In the realm of anime collectibles, some figures stand as true marvels of artistry and craftsmanship, capturing the essence of beloved characters in breathtaking detail. Among these sought-after treasures, there exists an elite group of figures that command astronomical prices, appealing to the hearts of passionate fans and avid collectors alike. From towering life-size renditions to intricate masterpieces cast in precious metals, these 15 most expensive anime figures have etched their names in history as the pinnacle of anime merchandise. Let’s embark on a journey through this exclusive world, where passion, art, and dedication converge to create these priceless treasures.
20. Hatsune Miku Memorial Dress Ver. 1 / 7sca – $990
Starting our list of most expensive anime figures with is the Hatsune Miku Memorial Dress. Brought to you by the legendary Good Smile Company, this ain’t your average Miku figure, my friend; it’s the best of ’em all, and it’s selling for $990. The master behind this anime is Takayuki Kawahara. The figure comes straight from the “Hatsune Miku Illustration Contest” that was launched to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hatsune Miku. We’re talking about an anime figure that stands tall at a whopping 430mm. Every little detail, from the dress to those hair-bling-bling ornaments, has been crafted with mad skills. And that mic stand? It’s like a symphony of motifs. Among the sea of “Hatsune Miku” figures out there, this anime figure stands tall as a true masterpiece. It’s the most expensive Miku figure on the block.
19. Overlord Albedo, 1/4 Scale Figure – $2564
Straight from the dope anime series Overlord, you’re looking at the most expensive anime figure on Otakumode, currently selling for $2564. F:NEX teamed up with the OG doll maker Yoshitoku to make this fly and enchanting anime figure of Albedo come to life. The figure’s rocking an elegant kimono is off the charts, with those traditional patterns and gold accents that make her look all kinds of lavish. When it comes to figures and Japanese dolls, the face is where it’s at, and Albedo’s got it locked down with that flawless white skin, cat-eye game strong, and lips with just a touch of that rouge magic. Albedo’s bewitching outfit is custom-designed by the genius pattern master Yoshio Jogan. And get this, it’s made using that traditional Yuzen dyeing technique in a legit factory in Kyoto. It’s tailored by hand! to fit the statue’s curves just right by the one and only Yoshitoku.
17. Life-Size Neon Genesis Evangelion Characters – $5,000
Neon Genesis Evangelion, being a highly influential anime, has experienced extravagant marketing efforts from its production studio, Gainax. Nevertheless, even by their own standards, these life-size anime figures take the term, “Most Expensive Anime Figures”, to a whole new level. Fans now have the opportunity to own 1/1 scale renditions of Kaworu, Asuka, and Rei, standing at an impressive 160cm tall, made from PVC material that gives them a stunning appearance. However, acquiring these masterpieces comes at a cost, as each figure is priced at a steep $5,000. In my opinion, I believe it’s worth the price. However, I must admit that I’m not very familiar with Kaworu, so I suspect he might not sell out as quickly as his female counterparts.
16. Vintage Poppy Jumbo Machineder Sun Vulcan Robot Taiyo Sentai Figure Comic Anime – $5499
Inspired by the iconic “Mazinger Z” series, this anime figure set pays homage to the mecha that has captured the hearts of fans for decades. The figure showcases the power-up secret weapon set, a nod to the battles and challenges that defined the series. The significance of the “Poppy Mazinger Z Jumbo Machineder Figure Power Up Secret Weapon Set” lies in its ability to transport collectors back to the era when “Mazinger Z” first graced the screens. As enthusiasts explore the world of “Most Expensive Anime Figures,” this set serves as a reminder of the moments that made the series special.
15. Infinite Dragon Ball DBZ 1/1 Life Size Kakaroto Goku Resin LED Statue, $7660
CM Studio is like the rockstars of the collectible figure game. They’re all about crafting those jaw-dropping anime statues and figures that have us hardcore fans losing our minds. DragonBall DBZ 1/1 Life Size Kakarotto Goku Resin, is currently the most expensive Dragon Ball figure around. This ain’t no small fry collectible. It’s Goku himself, standing tall and proud, lighting up your world with LED magic. For $7,700 You’re paying for the craftsmanship, the artistry, and the sheer presence of having Goku right there, chilling in your space.See also: 12 Best SH Figuarts Dragon Ball Figures of All Time, Ranked
14. VTG 1987 SAINT SEIYA Black cloth Pegasus, Dragon, Andromeda, Phoenix, Swan – $8,080
We’ve got some mind-blowing intel for you about a piece of anime history. We’re diving into the legendary world of VTG 1987 SAINT SEIYA – we’re talking Pegasus, Dragon, Andromeda, Phoenix, and Swan, all in one crazy package. This ain’t just some regular collectible; we’re talking vintage, my friend. These figures are straight from 1987, like a time capsule from the days when anime was just hitting its stride. They ain’t giving these babies away. The price tag for this expensive anime action figure? Get ready for it – $8,080. Yeah, you read that right.
AfterShock Studio Dark Magician Girl Statue 1/6 Model – $9,600
Here’s a 1/6 scale anime figure that’s about to command the spotlight. AfterShock Studio introduces you to the star of the show – the figure captures the essence of the one and only Dark Magician Girl from the legendary anime Yu-Gi-Oh! Wiki. Crafted with painstaking details. The materials used are crafted from pure resin, ensuring it’s not only a collectible but also a sturdy work of art built to withstand time. Alright, brace yourself for the price tag – $9,600.00. Yep, I know, talk about the most expensive anime figures out there.
13. Slam Dunk Hisashi Mitsui 6.3in Anime Figure One and Only M.I.C Takehiko Inoue – $10,000
Stepping out of the pages of the iconic “Slam Dunk” series, Hisashi Mitsui, a character known for his fierce determination and fiery spirit, bursts into three-dimensional life in this exquisitely designed figure. As a pivotal member of the Shohoku High School basketball team, Mitsui’s journey from a troubled past to a triumphant basketball player is a central narrative in the anime. Standing at 6.3 inches, every meticulously sculpted detail brings forth his indomitable spirit, his unwavering determination, and the unspoken camaraderie that defines the world of basketball. The figure serves as a living testament to the meticulous artistry of Takehiko Inoue, capturing not just a character, but the very soul of the series that has left an indelible mark on the hearts of millions.
12. Gigantor (Gigantor) – $13,000
One of the most expensive anime figures available, Gigantoris a true classic! Gigantor is a 1963 anime adaptation of Tetsujin 28-go, a manga written and illustrated by Mitsuteru Yokoyama. While not topping the list in terms of price, the Gigantor figure stands out as a true masterpiece. Its allure lies in the genuine sense of character that comes with age and its vintage appeal, something that newer figures often lack. While younger anime fans may be unfamiliar with Gigantor, this figure is an absolute must-have for older fans and avid collectors. Being a first series, limited edition model, this Gigantor figure holds immense value as it stands as the sole original one available for purchase. Its rarity only adds to its significance, making it a highly coveted and valuable item in the world of anime collectibles.
11. Life-Sized Eren and Levi (Attack on Titan) – $14,000
Despite Eren Jaeger’s relatively modest height of 172 cm and width of 100 cm, his presence as an anime figure is truly colossal. A total of 20 life-size Eren and Levi figures were brought to life in a special Attack on Titan promotional campaign hosted by Seven Eleven in 2015. These figures became sought-after limited edition items, exclusively available to lucky winners of a Japan-exclusive lottery. As a result of their rarity and significance, the value of these figures has now reached approximately $14,000 each.
10. Life-Sized Megumi Kato (Saekano: How to Raise A Boring Girlfriend) – $19,000
Megumi Kato, a prominent character from Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, holds the distinction of being one of the most expensive anime figures ever crafted. Aniplex paid homage to the anime by crafting a limited-edition, life-sized model of this beloved character. Standing at an impressive five feet tall and with only ten ever produced, she occupies a unique and coveted position in the realm of big anime statues. With a hefty price tag of $19,000, one might worry that she would be a disappointing representation of the character. However, Aniplex has a reputation for delivering high-quality products, and this rare anime figure is no exception.
9. Life-Sized Shingancrimsonz Crow (Show By Rock!!) – $23,000
If you’re yet unfamiliar with Show By Rock!!, Crow is both the lead vocalist and guitarist of the band ShinganCrimsonZ. Just like the protagonist Cyan Hijirikawa, Crow comes with a price tag of approximately $23,000. Despite the high cost, it’s difficult to overlook the exceptional craftsmanship evident in the figure’s design and life-sized scale. With its dynamic pose, Crow undoubtedly stands as a coveted collector’s item for otaku enthusiasts worldwide. Many fans develop their passion for anime from an early age, and achieving the dream of owning this impressive figure is possible through dedicated financial planning. This means that by saving $1,000 annually, one could realize their aspiration in just 23 years! Demonstrating both patience and sensible money management. Not really!
8. Five Feet Mumei (Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress) – $24,000
Hozumi, known by her alias Mumei, takes on the role of the female protagonist in the anime “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.” She belongs to the unique Kabaneri race, a hybrid of humans and Kabane. This Mumei action figure stands as a rare creation, with only ten ever made and measuring just over five feet in height. Unlike some life-size anime figures that may disappoint with their mass-produced appearance, this Mumei figure showcases meticulous craftsmanship, resembling a lovingly crafted piece of art that justifies its exorbitant price tag of $24,000.
7. Life-sized Astro Boy (Astro Boy) – $25,000
One of the most expensive anime figures is Astro Boy! Also known as Tetsuwan Atom in Japan, Astro Boy is a famous manga and anime character created by Osamu Tezuka. First introduced in 1952, he is a highly recognizable robot boy with jet-powered feet and superhuman abilities. Astro Boy’s impact on the world of anime and manga has been significant, and he is considered a classic character in the industry. This vintage, life-size anime figure is truly remarkable, boasting both exceptional quality and a substantial price tag. The figure, which is the only one of its kind, depicts a somewhat dismantled Astro Boy, yet the LED lights in his eyes still function, adding to its allure as a piece of animation history.
6. Life-Sized Lala Satalin Deviluke (To LOVE-Ru) – $27,000
In the anime “To LOVE-Ru,” Lala holds the title of a princess hailing from Deviluke, a remarkably advanced and potent alien civilization. Fleeing her home planet to escape an arranged marriage, she crash-lands on Earth. With her spirited, optimistic, and somewhat naive demeanor, Lala quickly captures the hearts of viewers. Among the Deviluke sisters, Lala was the first to be immortalized in a life-size action figure. Enthusiastic fans vied for a chance to own one of the limited ten figures by participating in a lottery for the opportunity to purchase it. Besides being an exquisite collectible, this figure serves as a captivating centerpiece for an otaku’s living room, sparking engaging conversations. The artistry invested in the figure is truly remarkable, justifying its substantial ticket price of $27,000. It genuinely appears as if the figure creator has brought the beloved character to life in three-dimensional form.
5. Life-Sized Momo Belia Deviluke Bridal Version (To LOVE-Ru) – $27,000
Max Factory is the creative force behind an extraordinary creation – a life-sized Momo Belia Deviluke figurine, standing at an impressive 160cm, dressed in bridal lingerie. Priced at $27,000 (2.5 Million Yen), this limited edition masterpiece is a dream come true for fans, with only ten lucky enthusiasts having the opportunity to own one of these stunning figures. The level of precision exhibited in capturing the essence of the character is truly remarkable. Considering the immense effort and attention to detail required for such an elaborate project, it comes as no surprise that only ten of these exceptional figures were ever produced. For those who appreciate the craftsmanship and have a deep passion for the character, this life-sized Momo figure is undoubtedly a priceless collector’s item.
4. FW Gundam Converge Limited (Gundam) – $30,500
Ginza Tanaka, the renowned jewelry maker, crafted a series of exquisite Mobile Suit Gundam figures using gold and silver. These six unique figures were showcased at the exhibit “The Art of Gundam” in Tokyo. Among them, the FW Gundam Converge Limited pair stole the spotlight as the most expensive. Sculpted from 24k gold, each figure weighed 220g and stood at a height of 55mm. Their extravagant price reached an astounding 3.78 million yen, equivalent to $30,493. The chibi-style Gundam bodies of these figures were adorned with intricate metallic details, adding to their allure. Additionally, a silver version of the figures was also available for admirers of this exceptional craftsmanship.
3. Solid Gold RX-78-2 Gundam (Gundam) – $161,000
Now we’re getting to the really heavy stuff! The RX-78-2 Gundam, the iconic mobile suit from the Mobile Suit Gundam TV series, takes center stage. Distinct from the gold-plated RX-78-2 Gundam kit, this impressive Gundam stands tall in solid gold. Produced by the same creators behind the Gundam Converge line, it maintains the classic design of the traditional Gundam robot. Standing at 125 millimeters (approximately 5 inches) and weighing 1 kilogram (around 2.2 pounds), this Robot Soul version comes with a staggering price tag of 20 million Yen (about $160,000). This highly sought-after item holds significant appeal for both ardent fans and collectors. However, some might argue that with the same amount of money, it could be feasible to construct a fully functional Gundam mech.
2. Solid Gold Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece) – $187,000
Upon the release of One Piece Gold, Tokuriki Honten presented the world with an unprecedented anime figure – a gold sculpture of Monkey D. Luffy. Though not flawlessly refined, its allure lies in its solid gold composition, making it exceptionally distinctive. Standing at 180mm tall, this remarkable figure commands a staggering price of 20,000,000 yen (approximately $187,000) due to its hefty 1,300g of solid gold content. Acquiring this piece would undoubtedly be a display of financial prowess more than anything else. It seems improbable for the core fan base of One Piece to possess the means to invest such a substantial amount in a single figure. Nevertheless, this statue of the King of Pirates himself stands as a stunning representation and a symbol of opulence.
1. 24K Gold Gunpla Kits – $240,000
Sunrise and U-Works, have collaborated to create an extraordinary pair of Gundam model kits crafted from 24k gold. These luxurious figures undeniably hold the title of the most expensive anime figures ever made! The jaw-dropping price tag for each of these very expensive anime figures is a staggering $240,000! They are presented in the standard 1/100 scale, typical for Gundam model kits. These special edition releases pay homage to two of the franchise’s most iconic mobile suits: the RX-78-2 and Char’s custom Zaku. If you’re a Gundam enthusiast with an eye for opulence, these 24k gold model kits are the ultimate collectible dream come true! At the pinnacle of this list stands a figure that naturally commands the highest price, and it’s no surprise why. This life-size masterpiece stands tall at an impressive 190 cm (over 6 feet), making it an unmistakably remarkable creation. Originally retailing for $3,668, this awe-inspiring figure has now found its way onto eBay with a price tag twice as substantial.