Harley Quinn PVC Rebirth Diorama by Legendary Artist Joseph Michael Linsner (Review)
Harley Quinn PVC Rebirth Diorama
Well, here we are back for another installment of DST (Diamond Select Toys) reviews right here at #OGNation. This time around we’re taking a look at the Harley Quinn PVC Diorama that came out in December 2019. This was based on the artwork from legendary artist and creator of Dawn Joesph Michael Linsner and sculpted by Sam Greenwell.
As always the packaging is wonderfully done. Showing Mista J’s best girl encased in a see-through clamshell inside this full-color box with windows on three sides (front, left, and right sides) the back of the box has a bio of the character a close-up photo of this sculpt alongside an unrelated artwork of Harley. At first, I was thrown off by an odd appearance looking at her in the box we can clearly see her two pigtails one red and one blue (Rebirth Design), but then her bangs have a front ponytail but it was swooped up reminding me of that “hair gel” scene in There’s Something About Mary. However, upon opening the box and careful examination of this piece I see it’s movable (be very careful this piece is fragile), and I was able to slowly re-position this facing down to look like the display image. I must say my favorite part of this has to be the stand. Harley is perched upon four spread out Jokers from a deck of cards with the old school image of the Joker’s calling card from back in the day.
This is one of many in what I refer to as “statues on a budget” simply put most of the DST diorama line all seem to be under the $100 price point. This newest in their line Harley Quinn checks in at $49.99 MSRP. The paint on this one is done exquisitely with nothing out of place. They even did some shadowing on her alabaster skin tones. Not to mention her raised eyebrow for an added attention to detail grab for collectors. This time Harley is holding a gun instead of her signature mallet I didn’t mind, but why a gun? Maybe a better question might be why to use unrelated artwork on the packaging where she’s holding the mallet instead of the gun?
There was however a major issue I had with the packaging and that was the back of the box. Nowhere on this package has DST named Joeseph Michael Linsner as the creator of this image. Clearly, anyone familiar with his work would spot this right away. I kept going back to the box over and over figuring I must have missed it, maybe I just read it too fast or any other obvious reason. This just doesn’t make sense to me since the solicit on Diamond Select Toys Leads off naming him right away but then for whatever reason omitted his name from the box. I for one think this was a missed sales opportunity. I’d think that when you have a legendary artist that inspires the creation of a statue because the character and artist are ao well known that you’d want to include that famous name on the package. Also from their solicit was the sculptor Sam Greenwell whose name wasn’t on the box either. My last thing to point out (not as a complaint) was that inside the package there’s a small box around the gun in Harley’s hand. A friend of mine laughed and asked if that was censorship. I merely replied no, since it’s a smaller figure (she’s 9” tall) therefore the gun is small and fragile so they just added that box as a buffer to make sure it doesn’t break.
All in all, this is a great figure to display either in or out of the box (make sure you keep the box) I have mine on my desk (yes, big Geek right here) Like I said before the base is pretty rad and a conversation piece for sure. These are available anywhere comics and collectibles are sold get yours today and add to your DST Diorama collection today! You can follow me right here at #OGNation for review, interviews, Live Streams, and PodCasts. Please Like, Comment, Share, and as always Keep, it Geek!
Harley Quinn PVC Rebirth Diorama
A great figure to display either in or out of the box.