Heath Ledger’s Joker Dolls Are Selling Like… Things That Sell Really FastMay 6, 2008 at 8:50 pm | Posted in Comics, Movies | Leave a comment
The New York Post is reporting that Heath Ledger’s Joker dolls are in such large demand that people were queuing up this morning to grab one of the Joker figurines from the new Mattel produced Dark Knight range. The $10 Jokers are then being sold on eBay as part of bundles which include a Batman figure for $55. The dolls, or “mega awesome action figures for awesome manly men” as the more self-conscious doll collector would call them, are fast becoming rare collectors items within only a day in stores.
“There are none left in the warehouse, either. You will be waiting a while if you want one,” an employee of Toys R Us store in Times Square told The NY Post.
As an admirer of awesome action figures for awesome manly men, I think that the Joker figure doesn’t have the greatest likeness to the departed actor. To be honest, the plastic Joker looks more like Philip Seymour Hoffman than anything. Here’s proof.