Wednesday 11 March 2015

Batman Model Review - Arkham Titan Joker

I think it's about time for some more reviews on here. Not done any for a while.
What better to start it off again with than this BEAST?

The new Titan Joker from the Arkham console games.

Titan Joker comes in a large blister and is the usual standard from Knight Models.
The parts are held in tightly with foam and the other side has a backing card showing a well painted version of the finished model.

Inside you will find a multi-part, 35mm scale, high detailed, metal model. It also contains a 40mm plastic lipped base and a fold out stat card.

His rules are impressive!
Titan Joker comes in at 130 Rep, $0 and is a Leader for a Joker crew.
His stats are crazy. Willpower 8, Strength 2+, Attack 5 and Endurance 10 mean he can go storming around the board making things go "squish" and not have to worry about much else.
Although he has no weapons, the Claws Trait make his unarmed Attacks get an extra Blood damage on top of the usual Stun.
Large,Luck and Sturdy give him some great defencive abilities while Tireless and Trickster make his Action Counters very flexible.
Top all that off with the Power Strike special attack that knocks opponents down and Titan Joker is a crew all on his own.

The model comes in 8 parts. Body front and back, head, spine spikes, legs and arms.
The fact the torso is hollow makes the model much lighter at the top so not as prone to falling over.

As you can see here, the mould lines are minimal. A little running around the edges but nothing that can't be fixed with a file and a couple of minutes.

On to the build.....

Titan Joker was a fairly easy build. The parts all fitted together really well.
It may look like there are gaps where they join but I think that's more the new glue I was using that makes them look a lot darker than they really are.
The only place they will need more than a quick run over with liquid green stuff is the top of the shoulder blades. A small gap there but not too bad for a metal multi-part model of this size. I have seen a lot worse.
I have mounted him on a base topper from Fenis Games to match the rest of my crew.

Until you put this model next to some others it's hard to really judge the pure HUGE size of it. The tiny Batman in the middle there is 35mm scale so bigger than most other human sized models on the market. Killer Croc was the largest in the Batman range up until now, but even he looks small next to Joker. Hulk is a bit bulkier, but still around the same size.

This guy just looks impressive no matter what.I think he's a must for anyone with a Joker crew.
Talking about crews, I have put together a little list to test him out with.

Leader - Titan Joker - 130 Rep - $0
Sidekick - Arkham Harley - 61 Rep - $0
Henchman - Sniggering - 25 Rep - $600
Henchman - Shield Clown - 16 Rep - $0
Henchman - August - 25 Rep - $0
Henchmen - Triston - 26 Rep - $300
Henchman - Tube Clown - 14 Rep - $0

This gives you a total crew of 297 Rep and $900. Not much room for extra equipment but it's a nice mix of ranged, combat and defence that should be able to take on all enemies.

Now is the big one, Price!
This huge Joker can be found on Wayland Games for £36. It may seem a bit much but this massive model is a great centrepiece for your crew or collection and is half a crew on his own. Models this size in other popular games are going to cost you a lot more.
Would I complain if he was £30 instead? Of course not! But, I can live with £36.

Overall, I love this Joker, Hes a beast in game and looks absolutely stunning.
He does cost a little more than I expected and needs a little extra work but taking everything into account I'm going to give him..........

9/10 Badger Points!

What do you think of him?
Will he be joining your collection?

- Hendybadger


  1. He costs £29 at Firestorm Games… think you overpaid ;)

    1. Looks like Wayland have the wrong price down. He is the same as Hulk usually and he's right.

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