Mattel's DC Comics Multiverse versions of the character while earlier this year I reviewed the S.H. Figuarts Harley Quinn (I also have the One:12 Collective and Hot Toys releases preordered!) While Mattel's effort is the $20 dollar mass market figure you might expect, Bandai's S.H. Figuarts release is pretty impressive. So impressive, in fact, that I didn't think I would end up buying the MAFEX release. It turns out, Medicom's MAFEX version might be better. If you're really deciding between these two (as they're the most similar 6 inch "high end" Harley Quinn figures on the market) I would encourage you to open up the S.H. Figuarts review in another window and check these out side by side. I've done my best to structure these both the same overall, so you should be able to compare and contrast the two. Let's check this one out, shall we?
Height: 6 1/8ths inches
Balljointed ankles, boot swivels, double hinged knees, swivel thighs,
balljointed hips with vertical hinges, balljointed stomach, balljointed
mid-torso, shoulders with interior balljoint and exterior swivel/hinge,
double hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, a double balljointed head,
and balljointed pigtails.
interchangeable hands, two portraits, baseball bat, mallet, revolver,
faux-revolver for holster, choker, 2 spiked wrist bands, and a three
piece display stand.
Non-Scalper Price: $50-$55 dollars
The MAFEX Harley Quinn feels a bit sturdier than previous MAFEX
releases I've purchased but she has the same great articulation you
expect from this product range (probably better, particularly the crazy
hip, mid-torso, shoulder, and head movement. She's a little over 6
inches tall, making her taller than the S.H. Figuarts version and
in-line with most of Mattel's movie based Multiverse line.
This Harley only comes with two portraits (although two more are coming
as extras with the No. 42 Harley Quinn MAFEX) but they're both pretty
cool and easy to swap out. The first one was a bit more standard while
this one captures Harley mid-laugh. Again, the paint is excellent here.
One thing that I really like is the face printing technique used here.
From a short distance it looks crazy impressive, as seen in the makeup
and in the tattoos on Harley's face. The S.H. Figuarts version as
missing the "Rotten" tattoo, but MAFEX managed to include it on both
Here's Harley! I've already spoken about this outfit plenty of times (I
like it) and I think MAFEX did a great job. I think S.H. Figuarts did a
better job with capturing realistic proportions for Harley, but this
one certainly isn't bad, either. The jacket body is a separate piece,
but it's not removable. You can also see that the holster itself (but
not the shoulder harness) is a separate piece underneath the left side
of the jacket.
MAFEX's jacket is much shinier than Bandai's. The gold also seems more
pronounced. The paintwork and printing is very neat and clean and looks
The S.H. Figuarts figure was missing quite a few of Harley's tattoos,
including this "I'm Watching" tattoo on her lower back. MAFEX's printing
method really makes this look like actual body ink and adds quite a bit
to the character's vibe.
MAFEX also included the "Lucky You" tattoo on Harley's lower stomach.
Again, the printing is excellent. I've never even noticed there's a
little dolphin jumping in front of a rainbow here. Also, take note:
Harley's belt is a separate piece that is floating over her waist.
Harley is sporting a slick, metallic glove on her left hand and a long
finger ring on her index finger on her right hand. Also, she's wearing
two gold spiked bracelets that are indeed removable.
Medicom used the same trick as Mattel and Bandai in capturing Harley's
fishnets (paint the legs a few shades darker while giving them a
crosshatched texture) and I think they did a pretty good job. While I
might argue that Bandai's efforts look a bit more realistic, Medicom did
a better job on the tattoos. I'm really curious as to why Bandai left
so many of the tattoos off of their figure; any thoughts?
Harley comes with seven right hands: Two standard grips, two pistol
grips, two open palms, and a left handed "cupping" hand. They swap
easily, all look nicely detailed (love the painted fingernails), and
give you a nice variety for poses.
Harley's customized revolver looks incredible. It has some tasteful
gold trim along with the words "Love" and "Hate" on the cylinder, just
like in the film.
Interestingly, Harley's revolver does not fit into the holster.
Instead, this unusual faux-revolver handle fits in to the holster. I
guess Medicom didn't want to make the holster too bulky, so this is an
interesting way to tackle that.
Harley also includes her baseball bat. This is actually the best
version of the Suicide Squad bat released as the paint apps are tighter
and the writing is present all over the bat. It's not legible but it
* The MAFEX Harley comes with a mallet, which is really cool. This is way better than the mallet that came with Mattel's Toys 'R Us exclusive Harley as this one actually looks like the movie version and has some excellent sculpting and paint apps.
Harley's high heels are much cooler on the MAFEX version than on the
S.H. Figuarts version. The sculpt and paintwork is just all around
These tears on Harley's shirt should show some skin underneath, but the
paint tone really makes it hard to tell. They're very clear and
noticeable on the S.H. Figuarts figure, but not so much here.
While overall I like the articulation on the figure, I'm not a fan of
the knee joints. The functionality is fine but the aesthetics are pretty
hideous. Those knee joints just look really, really awkward.
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