What Price, Batman?

Written by Sean Hamill on .


It was May 2011, and I was hesitating to click the "buy" tab on a toy site and pay almost $2 for each of 99 pieces of Lego plastic.

If I did, that meant I was about to pay more than $200 (counting shipping) for Dragster: Catwoman's Pursuit -- the cheapest Lego Batman set I could find on the Internet after looking at dozens of sites such as eBay, Amazon, ToyWiz and others.

Would any sane middle-class parent pay $200 for 99 pieces of plastic that probably will never go up in value because you know your 6-year-old son is going to rip open the box and then shortly thereafter lose several -- or more -- pieces that will make rebuilding or reselling it nearly impossible?

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