Gotham’s Most Wanted: Dark Knight Joker Action Figure
It isn’t often that mainstream media picks up on toy collector news, but various news sources couldn’t help notice a mania for Dark Knight action figures based on Heath Ledger’s Joker.
The New York Post reported that people lined up the day they went on sale. Within minutes, the stock was sold out. The craze for the figure isn’t isolated to this side of the pond, either, with similar reports coming in from the U.K.
Collectors are believed to be buying up stock, convinced the figure is a collector’s item, since Ledger passed away before the film was released. The $9.99 toy is ranging from $15-50 on eBay now. As hype builds up for the movie and the buzz builds, it’s anybody’s guess as to how the value of the figure will be affected.