LEGO 76023 The Tumbler has been marked as Retiring Soon by LEGO Shop at Home Europe. This is a big surprise, as The Tumbler has only been available for a little over a year and an imminent retirement would mean a very short lifespan for this set. Collectors and investors alike will likely be scrambling to purchase this set before it is discontinued, as many would have expected it to have a longer lifespan.
76023 The Tumbler is a unique, Ultimate Collectors Series (UCS) model based on the Batmobile from The Dark Knight film trilogy. This set consists of 1869 pieces, two minifigures, and the standard UCS plaque with information and technical specifications for the vehicle. The two included minifigures are a unique Batman figure, of course, and an exclusive Joker minifigure based on the late Heath Ledger’s acclaimed character from the film, The Dark Knight. This Joker minifig is already quite valuable as it is unlike the Joker minifigs included in other LEGO Batman sets. Between the piece count, the exclusive minifigures, and the complexity and accuracy of the model, LEGO 76023 The Tumbler is a quality set with solid value for its price point.
LEGO The Tumbler Retiring Soon: A Surprise Ending
It is very surprising to see 76023 The Tumbler marked as Retiring Soon on LEGO Shop at Home Europe this early in its lifespan. Any UCS set is expected to have at least a 2 year lifespan, generally, but if there was a set to retire sooner than that, The Tumbler makes a good candidate. First off, large Batman sets do not historically have long lifespans — 10937 Batman: Arkham Asylum Breakout had a lifespan of slightly under two years, for example. Second, The Dark Knight trilogy has come and gone, and there is a new Batman film on the way, so The Tumbler LEGO set is not currently being promoted or popularized by an active film. In any case, this set could end up being one of the best investment sets we have seen in some time. Its short lifespan means reseller supply levels will be lower than that of other sets, and the set will likely never be remade in any form because it is so specific to The Dark Knight film trilogy. For anyone with any interest in this set, now is likely the time to buy it if you haven’t already.