Sunday, April 2, 2017

DC Bombshells - HARLEY QUINN!

DC Designer Series: Ant Lucia #2 - Bombshells Harley Quinn - DCC 2017

I'm really surprised at how much I like this DC Bombshells Harley Quinn figure. For some reason the statues and comic covers didn't appeal to me at all and I honestly thought I would be begrudgingly buying this figure out of a need for bat-family completion.  But in actuality I think she's fantastic. There are often aeronautical themes in pin-up girl design, but I suddenly find it interesting that it kind of crosses lines now with the more modern trends of steampunk. The Bombshells brand has also included Harley in a retro nurse outfit, so I will be curious to see if there will be a second Harley figure down the line. There have been six upcoming figures announced so far (Mera, Hawkgirl, Supergirl, Katana, Batgirl, and Bumblebee) and since they seem to come out in batches of four, it's a fair assumption that there are at least two more on the horizon. I'm guessing it will be Black Canary and Zatanna, but you never know. Let's check out the DC Bombshells Harley Quinn action figure below!


























Harley comes with two sets of extra hands, her signature mallet, and a cork gun.




Note that the cork gun has a tiny little Batman dangling from the handle.












This Harley design graced the variant cover of Harley Quinn #7 in June 2014.





And here is the original statue from December 2013.





It has had two redecos for the Black, White, and Red line and a Holiday variant.




Then there was a Bombshells Harley & Joker statue (that also had a color variant released) and an upcoming Bombshells Deluxe statue (that is a perfect presentation of the original comic cover).







So one of the reasons I love this figure is that the aeronautical design vaguely reminds me of this album cover from the Refreshments' 1996 album Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy. My musical tastes are all over the map, but this is one of those albums I would have to take to a desert island. A few years later they disbanded and reformed as Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. I go and see them almost ever time they tour through my city to this day.









So I thought I would take a second to mention how much the paint flakes off at the joints. This is what my backdrop cloth looked like after swapping out her hands a few times.  Those aren't small paint chips either - it looks like colored pencil shavings. Luckily it mostly seemed to be excessive paint in the gears of the wrist articulation and didn't mess up the integrity of the overall paintjob.















Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here she is with Poison Ivy and Batwoman.




And alongside the Elephant Gun keychain and the recent Funko POP!






Cheers!




4 comments:

  1. I bought that Harley over the weekend and haven't gotten a chance to open her up and play around with it. I can't wait to though and seeing her and some of the others together makes me want to get the whole line.

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    1. The whole line seems daunting so far. My plan is now just to cherrypick my favorites, but I have a gut feeling I'm going to backtrack someday and get them all.

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  2. Wow, first figures and now music reccomendations. improving my life on step at a time haha

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    1. Life counselling services available soon!

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