Golden Age Joker (Batman) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:32384
Name:Golden Age Joker
Contest:Golden Oldies
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Batman
Creator:El Draxo  
Date Added:August 31, 2011
Base Figure:MM Gotham City Thug
Height:6.00 inches
"A man smiles a smile without mirth - rather a smile of death, the awesome ghastly grin of - THE JOKER!"

This is my interpretation of a golden age Joker based on Conrad Veidt's appearance in the 1928 silent film "The Man Who Laughs" It has been reported that Gwynplaine's appearance was one of the inspirations for the look of the character in the comics. I can certainly see why and was always curious to see what that would look like. I was also inspired by the bust created by Peter Murphy. Its an awesome, scary piece for sure. This is by far one of my favorites and scariest pieces.

It started as a Heath Ledger Joker mod. I wanted to give him a smile. But as I started working on him I got bored and decided to do something fresh. Then I noticed that Heath had some of the same facial features as Conrad Veidt (namely the hook nose and forehead) so I went with it. Several days of sculpting and a paint job later and this guy is ready to put a grim smile on anyone's face. Also I decided on a dark purple because Alex Ross once stated that he thought the suit was meant to be black with purple highlights and that it made the Joker look vampirish, which is something I wanted, kinda noirish.

Body: Gotham City thug, vest sculpted with fixit
Jacket: MM Joker coat
Head: MM Joker head, heavily recasted and painted
Hands: DCSH Joker
Feet: MM Joker
Tie: bits and pieces of plastic

User Comments
clarkjc1 -
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Original, beautifully executed - perfect!
babydoll -
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
What a fabulous piece! A fitting homage to one of the greatest films ever! THIS was what I expected from Batman - The Man Who Laughs. Thunderous applause
Voting ends for the Golden Oldies Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Saturday, October 8, 2011
Bob-A-Ferret -
Friday, October 7, 2011
LOL I love this fig it Looks exactly like a friend of mine in joker makeup.
The Real Question -
Saturday, October 1, 2011
WOW that joker looks perfect!!
Voting begins for the Golden Oldies Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Saturday, October 1, 2011
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