Diamond Select made their name as action figure creators with the Marvel Select line and a Universal Monsters line that got so large they had to start inventing new original characters to keep up with demand. Every once in a while they’ll pick up a new property like Sin City, but that line was one series and done–when they got the Gotham license, I’m not sure any fans could have guessed it would run for four assortments. But then, the show itself has been getting more colorful and weird, and that’s a best-case scenario for tie-in toys, especially ones that come with diorama bits. We’ve been able to build the front gates of Arkham Asylum, a Crime Alley display, and now, in series 4, a GCPD jail cell.
Like the show last season, series 4 is focused on the rise of the villains. Mr. Freeze isn’t going to want to be sent to DA COOLUH, Azrael can swap heads to reveal his true identity on the show as Theo Galavan, and in Hugo Strange, we get a plastic immortalization of some of the best colorblind casting ever–the character isn’t Asian in the comics, but B.D. Wong embodied the mad doctor to perfection.
Here’s the official release:
Gotham TV Select Action Figures Series 4 Asst
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Gotham! The critically acclaimed action figure line based on the hit Fox TV series serves up the Wrath of the Villains, with three new 7” scale figures of Gotham’s most dangerous men! Azrael, Mr. Freeze and Professor Hugo Strange each feature up to 16 points of articulation as well as character-appropriate accessories, and each comes with an awesome diorama piece inspired by the show! Hugo Strange comes with the conditioning chair from Arkham Asylum, and Freeze and Azrael each come with part of the jail cell from the Gotham City Police Department! Collect them both to build the diorama and put them in a cell where they belong! Packaged in the display-ready Select packaging with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant!
Action figures SRP: $24.99/ea.
Estimated Release Date: Spring/Summer 2017
Be sure to check out all the images in our gallery below. Who would you want to see next, Gotham-ites? And what mini-diorama scenes would you re-create as pack-ins? Let Diamond Select–and us–know in comments below!