DC Comic Based Luchadores Figures From DC Collectibles Canceled

by Jay Cochran
April 21, 2019
We have gotten confirmation from several etailers and comic shops that word came down this week of DC Collectibles pulling the plug on their newly announced DC Comic Based Luchadores line of figures that were first announced back in February during Toy Fair. It is unclear exactly why the new line was killed before it even began, whether it was due to lack of pre-orders or if it had something to do with the recent changes at DC Collectibles. For those not aware, Warner Bros. who owns DC Comics absorbed DC Collectibles into their Warner Bros. Consumer Product division. Among other things, this seemed to have caused a restructuring of personnel and resources within DC Collectibles. We have also seen them in the past year seemingly make a significant shift away from standard action figures and focus more on statues, vinyl figures and replicas. The final thing to change recently was the announcement at the beginning of the year of McFarlane Toys, another adult oriented action figure company obtaining the license to do DC Comic action figures. We know this impacted Mattel, but it really wasn't clear on what effects or impact that might have on DC Collectibles.

While the exact reason for the cancellation may remain a mystery, if you were someone who pre-ordered the Luchadores figures, I would expect you will be receiving notification of their cancellation soon if you haven't gotten one already.
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FelixO - 2019-04-22 @ 2:32 am

On well,another dc line bites the dust!?

Belmont13 - 2019-04-21 @ 8:44 pm

This was an interesting idea to say the least but yeah I agree with the above posts that it was too niche to appeal to everyone.

sonic360 - 2019-04-21 @ 5:39 pm

Not surprised at all. Too niche and hardly anyone seemed to have wanted them or be excited for this line.

Neovorticism2 - 2019-04-21 @ 5:04 pm
43 minutes ago, JayC said:

Having seen them in person I thought they were kinda a cool they but needed more articulation so you could get them in actual wrestling moves.

I understand that, but we must admit that neither the concept nor the designs had mass appeal, too niche, the price didn't help in their favor either.

JayC - 2019-04-21 @ 4:19 pm
14 minutes ago, Neovorticism2 said:

Not a surprise, this line was dead from day zero.

Having seen them in person I thought they were kinda a cool they but needed more articulation so you could get them in actual wrestling moves.

Neovorticism2 - 2019-04-21 @ 4:04 pm

Not a surprise, this line was dead from day zero.

JayC - 2019-04-21 @ 3:47 pm

We have gotten confirmation from several etailers and comic shops that word came down this week of DC Collectibles pulling the plug on their newly announced DC Comic Based Luchadores line of figures that were first announced back in February during Toy Fair. It is unclear exactly why the new line was killed before it even began, whether it was due to lack of pre-orders or if it had something to do with the recent changes at DC Collectibles. For those not aware, Warner Bros. who owns DC Comics absorbed DC Collectibles into their Warner Bros. Consumer Product division. Among other things, this seemed to have caused a restructuring of personnel and resources within DC Collectibles. We have also seen them in the past year seemingly make a significant shift away from standard action figures and focus more on statues, vinyl figures and replicas. The final thing to change recently was the announcement at the beginning of the year of McFarlane Toys, another adult oriented action figure company obtaining the license to do DC Comic action figures. We know this impacted Mattel, but it really wasn't clear on what effects or impact that might have on DC Collectibles.While the exact reason for the cancellation may remain a mystery, if you were someone who pre-ordered the Luchadores figures, I would expect you will be receiving notification of their cancellation soon if you haven't gotten one already.

kILLMonger - 2019-02-25 @ 5:59 pm

$%#$^G what is this!!!!! I'm just stunned. Y'all got Wildstorm, Milestone, Vertigo, DC proper...and someone threw this out and people said "okay"....I just can't today lol. Honestly I know there are some folks who are liking these. Not mad at them. I just know for ME....not interested.

Thinwheat - 2019-02-22 @ 4:40 am

This is a wild move. I can't see these having a mass appeal, but maybe they aren't supposed to. They seem well designed, maybe they could have some more articulation, but they aren't my cup of tea either way.

GojiBill - 2019-02-18 @ 4:02 am

Have to agree with the masses on this one...what were they thinking? I cant see this being in high demand.

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