LEGO is releasing Heath Ledger's Joker as part of a run of high-detailed pieces from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy.
In light of this we've decided to chart the the legacy left by the late Heath Ledger and his unforgettable performance as The Clown Prince of crime.
We'll begin with a look at the LEGO.
The Models and Toys
Movie Masterpiece Collection
For the slightly more mature and rich blooded Joker fan there are these. Movie Masterpiece have created a series of Joker and Batman replicas that cost a pretty penny. Somewhere in the region of $2-300 if you've got the coin.
But I have to admit, they do look really cool.
Hot Toys Joker Series
They released a series of varying Jokers check below for a few of the figurines.
The Gotham Police Joker:
The Joker 2.0:
One of the more successful Joker figurines was this Hot Toys DX Joker. It comes with removable head, hands and a table for Batman to throw him about on.
Skateboarding and Photoshop
Heath Ledger had always been an avid skateboarder and he gets to show his skills in the movie Lords of Dogtown:
Being aware of this, folks over the web created some photoshop mashups of the Joker skateboarding that were pretty cool.
Check them out below:
Naturally when a performance is as captivating as Ledger's, what follows is a Halloween where you see nothing but that character.
So cast your mind back to Halloween 2008, you were waiting in anticipation for the DVD at Christmas and The Dark Knight had just left theaters.
Ask yourself: 'Was I the Joker that year?'
There's no shame in it - in fact it's a credit to the legacy of this performance. It seemed like world Joker day that particular October 31st.
Check out some of the highlights I've managed to track down:
I think regardless of what you might consider 'good' and 'bad' costumes in the list, it's a real testament to the movie that it struck a chord with so many people; that people even went out of their way to recreate the character.
Ledger's Joker has certainly cemented itself as nothing short of Iconic