DC Collectibles – DC Artists Alley Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy & Catwoman Designer Figures Review

DC Collectibles – DC Artists Alley Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy & Catwoman Designer Figures Review

 

DC Collectibles is now offering a new batch of DC Artists Alley Designer figures as designed by Sho Murase’s new takes on the Gotham City Sirens. In this series, Murase presents her exaggerated designs of Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Catwoman in a striking palette of red, white and black.

Murase is a San Francisco-based artist but grew up in Barcelona, Spain. This mix of culture is often reflected in her work, which has been described as a merging of Western European art influences with Asian influences such as manga, and sumi-e.

Sculpted to life in the 6.75″ scale by Sam Greenwell and Jack Matthews, fans can pick up Murase’s unique re-imaginatings of Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Catwoman now for $40 at select retailers. Murase’s Batgirl figure will be released by mid-December alongside additional DC Artists Alley chase figures from artists HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque and Chris Usminga. See images below for a full list of figures and chase variants by DC Collectibles.

Thank you to DC Collectibles for providing their DC Artists Alley Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Catwoman Designer figures for review. 

Availability: December 2018

This new wave of DC Artists Alley Designer figures shown includes Harley Quinn (Rainbow Indescent) that is exclusive to Books-A-Million and limited to 1,000 pieces, Poison Ivy (Clear Cast Sparkle) is exclusive to Hot Topic and limited to 700 pieces, and Catwoman is available everywhere comic books (or the stores mentioned below under purchase) are sold and is limited to 3,000 pieces.

 

Poison Ivy is given a clear cast green sparkle deco applied and is a variant to the standard edition. The figure is sculpted to show Poison Ivy sitting on a vine that she can control, and the vine as well as he hair is given the sparkle effect that looks amazing especially in light. The vine includes several mouths sculpted with teeth, and has ivy leafs painted in white sculpted to it as well as he hair and dress. Ivy herself is nicely done and is in a seated position, with her right arm bent and her right hand touching her hair. Her facial details are nicely done with the sparkle effect and painted green on her lips, eyes and eye brows. The left hand is holding the vine, and her legs have the green sparkle deco shaped as vines and leaves. The base of the vine is curled in two sections, and the bottom of the base shows that this is numbered as AP04 of 700, which AP stands for Artist Proof and is not part of the original run.

 

Catwoman is the standard release, and is painted in her black outfit, with white deco detailing parts of the outfit such as the belt and belt buckle, the ring on her chest, goggles, face, and she has white lines painted mostly on the front of her outfit, including her left fingers. She is sculpted in a standing pose holding her whip, which she is holding in her left hand, and goes down her back, wrapped around her right hip being held by her hand, and hangs down the her leg and onto the floor. The red deco is shown on her head, right arm, right hip and both lower legs on the front and sides, and fades in with the black nicely. Her head sculpt is nicely done, and the facial details have black deco on the lips, eyes and eye brows, while the nose is left white. She is standing on a black base, and the bottom has it numbered as AP04 of 3,000, which stands for Artist Proof and is not part of the original production run.

 

Harley Quinn’s popularity is soaring and she is becoming one of the most recognizable characters to-date. Harley is given a Rainbow Indescent deco and is a variant to the standard edition. The figure is sculpted to show her holding her iconic hammer, which needs to be inserted into her hand as it comes separately in the plastic tray. It will take a little bit of patience to carefully insert the hammer into the hand, as it is a little on the fragile side. Once inserted, this figure looks dynamic and the bright metallic purple really makes her stand out. She is sculpted with her ams facing downward, and her body bent backwards, while holding the hammer in a downward position. The details of the outfit cannot be seen on this variant compared to the other releases, as the deco covers the entire body. Only some sculpted details on the arms shows the outfit, which you will have to look closely to see. Her head sculpt is nicely done, and her hair hangs in two ponytails down her shoulders and her back. Her facial details look good, and are also painted in the purple metallic color. Her shoes are nicely done with the bottoms of it are nicely sculpted and detailed. She stands on a black base, and the bottom has it numbered as AP02 of 800, which stands for Artist Proof and is not part of the original production run.

Overall, these new DC Artists Alley figures each look great and are nicely sculpted and painted. Each has a great representation of the character as designed by Sho Murase, and we particularly like the high-end look and feel of these given that the price point is only $40. DC fans will definitely want to check these out, and make sure to use the hyperlinks below before you shop.

Purchase:

Entertainment Earth

BigBadToyStore

Things From Another World  

Amazon.com

 

   

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