Harley Quinn has come a long way since her introduction as Joker’s sidekick in 1992 via Batman: The Animated Series. Not only has she become part of the main DC Universe, but she has a more consistent, arguably greater presence in it than the Joker himself. Harley’s popularity as a character has led to several volumes of an ongoing solo comic in addition to a role in the Suicide Squad. When the Suicide Squad film was announced as a part of the DC Extended Universe, Harley Quinn found herself front and center on perhaps her biggest stage yet.
Overall, 2016 was a strong year for Marvel Legends. Hasbro has continued to make strides working within the limitations of its budget and production line to produce solid figures that collectors of all ages can appreciate. Beyond that, 2016 saw the return of one of the pillars of Marvel comics to Marvel Legends: The X-Men. In appreciation, I wanted to chronicle my (mostly) praise for the best things about Marvel Legends in 2016.