A Walmart exclusive 4-pack containing the first three dolls plus Bumblebee came out a few weeks ago and from what I've seen, did not sell well.
Then reports came in of people finding a Harley basic! Harley is not one of the big three characters, despite being hugely popular, so this is only her second action doll. We've got so many different Wonder Woman, Batgirl and Supergirl dolls and figures that this Harley is a breath of fresh air.
Harley's mask is secured in the same way as the signature doll's. Her hair has the same streaks, although the hair on my basic doll is done in much bouncier curls than the signature doll's pigtails.
So do I recommend the basic Harley? Not necessarily. I think if you need a Harley doll, you should buy the signature, especially if you want to keep your collection small. But if you are a more hardcore collector of the line, you might want to pick her up to show Mattel that characters other than the Big Three do sell. Then maybe we'll get these basic dolls for other characters, as well as more dolls of other characters in general. She's also a nice addition for any Harley fan.
PHOTO CREDITS: Mine.