Before her descent into madness, Dr. Harleen Quinzel was a promising psychiatrist assigned to Arkham Asylum, Gotham's home for the criminally insane. But after meeting the Joker, the young doctor became obsessed with the crazed criminal's warped mind. Sensing opportunity, the Joker manipulated her, driving his therapist so mad that he was able to control her. Harleen fell in love with the villain, broke him out of Arkham and devoted her life to making him happy and spreading his bloody brand of mayhem
Athletic, agile and dangerously unpredictable in a fight, Harley Quinn is a formidable opponent in her own right. She is willing to do anything in order to further the Clown Prince of Crime's goals—no matter the cost to anyone else or even herself. Her energetic, affable and animated personality is enough to make almost anyone drop their guard—a mistake that could easily cost them their life. Deranged and psychotic, Harley Quinn is the poster girl for chaos' terrifying allure.
It's open season on Harley Quinn when her explosive breakup with the Joker puts a big fat target on her back. Unprotected and on the run, Quinn faces the wrath of narcissistic crime boss Black Mask, his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz, and every other thug in the city. But things soon even out for Harley when she becomes unexpected allies with three deadly women -- Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya. Birds of Prey And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn was not only a follow up to Suicide Squad starring the only character people cared about, but it was also DC’s version of Deadpool with Harley in the leading role. It was a fantastic film, that I for one absolutely loved. I own many Harley Quinn statues and I was excited for this one. Diamond Select Toys has made a statue featuring Harley’s disco style outfit from the film.
Starting with the face you can see this is a perfect match for Margot from the film. The perfect capture of the evil yet seductive red lips, the blue eyes, it’s a dead ringer. Her eyebrows are perfectly shaded as her eyes have just a hint of black shading around them for depth. Under her left eye is her little heart tattoo, and on her left check is her “Rotten” tattoo. From the chin to the eyebrows it’s a perfect match for Margot Roble. The hair has the bobby style with bangs coming down the forehead with the side of the face covered with the trademark pigtails. The left pigtail has the pink coloring at the bottom, while the right has the baby blue keeping it true to the film version. The tacky silver charm necklace is painted incredibly bright and shines in the light. All the little charms are sculpted on and its molded like the real necklace causing it to stick out and up. It’s a very nice added touch to give this piece depth. I would have liked to see a bit more detail in the necklace itself. I’m used to Diamond Select sculpting each piece individually so this part looks a bit rushed. Other than that there is no denying that this matches the film perfectly
The top of the body is accurate the one piece overall really shines. Metallic gold with faded black triangles throughout. The zipper, as well as the gold lining around the outfit is there as well. The outfit is bright gold, with hints of black thrown in for shading to help give it a more realist look and feel. You can see the buttons are perfectly done as are the shoulder latches that hold the outfit in place. The belt loops are sculpted into the outfit. The one thing I must point out, is that the outfit has a wrinkled look about it. Whatever the material it is, which I believe after watching the film again was some type of plastic, you can see how it’s all done to be completely wrinkled and bunched up in parts. Now what makes this design so outstanding is that you can tell that by the etching and sculpting of this piece. If you look close in the leg area you can see the almost diamond shaped sewing lines throughout the outfit. Now I’m spending so much time with the overall’s I need to mention the pink half shirt she is wearing underneath. Its bright and colorful just like what she had on in the film. Its even sculpted and shaded to give it a “Lifted” look. In another great attention to detail you can even see Harley jeans, and button right under her belly button showing the outfit itself is pulled over her street cloths.
This side shot give you not only a better look at her cheek tattoo, but you can also see her earrings are sculpted in as well. You get a good look at her trademark red and black diamond tattoo on her forearm as well as her like Joker J tattoo on her bicep. Designed exactly like in the film the likeness is almost uncanny. You get a great look at her trademark mallet that she used at the end of film during the final amusement park fight scene. Its got the “XX” eye and smile face painted on the bottom, as well as the red and white diamonds surrounded in black outline. The mallet is made of wood (I would assume) as it has that old warped almost cork look about it. It clearly looks as though Harley has beaten up quiet a few people with it. I love how its casually just resting over her shoulders. It adds a nice relaxed look.
The back gives you another look at how well this is designed. From the crisscross of the shoulder straps that fold into the diamond style padding stitch of the bib this really looks like the film come to life. Notice the amazing job they did on shading this piece. The gold outfit, which really does shine looks all the more impressive with the shading and etching thrown in to give it a realistic, wrinkled look about it. The pockets are sculpted in, its bunched and twisted just like a real outfit would be. You can see the baggy pink shirt under the overalls, and if you look at Harley fingers, which are all individually sculpted you can see she is wearing multiple rings on each. Take notice of the neck. You can even see the clasp of Harley’s necklace sculpted on and hanging down. Everything just matches the film to a “T”
The base is absolutely amazing. It looks like a mirrored dance floor piece. In fact if you look you can see it is four separate pieces all connected together. They look transparent, yet they have a cream like color about them. At the end of each piece is part of a red lip that all connects perfectly. Its something right out of a 70’s disco club. Harley is wearing her roller skates as she did during the films final battle sequence. They are a bright blue, with a purple/pink stripe going down the sides. Gold tongue underneath, green/blue laces and a simple greyish yellow top and stopper. Complete with purple and pink rollers. Tacky as all hell but absolutely breathtaking with the rest of the outfit. I had to display this one on a different shelf as my other Harleys’ as its higher up and I wanted to be able to see this awesome base.
Overall this is another amazing Harley Quinn statue from Diamond Select Toys. No doubt if you’re a Harley Quinn fan, or simply a casual fan who enjoyed Birds of Prey you should pick this up. Its yet another must own for any collection
Overall 4.5 out of 5 Stars!
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