The NZ Mint currently has three ranges of silver miniatures on the go at the moment. Star Trek has seen three issues, Disney two, and DC Comics, of which this is the third addition to the range. Following Superman and Wonder Woman, the addition of the Caped Crusader should come as a surprise to nobody, Again, sculptor Alejandro Pereira Ezcurra has done the business and a fine job it is.
Batman, however, has had a widely disparate range of appearances over the years, so if the more iconic Silver Age style isn’t your thing and you prefer the later interpretations of the character, you might not like it so much. There are definite shades of the late Adam West’s stint as the (less than) Dark Knight, and the accompanying period in the comics.
We’ve seen a few of these miniatures now and they’ve been without exception, quality pieces. However – again – there’s been a significant price rise in this figure. Jumping from $550.00 USD to $699.00 would at first glance seem a huge rise, but this is simply a bigger piece. Superman came in at 150 grams, with Wonder Woman at 135 grams, but Batman tips the scales at a hefty in comparison 235 grams. So, all things considered, the increased cost of this one is easier to justify.
Just 1,000 of these will be cast and it’s available now.