There are a lot of companies out there that produce high-end collectable figures in various scales, the most popular being 1:6 scale, or around 12 Inches. But these figures are a far cry from the Holiday edition Barbies and the Bob Hope G.I. Joes you might has see at a Toys’R’Us over the years. Companies like Dragon, Sideshow and Hoy Toys produced beautifully designed figures with cloth costumes and detail accessories that capture the look and feel of the comic or movie character they are producing. But all this attention to detail is costly and the lower production runs means these figures cost around $200 (Cdn) or more and can only be found at comic/pop culture stores or online.
Mezco Toys, trying to produce an alternative at a lower cost yet with the same quality, has come up with the One:12 Collective. It is a line of 1:12 scale (around six inches) of figures based on various pop culture properties, from comic books to TV and film. Like their larger 1:6 counterparts, the sculpt are highly detailed, capturing the look and feel of the character it is based on. They also have cloth outfits, tailored for the character so that it looks straight from the source material. Starting off in 2016, they have produced over a dozen of different characters, but they have all been larger, male characters. Now Mezco Toys has produced the first female figure in the One:12 Collective line; Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad.
The One:12 Collective Suicide Squad: Haley Quinn figure is based on the character in 2016’s Suicide Squad movie, as played by Margot Robbie. How you feel about that depends on your own taste, but I liked the look. The figures comes in a box with a red slip case featuring the characters name, the movie logo and the One:12 collective logo. On the back we see the contents of the box and various action shots of the figure The sides of the cover has the “Q” of the Suicide Squad logo (and “Q” for “Quinn”).
Removing the sleeve and you get the first look at the figure. Harley is displayed with her alternate heads, hands and weapons. In behind you can see the base of the stand with the Suicide Squad logo on it. When you open that up, you will find the arm for the stand and the jacket that goes with the figure.
With the figure in hand, see seem so… small. Having never had a One:12 Collective figure before, I have no way to compare her with the male figures in this line. I am a bit.. obsessed with figures I display together be in (or at least close) to scale. The figure is about 6 inches, which in the 1:12 scale is 6 feet scaled. Too tall to have be next to a 6 inch Batman (who would be 6’3″ or so). Margot Robbie is about 5’5″ in real life. Add that she was wearing 4-inch heels on those Adidas pumps in her Harley outfit, it would bring her to 5’9″. She’d pair well with figures in the 7 inch scale, I guess, like older DC Direct ones or Mattel’s DC Multiverse Dark Knight Returns figures.
The figure is great though The outfit looks great and close to the movie, but without the wear and tear shown in the movie (no rips). The shorts fit well and she even has actual fishnet stockings, which are sewn around the legs. There is a noticeable seam in the back, but it doesn’t distract from the overall aesthetic of the figure. They even got her tattoos on her, from her face, arm and legs to the ones on her stomach and lower back (if you move up her shirt.) There is even a red bra painted on that shows through the shirt, like in the movie. As for the likeness, well, I spend hours on the internet, looking up facts about Ms. Robbie (including the size of the heels on those Adidas shoes) and painstakingly going over pictures after picture of her in costume and I can say it is a very good likeness. The butt could be better, but it is a awesome likeness for the scale.
As for her accessories, she comes with three different heads; a closed mouth smiling, and open mouth laughing and a blowing bubblegum head. She has five interchangeable hands; three right hands (trigger finger, gripping hand for the bat and an open hand) and two left (open and gripping.). She comes with her baseball bat from the movie as well as a gun with the shoulder harness holster. She also comes with two wrist bands, one saying “Yes” and the other “Sir,” and two spiked bracelet, which can fall off easy and are a bit small. Lastly there is the coat, with looks like it did in the movie, from the colour scheme to the having “Property of the Joker” on the back. It fits quite well, though be sure to remove the bracelets and wrist band before you put it on her.
As it comes with a stand and a posing post, this figue is mean to be displayed and posed. She has good articulation, with the head being on a post with a ball joint. She can look up, down and side to side with ease. The heads are easy to swap and I never felt like I was going to break it when I swapped heads. The arms are also ball-jointed at the shoulder and you get a good range of motion even with the cloths goods in the way. The elbow is, sadly, single jointed and hidden by the shirt and you can rotate the arm at the elbow. The hands attach at the wrist, also ball jointed and, though the post is small, they are easy to exchange and stay on well. There is a diaphragm joint beneath the breast and articulation at the waist, though she can’t turn side to side much. The waist joint is the most noticeable, with her low riding hot pants. She is articulated where the legs and crotch meet, with each leg being able to move forward a fair bit but no much back. Her legs can spread a part a fair bit, but not to a split. With the fishnets being two pieces around each leg, it does not hinder the movement. The knees are single jointed and can bend to almost a 90 degree angle and the ankles joints allow side to side pivot, left and right turning but little forward and back movement.
This figure is definitely a high quality figure. Compared to the DC Multiverse Suicide Squad Harley Quinn, this figure stand out in quality and attention to detail. The faces, body and outfit really capture the likeness of Margot Robbie playing Harley in that movie. But like the 1:6 Scale figures, the quality comes at a higher price point. This figure retails for about $89.00 US (I paid $108 Canadian from a Canadian distributer) so it is a pretty big purchase for a 1:12 scale figure (mass market 6 inch figure retail for about $30 CDN) But if you have already bought a One:12 Collective figure, you know the quality that is put in it. If you haven’t and you pick up this figure, you’ll know soon enough.
The One:12 Collective Suicide Squad Harley Quinn figure is out now. You can check your local comic, toy and hobby shop for availability, or you can order online from various resellers. I got mine from Canuckables.ca, a Canadian source for toys and collectables. This is not a plug; I just saying where I bought it from. For more information on this line and upcoming and current figures, you could check out www.mezcotoys.com.
This Review is for entertainment purposes only. I have not received anything from Mezco Toys, Canuckables.ca, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros or anybody else for doing this review. The item was purchased with my own funds. All opinions are mine and any pictures taken are for review purposes only.