Weird, but then, it is FedEx "Smart"post. Sigh.
Harley is my first look at the DCSG 18" doll line. My Walmart has the toddlers and so does Walgreens of all places. And Ross actually. I almost gave in and got Wondy and Batgirl for $14.99 but showed some resolve for once and left them there. But TRU has neither toddlers nor their own exclusive of the 18" dolls.
Okay, for all of you that own or have at least seen the other 4 dolls, are they all this great or does Harley just blow them out of the water? Because she is AMAZING. She might actually be my favorite DCSG doll to date.
I should mention that Jakks Pacific did these dolls, not Mattel, although of course the designs are Mattel.
Anyway, back to Harley.
The sticking point for most people on the original Harley doll is that her legs are red and black plastic.
Well, the sticking point for me is that she lacks bangs. I actually prefer the 6" figure because she at least looks like the character design.
And now, so does this doll.
Her hair is super soft and silky. I love that it curls nicely and doesn't lay lank like my original doll's.
She actually looks even cuter with the mask off, but I'm leaving mine on, because it's Harley. For now anyway!
This doll is just so adorable. I love her. She's my favorite Harley thing in my little collection.
Her outfit is well-made and all individual pieces.
My only real complaint is about the sleeves. I hate sleeves like that by velcro, because I almost always snag them, even when I'm trying to be careful.
Also, be prepared to wear black glitter. She sheds.
The back of the shirt is white. Nitpickers and naysayers will probably have something to say about that, but then again, don't they always?
The belt is sewn to the front of the shorts, but that's easily removable. I left mine sewn for the time being.
Her mask actually has normal straps, not like a pair of glasses. It also is held on by clear plastic bands, so I'm leaving it like that.
Everything was easy to take off and put back on, except for the velcro meets fragile sleeves thing I mentioned before.
Overall, this doll blows the original away, poor thing. You can see the difference here.
I mean, yeah, she's a $35 doll vs. a $20 doll, but still. I will never understand why they left the bangs off the first one. It's such a simple thing and it would have made her so much better.
As if it wasn't already obvious, I completely adore this doll. So are the other four worth getting? They're not exactly cheap and I can't pick them out in person, so I want to know if they're worth the risk of ordering online.
PHOTO CREDITS: Mine.