Revealed via The Hollywood Reporter, a new bust of the Joker, designed by Baker, will be out this Halloween. Baker says that DC came to him the idea of making a bespoke version of a character and he asked to do this version of Batman’s archnemesis:
“When DC Collectibles approached me about this project, I told them I was interested, but wanted complete control of the design. I figured they wouldn’t go for it, but to my surprise, they said ‘OK.’ I insisted that I would need a proper amount of time to create the bust and their answer was, ‘Take whatever time you need.’ I asked if I could choose the character and they said, ‘Fine.’ I told them I wanted to make a version of The Joker that’s never been done before,’ and they replied, ‘Sounds great.’ I then said, ‘You guys are just too difficult,’ and left. [Laughs] Seriously though, I didn’t expect DC Collectibles to keep their promises, but they did. I had a blast sculpting my version of The Joker and exploring his twisted and demented personality.”
There’s only 200 of these 22.5" busts being made The bust will be paired with a fiendish $1000 price tag.