First off, I apologize for the inactivity on this website lately. I've had two wonderfully relaxing week-long vacations in the last month and I was totally disconnected from technology both times. Luckily I didn't stop amassing ideas and toys for future reviews during my hiatus so now I'm back with plenty of ammunition. Last Tuesday I went on a hunt for the newly released Batman: Assault on Arkham original movie from Warner Bros Animation. I had a hunch a few weeks before and googled to see if there might be an exclusive figurine. My hunch was correct and I found a blurry solicit image of a Harley figurine sporting this very cool new look. This costume is my favorite redesign - after the original, of course. I would love to see this in a large scale from DC Collectibles like the Justice League: War and Throne of Atlantis figures. The movie is a story set in the world of the Arkham videogame franchise, but incorporating many elements of the New52 Suicide Squad - and I think the costume is a great blend of the two.
The graphics on the box make Harley look cooler than she does on the figurine and in the movie itself. Kudos to that cover artist for really knocking these illustrations out of the park.
My figure has a few sloppy paint lines but is otherwise very well made. It's really hard to pick a perfect figure in the shadowy box. She is not articulated at all (despite having neck and shoulder "joints")
Here are some images of Harley Quinn from the movie. You'll notice the animated outfit doesn't look as edgy and cool as the box illustrations. Also, a few things of note: She barely wears her costume in the film. I watched the DVD twice and I think she only wears it in two scenes. The rest of the time she's sporting blonde pigtails. And the other thing I felt I should mention is the R-rated nature of the movie. I honestly never expected to see Harley having sex when I popped in the DVD in front of my nieces and nephews. Be warned.
Killer Frost is a character I don't know much about, but she was a great addition to the Suicide Squad roster. Also, Poison Ivy has several super cool scenes at the end of the film. She has no lines, but who needs them when you're commanding an army of vines.
Time for some Comparison Pics!
Here she is with the WBShop.com DKR Blu-Ray figure and the Best Buy Batman: Year One Blu-Ray figure.
Here she is with the JLU figure and the 2010 Hallmark ornament.