The Top 10 Most Expensive LEGO Batman Minifigures
11th August 2022
Batman is one of LEGO’s most popular characters, with around 100 variants of the superhero to date, the most of any named minifigure character. For those wanting to start a LEGO Batman collection, it can be a difficult task deciding which ones to buy first. While most can still be bought fairly cheaply, there are others that have seen their price soar in recent years. In this article we look at the latter and present a rundown of the top ten most valuable Batman minifigures.
The prices and images for these minifigures have been taken from bricklink.com, my go to place for buying new and used LEGO.
#10 - Batman (Battle Ready)
Current Value: £25 / $31
This minifigure is the only one on this list from The LEGO Movie 2 range of sets, having appeared in the flagship Welcome to Apocalypseburg! (70840) set in 2019. He features some eccentric armour, which includes some large shoulder pads made from car tires, and a unique tattered cloak. A very similar Batman minifigure was released in the Battle-Ready Batman and MetalBeard (70836) set, released in the same year, with the only difference being the colour of the boots. The reason this variant sells for more, is because of the high price tag of Welcome to Apocalypseburg!, which means less people will have bought this minifigure.
#9 - Batman (Pearl Dark Gray Armor)
Current Value: £34 / $41
Batman in his pearl gray armour arrived in 2018 in the App-Controlled Batmobile (76112) set from 2018. While we like the intricate printing on both his torso and legs, and the steely look of his armour, it's not the reason he makes this list. The App-Controlled Batmobile had a staggering price per piece of 28.0p / 31.1c, which unsurprisingly would have dissuaded many people from buying it. The weak sales makes this one of the rarer Batman minifigures, which has subsequently driven up his price.
#8 - Batman (Tactical Suit)
Current Value: £35 / $42
Like many of the Batmen on this list, this version only appeared once, with this one coming in the Flying Fox: Batmobile Airlift Attack (76087) set from 2017. This set belonged to the Justice League subtheme which ran from 2014 to 2018 and tied in with the film series. The reason for the choice of armour printing on this minifigure, is because Bruce Wayne designed a special auxiliary batsuit to wear after forming the Justice League. The legs and torso are fabulously detailed, and he features a double printed head complete with stubble. This minifigure is a good entry point into the world of LEGO Batman collecting, as he is still relatively cheap.
#7 - Batman, Light Bluish Gray Suit with Dark Blue Mask
Current Value: £35 / $42
This Batman is one of the oldest on this list, having appeared in the Batcopter: The Chase for the Scarecrow (7786) and The Bat-Tank: The Riddler and Bane's Hideout (7787), both of which were released in 2007. His gray and dark blue colour palette resembles Adam West’s portrayal of the superhero in the 1966 Batman: The Movie. The spandex costume with pants over the top is a far cry from his present-day incarnation, but it still makes its way into many cultural references, so this minifigure is a must have for any Batman collection.
#6 - Batman (Space Batsuit)
Current Value: £43 / $52
This unique version of Batman was exclusive to The Bat-Space Shuttle (70923) set, which came out in 2018 under the LEGO Batman Movie range. The mould for his distinctive helmet has been used before in a range of space and ocean-themed sets but has only appeared once in black for this minifigure. The printed torso and legs are also unique to this minifigure and depict Batman’s astronaut suit. Underneath the metallic gold visor is a plain white minifigure headpiece. It’s a shame that LEGO decided against a printed headpiece, as this reduces its playability, although at its current price you’ll want to keep it firmly on display!
#5 - Batman (Black Suit with Copper Belt)
Current Value: £55 / $67
This version of Batman was exclusive to The Tumbler (76023) set from 2014, which retailed for £159.99 / $199.99 / 199.99€ and was only on sale for 16 months. Due to the high spend required to get this minifigure and the relatively short shelf life of The Tumbler, this Batman will be rarer than many others. There is nothing remarkable about him, but he does have some nice torso printing and a fancy copper belt.
#4 - Disco Batman
Current Value: £86 / $104
The Disco Batman is one of the most iconic Batman minifigures due to his white outfit and beautiful shiny gold cloak. He was included in The Joker Manor (70922) set, which came out in 2017 alongside the LEGO Batman Movie. The set had a huge RRP of £249.99 / $269.99 / 269.99€, which may have put a lot of consumers off from purchasing it. However, if you did take the plunge, you’ll have been rewarded as several of the set’s ten minifigures now sell for significant amounts on the secondary market.
#3 - Zebra Batman
Current Value: £590.00 / $700
Besides being one of the coolest looking Batman minifigures LEGO have ever produced, the Zebra Batman is also one of the rarest. Since 2011, LEGO has brought exclusive minifigures to San Diego Comic-Con to be given away for free to lucky winners. Normally they bring three or four figures to each Comic-Con, and while no one knows the exact production numbers of each minifigure, it's rumoured to be around 2,000 - 3,000. Zebra Batman was given away at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, and due to the limited number that are in existence, he now fetches a very high price on the aftermarket.
#2 - Batman of Zur-En-Arrh
Current Value: £650 / $770
The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh is an obscure character from the DC universe, having first appeared in Batman comic book #113 in 1958. In this edition of the comic, we’re told he is an alien named Tlano from the planet Zur-En-Arrh who decided to become a version of Batman for his own planet. The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh then didn’t reappear until 2000, when he became a backup personality for Bruce Wayne.
This minifigure was another of the exclusives brought out at Comic-Con, with this one being released at the 2014 edition of the event. At that time, this minifigure was a revelation as LEGO fans had never seen a Batman variant so bright and colourful before. This unique colour scheme, the rarity of the minifigure, and the fact it depicts a scarcely seen character, all contribute to its eye watering price.
#1 - Batman
Current Value: £750 / $900
This classic looking Batman was one of the first San Diego Comic-Con figures, and dates back to 2011. While there are more detailed and interesting Batman minifigures out there, its age and limited production make this one of the most valuable minifigures ever made. It’s important to note that this minifigure came attached to a cardboard backing, so if you're thinking of forking out for him, make sure that it’s included.
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