DC Collectibles Reveals DC ¡LUCHA EXPLOSIVA! - 7" Luchador Action Figures of DC Characters
OK, so these are both completely ridiculous, and ridiculously awesome.
Here's the press release DC just dropped on us:
DC COLLECTIBLES WILL SMASH INTO NEW YORK TOY FAIR WITH DC ¡LUCHA EXPLOSIVA! AN ALL-NEW 7" ACTION FIGURE LINE COMBINING THE WORLD OF MEXICAN LUCHADORES WITH ICONIC DC SUPER HEROES
New Premium-Grade 9" DC PRIME Action Figure Line by Acclaimed Designer Duo Riccardo Federici and Wonil Song Set to Debut in 2019
Additional Collectibles Debuting in 2019 Include DC ENGINES OF CHAOS Statue Line and New Character Additions to Best-Selling Lines
Burbank, CA – Feb. 15, 2019 – Masks. Muscles. Mayhem. Mexican Luchadores and a new premium-grade action figure line are among the highlights as DC Collectibles, the award-winning line of collectibles, today announced its 2019 lineup ahead of this year’s American International Toy Fair in New York.
Expanding its diverse catalog of must-have collector’s items, DC Collectibles will present an exciting slate at the Jacob Javitz Center February 16-19:
- 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 reimagining of a popular DC Super Hero or Super-Villain, complete with a unique character backstory rooted in Mexico’s rich cultural history. Fans can create epic storylines while battling with the first wave of figures inspired by Batman, Deathstroke, Superman, Metallo II, Wonder Woman and the Cheetah beginning in August 2019.
- DC PRIME is a new premium-grade 9" action figure line brought to life by popular artist Riccardo Federici and celebrated sculptor Wonil Song. Each highly detailed figure features unmatched poseability and numerous custom accessories. Batman is the first character to debut in October 2019 and includes multiple pairs of hands, a wired fabric cape and three unique heads.
- DC ENGINES OF CHAOS is a new statue line based on designs by renowned DC artist Riley Rossmo (BATMAN, MARTIAN MANHUNTER). Each statue is a high-RPM transformation of a beloved DC character uniquely adapted for a gritty, dystopian world. Some figures are adapted to battle, others to survival. This new line will race into stores in November 2019 with its first statue featuring the Dark Knight riding atop a custom bike, complete with armored wheels, a Bat-shaped grille and a Joker-bot.
“DC Collectibles is always striving to bring fans imaginative new ways to extend and celebrate DC’s most iconic characters,” said Jim Fletcher, executive creative director of DC Collectibles. “DC ¡LUCHA EXPLOSIVA! is a passion project for us. We’re all huge fans of Lucha Libre, and merging Mexican Luchadores with superheroes seemed like a perfect fit. Besides obvious similarities like masks, capes and secret identities, we also think there is a huge crossover between fan bases. With DC ¡LUCHA EXPLOSIVA!, DC PRIME, DC ENGINES OF CHAOS and other new items debuting this year, DC Collectibles has something special for everyone—for both longtime collectors and new fans alike.”