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Harley Quinn is getting her own action figure line, puddins!

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The just-announced Batman animated figures aren’t the extent of DC Collectibles’ plans for Harley Quinn, not by a long shot. One of DC’s most successful characters of the past couple of decades, Harley is receiving her own line of action figures, designed by fan-favorite artist Amanda Conner.

Vulture has the news ahead of this weekend’s Toy Fair in New York City, where attendees will undoubtedly get a look at the first wave: “Retro Rocket Harley,” “Super Hero Harley,” “Classic Harley” and “Holiday Harley.”

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‘Harley Quinn,’ ‘Lumberjanes’ among GLAAD Media Awards nominees

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The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has announced the nominees for its 27th GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize media — including comic books — for their “fair, accurate and inclusive” representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

After being shut out in 2015 for the first time since the comic book category premiered in 2003, DC Comics returns with two titles — Harley Quinn and Midnighter — while Lumberjanes earns its second nomination in as many years. They’re joined by Angela: Queen of Hel and The Wicked + The Divine, which make their GLAAD Media Awards debuts.

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Play Arts Kai Variant Harley Quinn leaps to life in amazing cosplay

Like the other entries in Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai Variant line, the design of the Harley Quinn action figure is a departure from the popular antiheroine’s depicts in comics, television and video games. The costume amps up the medieval court jester elements, adding bits of armor and odd angles. You might imagine it would be challenge to reinterpret for cosplay, but Yugana Senshi Uon has certainly brought the figure to life, right down to the stylized oversize sledgehammer.

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Harley Quinn hammers away at zombies in this violent fan film

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DC Comics’ fan-favorite antiheroine Harley Quinn is a motorcycle-riding, hammer-swinging, gun-toting zombie killer in this (perhaps unsurprisingly) violent fan film.

Directed by Matthew Talamantes (who also has an on-camera role), “Harley Quinn vs. Zombies” stars Aly Fritz as a delightfully demented Harleen Quinzel who appears just as happy dispatching the walking dead as she is tormenting a group of survivors.

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Warm up for the holidays with DC Comics & ‘Star Wars’ ugly sweaters

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Ugly Christmas-sweater party season is just around the corner. People still throw those, right? If they do, Merchoid has you — and every other geeky guest — covered, in a blend of cotton and polyester.

The online retailer, which specializes in licensed pop-culture merchandise, has rolled out its nerdiest seasonal wear with ugly (but not heinous) sweaters based on characters from DC Comics, Star Wars, Adventure Time and more.

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Celebrate the iconic ‘dos of DC & Marvel characters with these prints

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As a fan of Storm’s 1980s mohawk era, I wholeheartedly endorse this posters series that pays tribute to the iconic — or near-iconic — hairstyles of the women of Marvel and DC Comics.

Created by The Ninjabot, “Geeky Girls Hair” highlights the distinctive ‘dos of Wonder Woman, Gwen Stacy, Harley Quinn, Mary Jane Watson, Poison Ivy, Rogue and the aforementioned Storm, showing only their hair and accessories.

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Everybody wants to be Harley Quinn for Halloween, apparently

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You don’t think you’re going to be the only Harley Quinn at the Halloween party, do you? Chances are, there will be more Harleys than you can shake a comically oversized hammer at.

In fact, according to Google’s Frightgeist, the DC Comics antiheroine is the top-trending Halloween costume in the country this year, followed by Star Wars, the generic “superhero,” pirate and Batman.

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Joker & Harley star in, well, everything in these pop-culture parodies

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Artist Rick Celis clearly has a fondness for pop-culture send-ups, and for Gotham City. Although he was brought to my attention because of his mashups of Disney and Batman characters, it’s his Joker parodies that really caught my eye.

Drawing inspiration from movie posters, album covers and beyond, Celis creates a series of fun illustrations with The Joker, Harley Quinn and their associates at their center. While the Peanuts and Breakfast Club gags are somewhat expected, the tributes to Marley & Me, the Beatles’ Abbey Road and Gorillaz’s Demon Days certainly aren’t.

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Harley Quinn goes retro with new Mego-style figure

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Although Harley Quinn debuted about a decade too late to be part of Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line of action figures, Dr. Quinzel is getting a shot at that 1970s glory, courtesy of Figures Toy Company.

As revealed by 13th Dimension, the fan-favorite anti-heroine has been reimagined in a retro style, so the doll will fit in perfectly with the toymaker’s reproductions of the other classic comic book heroes and villains from Mego.

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A whole world of awesomely geeky comic book crocheted merch

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The wonderful world of Etsy offers a ton of awesome items from hard-working people looking to share their crafts with the world — including a lot of nerdy fans combining their love of crafts with their love of pop culture. From “Game of Thrones” House medallions and Doctor Who fan art to Lord of the Rings replica weapons to FFVII’s buster sword, there’s practically no limit to what you might find when you venture down the Etsy hole. However, one of the coolest and most fun things out there — and a craft on the mega-rise — are crocheted and knitted items.

Probably gaining the most recognition after the Jayne’s hat incident — in which Fox basically stood as the poster child of why we can’t have nice things — knitted and crocheted hats based off popular fandoms have had a meteoric rise and there are some dang good and awesomely fun items out there, especially from the realm of comic books.

Check out some of the cool comic book crocheted and knitted items we found after the jump.

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Store Tour | Star Comics in Lubbock, Texas

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Welcome to Store Tour, ROBOT 6’s weekly exploration of comics shops, and the people who run them. Each Sunday we feature a different store, and also get to know the person behind the register.

To discover a comic store in your area, visit FindAComicShop.com

This week’s store is Star Comics, located at 2014 34th St. in Lubbock, Texas. We spoke with owner Robert Mora.

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Harley Quinn’s ‘Frozen’ parody comes to life in animated short

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The song “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” from Disney’s animated blockbuster Frozen was given a Gotham-style spin last year with “Do You Wanna Kill the Batman?,” a widely circulated parody in which Harley Quinn tries to persuade The Joker to join her for some mayhem. While that tune received a good deal of attention, a more recent animated rendition, unfortunately, has gone largely overlooked.

Animator Michael Smith brings the work of Sydney Amber and Hesychia7 to life in this delightful short in which an incredibly expressive Harley serenades Mr. J. from outside his cell at Arkham Asylum. Smith also provides an animation progression breakdown, which showcases more of the song, before returning to the final (and, alas, all-too-brief) short.

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‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ goes Pop! with new Funko figures

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Funko has unveiled a new series of Pop! Heroes vinyl figures inspired by the video game Batman: Arkham Knight.

Debuting in September, the line will feature Batman, Harley Quinn, Scarecrow and, of course, Arkham Knight. Whether additional figures will be released remains to be seen.

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Batman, Superman collide with ‘Thomas & Friends’ for unexpected mash-up

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It really shouldn’t come as a surprise when two very different, yet very popular franchises come together for a special crossover or mash-up. And yet, I don’t think anyone could have seen this one coming: Thomas the Tank Engine meets the DC Universe.

Debuting on YouTube, a new cartoon short features the cast of the pre-school juggernaut franchise as Superman, Batman and Cyborg tackling a pair of iconic DC villains to save the day.

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DC is recruiting for Gang of Harleys at Comic-Con

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Do you have what it takes to join the Gang of Harleys?

Harley Quinn collaborators Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti will host the first “Great Harley Quinn Cosplayer Showdown” Friday at the DC Entertainment booth at Comic-Con International.

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