An Arkham Asylum psychiatrist assigned to treat the Joker, Dr. Harleen Quinzel was instead driven mad by the Clown Prince of Crime and helped him escape. Nearly as insane as the Joker himself, Harley Quinn is a violent and unpredictable felon who will do anything to prove her love and loyalty to the Joker, her beloved.
The sculpt of Harley Quinn is essentially the same body as the DCSH Batgirls and Catwoman with some adjustments. She is a full head shorter than the basic DCUC male and fairly skinny. The body proportions are ok, but definitely better than a lot of the ML figures and similar figures out there. There is a definite lack of texture to the figure, looking like hard plastic all over. Other figures in this series had more of a paint look, and Harley is the only one that really stood out in this way. None of the joints look terrible, but they are fairly visible on this sculpt. The costume turned out very nice in plastic form though, and captures the presence and personality of the character very well. Oddly though, the paint lines don’t meet in the torso joint when the colors change, but it’s not highly noticeable.
The facial expression is perfect, although the blue color on the face is slightly odd. The color does match the color of DCSH Joker’s face though, so the two figures look good together. The face was also the place with the most paint problems, so be careful when picking this figure up. Just about the only detailing on the figure is on the cuffs of the sleeves, which also sets Harley out from other figures. Overall she looks great in a lineup of Batman villains, particularly with the already released Joker. The figure turned out great, although it does make me think they went straight from the cartoon look to the figure.
Articulation is the same as the two Batgirl’s released so far in DC Superheroes. The legs can move out about 60 degrees, and the abcrunch doesn’t move very far. The head doesn’t look up. For what I thought was a fairly agile character, she doesn’t have a good range of motion.
The biggest problem is that Harley’s balance is awful in dynamic poses. I blame the small feet. The lack of motion in the legs and torso also make it hard to pose her. Finally, it is also difficult for her to hold onto her weapons. The hands are of a softer plastic which can bend some, and so I can’t make her have a tight grip on the gun or hammer. Otherwise, she looks great on the shelf, especially with the Joker. But the problems mentioned really were a disappointment. It was outright hard to pose her for taking pictures.
Final Judgment: 6
As with all the figures in this series, Harley looks like a really good figure. Not being able to get her in a lot of good fighting poses I wanted was disappointing though. The problem was the range of motion in the pre-existing body sculpt. She could have been better, and so she only scores a “good”.
10. My favorite possession.
9. My favorite action figure.
8. One of my favorite action figures.
7. An excellent action figure.
6. A good, but not exceptional action figure.
5. An adequate action figure.
4. Not worth the money I spent.
3. I'll give it to somebody's kid.
2. I'll give it to somebody's dog.
1. It's going to lose a fight with my car.