A lot of wrestling chatter these days with things like the release of MGM’s film Fighting with my Family this weekend, Chris Hemsworth on board to play WWE legend Hulk Hogan and of course the “Road to Wrestlemania” in full swing over at WWE. It looks like DC Collectibles is also jumping in the ring with a new line of wrestling inspired action figures.
This past weekend at the New York Toy Fair, DC Collectibles showed off their new line of seven inch action figure line that combines the world of Mexican luchadores with some of DC’s iconic characters that they are calling DC ¡LUCHA EXPLOSIVA! These figures will each have their own unique character backstory that is rooted in Mexico’s rich cultural history. These figures include the typical trinity of heroes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. But like in any wrestling promotion the face’s are only as good as the heels, so the line also will feature the villains Cheetah, Deathstroke and Metallo II. You can check out the images below!
“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.”
I am a little thrown off why you would include a character like Metallo II in the line up when you could have chosen a someone like Lex Luthor, Mongul, Darkseid, Doomsday, Lobo or General Zod to name a few. Also was Bane too obvious for Batman? I will say that the Batman reminds me of a video games from a few years back called Gotham City Imposters, which I found very entertaining and probably why I like his figure. Although I will say that I think that the mask design for Cheetah look good as well.
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The DC ¡LUCHA EXPLOSIVA! line will be available this August.
Source: DC Collectibles