Saturday, April 13, 2013

Animated Statues of HARLEY QUINN!

Two Harley Quinn Maquettes from DC Direct 2004 & Warner Bros 1999

This post is a simple one that I've been planning to do for a long time.  A few years ago, the two "animated style" maquettes of Harley Quinn became an obsession for me.  They were at the top of my list for almost two years before I was able to acquire them both.  They are severely overpriced in the secondary market so it was a frustrating journey.  Anyway, in the process of hunting them down, I discovered a shocking lack of information, way too much misinformation, and no comparisons of the two extremely similar products.  For those not familiar with the origins of Harley, she was originally created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm in 1992 for Batman: The Animated Series.  Having her origin in animation, these maquettes (3-D models for animators) are the ultimate Harley Collectible.  They look great, they have historical significance to the character's origins, and they are very well made.  This post is a simple series of comparison photographs, something which I wish existed few years ago.  Enjoy!

All of the photos will feature the DC Direct version on the Left and the Warner Bros Store version on the Right

Also, on the far Left, I'm including the DC Direct Cover Girls Harley Quinn statue just for additional size reference.
DC Direct - Classic Animation - Harley Quinn - 2004 - 8.75" tall
Warner Bros - Harley Quinn - 1999 - 12" tall
(the WB version is often listed as being 9")



Here are a list of differences:
  DC Direct ------------------Warner Bros
Eyes looking ahead--------------------Eyes Looking Right
White Pom Poms on hat---------------------Black & Red Pom-Poms
Left hand on Hip---------------------Both Arms Down
8.75" Tall---------------------12" Tall    
  Circular Label Base---------------------Diamond-shaped Base


You might not think these maquettes have much play value.  But I have countless hours of fun walking around my house, clutching her in my hands, and thanking the academy.  Now you're gonna do it, too.


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