NYCC 2023 WB 100th: Harley Quinn (Winking) Funko Pop!
The new Funko POP! Warner Bros. 100th Anniversary: Harley Quinn (Winking) Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure – NYCC 2023 and Funko Shop Shared Exclusive will be available online starting at 6 AM PT on Friday, October 13, at the links below (click to jump!)
NYCC 2023 Spotlight: Warner Bros. Harley Quinn Funko Pop Shared Exclusive Release
When you think of Warner Bros., grand cinematic tales and iconic characters probably come to mind. And speaking of iconic, who better represents the playful yet fierce spirit of the studio than Harley Quinn?
To mark their monumental 100th anniversary, Warner Bros. unveiled a delightful treat for fans at the NYCC 2023: the Harley Quinn (Winking) Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure.
An exclusive shared with the Funko Shop, this item radiates mischief and charm, much like our beloved antiheroine.
Crafted with precision, the Funko Pop captures the essence of Harley in her winking pose, making it seem like she’s sharing a secret joke with us.
Her vibrant dual-toned hair, cheeky expression, and iconic outfit come together to create a piece that celebrates a character and a century of storytelling.
For those who’ve journeyed with Harley through her ups, downs, and utter chaos, this Funko Pop is a nod to her ever-evolving spirit in the vast world of Warner Bros.
The NYCC 2023 and Funko Shop Shared Exclusive Harley Quinn (Winking) Funko Pop! can be found at the links below as soon as the online sale begins (click to jump!)
Harley Quinn’s Unexpected Rise to Stardom
Let’s chat about Harley Quinn, the unexpected sensation of the DC universe.
When you think of the DC universe, you’d probably first think of heavyweights like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
Yet, the energetic psychiatrist-turned-villain-turned-antihero has been making waves for years, and there’s a fascinating tale behind her growth.
For those not in the know, Harley wasn’t designed to be a showstopper.
Initially, she was meant to be a blink-and-miss sidekick in a single episode of “Batman: The Animated Series.”
The creators, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm introduced her in 1992 to add a splash of color and distinction to Joker’s henchmen.
Drawing from his friend Arleen Sorkin’s vibrant energy, Dini crafted a character with a distinctive wisecracking nature, mixing it with harlequin and jester designs.
Little did they know that their creation was set to break boundaries!
Her unique relationship with the iconic Joker captured the audience’s attention.
She wasn’t just another henchperson. Their dynamic was something rarely seen before – deeply engaging, if not somewhat disturbing.
And while the creators had reservations about making her a regular, audience appeal spoke otherwise.
As the episodes rolled on, her presence grew. Not just as a sidekick but as a character with depth, history, and a compelling backstory.
Harley’s origin was detailed in the 1994 comic “The Batman Adventures: Mad Love.”
From a dedicated Arkham Asylum psychiatrist named Dr. Harleen Quinzel to the Joker’s chief accomplice, her transformation was nothing short of captivating.
Fans got a glimpse of a vulnerable side of Gotham’s madness, a perspective that was surprisingly human.
But what’s truly captivating about Harley Quinn isn’t her past with the Joker. It’s her evolution.
She moved past being a mere reflection of Joker’s whims to carve a niche for herself.
By ditching the constraints of her former role, she branched out, working with some of Gotham’s most notorious, like Catwoman and Poison Ivy.
The once one-off character now had a resume that included villain, anti-hero, and hero stints.
Over the years, Harley has become an emblem of resilience and transformation, even attaining a feminist icon status.
Comics have long yearned for strong, influential female characters, and Harley’s arc was a welcome deviation.
Shifting away from her tumultuous relationship with Joker, she entered into a refreshing and healthier romantic relationship with Poison Ivy, something fans had been longing for.
From a supposed one-off role to a cultural phenomenon, Harley Quinn’s journey is a testament to the fact that sometimes, the most unanticipated characters make the grandest impacts.
And as Harley continues to dazzle in every medium she graces, it’s evident that her tale is far from over.
In celebrating this iconic character’s journey, Warner Bros. is marking its 100th anniversary with a unique tribute: the Harley Quinn (Winking) Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure.
Set to debut at NYCC 2023 and available as a Funko Shop Shared Exclusive, this collectible is a fitting homage to Harley’s dynamic evolution and her indelible mark on the DC universe.
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