Batman: Arkham Asylum was praised by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest games of 2009. With a sequel looming, Warner Brothers has decided to cash in on the popularity of this particular Batman iteration by beginning production on a line of Arkham Asylum action figures.
Big Download is reporting that ToyFare magazine will officially reveal the figures in their June issue. While no details have emerged on which characters will make the transition from polygons to polymer, we can be reasonably assured that Batman, the Joker, and Commissioner Gordon will make the cut. Oh, and throw in Harley Quinn for good measure. DC Direct will produce the figures, which could mean that the final products are either articulated figures or posed statues… or both.
Of course, anyone who’s walked into a toy or comic book store in the past has no doubt noticed that there are already plenty of action figures based on the caped crusader. Arkham Asylum, however, managed to successfully blend the style of the mid-90s cartoon series with the grit of the Dark Knight live-action film. These figures will no doubt be popular among gamers and comic book nerds alike.