Friday, July 25, 2008

Harley Quinn - Coming Soon From Mattel

So at Mattel's DC Universe panel today in San Diego, it was announced that a new "Gotham Criminals" four-pack of animated style figures would feature some of Batman's Rogues Gallery in their The New Batman Adventures styles (see coverage at ActionFigureInsider.com). The villains chosen? The Clock King, who's never been produced by either Hasbro or Mattel, appears to be based on his appearance in the Suicide Squad (AKA Task Force X) on Justice League Unlimited. Bane & Scarecrow, neither of whom ever saw TNBA treatment from Hasbro, will be in the redesigned looks. And finally, HARLEY QUINN completes the set! I've been bugging the Mattel guys about this for years, and she's finally going to be produced. Yes, Hasbro made Harley, and sure, she's a good looking figure. She's just entirely too tall for the Mattel figures, a line that 1) looks better and 2) covers a much larger selection of DCAU characters. So after all this time, I'm getting Harley! You can see a promotional photo from their presentation at TNI. Although the line has gone exclusive to Target, these figures will be sold through Mattel's new online store, MattyCollector.com (where they will be selling the JLU Giganta figure on Monday after SDCC). Just to show my appreciation for the decision to finally produce a new Harley, I pledge to buy multiple sets.

Harley Quinn - Coming Soon From Mattel