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.
This new collectable action figure from Bandai is based off the Birds of Prey Film which I loved by the way. If you haven’t seen it the basic plot is Harley Quinn is having a rough time after her breakup with the Joker. Thrown out into the mean streets of Gotham City, she reinvents herself and befriends three other female vigilantes. As the entire town hates her she’s essentially on the run from every low life and cop in Gotham. Hired by Black Mask to retrieve a your girl who has swallowed a valuable Diamond, Harley must team with Huntress, Black Canary, and renegade cop Renee Montoya to save the girl and herself in the process.
Let’s start off with the awesome packaging Ban Dai is known for. If you don’t want to open the package you can view most everything inside. The dox itself is green, orange, pink, hint of blue, all the colors of Harley hair and outfit. It has a pic of Margot Robbie on the right side dress as Harley from the film. The left has the Birds of Prey Lettering in bold black with “and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn" Printed in scratch style pink lettering. The open face part shows Harley Quinn’s upper body, two extra heads, and her mallet through the blister card. Its even got “Harley Quinn Bird of Prey XOXO” and a star spayed in pink over it. Its an eye catcher for sure. I really like how you can see the figure through them. That way if it’s something you don’t want to open you can still view what’s inside. It’s a great concept. Flipping to the back you can see Harley in her skates, regular boots, with various hands holding her mallet and going through 3 different poses. It also shows her three extra faces this piece comes with. So there you go, if you don’t want to open it you see everything.
Inside the box, because I open my stuff you can Harley, her heads, hands, skates, mallet the works. This figure can fight any figure you throw at it. It can mimic basically any fight movement as it has so many points of articulation, and if you don’t like the fist just use one of these other hands. Have her do palm strikes, karate chops, hold the handle on the mallet, you name it. You need a new hand, you got it. They pop on and off very easily, and when you are fighting other figures with her they stay perfectly in place. They don’t slide or fall off like some toys, this is high quality at its best. The addition of the skates was a great touch as the final battle in the film where she changes into roller skates is incredible.
Starting with the face you can see this is a perfect match for Margot from the film. The cheekbones, red lips, villainess smile its all here. It’s a dead ringer. Even the teeth are individually done. 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. From the chin to the eyebrows it’s a dead ringer. The hair has the bobby style with bangs coming down the forehead wit 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 gold necklace is painted incredibly bright and shines in the light. All the little charms are sculpted on as it turns slightly to the right of the neck. It’s a very nice added touch to give this piece depth. The top of the body is accurate with the red and white “Daddy’s Lil Monster” tattoo covered up by the pink tank-top and satin gold overall disco outfit. The jacket has the bright speckled look which I really like as it just stands out. The zipper, as well as the gold lining around the outfit is there as well. I have this pic focusing a bit towards the left so you can see Harley’s black and red diamond tattoo on her left forearm.
The gold disco style outfit looks amazing, especially for an action figure. As I mentioned you can see how well the zipper area is sculpted, that’s a great touch for any piece let alone a figure. 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 is padded. Now what makes this design so outstanding is that you can tell that by the etching and sculpting of the figure. If you look close in the leg area you can see the almost diamond shaped padding sewing lines throughout the outfit. I also enjoy how she is wearing matching gold slippers.
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 right arm. You can even see her mermaid tattoo that the tail morphs into a “J” for Joker.
Here is a good shot at her skates, which you are able to simply pop on and off whether it be for play or display. They look fantastic. Red and blue wheels with a gold front stopper, and they are bright as can be. Its saying something when wheels can stand out as the skates themselves are light blue, almost a teal color filled with light red stripes the match the golden tongue of the shoe itself. The laces are a different shade of blue giving this a ton of contrast. It also makes the really pop so to speak when you have her in these
Also notice the malett. I have included her closed hand, which you will need to have popped in to use this weapon. Its very well made. A long blue handle with black grip that leads to a heavily used, almost damaged wooden mallet itself. I love how it matches the Harley style with a little smiley face painted on it. Two simple “X’s” for eyes and a smile. Its surrounded with the red diamonds in the white background. Her two heads are here as well. Each sculpted to look like Margot. One has the wicked looking open smile face, the other has a straw in its mouth.
Overall this is an amazing figure. High quality to the point it sculpted like a statue. 5.50 inches tall, fully articulate, able to battle any figure you throw her way. The attention to detail in this is uncanny. The interchangeable hands, and of course skates add to the beauty of the figure. Throw in a few extra hands to battle as well as a mallet and you have an awesome Harley Quinn Birds of Prey figure on your hand. I loved the movie, and I loved the statue. If you’re an action figure collector, toy collector, or just a Harley Quinn fan in general pick this one up today.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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