Hot Toys' J.C Hong Talks About Figure Head Painting

by Jay Cochran
September 19, 2008
Not widely known among collectors and Hot Toys fans, JC Hong – a talented Korean painting artist in collectible market, who had passed his unique painting technique on to various sculptors and painters in Korea. We can say JC Hong is a mentor of most of the Korea collectables’ artists in the market. He is also the Chief Paint Art Director of Hot Toys Ltd., besides of painting prototype head-sculpture, his main mission is to ensure the painting on the final product is accurate with the prototype.

From the time JC became a key member of Hot Toys, with the densely workloads, he seldom has a chance to present his absolute outstanding paint work on a figure. Today, JC would like to demonstrate a very different version of THE JOKER figure, and share his great paint job to all of our fans!

Comparison between the original product picture and repainted version by JC

This demonstration perfectly reveals JC’s superb technique, especially the original Joker head has been upgraded to another impression/ presentation after touched by his magic hands! When you focus on The Joker’s eyes, it’s like he’s looking at you!

Some collectors may ask, “Why don’t Hot Toys use this higher-quality sculpt and paint as the promotional picture?” As a responsible collectible manufacturer, we wanted to present a picture which will be 100% close to the final product in solicitation, NOT a false impression.

Because Hot Toys and JC understood that this complicated and perfect painting job is impossible to apply on the final product due to technical reasons. And most importantly, Hot Toys don’t want to disappoint our collectors!

Nevertheless, Hot Toys is ready to take this challenge with improved techniques and aims to bring you a real masterpiece product in the nearly future.

Lastly, JC has promised to release his personal paint job on his blog ( sometime, so please stay tuned at as we’ll bring you more news very soon!

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SUPREMEQUEEN - 2008-09-20 @ 5:45 pm

Aisian people are so gifted, that sometimes I think there Gods favorite lol. But seriously, yes! this man is truly gifted beyond words. my only worrie is the price. I've already got two Batmen (BB & DK) & two Jokers (reg & BRJ). & let's not forget about the Two Face I just added to my BBTS pre order list.

I have no idea if i'll be able to afford this when it comes out. Also I will most def want the clothing to be improved or made differant. maby have the over coat in clude the grenades. & maby have him come w/a pensil. OH! I know, have him come w/ the shot gun he used to shoot at the armed car transport unit.

UNCLE HOT TOYS...........UNCLE!! enough already.

Snow - 2008-09-19 @ 10:27 pm

Mad skills, that's all I can say.

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