horrible Power Rangers stuff sitting on shelves right now. Bandai's S.H. Figuarts range of product puts out some incredible product for collectors, though, so you can't paint all of their stuff with the same brush. Harley came out over the last month or so and I've had mine sitting around just waiting for her big Academy Awards win. Let's take a closer look after the break!
Height: 5 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, swivel/hinge knees, balljointed hips, balljointed stomach, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders with a balljointed socket affixed to butterfly joints, swivel/hinge elbows, double swivel/hinge wrists, balljointed neck, a double balljointed head, and balljointed pigtails.
Accessories: 7 interchangeable hands, three portraits, baseball bat, revolver, and a choker.
Non-Scalper Price: $60 dollars
* The articulation on Harley is incredible. Thanks to Bandai's excellent design not only do you get a solid range of motion but most of it is hidden as well. Everything, including Harley's red and blue tipped pigtails, moves perfectly and allows you to craft some very expressive poses. She feels rather sturdy, too. Definitely not like a Marvel Legend or DC Comics Multiverse figure, but far more than most MAFEX or Figma releases.
* Here's the first portrait and, without a doubt, the likeness is one of the things that will win you over on this figure. This is an eerily realistic figure with some amazing paint applications, especially around the eyes. Let me also point out that Harley's "Puddin" choker necklace is removable, in case you want to remove it. (It does hide the neck joint, though.)
* Here's the second portrait that shows Harley with a mischievous grin. Well, maybe it's more than mischievous grin. She's probably getting ready to kill someone.
* And last, but not least, is the laughing head. I really don't think a picture does this headsculpt justice. In person it looks incredible. Extreme expressions can be tough to capture in a photograph but, in hand, this is another great look for the figure. I really don't think any superhero had as good of a year in 2016 as Harley Quinn. Maybe Deadpool. It's close.
* Here's an upper body shot of Harley that shows off just how incredible the body sculpt and paint look. The paint is nearly flawless and the body looks incredible accurate. The joints are really well hidden underneath the shirt, so you probably can't even tell that they're there. Harley jacket is a separate piece affixed over her torso (the sleeves are sculpted; there isn't an jacketless look with this figure).
* From the back you can see how awesome the paintwork on the shiny, metallic looking jacket is. The gold trim is very bright and the printing on the back is incredible neat and clean.
* Harley has a lot of little details on her hands and wrists, including a long ring on her right index finger, a glove on her left hand, and some seriously points bracelets.
* To replicate Harley's fishnets, Bandai went with giving her legs a textured pattern and a darker skin tone and then adding in lighter tattoos. It's actually a pretty convincing looking effect.
* Harley comes with 7 hands, for right hands and a left hand. You get a pair of open palsm, a pair of regular relaxed grips, a pair of baseball bat grips, and a pistol grip for the right hand.
* Harley's customized revolver is really nice. The paint job is excellent on it. It's tough to see, but you can even tell that it says "Love" one side of the chamber and "Hate" on the other.
* The revolver even fits nicely in the holster Harley wears under her jacket. It looks great, too, as the fit is perfect.
* Last, but not least, is Harley bat. While it's not as cool as a mallet, Harley's baseball bat does have some great paint applications. It splits in to two pieces around the handle so that you can more easily fit it into one (or both) of her hands without any fear of breakage. It seems pretty sturdy to me.
* The first thing missing that's a bit weird is the "Lucky You" tattoo on Harley's stomach. I'm not sure why Bandai left it off, but they did. I could understand why Mattel might leave this off, but why would Bandai? Other companies producing merchandise have left it on, so it's clearly not a licensor directive or anything.
* The second thing missing is the "Rotten" tattoo from Harley's right cheek. Again, why? All three heads are missing this little detail that even Mattel managed to capture.
* Last, as a word of caution, just be careful when changing Harley's hands out. The pegs seem like they could be a bit fragile. I didn't have any problems, but I don't necessary have a lot of confidence in their durability, either.
I've reviewed plenty of other Harley Quinn figures, all of which are compiled in my Harley Quinndex. Check them out!
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- Fabulous Secret Powers
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- The Harley Quinndex
- The Joker's Funhouse
- Tosche Station
- The Kessel Run
- The Crystal Castle
- Teela: Warrior Goddess
- Trap Jaw's Tourist Trap
- Cringer's Crib
- Sea of Rakash
- Evil-Lyn's Dungeon
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