.

MaulFan
08-18-2008, 04:06 PM
Hmmm, I might shoot them an inquiring email then. Could be just Joker's coming in right now then. Have to ask them.

FOKAI_SNAKE
08-19-2008, 01:10 PM
Anyone get their Joker bust yet? POST PICS PLEASE!!!

Moonloop
08-19-2008, 01:16 PM
Here is a quick pic I took:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/NightCreeper/HTDK00001.jpg

FOKAI_SNAKE
08-19-2008, 01:19 PM
Here is a quick pic I took:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/NightCreeper/HTDK00001.jpg

SWEET!!! Can't wait to get mine!!!

MaulFan
08-20-2008, 03:05 PM
Pictures of Batman and Joker busts coming next week, they're shipping tomorrow :rock

MaulFan
08-26-2008, 08:10 PM
Got these both on Monday, but haven't been around to photograph them, will do so tomorrow. However, can give my impressions.

Heath's face shines through much more on the bust than the first 1/6 figure, though it's still not blatant without a repaint and some sculpt tweaks, it is better and clearer. Paint job is pretty solid on it, the hair makes a fade from brown to green like it should, though, like the 1/6 figure, there's an attached piece to get the hanging bangs look, and where that hair runs into the head, there's no fade from the skin into the hair, which would be fine, but there is a fade on the sculpted hair, so it standouts pretty boldly. Batman is just badass, another great Bat piece from HT. Both of them are really cool to have, glad I got them.

DarkArtist81
08-26-2008, 08:14 PM
The eyes look really off... But it's a nice piece. I'd LOVE to repaint one... :lol

blakus939
08-27-2008, 09:58 PM
I agree about it looking slightly more Heathish than the 1/6th. Loving mine

Scar
08-28-2008, 04:50 AM
MaulFan, does the Joker bust you received also have the "lazy eye" issue, or no?

MaulFan
08-28-2008, 05:27 AM
MaulFan, does the Joker bust you received also have the "lazy eye" issue, or no?

No, I'll take pictures tonight, I got tied up with other things last night. I'm not sure if any have a lazy eye, I've never seen that happen with a Hot Toys piece in like a dozen plus pieces from them. However, because of the furrowed (if that's the right word and spelling) eyebrow, I imagine some photos will create a lazy eye looke because one eye is more lit than the other and the shadows play with where the iris seems to be in relation to the eye white.

Moonloop
08-28-2008, 09:10 AM
He doesn't have a lazy eye. It may look like it because I think the main pose HT is going for is with his head cocked to the side and angled down. So when you pose his head like that, his eyes are looking straight. If you pose it in another angle, it might look a bit off.

Scar
08-28-2008, 07:18 PM
Here is a quick pic I took:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/NightCreeper/HTDK00001.jpg

I'm glad to hear it's actually a non-issue. This picture had me concerned that the bust I had been waiting to receive for so long would end up looking poorly. I don't want perhaps the most iconic villain of all-time for me personally to end up looking like the slow kid in the back of the class. :duh

MaulFan
08-28-2008, 08:48 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/1.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/2.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/3.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/4.jpg

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http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/8.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/9.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/10.jpg

MaulFan
08-28-2008, 08:49 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/11.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/12.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/13.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/14.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/15.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/16.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/17.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/18.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/19.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/20.jpg

Voorhees27
08-28-2008, 08:51 PM
My God did Hot Toys ever get the sculpts dead on with Bats!

MaulFan
08-28-2008, 08:51 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/HOTTOYS/TDK/BUSTS/21.jpg

Neither of these, to me, is as good in paint or sculpt as the 1/6 figures, Batman more so. The head is a bit too slender from a frontal view on the Batman bust, and Joker's hair, while more true in the color scheme, isn't painted with the quality and care the 1/6 head is. However, these are also half the price of the figures so it's ok if they don't live up to them, I thought the Rambo 3 bust wasn't as nice as the figure either. They're still really cool collectibles and if you're a TDK fan and can afford these, I'd recommend them, I hope we see a Two Face bust one day.

FOKAI_SNAKE
08-28-2008, 11:04 PM
Awesome pics!!! Especially the Joker!!! My busts were supposed to be here tuesday but for some reason they are stuck or lost somewhere. I called UPS and they said i need to call TOYS2 and have them do a Tracer investigation. THIS SUCKS!!! anyone ever have this problem?

Scar
08-29-2008, 12:31 AM
AWESOME pics! I have to say, I much prefer the likeness of the Joker in the bust to the v. 1 figure. It just seems to capture that mocking insidiousness inherent to the character that the figure doesn't (even more glad now that Les is going to do a repaint on the figure for me :) ). However, I think with a repaint, the bust could be damn near perfect. Some smudging of the colors, a richer blackness around the eyes, and voila. More anxious than ever to receive this from BBTS!

Oh, and LOVE the new sig MaulFan!

Amir
08-29-2008, 01:25 PM
Great Photos Maulfan, joker and bats look great!

Valfar
08-29-2008, 01:28 PM
I have both the bust and 1/6th Batman and i think the bust looks more like Bale in Begins..atleast in the mouth area..the lips are more acurate i think.

MaulFan
08-29-2008, 01:29 PM
Thanks Amir, really, I feel like I'm getting more for my money with these 1/4 Hot Toys busts than I do for Gentle Giant's 1/6 busts. It's a really product line and they just keep improving them. Joker and Bats step things up from Rambo by extending their costumes to hide the bases a bit, and now the Predator and ALIEN busts coming up actually incorporate the bases into the character theme. I can only imagine how awesome a 1/4 Two-Face bust would be, especially since with all sculpted, they could really do a nice job on his burnt suit.

MaulFan
08-29-2008, 01:31 PM
I have both the bust and 1/6th Batman and i think the bust looks more like Bale in Begins..atleast in the mouth area..the lips are more acurate i think.

Mouth on the Batman bust is top notch, but like I said before, from a front and 3/4 front view, the head's just a hair too slender. Overall, I feel like I'm staring at Batman off the screen with the 1/6 figure more than the bust.

agonistes86
08-29-2008, 02:14 PM
Very cool pics, MaulFan.
I agree with you that the fig actually looks more accurate than the bust. Especially the eyes look better, I think it's the "eyebrow" part of the mask that's a bit too raised on the bust.

BTW, I don't know if it's the slight angle or not, but the left ear of Batman's mask seems kinda warped in your pic? It's bent a bit too inward IMO.

MaulFan
08-29-2008, 02:16 PM
The left ear is perfect, the right ear curves inward a bit, ironically, my 1/6 figure the right ear is perfect and the left curves in too much. I ordered a second 1/6 head off eBay that's perfect, I wasn't screwing around getting the figure replaced over something like that, especially cuz likely I wouldn't get an exchange.

agonistes86
08-29-2008, 02:36 PM
The left ear is perfect, the right ear curves inward a bit, ironically, my 1/6 figure the right ear is perfect and the left curves in too much. I ordered a second 1/6 head off eBay that's perfect, I wasn't screwing around getting the figure replaced over something like that, especially cuz likely I wouldn't get an exchange.

Yeah, sorry for the confusion, I actually meant the 1/6 fig. :)

Agen
08-30-2008, 10:45 AM
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08-30-2008, 10:47 AM
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Agen
08-30-2008, 10:47 AM
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Amir
08-30-2008, 10:49 AM
Anyone have a shot of these two on a shelf next to some Sideshow Marvel PFs? Thanks :)

Voorhees27
08-30-2008, 11:06 AM
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/8453/jokerbust21agenkolargd4.jpg

Wow! Thats a great shot!

blakus939
08-30-2008, 12:25 PM
Yeah awesome huh?! I really like the 1/4 joker but not the 1/4 Bat, i was never even tempted to get that, but i'm liking my joker bust

wookster
09-17-2008, 07:14 AM
Few pics of my joker bust till the review is posted-
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/bats4.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/xshadow34.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/xshadow1.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/xlighting1.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/xcloseup.jpg

MaulFan
09-17-2008, 08:29 AM
Nice images Wookster.

I have to say, my biggest gripe so far with HT Joker merchandise, and I'll be curious to see if the Bank Robber is any improvement, is that for some reason, the paint or way it was applied for the black on his eyes fades so anytime you try and shoot him with low angle lighting, he can look creepy but doesn't look like the Joker anymore, which stinks because I'd love some really creepy looking Joker photos.

wookster
09-17-2008, 08:52 AM
Nice images Wookster.

I have to say, my biggest gripe so far with HT Joker merchandise, and I'll be curious to see if the Bank Robber is any improvement, is that for some reason, the paint or way it was applied for the black on his eyes fades so anytime you try and shoot him with low angle lighting, he can look creepy but doesn't look like the Joker anymore, which stinks because I'd love some really creepy looking Joker photos.

It's funny you should say that, as I say
"and though the eye make up looks great in person, Im finding it difficult to capture well with my camera"
in my review!
I thought it was down to my happy snappy camera, but if you're having problems too, it must be down to its matte effect and tonal values as with less extreme lighting it looks fine-
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/pose1-3.jpg
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r262/retskoow/Pred%20bust/facedetail3-1.jpg

MaulFan
09-17-2008, 10:17 AM
It's funny you should say that, as I say
"and though the eye make up looks great in person, Im finding it difficult to capture well with my camera"
in my review!
I thought it was down to my happy snappy camera, but if you're having problems too, it must be down to its matte effect and tonal values as with less extreme lighting it looks fine-

Not your camera at all, just how the paint reacts. I don't know if they uses a different technique than normal maybe, because the white paints on the figure and bust both have a cool, makeup look to them, not pure white, so maybe the black is done some weird way. At least the pieces look great normally, just a slight limit for photo fun, but I've never seen that happen like with Jack Sparrow figures, the eyeshadow makeup on those shows fine. HT Joker stuff almost conveys a Hannibal Lecter look when the lighting flushes away the black.

Scar
09-17-2008, 11:43 AM
Awesome shots, Wookster! Gotta say, though, I'm still a little reticent about the eyes. Not so much the black makeup, but about the "lazy eye" syndrome. I know people are saying it's a non-issue in most cases once you have the bust in hand, but the more pictures I see, the more worried I'm getting.

MaulFan
09-17-2008, 12:16 PM
Awesome shots, Wookster! Gotta say, though, I'm still a little reticent about the eyes. Not so much the black makeup, but about the "lazy eye" syndrome. I know people are saying it's a non-issue in most cases once you have the bust in hand, but the more pictures I see, the more worried I'm getting.

It's the sculpts fault on that. The one eye opening wide with the other squinted causes each eye to have very different light and shadow play and it causes lazy eye look depending on the lighting and viewing angle. HT did not paint theym lazily, it's just the design of the portrait plays tricks. It's not like some figures where the eyes are actually painted poorly.

Scar
09-17-2008, 06:15 PM
It's the sculpts fault on that. The one eye opening wide with the other squinted causes each eye to have very different light and shadow play and it causes lazy eye look depending on the lighting and viewing angle. HT did not paint theym lazily, it's just the design of the portrait plays tricks. It's not like some figures where the eyes are actually painted poorly.

Thank God. That's much more reassuring. Just got my e-mail from BBTS today, (FINALLY!!!!). Should be getting this and the v1 Joker soon!