Funko's Mystery Minis blind-box collectibles seem to have a bit of an identity crisis in the design department. Back in 2013, I was excited by the concept of the first few waves of DC and Marvel figures. But when I actually got my hands on them I was underwhelmed. Something about their design just seemed lacking. In the following few years the mystery minis have evolved into the (in my opinion) fantastic styling we see in this Arkham Series. There is more detail, the bodies are in a more consistent and less cartoony proportion, and most importantly the eyes are big and pupil-less. I think they eyes are what really make these figures pop now. Unfortunately though, the new Suicide Squad Mystery Minis shown at Toy Fair suddenly have large black pupils like the Disney and Game of Thrones figures. It's unfortunate that this Arkham style couldn't have stayed a while longer for the other DC-themed assortments. At least we got these gorgeous ladies. Let's check out the Gotham City Sirens below!
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
Here is Harley with her two Mystery Mini predecessors (Regular and Hot Topic Exclusive). I think the eyes look too simple on the older figures. Plus the sculpted eyes and mouth on the new Harley instantly make her look like a higher-quality product in comparison to the stamped-on features from before.
This purple Catwoman is from the first series of DC Mystery Minis. In my opinion, the face is too simple and the head-to-body proportions are a tad too exaggerated. The Arkham version seems very balanced in comparison.