New York Toy Fair was just a few weeks ago, and as all collectors know – there are so many announcements of new toys and action figures from a range of brands.
Of course, I am going to focus on the DC announcements, and in particular this very quirky and unique range – DC ¡LUCHA EXPLOSIVA! These pieces perfectly combine incredible culture and iconic superheroes, and personally I think they are brilliant.
The action figures transform our favourite DC heroes and villains into Mexican Luchadores Wrestlers. Here is the official statement from DC Collectibles: “DC ¡LUCHA EXPLOSIVA! is a thrilling and imaginative new universe that blends the action-packed world of Lucha Libre with iconic DC characters. Each 7″action figure is a Latin American-inspired re-imagining of a popular DC Super Hero or Super-Villain, complete with a unique character backstory rooted in Mexico’s rich cultural history”.
Each action figure will stand at 7″ tall, which is a standard size for such figures. Unfortunately there is no information on exact pricing just yet, but I’m sure that will come in the following months. The action figures will be officially released in August 2019. In the ‘first wave’ we can expect: Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Deathstroke, Cheetah and Metallo II. I emphasize the fact that they used the terms “first wave”, which means we can expect more iconic heroes and villains to be added to this line in the future.
Here is a re-cap video of the highlights and reveals from DC Collectibles at New York Toy Fair.