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The Ultimate Harley Quinn Gift Guide

Harley Quinn is a comic book icon and easily the most popular Bat-universe character introduced in the modern era. Over the years she has grown from a cartoon supporting character to a comic book foil for The Joker, and from there she blossomed into a brilliant character capable of supporting her own solo titles. In many ways, she is now DC's equivalent of Deadpool; both are an anarchic breath of fresh air in their respective superhero universes.

With Margot Robbie playing Harley on the big screen again in 2020's Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn), now is as good a time as any to look at 10 essential gifts no Harley lover should do without!

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10 HARLEY QUINN: A CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS

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Harley Quinn: A Celebration Of 25 Years is a gorgeous hardcover collection of some of the best Harley stories published by DC in the last quarter of a century. It's a great primer for new fans who want to discover more about Harley, or for established fans who want a beautiful book on their shelf that collects all her greatest material in one volume.

The book contains work by the people who helped shape the character; writers like Paul Dini, Jeph Loeb and Jimmy Palmiotti and artists such as Bruce Timm, Amanda Conner, Jim Lee and Terry Dodson. It contains her earliest comic book appearances in titles related to Batman: The Animated Series, right through to her solo adventures and appearances in Suicide Squad.

9 FUNKO HARLEY QUINN: BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES POP VINYL

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No Harley Quinn collection would be complete without a few Pop Vinyls and, luckily, there are a host of different Harley options to choose from! For our money, you can't go wrong with this Pop, which is based on Harley's classic original character design from Batman: The Animated Series.

This bundle includes both the Pop and one 3rd generation PET plastic graphic protector, so the figure will stay in as pristine condition as possible. The material is 0.35mm thick, giving it just the right amount of rigidity and flexibility.

8 SUICIDE SQUAD EXTENDED CUT BLU-RAY

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David Ayer's 2016 Suicide Squad movie introduced Harley Quinn to silver screen audiences, in the form of Australian actress Margot Robbie. While the reviews for the film were mixed, fans and critics were universal on their love for Robbie's performance as Harley.

She brought just the right amount of danger to the role, mixed in with Harley's customary zaniness and humor. The 'Extended Cut' Blu-Ray features a longer version of the film that fans would have seen in theatres, with more action and more scenes featuring Harley and her puddin' The Joker. There are also the customary featurettes and a gag reel.

7 BIOWORLD 'DADDY'S LIL MONSTER' RAGLAN T-SHIRT

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Harley's costume in the Suicide Squad movie was nothing like her original court jester costume from Batman: The Animated Series or her original comics' appearances. It was pitched somewhere between her look in the Arkham Asylum series of video games and her 2011 redesign for the pages of DC's The New 52 reboot, with Robbie sporting white blonde hair with pink and blue highlights, hot pants and a leather baseball-style jacket.

The raglan t-shirt she wears, emblazoned with the word's 'Daddy's Lil Monster', subsequently became very popular with fans and now you can own an officially licensed version for less than $25!

6 HARLEY QUINN: MAD LOVE NOVEL

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In late 2018, DC Entertainment and Titan Books teamed up to launch a new line of DC novels, some of which would be based on the most important comic book stories in their history and some of which would be original tales.

Paul Dini, a creator of Harley, collaborated with Hugo award-winning author Pat Cadigan to write Harley Quinn: Mad Love, which was based on his classic 1994 Eisner-award winning graphic novel with Bruce Timm. This would be a great option for a prospective Harley fan who prefers prose fiction over comic books.

5 FUNKO POP MOVIES: SUICIDE SQUAD HARLEY QUINN POP VINYL

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Another great Funko option is this version of Harley, which is based on her Suicide Squad movie look. It comes complete with the same tattoos she sported on her legs and face in the film, as well as the trusty baseball bat she wielded with such proficiency against the Enchantress' hordes.

This Pop would look the part standing next to the animated series design, as it truly highlights the wonderful adaptability of a character like Harley Quinn; both designs look completely different from each other but are still recognizably Harley.

4 BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN BLU-RAY

 

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DC Universe Original Animated Movies have been coming out for over a decade at this point, with 33 seeing release so far and three more to come in 2019 alone. This one, Batman and Harley Quinn, was released in 2017 and featured a return to the animation style of The New Batman Adventures. Series creator Bruce Timm returned as well and crafted an original story that was as zany and funny as fans would expect from Harley, but also unexpectedly raunchy for a superhero cartoon.

Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester reprised their voice roles as Batman and Nightwing, and Melissa Rauch (Bernadette from The Big Bang Theory) gave a great vocal performance as an extremely abrasive Harley.

3 THE ART OF HARLEY QUINN

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This art book, put together by the curator of San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum Andrew Farago, is a treasure trove of Harley Quinn comic book art. The book gives readers access to her entire history, detailing the creation and evolution of the character through exclusive interviews with the writers and artists who brought her to the comic book page.

All in all, it's the ultimate visual guide to one of the most popular DC characters in modern history and would certainly take pride of place on any fan's coffee table.

2 DC COVER GIRLS: HARLEY QUINN BY JOELLE JONES STATUE

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DC Collectibles manufactures some truly breathtaking statues based on their best artist's renditions of their greatest characters. This Harley statue is based on a design by Joelle Jones (Catwoman, Lady Killer) and features Harley in her classic costume, complete with her old school cork revolver!

The statue is sculpted by Jack Mathews and stands at 9 inches tall in 1:8 scale. This high-end piece of merchandise is ideal for Harley fans who want her immortalized on their shelf.

1 BIOWORLD HARLEY QUINN MAD LOVE MINI BOWLER HANDBAG

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There are countless Harley Quinn t-shirts, jackets and other assorted items of merchandise on the market, but we think this particular item is a bit special. Made by Bioworld (the same people behind the 'Daddy's Lil Monster' raglan shirt), this faux leather mini bowler handbag is simply delightful.

It truly looks like something Harley herself would carry and even features patches that say 'Property Of Joker' and 'Mad Love'. This an essential accessory for any fashion-forward Harley fan.

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