But the real issue is the ankles, or lack thereof. There is swivel/rocker articulation in the toes, but no ankle hinge. This really limits the legs and while I could abide that on some figures, we’ve got an acrobat here. There should be a ton of possibilities with her poses. I simply need more out of the legs than I can get. Worse still, and I hope this is just on mine, is that the right leg is longer than the left leg just slightly. I really need ankle hinges to get her to balance better and since they’re not here… she’s kind of a pain. I can’t just sit her down on the shelf. She has to be balanced & slowly released. It’s annoying.
Harley included six hands (fists, open palms, and gripping hands) and two accessories. The accesosries kinda throw me. Typically, they are from the episode listed on the DCC checklist, in this case “The Man Who Killed Batman”, but Harley doesn’t really use anything in that episode other than a kazoo. And she doesn’t come with one of those. Instead, she’s got her cap gun and a Joker Fish from “The Laughing Fish”. That’s totally fine, but I’m surprised there’s no mallet & no hyenas. That’s what almost leads me to wonder if we’ll see a third Harley in the line that uses the head from the 2pk, this body (or a somehow more TNBA body), and that gear. I’d buy it.
Overall, I said I was a little bummed about Harley in the intro and I think that’s the best summation. The sculpt isn’t bad, but I just have trouble seeing it as a true BTAS figure. The paint is fine if you can find a sharply painted one. I had to look through five and only found two I’d buy. The articulation is almost par for the course, but losing the hinges in the ankles is killer. Combine that with the uneven legs and the figure being prone to fall over and a big chunk of my enthusiasm is out of the window quickly. The post wave one figures are so much better than the first batch. They feel sturdier, they stand easier, but now with Roxy’s loose knees and Harley’s uneven legs, I’m feeling a little burned out. The two Robins have been great though, and the Batmobile is amazing. I’ve got six figures left in my review pile. Hopefully, I find good figures in all of them.
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