Hi! This is Bunkichi. (・ω・)ノ
Today, I would like to introduce our IKEMEN Joker that is finally available for pre-order!
DC COMICS IKEMEN JOKER $109.99 (plus tax)
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!
Kotobukiya’s IKEMEN series continues to amaze fans around the world! Similar to the popular Bishoujo series, this fantastic expansion is a lineup of popular characters re-designed by the famous Japanese illustrator Ricken in the Japanese Ikemen (“handsome man”) style. Joining the Ikemen lineup is the Dark Knight’s arch enemy, Joker!
From the trademark purple suit and mischievous grin, to the long staff and “Laughing Fish” held in each hand, this statue perfectly showcases the measures Joker would take to get the final laugh.
There’s something to see from every angle on this stylish statue!
Enjoy the world of Batman by collecting and displaying alongside other Ikemen statues from Kotobukiya!
A villain has finally joined our IKEMEN series!
As usual, this statue is based on Ricken-sensei’s beautiful illustration. ◎
And here’s a main cut of the statue.
The suspicious atmosphere of the illustration is completely recreated in the statue!
His stylish pose is especially memorable.
Here’s a look at the statue from six different angles.
The color of his signature purple suit is very vivid!
Now let’s take a close look at some of the details.
First up, the head!
The hair has some subtle shading to complement the color of his suit.
The bold lines of the sculpt complement the contrast of the shading.
I hope you all enjoy his confident smirk! With the cooler shades of purple, white, and green, the red on his lips and flower really pop.
We went with an extra bright shade of red to make sure they stand out.
The lips also have a gloss coat for even more emphasis.
It’s a sharp and handsome face from any angle.
The expression looks slightly different depending on how you look at it…it’s actually entertaining!
Make sure to check the statue out from a variety of angles to find your favorite!
Behind his back, he’s holding a Laughing Fish.
This fish’s face is kind of cute!
…Although in reality the actual fish themselves are kind of grotesque.
We wanted to give the fish a different style than the joker, so there is no shading on it. It almost gives the fish a cheap, toy-like appearance.
Joker is holding a staff with a clown head on the end.
As I wrote in the previous blog entry, the staff has a connection knob on the top that attaches to the hand, but the clown’s face is still fully sculpted!
The glimpse of Joker’s wrist showing under his sleeve is a nice touch!
The gloves are designed to look like expensive leather. Our sculptor worked hard to add in all of the details and seams.
And finally, one of my favorite parts of this statue is the feet!
The subtle sculpting of the shoelaces, the delicate seams and leather texture of the shoes are all carefully crafted!
The shoes are also coated with a shiny gloss paint which catches the light nicely.
The base is a harlequin check pattern. The prototype is an acrylic plate, but the actual product will be made of black ABS plastic.
Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this little introduction.
Pre-Orders for Joker are available now! Check with your local retailer for more details!
BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics.
WB SHIELD: TM & © WBEI. (s19)
Stylized by Ricken
*Prototype shown. Final product may vary.
*Image colors may vary depending on your display.