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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Charlotte MiniCon Haul: Harley Quinn from Batman: The Animated Series by DC Collectibles
Height: 5 1/4 inches
Articulation: Laterally hinged ankles, hinged knees, H-hinged hips, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: 6 interchangeable hands (2 fists, 2 grips, and 2 open hands), a three piece display base, a pistol, and a Joker-fish.
Sculpted by: Irene Matar
Non-Scalper Price: $20-$25 dollars
* I'm really glad that DC has gotten the quality control on these figures under control. Harley's upper body looks great and moves perfectly. She has a nice range of motion in her arms so you can put her in some expressive poses or have her interact with her accessories.
* The sculpt really captures the cheeky, silly quality of Harley's earliest appearances. While the figure is mostly smooth, the proportions are perfect. I love the raised elements of the sculpt such as Harley's collar and cuffs.
* Harley's red and black jester's suit is captured really nicely here with some clean paintwork. While it's part of the original design and not unique to this figure, it's still impressive as to how good this outfit looks. It's truly an iconic character design and it's great to see Harley in a figure that truly pays homage to her original appearance.
* I still like the turnaround art on the base of each display stand. It not only gives the figures name and which animated series they come from but it also has some character specific artwork. I'm all about some personilization for display stands.
* Harley comes with two accessories which she can interact with: Her popgun revolver and a Joker-fish from the episode "The Laughing Fish." Both the revolver and the fish fit perfectly in Harley's pistol grip hands and they also both feature some additional paint apps. The Joker fish is really colorful and fun. Harley looks great holding it up like it's some grand catch!
* Harley also comes with six interchangeable hands, three for the right and three for the left. This has been a really consistent feature of the Batman animation lines from DC Collectibles and I'm definitely a fan. They swap easily and all look great. Harley comes with a set of pistol gripping hands, a set of open, expressive hands, and a set of fists.
* One thing I really just don't like about this line are the H-hinged hips used. H-hines work on some lines but they feel completely at odds with the sleek, svelte style of the Bruce Timm designed characters. I'm also not sure they give that great of a range of motion here, either. The ankles could also be executed better. Why not simple ball joints to give her a better range of motion?
* I like these stands but I still think the way the back of the arm juts out from the back is obnoxious and unnecessary. Rather than help your display, the really hinder the amount of figures you can display on a shelf.
If you're looking for more Harley Quinn reviews, I've looked at the Imaginext The Joker & Harley Quinn, the Suicide Squad Harley Quinn and the roller derby Harley Quinn from DC Collectibles, and the S.H. Figuarts Harley Quinn (Injustice Version). Oh, and the Arkham Asylum Lego set. If you're more interested in Dr. Harleen Quinzel, I've reviewed the Arkham Origins Harlee Quinzel.
I've only reviewed a few other figures from this series, including:
Batman Animated by DC Collectibles (2014)
The New Batman Adventures