Of all the Batman characters to suffer in the hands of constant redesigns in recent years, the award for the most drastic changes would have to go to our dear old Harley Quinn. It wouldn't even garner much attention if her original costume wasn't so cool to begin with. But I digress. The first change was atrocious. The 2009 video game, Arkham Asylum, dressed her up as a sexy nurse. It was embarrassing. If it made sense to dress a psychiatrist as a sexy nurse, they should have dressed Commissioner Gordon in a fireman's outfit while they were at it. Next up was the 2011 Arkham City redesign we see here. Following this design she was revamped for the DC Comics New52 reboot as well as for the game Injustice: Gods Among Us. This Arkham City design is my favorite all all the non-original looks. Yeah, she's overly-sexualized, but at least she looks tough and her outfit seems functional. Plus the candy-striped baseball bat is a fun new accessory that I can totally get on board with (I was starting to amass as many oversized Harley sledgehammers as Catwoman whips). Let's check her out below!
Harley's packaging comes with the standard "bookcover" flap so you can view the figure and accessories in the tray. It stays shut with two small pieces of Velcro.
Her chest is just too damn big. It looks silly. Seriously. I don't want to feel like a creep for having this displayed.
At least the DKR Catwoman from my last review had a slightly more realistic size.
(I never realized her belly tattoo was of Mistah J.)
Harley comes with two extra hands (making a total of 4), two Uzi machine guns, and her signature baseball bat, complete with dents from overuse.
Harley Quinn also comes with a display stand similar to the Mattycollector flight stands or the stands that come with Figma toys. I personally rarely use stands like this, but it's a pretty great addition.
Time for some Comparison Pics!
Here are the PAK Arkham City Catwoman and Harley together. I love that they're slightly different heights.
Here's the whole gang for comparison: (Left to Right) Mattel AC Catwoman, DC Direct AC Catwoman, PAK AC Catwoman, PAK AC Harley Quinn, DC Direct AC Harley Quinn, and Mattel AC Harley Quinn.
Mattel - PAK - DC Direct