The New Play Arts Kai Figure by Square Enix Shows the Many Faces of Joker
The Play Arts Kai series of collectible figures by Square Enix always takes infamous characters and presents them in a new, original way that is both gorgeous and unique. The latest character to join the ranks is that of the mortal enemy of Batman – The Clown Prince of Crime, better known as Joker.
The Joker collectible figure was designed by Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura. Nomura has worked on Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts titles for decades, and is currently directing Final Fantasy VII: Remake and Kingdom Hearts III. His previous works in the Play Arts Kai series include Batman and Catwoman.
This 11 inch version of Joker can be customized to fit the preference of any fan of the “Man Who Laughs.” According to a listing on Amazon Japan, Joker will have seven different facial options, which include a face that is very reminiscent to his appearance in the Batman: Arkham games as well as a Red Hood. The figure will come with a couple of hand options as well as a set of mechanical arms that can be positioned in various ways to suit preferred display options. Joker is dressed in his classically colored suit that has a sleek futuristic look, complete with coat tails and pin striped pants. Check out the gallery below:
No official announcement has been made as to when, or if, the Joker figure will be released in the US, but it will be released in Japan on September 30. The retail value is 32,184 yen, which translates into about $288. Rest assured that if any news breaks about a Western release, Don’t Feed the Gamers will update.
What do you think of the new Play Arts Kai Joker figure? Which of his many faces do you like most? Do you collect the Play Arts Kai figures? Let us know in the comments section below. Be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to catch 24/7 coverage of the hottest news in gaming and entertainment.
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