"Batman" series and from there went through other "kid-focused" lines like Batman: Power Attack and DC Total Heroes. For 2018 we are getting the somewhat dully named Batman Missions and, like many of the lines before, it features more limited articulation but comes in at a $10 dollar price point. Batman Missions seems to be focusing on more characters than just the Caped Crusader, however, as the first series includes quite a few villains. I was really excited by this very modern Harley Quinn figure offered by Mattel and snagged her from Amazon a week or two ago. Let's take a look at Harley Quinn and this new Batman series from Mattel after the break...
Height: 5 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Hinged knees, swivel hips, swivel waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a balljointed head.
Non-Scalper Price: $10 dollars
* First things first: This is a really good looking Harley Quinn figure. Even though DC Collectibles released an Amanda Conner designed line of Harley figures last year, none of those figures captured anything that might be considered a standard, current look for Harley. Mattel has released a pretty solid standard Harley Quinn from Rebirth with great sculpting and some nice, colorful paint applications. I love how it looks like the image from Harley Quinn #1 in Rebirth.
* The headsculpt is great and features some excellent paintwork and detailing, particularly on the hair. The white skin, dyed hair, and funky eye shadow do Ms. Quinn justice.
DC Multiverse figures don't even have swivel/hinge wrists, so the presence of those joints is kind of a big deal. The figures are durable and definitely suited for play while still looking pretty nice on display. You can easily blend her in with your DC Superheroes/Universe Classics/Signature Series/ Unlimited/ Multiverse collection.
* I like the look of Harley's jacket over the corset. The jacket is actually a separate piece that sits over the torso and while it isn't really meant to be removed, the effect is pretty good. Mattel really put some sculpting effort into this figure.
* Harley travels light, only packing her trusty mallet. It's sculpted with some realistic wood grain textures on the head and comes molded in a light brown plastic. While she has some trouble toting it around she can definitely hold it in a neutral position and it looks pretty cool.
* The lower body has some very limited articulation. Not just limited in terms of the number of joints but limited in terms of the mobility of those joints. The hips can barely move forward and backward, leaving only the knees with any real motion.
* I love that Harley Quinn has swivel/hinge wrists but, man, these look really, really funky. Let's hope Mattel fixes these in the future.
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