February 8, 2013

The Jokereteer!

I cannot believe we haven't talked about a little Batman movie from 1993, that goes by the name Batman: Mask of the Phantasm before now. 

If you are unfamiliar with it you really need to check it it. Through a series of flashbacks it tells a story of one of Bruce Wayne's past loves, the one he almost married, and her return to Gotham around the same time a new mysterious vigilante takes to the streets eliminating some of Gotham's crime bosses. The Gotham crime families turn to the Joker to help take out this new would be hero and at the same time he figures he can take out the Bat.



Joker has made his hide out in the art deco filled remains of the Gotham World's Fair pavilions and in one fight scene dons the flight pack to do battle with Batman and the Phantasm.

The figure is a representation of this scene, though if I am not mistaken the Joker does not have the boots and Rocketeer style pants in the movie. 


I think they made a nice touch on the figure, which is officially known as "Jet Pack Joker". His whole sculpt is actually a vintage style flight suit with his tie and flower topping it off.


The exhaust of the jet pack also makes a "Capture Nozzle" by taking a figures hand and jamming it in the end, the Joker can then take Batman (or whomever) on a wild ride.


Another nifty feature is the stylized flight helmet, that can be removed from the Joker's head  instead of it being sculpted on.

Of the small offering of figures from the movie this is one that you should probably look into if you are a fan of the Joker. The figure can still be picked up online for a pretty good price, this one was purchased years after the movie had come and gone from theaters at a local toy show.


I will have to dig out some more Mask of the Phantasm items to post, so keep an eye out, and keep an eye on the skies for the Jet Pack Joker.

12 comments:

Brian A said...

Great post! You know, I've had this figure (albeit packed away, right now) for over 20 years and I don't think I've ever noticed that he's not wearing his standard Joker garb under those orange straps.

Eric Stettmeier said...

First: ahem....HE LIIIIIVES!!!!!! CHUNKY B LIIIIIIVEEEESSSS!!!!!!!!!


ok, now that that is out of the way. This is a figure I have wanted for some time but have yet to acquire. I love his jet-pack and helmet and would obviously have to get him mint/complete because he's so perfect with those accessories!

Dr. Theda said...

I have a large collection of "Joker"items ... I bought this one back when it first came out...

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

Every thing about this is great- what a FUN toy!

chunky B said...

Joker is always one of those characters I have to pick up a few examples of, usually when I buy a Batman from a line or series I will buy the Joker as well.

nacho said...

Oh, u r back! Cool review, that is a great figure!

EmperorDinobot said...

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Action shots between Total Armor Batman and JetPack Joker

chunky B said...

Holy Crap! and I thought I had a lot of Batman! I think you easily have more than Bubba Shelby, Super D, and myself combined!

Eric Stettmeier said...

You said it, CB! Nice collection Emperor!

EmperorDinobot said...

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The whole collection is in that link.


It's time more people saw it.

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

Holy animated Batman licencing deals, Emperor! I think that makes you truly the King of Batman Animated Collectors :D Nice!

chunky B said...

Holy Smoly! That is a lot of Batman and Gotham Goodies!