Sometimes I forget how much Harley Quinn has evolved from her first appearances. When she first made the leap into the "real" comics world (ie, not BTAS spin-offs) I was just not a fan. She was kind of dark and grim, and I thought her humor was more sadistic as opposed to her quirky irreverence we all love today. Her first big non-animated story arc was 1999's No Man's Land, which is the basis for this specific Harley figure. It wasn't until December of 2000 that the first Harley Quinn solo series started. I feel like that series is where we started to see the the modern Harley start to evolve, but this figure is the precursor to all that. The Icons series is meant to be an unofficial continuation of Mattel's DC Universe Classics. They are a smaller scale than previous DC Collectibles figures and have a completely different body style. The really are like really high quality cousin of DCUC and it makes me super excited for the Burnside Batgirl in November. Let's check out No Man's Land Harley below!
The sculpt by Paul Harding is pretty great. I don't think we've seen any DC ladies from him since those 3.75" Injustice figures and the Arkham Asylum Poison Ivy from 2011. He really captured that early Harley look.
Harley comes with a few extra hands, a mallet, and a cork gun.
These figures are very nicely articulated.
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
Here she is with the DCUC Series 02 Harley Quinn from 2008.