The figures were first unveiled at New York Toy Fair 2017. These figures are interpretations of the characters from the Grossery Gang universe, with characters such as Putrid Pizza and Dodgey Donut appearing, along with many more on the way. The figures are compatible with the playsets.
The characters are given bodies, arms, and legs, differing them from the main toyline.
Some characters have holes in their hands for weaponry and vehicle interaction.
The figures come with a special Grossery figure exclusive to the sets.
Only six figures were released in the first wave of Series 3. The remaining three released in mid-September 2017.
In Series 4, only three figures were released in the first wave. The remaining six released in Toys R Us stores in mid-March 2018, but had limited supply due to Toys R Us being defunct in the US as of June 29, 2018.
In Series 5, only three figures were also released in the first wave. The remaining six released in mid-August 2018.
Series 5 introduced a third wave of action figures, having Grotty Graffiti, Trash Head, and Spewy Loo.
The pictures of the special Grossery on the back of the boxes are slightly different than the ones released, possibly hinting at a prototype design.
Series 5 introduced a variant sold at Five Below, which contains only the action figure, with no weapon or exclusive Grossery included, along with no bio on the back of the packaging.
Series 5 marks the first time Fungus Fries and Grub Sub were absent as action figures.