Sunday, November 29, 2015

Batman: The Animated Series - HARLEY QUINN!

Batman: The Animated Series -  12 - Harley Quinn - DC Collectibles 2015

This Batman Animated Universe line is like crack. The character selection has been amazing and the production quality, for the most part, has been spectacular. I can't wait to get my main four characters: Batgirl, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy in both BTAS and TNBA form. I never expected to see this old style, regardless of how classic it's become, make a resurgence in the high-end collectible market. I thought we would be relegated to the old 5-POA Kenner and Mattel mass market figures from the 90s. Don't get me wrong, those are classically awesome figures, but these new ones just blow them so far out of the water they aren't even in the same league. This Harley figure is the first in the line I've ever had QC problems with; The paint masking around her white neckpiece was sloppy on every figure I saw, and so was the linework around her mask.  Then her ankles are also misshapen from the plastic ties. It's unfortunate, but not a deal-breaker. Let's check out Harley below!

Above is the only picture that really shows the damage that the plastic ties did to her ankles in the packaging.  They are now curved and dented.  All the figures I inspected at the store had the same issue.

Harley comes with a starter pistol, a Joker fish, and two extra sets of hands.

Harley doesn't have any ankle articulation.  This is a departure from all the other figures I've seen from this line.  Hopefully it's not a trend that continues.

She also comes with the standard figure stand for this series.  I think these are bulky and ugly.  I wish they would cut these out and give us an alternate head or something.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with the only other Batman: The Animated Series figure in the line so far: Catwoman.

And with the TNBA Poison Ivy to complete the hodge-podge trio for now.

and with TNBA Batgirl to show all my animated ladies so far (I skipped Roxy).

From Left to Right: Eaglemoss Harley, Mattel JLU Harley, DCC BTAS Harley, NJ Croce Bendie Harley, and the Medicom Kubrick Harley.



  1. Nice! Sadly of the two DC Collectibles Batman Animated figures I have, one broke at the elbow immediately. Still waiting for a response from DCC, but it's pretty irksome and gives me pause when it comes to picking up more.

    1. I've heard a lot about breakage issues with these lines but I've luckily not had any problems personally. Apparently these recent figures were so delayed (roughly 6 mos?) because they were addressing all the QC concerns with the first waves. So hopefully those problems are a thing of the past.