Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad) REVIEW!
Harley Quinn aka Harleen Frances Quinzel's first appearance was actually not in any DC graphic novel; she was created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm specifically for just one episode of the Batman Animated Series back in September 1992.
However, she later appeared in DC Comics's Batman comic books, with the character's first comic book appearance in The Batman Adventures #12 (September 1993).
Harley is the frequent accomplice and on-again/off-again lover of the Joker, whom she met while working as a psychologist at Gotham City's Arkham Asylum, where the Joker was a patient at the time.
Although starting out as a villain, she has in recent times been depicted as an antihero, and has teamed up with fellow villains Catwoman and Poison Ivy, with the latter serving as Quinn's close friend, recurring ally, and romantic interest.
Harley was originally voiced by Arleen Sorkin in various tie-ins to the DC animated universe. Since then, she has also been voiced by Hynden Walch and Tara Strong in either DC Animated Showcases or in various video games.
In the Birds of Prey television series, she was voiced by actress Mia Sara.
Harley has also been depicted as a member of the Suicide Squad, and her character was portrayed by actress Margot Robbit in the 2016 film Suicide Squad.
Harley is said to be immune to a variety of poisons and heals somewhat quicker than other humans and is immune to the Joker's venom/gas, ostensibly due to prolonged exposure in the past to the toxins.
She is a skilled gymnast and fighter; having mastered the use of many weapons in the course of her career as a villain.
Harley Quinn comes packaged in a standard Mezco Toyz slipcover box, complete with a tray to store the figure and accessories. She also comes with a zip-lock bag.
Just like the Mezco Toyz Deadpool (red) figure, Harley does not come with a window-panel flap.
Harley Quinn comes with:
- 3 headsculpts (Standard look, smiling and bubble-gum blowing expression)
- 5 interchangeable hands - 1 Choker - 4 bracelets (2 normal, 2 spiked ones) - 1 Satin jacket - 1 T-shirt - 1 Red and blue hotpants - 1 Holster - 1 Studded belt - 1 pair of boots - 1 baseball hat
- 1 revolver
- 1 base with stand
I'm pretty happy with accessories they gave, simply because Mezco Toyz put in a lot of effort in details of the figure, from the removable bracelets and choker to the tattoos on her body.
But my favourite Harley headsculpt so far has to be the laughing face, as it looks almost like Margot Robbie at some angles.
A word of caution when removing/wearing the jacket. You should first remove the bracelets and hands before wearing/removing the jacket, or else you run the risk of tearing the fabric.
I would have given the overall figure a perfect score of ten, if not for the fact that the standard headsculpt looks a little weird at some angles, and the fact that Harley's articulation is somewhat limited like Mezco Toyz's the Joker figure.
But besides that, the amount of detail put into the figure, the fabric, colour schemes as well as little accessories really make this figure a joy to play and pose with.
Some collectors and reviewers have taken issue with Harley's literal "waistline". While I agree that it does take away the otherwise excellent aesthetics of the figure, it's a minor issue which can be overlooked if you take into consideration all the other minute details done right for Harley.
I feel that this is an area which Mezco Toyz could improve on, especially with their future female figures if Harley is to be used as a base model.
I mentioned earlier how articulation is somewhat limited for Harley; but it isn't because of her clothing. The costume and jacket does not hinder any articulation, but the joints for this figure itself limits some movements.
Harley can bend her arms ninety-degrees but that's about it. She has some waist swivel and ab crunch, and her legs don't bend as much compared to other Mezco One:12 figures.
Harley is surprisingly a sturdier figure than I had initially expected, and the limitations in articulation does not really affect the ability for the figure to pose really well for some shots.
The more I mess around with Harley, the more I find myself liking her.
If you're looking for a definitive 1:12 scale Harley figure, I'd recommend this one, or the SH Figuarts one if you're not too keen on cloth fabric.
Of course, this is must get if you want the Suicide Squad movie version of Harley.
Big Bad Toy Store has her in stock for US$75 (RM291.56)
OVERALL SCORE- 8.3/10
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