Best Batman Action Figures Guide

Would you like to collect Batman action figures that spark endless conversations? I’ll share how you can achieve that in the Best Batman Action Figures Guide.

I’m an eccentric DC fan and collector who creates the most outrageous and unique collections of statues, replicas, Funko Pops, and model kits.

Give me a chance to wow your mind with my Batman action figure collection strategy. Forget about boring collections that gather dust! Throw away the typical collections with every version of Batman.

Instead, I’ll teach you how to pick the best Batman action figures from the movies. Prepare yourself for the ultimate wow.

Bottom Line Up Front

I’ve been collecting fandom merchandise and collectibles for many years. I’ll tell you a secret: your collection can spark the wildest fan conversations, and you might have a few questions from people who don’t know Batman that well. Why should you collect the exact action figures everyone does?

How will I turn your collection into a conversation? How I pick the best Batman action figures comes from my love for the best movies since the 1990s.

I also pair the hero and villain from each one to create a story within your collectible Batman figures. Let’s leave no mystery and dive right into the glance of my top picks.

My Top Batman Action Figures at a Glance

Best Batman Action Figures Guide

My favorite Batman movies might not be the same as yours, but I guarantee you’ll find at least one loved movie from my top nine selections. Here’s a peek at the hero and villain action figures I chose from the best movies I enjoyed over the years:

  1. Best 1992 Batman Returns Batman Action Figure
  2. Best 1992 Batman Returns Penguin Action Figure
  3. Best 1995 Batman Forever Batman Action Figure
  4. Best 1995 Batman Forever Riddler Action Figure
  5. Best 2005 Batman Begins Batman Action Figure
  6. Best 2005 Batman Begins Ra’s al Ghul Action Figure
  7. Best 2008 Batman the Dark Knight Action Figure
  8. Best 2008 Batman the Dark Knight Joker Action Figure
  9. Best 2010 Batman Under the Red Hood Action Figure
  10. Best 2010 Batman Under the Red Hood Jason Todd Action Figure
  11. Best 2012 Batman the Dark Knight Rises Action Figure
  12. Best 2012 Batman the Dark Knight Rises Bane Action Figure
  13. Best 2013 Batman the Dark Knight Returns Action Figure
  14. Best 2013 Batman the Dark Knight Returns Joker Action Figure
  15. Best 2016 Batman vs. Superman Batman Action Figure
  16. Best 2016 Batman vs. Superman Lex Luthor Action Figure
  17. Best 2017 Justice League Batman Action Figure
  18. Best 2017 Justice League Steppenwolf Action Figure

You can’t say you’re not intrigued by why I chose these hero and villain action figures. You’ll have to dive into the guide and action figure details to find out more.

Best Batman Action Figures: A Complete Guide

Batman has seven movies, but I include some of my DC favorites, like the Justice League. Before learning what makes each Batman action figure the winner from the movie duo, I recommend learning about the basics of collecting Batman figures. I’ll also share my storytelling secret and how I pick the best ones.

Which Batman Action Figures Rock?

Batman DAH-056 Dynamic 8ction Heroes Action Figure Multicolor

Do you know what makes Batman action figures rock? It’s as simple as knowing which figures you want to collect. There are various Batman action figure types and sizes.

Understanding the differences helps you select a unique collection that suits your favorite movies, comics, and animated series inspired by my collection.

Batman Figure Types

There are only two Batman action figures a collector should consider, including:

  1. Batman articulated action figures change poses to strike storytelling interest (most popular collectible)
  2. Batman vinyl figures look like cuter versions of the hero but can’t change position (also popular)

Batman Figure Sizes

Batman action figures are available in numerous sizes. The sizes relate to different scales, meaning the figure is one-sixth of Batman’s actual size if the scale is 1:6. The sizes include:

  • 1:32 Scale = 2.1″ action figures (too small to collect)
  • 1:24 Scale = 2.5″ action figures (too small to collect)
  • 1:18 Scale = 3.75″ action figures (common with Batman vinyl figures and collectible to some fans)
  • 1:16 Scale = 4″ action figures (somewhat collectible)
  • 1:12 Scale = 6″ action figures (the second most popular size to collect)
  • 1:10 Scale = 7″ action figures (the most popular size to collect)
  • 1:9 Scale = 8″ action figures (another favorite for collectors)
  • 1:6 Scale = 12″ action figures (another popular collector’s size)
  • 1:4 Scale = 18″ action figures (a rare find)
  • 1:3 Scale = 24″ action figures (a super rare find)

Expert Tip for Batman Fans

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice Multiverse Batman Armor Action Figure

I always told my clients with the collectibles business the best piece of advice: don’t have boring collections. Why do you collect Batman action figures? I’m guessing you feel nostalgic when you watch your display. What would it mean if you could strike nostalgia in your friends and visitors?

Display your Batman action figures instead of them merely collecting dust. Put villains against the Batman version from your favorite movies.

I picked nine of my favorite Batman movies. I’m sure you’ll find one you love. If not, use my storytelling collection display strategy to inspire your villains versus heroes collections.

Bring some excitement to your Batman collection! I kept it simple by facing Batman against his greatest villain from my favorite movies. It sure starts a conversation when people see articulated Batman figures smacking the Joker while he bends over backward.

How to Select the Best Batman Action Figures

Batman has a range of action figures suitable for most fans, but I chose to make my selection enjoyable. The best Batman action figures won their spot with three criteria:

  1. Articulated action figures are a must because it allows me to showcase them in exciting positions. I’ll share each action figure’s points of articulation (POA).
  2. Action figures with a 1:6, 1:9, 1:10, and 1:12 scale are the best. It gives you the best sizes with which to work.
  3. Versus action figures representing the two legends from each top-rated movie make more exciting displays. For example, Batman and the Joker will face each other in one winning category. I’ll try to match the Batman action figures to the movies, but I’ll go as close as possible.

Best 1992 Batman Returns Action Figure Duo

The 1992 Batman Returns movie was my first favorite from the DC hero. Additionally, it places Batman against an iconic villain—the Penguin. Everyone knows the Penguin so this duo could kickstart many collections.

Best 1992 Batman Returns Batman Action Figure

1992 Batman Returns Batman Action Figure

The Hush Black version of Batman action figures suits the 1992 movie the best. The utility belt is the furthest away from the hero’s movie version. However, Batman looks fabulous in this figure because you can position him to overlook Gotham City with his fabric cape. His face shows a man ready to protect his city.

Features

  • Brand: Medicom Toys
  • Type: Batman Hush Black action figure
  • Scale: 1:12
  • POA: 20

Pros

  • This Batman figure has premium articulation and fits a size popular for collectors
  • You can position Batman in countless ways, even changing how his cape looks
  • It’s a hand-sculpted and painted figure from SH Studios

Cons

  • It doesn’t match the movie version perfectly (although it’s close)

Best 1992 Batman Returns Penguin Action Figure

1992 Batman Returns Penguin Action Figure

The Penguin’s first appearance as a villain in Batman was in 1992. I thought he matched the eccentricity of the Joker (most famous villain) to the tee.

I suppose anyone raised by penguins would lose their sanity. Fortunately, only movies show how animals raise people to become crazed villains, unlike the Tarzan franchise my kids love.

Features

  • Brand: NECA toys
  • Type: The Penguin action figure
  • Scale: 1:10
  • POA: 25

Pros

  • The Penguin figure has premium articulation and fits a popular collector size
  • You can change how the Penguin looks with advanced articulation and accessories
  • The figure has fabric clothing with a realistic face

Cons

  • I wouldn’t say I like the packaging for a boxed collection

Best 1995 Batman Forever Action Figure Duo

Batman faces two villains in the 1995 movie, two-face, and the Riddler. I’m a massive Riddler fan because the name sticks better with long-term Batman fans. Let’s see what my picks show.

Best 1995 Batman Forever Batman Action Figure

1995 Batman Forever Batman Action Figure

I used a Tim Burton version of Batman for this movie because it’s the closest match of available figures. Tim Burton’s version also matches the 1989 Batman edition.

Batman had a sharper, sleeker style in the 1995 feature film. His face looked slender, and he had a darker costume than in the previous movie version.

Features

  • Brand: Beast Kingdom
  • Type: Tim Burton’s Batman action figure
  • Scale: 1:9
  • POA: 18

Pros

  • The Batman figure has premium articulation and falls into a popular scale for collectors
  • Batman has a fabric cape again and comes with extras, including smoke bombs, a bomb detonator, batarangs, a grapnel gun, and three faceplates
  • Batman’s face and muscles look realistic enough to make you wonder if he’s a mini-person

Cons

  • Batman’s logo and utility belt don’t match perfectly

Best 1995 Batman Forever Riddler Action Figure

The Batman DC Multiverse The Riddler Action Figure

The Riddler entered Gotham City to wreak more havoc than the Penguin in the 1995 movie. I like the Riddler because he also looks like a regular guy. He doesn’t have some wicked costume with weird makeup on his face. Sure, he wears a gas mask, but he knows how to keep Batman on his toes.

Features

  • Brand: McFarlane Toys
  • Type: The Riddler action figure
  • Scale: 1:10
  • POA: 22

Pros

  • The Riddler figure has premium articulation and suits collectible scales
  • The Riddler comes with an ice pick, base, and trading card
  • The details are excellent for a plastic figure without fabric clothing

Cons

  • The articulation points aren’t easy to position

Best 2005 Batman Begins Action Figure Duo

I loved Christian Bale’s appearance as Batman in the 2005 movie. I’m a nutty fan of his acting. Maybe it explains why I like the movie so much. I chose Ra’s al Ghul as the foe in this duo.

Best 2005 Batman Begins Batman Action Figure

The Batman DC Multiverse Batman Action Figure

I’m a total movie geek, and DC movies get my head spinning. Christian Bale was a bonus for me. Batman’s multiverse version matches the 2005 movie closely.

This Batman figure is a more affordable option for fans of the Batman franchise. The details aren’t insufficient, either. McFarlane makes incredible action figures.

Features

  • Brand: McFarlane Toys
  • Type: Batman multiverse action figure
  • Scale: 1:10
  • POA: 22

Pros

  • The Batman figure has premium articulation and fits my selection of scales
  • It’s a collectible Batman figure with a grappling gun, trading card, and a base
  • The details on Batman’s costume are impressive

Cons

  • Batman’s facial details aren’t super impressive

Best 2005 Batman Begins Ra’s al Ghul Action Figure

Ras Al Ghul

The relationship between Ra’s al Ghul and Batman is complicated if you remember how Bruce Wayne trained under the man.

Ra’s was a mentor to Batman before the vigilante destroyed his criminal ring. I love complex stories, and DC knows how to make things interesting with friends becoming enemies and vice versa.

Features

  • Brand: Figures Toy Company
  • Type: Ra’s al Ghul action figure
  • Scale: 1:9
  • POA: 14

Pros

  • The Ra’s al Ghul figure has plenty of articulation points and suits my scales
  • It comes with fabric clothing and cape, and a walking stick to improve positioning
  • The facial and hand details are exquisite for a retro Batman figure

Cons

  • The hair could use improvement, and the shoes are too shiny

Best 2008 Batman the Dark Knight Action Figure Duo

The 2008 Dark Knight movie was a massive hit for many Batman and DC fans. It included the legendary Joker, who everyone loves to bits. Yes, we love the villain. It’s allowed in this case.

Best 2008 Batman the Dark Knight Action Figure

The Dark Knight Batman

I love this Batman action figure because it’s one of the most detailed and fluid options available. The Dark Knight figure has intricate details, and the designers even tried to match the texture on his cape.

Batman additionally had a sleeker design when my favorite Christian Bale returned for another batty adventure.

Features

  • Brand: Beast Kingdom
  • Type: The Dark Knight action figure
  • Scale: 1:9
  • POA: 26

Pros

  • The Dark Knight figure has premium articulation for fluid movements and suits my scales
  • It includes accessories like bat darts, replacement hands, replacement belts, and various mouthpieces
  • I can’t put in words how gorgeous the artwork on the motorcycle costume looks

Cons

  • Sadly, you have to wait for the figure

Best 2008 Batman the Dark Knight Joker Action Figure

The Joker (Hush)

Movie fans know the Joker from the 1990s and 2000s, but the legend comes from the 1940s comic books. The Joker is an old villain who gives Batman a run for his money. I mean that literally because Batman is a vigilante more than a hero born with superpowers. He funds the Batcave and everything else.

Features

  • Brand: Medicom Toys
  • Type: The Joker Hush action figure
  • Scale: 1:12
  • POA: 16

Pros

  • The Joker figure has premium articulation and suits my scales
  • This version of the Joker also fits the Hush Batman figure from 1992, and it comes with a gun and knife
  • The Joker’s face says it all: he’s a mad man waiting to give Batman some gray hair

Cons

  • The Joker is slender in this version, but he’s a larger man in the movie

Best 2010 Batman Under the Red Hood Action Figure Duo

The Joker also appears in the 2010 movie, but the main villain is the Red Hood. He’s determined to get under Batman’s skin. The movie wasn’t as popular as every other Batman movie, but it’s one of my favorites.

Best 2010 Batman Under the Red Hood Action Figure

DC Comics DC Multiverse Batman (Todd McFarlane) Figure

Batman has a strange image in the 2010 movie, which challenged me quite a bit when trying to match an action figure. I found one that matches the spiky essence of Batman in the film, but the belt and colors don’t compare nicely. However, Batman looks like he’s about to tear the Red Hood’s mask off.

Features

  • Brand: McFarlane Toys
  • Type: Batman action figure
  • Scale: 1:10
  • POA: 22

Pros

  • The Batman figure has premium articulation and fits my scale selections
  • It comes with a trading card, a base, and two daggers
  • Batman’s arms and costume match the movie (it’s just the colors that don’t work well)

Cons

  • The details aren’t as impressive as other McFarlane Toy figures

Best 2010 Batman Under the Red Hood Jason Todd Action Figure

Gotham Knights DC Multiverse Red Hood Action Figure

The Red Hood action figure brings a bit of spice to your collection. Jason Todd is the man under the Red Hood, and he becomes an exciting adversary for Batman in the 2010 movie.

He almost looks like Batman without a cape, but he flaunts some red on his costume. Batman collections can be dull if they’re plain black.

Features

  • Brand: McFarlane Toys
  • Type: Red Hood action figure
  • Scale: 1:10
  • POA: 22

Pros

  • The Red Hood figure has premium articulation and suits my scale selection
  • It comes with a base, a trading card, and two pairs of additional hands
  • The details are better than the Batman from McFarlane Toys for this movie

Cons

  • The details still need some improvement for serious collectors

Best 2012 Batman the Dark Knight Rises Action Figure Duo

The 2012 Dark Knight Rises movie was the second and third part of the trilogy, and it was as famous as the first movie. The most memorable villain from the movie has to be Bane, an actual terrorist.

Best 2012 Batman the Dark Knight Rises Action Figure

2012 Batman the Dark Knight Rises Action Figure

Batman wears a costume that makes him look like a biker with a cape, and there’s nothing more fabulous for me. I have a thing for motorbikes, so the Dark Knight action figures get me fired up. It’s also easier to find exact matches for the Dark Knight figures from the trilogy than for any other movie.

Features

  • Brand: Tamashi Nations
  • Type: The Dark Knight action figure
  • Scale: 1:12
  • POA: 18

Pros

  • The Dark Knight figure has premium articulation and fits my preferred scales
  • It comes with additional hands, batarangs, a grapnel gun, and gun accessories
  • It has a fabric cape with a golden utility belt that makes Batman look incredible

Cons

  • You can only ship this Batman action figure to the US and Canada (which isn’t a problem if you’re here)

Best 2012 Batman the Dark Knight Rises Bane Action Figure

Medicom The Dark Knight Bane MAF Ex Action Figure

Bane is another insane villain, but I like that he’s an intelligent opponent for Batman. Bane, oddly enough, also came from the League of Shadows, led by Ra’s al Ghul. You’ll notice how the storyline intertwines with other movies if you’re a die-hard fan who watches every Batman film.

Features

  • Brand: Medicom Toys
  • Type: Bane action figure
  • Scale: 1:12
  • POA: 18

Pros

  • The Bane figure has premium articulation and suits my scales perfectly
  • It comes with interchangeable arms and hands, a base, and a pair of Batman cowels
  • I love how this duo matches ideally in size and articulation points

Cons

  • I wish the coat were fabric for improved realism

Best 2013 Batman the Dark Knight Returns Action Figure Duo

The Dark Knight Returns is a mini-series inspired by comic books, but I love the show and need to add it. Besides, why shouldn’t I look for another reason to add the Joker to a duo again?

Best 2013 Batman the Dark Knight Returns Action Figure

2013 Batman the Dark Knight Returns Action Figure

Batman takes a new form in the mini-series, and comic books for the Dark Knight Returns. The Triumphant version of Batman action figures shows the more brutal side of the vigilante in his blue and white costume. Batman looks a little wild in the series, and the action figure suits him perfectly.

Features

  • Brand: Medicom Toys
  • Type: The Dark Knight Triumphant action figure
  • Scale: 1:12
  • POA: 22

Pros

  • The Triumphant Batman figure has premium articulation and matches my ideal sizes
  • It comes with four batarangs, and you can remove the mask
  • The cape is fabric, and another Batman figure can’t compare the details

Cons

  • It’s not inspired by a movie but a mini-series, breaking my rules a little

Best 2013 Batman the Dark Knight Returns Joker Action Figure

2013 Batman the Dark Knight Returns Joker Action Figure

The Joker is my most iconic villain from the entire Batman franchise. I had to add him to the heroes versus villains duo action figures once more.

The Joker has a new style in the mini-series, and he flaunts a white suit that makes him look more dangerous. He still has the famous purple shirt under his white suit.

Features

  • Brand: McFarlane Toys
  • Type: The Joker action figure
  • Scale: 1:10
  • POA: 22

Pros

  • The Joker figure has premium articulation and fits my scale selection
  • It comes with alternate hands, a base, a knife, a horse head, and a saddle
  • The Joker’s expression is always excellent on action figures because of his natural insanity

Cons

  • Many Batman movie fans know the Joker with a different outfit

Best 2016 Batman vs. Superman Action Figure Duo

The Batman vs. Superman was rightfully called the Dawn of Justice. Two legends fight together to save their cities from the infamous Lex Luthor, mainly known in the Superman franchise.

Best 2016 Batman vs Superman Batman Action Figure

2016 Batman vs Superman Batman Action Figure

I’m not the biggest fan of Batman in a robotic-looking costume, but I enjoyed the movie more than you can imagine. Maybe the directors wanted Superman and Batman to look similar in the film.

Batman’s jawline looks a lot like Superman’s. I’m sure the armored Batman action figure appeals to many fans other than me.

Features

  • Brand: Mattel
  • Type: Multiverse Batman action figure
  • Scale: 1:6
  • POA: 20

Pros

  • The multiverse Batman figure has premium articulation and suits my sizes
  • It comes with a base and grapnel blaster, and it’s part of eight action figures that fit together
  • The costume details undoubtedly look mechanical

Cons

  • I don’t like how Batman looks like a robot

Best 2016 Batman vs Superman Lex Luthor Action Figure

2016 Batman vs Superman Lex Luthor Action Figure

Lex Luthor is a crazed villain from the DC Superman franchise. He’s a super-intelligent man with too much time and money. He has way too much money and always looks for ways to dominate the city. Lex Luthor isn’t a traditional match for Batman, making this duo more unique.

Features

  • Brand: McFarlane Toys
  • Type: Lex Luthor action figure
  • Scale: 1:10
  • POA: 22

Pros

  • The Lex Luthor figure has premium articulation and suits my scales
  • It comes in the green power suit with a trading card, base, and alternate hands
  • The facial details are impressive for an all-plastic figure

Cons

  • The suit is a little shiny, which doesn’t always look excellent in displays

Best 2017 Justice League Batman Action Figure Duo

The Justice League is one of Batman’s latest appearances, and he joins Superman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash. It was challenging to pick the best villain from the movie, but Steppenwolf won that round.

Best 2017 Justice League Batman Action Figure

2017 Justice League Batman Action Figure

Batman’s costume in the Justice League is my second favorite after the motorbike costumes. He takes a new style to the runway with a typical black costume with silver trimmings.

It’s a combination of classic and modern for Batman. The movie is famous enough to include a Batman figure from the crossover.

Features

  • Brand: McFarlane Toys
  • Type: Batman Justice League action figure
  • Scale: 1:10
  • POA: 22

Pros

  • The Batman figure has premium articulation and fits my preferred sizes
  • It comes with a base and batarang to complete the look
  • It’s a masterpiece with gorgeous details on the costume

Cons

  • You can’t see Batman’s eyes

Best 2017 Justice League Steppenwolf Action Figure

2017 Justice League Steppenwolf Action Figure

Steppenwolf is the most gruesome-looking villain from the Batman and Justice League series. DC portrays him as a god, the brother of Hegira. I like this version of Steppenwolf because he looks metallic, which takes away from the demon-god confusion. The style is fantastic with impressive details.

Features

  • Brand: McFarlane Toys
  • Type: Steppenwolf action figure
  • Scale: 1:10
  • POA: 22

Pros

  • The Steppenwolf figure has premium articulation and suits my scale preferences
  • It comes with a base, ax, and trading card for collectors
  • I love how the Batman and Steppenwolf figures match in size and articulation

Cons

  • It’s a newer image for Steppenwolf, not matching the Justice League perfectly

Top Q&A

Question: Which Batman Action Figure is the Best?

Answer: The number one Batman action figure will always depend on your interests. However, I have one that appeals to most collectors.
The Batman Dark Knight Figure appeals to anyone who loves the Dark Knight trilogy. The details are also accurate, and it’s the most fluid action figure with 26 points of articulation.

Question: Which DC Villain From Batman is the Most Popular?

Answer: The Riddler, Penguin, and Ra’s al Ghul make fantastic villain action figures to suit your Batman collection. However, there’s one villain nearly as famous as the vigilante.
The Joker is no joke among collectors. The Joker Hush Action Figure is the most accurate version for most Batman collectors.

Question: Which Batman Figure is the Most Expensive?

Answer: Your mind will explode if I haven’t already blown it when you see how much Batman figures cost. If you’re looking for something similar to action figures, two Batman figures top the charts.
The Ideal Captain Action Batman Figure costs $2,860, and the Ideal Super Queen’s Batgirl costs $17,925.

Best Batman Action Figures Guide: Conclusion

Are you ready to face the Gotham City vigilante against his greatest nemesis from your favorite movies? You’ll blow the minds of every fan who enters your collection display.

Storytelling collections are the best you can gather. The Batman action figures inspired by movies are a simple way to create something extraordinary.

Which Batman movie do you love? The Best 1995 Batman Forever Batman Action Figure and the Best 1995 Batman Forever Riddler Action Figure make a good collector’s duo if you love Batman Forever. Suppose you prefer the Dark Knight trilogy.

The Best 2008 Batman the Dark Knight Action Figure and the Best 2008 Batman the Dark Knight Joker Action Figure are perfect collector’s pieces. The Best 2017 Justice League Batman Action Figure and the Best 2017 Justice League Steppenwolf Action Figure work if you’re a Justice League fan.

Find your Batman story, and start collecting your duos now.

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