I'm pining for the classic Harley Costume so much lately. All the videogame and comic redesigns are leaving me dizzy. Hopefully the new comic wins me over because I'm finding myself more and more distanced from one of my favorite characters. In spite of my disenchantment with the "new Harley", I was greatly anticipating this action figure. Where in the various video game incarnations of Harley had blonde ponytails that were tipped in her signature red and black (a style I always disliked), I actually find myself liking the solid color dye of this version. The clown collar is an interesting addition, as is the substitution of blue for black. The thigh-high schoolgirl socks are kind of silly and the lace-up top lined with little daggers just seems awkward. But silly and awkward? I must confess that kind of suits Harley. Overall I think this is a very fine action figure. She's colorful, beautifully sculpted (by the talented Jack Matthews), and well articulated. She's a fantastic addition for any Harley Quinn collection.
I'm a big fan of the bullet holes in the packaging. It's a fun, simple detail.
Harley comes with a large sledgehammer/mallet and two handguns. Also, I didn't show this, but her cape and collar is easily removable if you pop off her head.
Harley does not have the expected waist, wrist, or ankle articulation, but she does have a shoulder, bicep, elbow, forearm, knee, thigh, ponytail, and t-crotch joints, plus a ball-jointed neck - making a total of 17 points of articulation. The forearm and thigh joints are very artistically incorporated into the design of the figure.
Time for a Group Shot!
From Left to Right: Mattel Arkham City Harley, DC Collectibles Arkham City Harley, DC Collectibles New 52 Harley, DC Direct Hush Harley, & Mattel DCUC Harley.