Height: 6 3/8ths
Articulation: Balljointed ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, balljointed hips with vertical hinges, balljointed waist, balljointed mid-torso, shoulders with interior balljoint and exterior swivel/hinge, double hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a double balljointed head.
Accessories: 7 interchangeable hands, alternate portrait for MAFEX Harley Quinn No.33, two bubble gum bubbles, alternate portrait for MAFEX BvS Batman, and a display stand.
Non-Scalper Price: $50-$55 dollars
* Here's a quick shot of the MAFEX Harley Quinn alongside Mattel's version of Harley Quinn in the gold dress from their DC Comics Multiverse line. As you can clearly see, the MAFEX version is much, much more realistic and lifelike. I will say that the silhouette of the dress on Mattel's does look a bit better, though.
* Harley is fantastic looking. I really like the MAFEX style: It's still very authentic and "realistic" but there's something about it that also seems just a bit stylized, giving the figure some extra character. Margot Robbie's portrayal of Harley Quinn features some pretty busy costume design and MAFEX manages to nail every necklace, bracelet, ring, and tattoo that the character sports. The body is appropriately colored to be just a bit pale. She's not fully white, but she doesn't look quite "normal" either. You can definitely see that the chemicals did something to her.
* I love MAFEX's portraits as they hit the sweet spot by being subtly stylized while also having a great likeness. You can clearly see Margot Robbie in the sculpt. The hair, makeup, and expression are very different from those on the standard Harley figure. The facial features appear to be printed and they look incredible, particularly the eyes.
* Harley's necklaces look great. They're part of the sculpt (and not separate accessories) and feature some very sharp paintwork. The tattoo on her chest is also impressive. Again, these are printed rather than painted and they look great.
* Let's talk about the dress as it's a central part of this figure. In order to pull off the effect of Harley's Gold dress on the figure MAFEX actually crafted the dress as a separate piece. It's permanently attached by the shoulder straps but the rest of it hangs down. The sculpt is quite nice. The texturing definitely seems to match Harley's dress in the film as do the beaded frills that hang down from the bottom. I'm not a fashionista, so they might be called something completely different, but they look pretty cool and seem very accurate. The figure is articulated underneath the dress (hips, waist, and mid torso joints) but the movement isn't terribly restricted. It works as well as anything other than making the dress out of soft goods. (If you're interested in that, Hot Toys is actually releasing this variant sometime soon.)
* The straps on the back of Harley's dress are actually individual loose straps at the bottom. They tuck into the bottom of the dress so that they look like they're attached but can still move freely without any fear of breakage. Good design decision! You can also see Harley's "Property of Joker" tattoo. That guy has some control issues, doesn't he? I'm really hopping that the DCEU Harley becomes independent of the Joker in the future. It's been a great long term character art for her in the comics and has made her a stronger character.
* Mattel left the "I'm Watching You" tattoo on Harley's lower back off of their version of this figure. MAFEX didnn't and it printed out really nicely. It's a bizarre tattoo, but I'm glad they included it.
* The rings, bracelets, chains, and tattoos on the figure are excellent. I never even noticed the diamond patterned tattoo on her forearm!
* Harley comes with seven interchangeable hands, all with intricately sculpted and painted jewelry. You get a pair of pointing or pistol grip hands, a pair of open gesturing hands, a pair of standard gripping hands, and a left hand that's posed in a gesturing motion. They swap easily and look great.
* Harley in her gold dress doesn't include many accessories for the figure as there isn't a whole lot that she used in the movie. Instead, MAFEX has included some extra portraits to be used with previously released figures. First up is a new portrait that can be used with Harley Quinn No.033. It's an angrier looking Harley and is just as good as any of the headsculpts included with the release. I love having another option, though.
* Oh, and if you want to do something different with Harley you can attach this bubble gum bubble to her lips. MAFEX includes two (because they're really, really tiny) and the piece simply slips over the more pronounced lips on this figure. Pretty cool!
* The second headsculpt is an alternate portrait for the MAFEX Batman from BvS. This is pretty similar to the previous headsculpt (the eyes are better) but this one is wearing the breathing device from Suicide Squad. This is a great inclusion as Batman uses this in the scene in the film where Harley wears the gold dress.
* I mentioned earlier that some of the articulation, while offering exceptional movement, does hurt the aesthetics of the figure. This occurs at the shoulders. You can work things out to look better in some poses but often the shoulders definitely look wonky.
* The coloring on the strips on the back of Harley Quinn's dress have rubbed off onto her back, leaving some smudging. Not cool.
* The dress looks impressive except for that it looks... wider than it shoulder. The dress doesn't adhere to the figure's form and ends up looking like it almost impossibly blouses out. It's tougher to notice in some poses but pretty apparent in others.
I've reviewed so many Harley Quinn figures that she has her own review index. Check out the Harley Quinndex!
For more MAFEX reviews, check out the following:
Batman v. Superman MAFEX by Medicom (2016)
Knightmare Batman No. 31
The Dark Knight Miracle Action Figure Ex/ MAFEX by Medicom
The Joker No.005
The Joker No. 015 (Bank Robber Version)
Suicide Squad MAFEX by Medicom (2017)
Deadshot No. 038
Harley Quinn No. 033
Great review. I ve just ordered this figure and I'm thinking of getting the Hot Toys version too. Don't have the other Mafex Harley. I have the Figuarts which I prefer, so the extra heads are useless for me, but the extra hands look cool. I might have to do a golden pole for her to dance about.ReplyDelete
Finally I guess the bulkiness of the dress is so it doesn't restrict her posing too much, but I cannot see any other alternative unless they sculpted the dress like Mattel.
I really would have been interested to see them try a dress that expanded, perhaps two layered pieces that almost fit together seamlessly on the sides.Delete
Pretty cool figure!ReplyDelete
I think she turned out really well. MAFEX is really upping their game lately. I just hope they don't price themselves out if it.Delete
Not to sound ludicrously pervy, but, uh... what's going on under the dress? Barbie doll or something more?ReplyDelete
Haha! OK, I checked for you. There's a waist piece underneath that simply looks like black panties while the top is simply blank, like a Barbie doll. You're welcome!Delete