It's interesting how a simple design motif can provide such a diverse group of variations on a single character. I have a ton of POP Harley Quinns, a bunch of Batgirls, (and one lonely Poison Ivy). And I can easily say that this new Batman: The Animated Series line has given us the best version of each of these characters so far. Actually, considering that Harley originated on the show, this POP could also be considered her first appearance figure. The Batgirl and Poison Ivy are so clean and bright that they really stand out in my collection. When I started prepping this post early last week, the BTAS Wave 2 lineup had not been officially announced yet and I was full of complaints about the lack of Catwoman. But the London Toy Fair showed us the design for her awesome figure and I am stoked. Now I just hope they can squeeze in a Mystery of the Batwoman at some point! These POPs are nothing short of spectacular. Let's check out Batgirl, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy in detail below!
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Something really interesting to note about this line is that it appears the figures are composed of different pieces of colored plastic. Meaning that her hair is separate from her face, and her legs are separate from her hips. This leads to the clean paint lines and bright colors. I'm a fan. If this keeps up I will be much more comfortable buying POPs online. Currently I'm way too picky about paint to not pick my own by hand. The Batgirl figure seems to be constructed in the traditional solid fashion and she is the only one of the group I saw with QC problems (the edging of her mask - especially by the cheek where peach, blue, and black paint meets - is often really sloppy).
And here she is alongside the Arkham Asylum Poison Ivy.
And let's not forget that sometime in 2017 we can expect to see this awesome Catwoman in wave 02!
Time for a Group Pic!