[News e Anteprime] DC Collectibles: The Joker Life Size Bust (Exclusive) By Rick Baker Designed


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Annunciato in rete dalla DC Collectibles il Life Size Bust di The Joker (Exclusive) creato dal maestro degli effetti speciali Rick Baker. Quest’ultimo non ha sicuramente bisogno di essere presentato tra gli appassionati di film horror e di fantascienza. Tra i lavori più noti, del truccatore statunitense specializzato in make up per effetti speciali e vincitore di sette premi Oscar, ci sono i personaggi più iconici visti in Star Wars, Men In Black II, An American Werewolf in London (Un lupo mannaro americano a Londra), Thriller di Michael Jackson, Planet of the Apes, Batman Forever, X-Men – Conflitto finale e tanti altri ancora! Il busto scolpito in scala 1/1 e decorato con abile maestria sarà prodotto in sole 200 copie.

Riportiamo di seguito la notizia data in anteprima da THR:

As a seven-time Oscar winner for make-up and hairstyling — not to mention his work as a special effects supervisor and creature designer for movies including An American Werewolf in London, Videodrome, Men in Black and many, many more — Baker is an icon when it comes to intuiting what it takes to make something suitably horrifying. But his latest project sees him team up with someone who’s no stranger to freaking people out: DC Entertainment’s Joker.

The special make-up effects artist has partnered with DC Collectibles to create a limited edition bust of the Batman villain, to be released in October. Baker designed, sculpted and painted the bust, with only 200 of the 1:1 scale busts being made.

“When DC Collectibles approached me about this project, I told them I was interested, but wanted complete control of the design,” recalls Baker. “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.”

Jim Fletcher, executive director of DC Collectibles, adds, “DC Collectibles is always seeking out interesting artists from different industries to bring their unique art styles to DC’s popular characters, and we are thrilled to partner with Rick Baker on this sculpture. From the disturbing eyes to the sinister smile, Rick did a masterful job capturing The Joker’s psychotic demeanor.”

Each bust will be individually numbered and released through DC Gallery, the high-end collectibles line that launched last year with the Wonder Woman Prop and Tiara bracelet set and light-up Batsignal. Future DC Gallery releases this year include a life-size Joker cane, and a replica of Two-Face’s scarred coin.

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Credo che il modellismo abbia fatto sempre parte del mio DNA, ricordo infatti che sin da piccolo avevo la passione di lavorare con degli attrezzi, costruire oggetti, aprire giocattoli per verificare come fossero fatti al loro interno e per capirne il loro funzionamento. A consacrare questa mia passione fu una macchinina radiocomandata con motore a miscela che mi fu regalata per il mio decimo compleanno nel lontano 1986. Negli anni, questa mia passione si è sempre più consolidata fino ad abbracciare diversi settori modellistici e collezionistici, gokin, A/F, prop repliche, busti, auro r/c etc. Dal 1991 sono sulla rete come vortice11 e gettermachine, e dal 2006 ho dato vita al forum MetalRobot e ai siti gokin.it, metalrobot.it e onroadrc.it!