DC Lucha Explosiva! Figures Cancelled

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As reported by multiple news outlets, DC's Lucha Explosiva! Figures have been cancelled. Myself, and others, first noticed an issue when an email was sent out that pre-orders Lucha figures were cancelled. The email stated:

"We have been informed by the manufacturer that they will not be producing the DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Wonder Woman Figure. Unfortunately this means we must cancel our Pre-orders for this item. If this item is re-solicited in the future, we will be sure to publish it on our website once again"

The DC Lucha Explosiva! line was announced at February's Toy Fair event, and was to include figures for Batman, Deathstroke, Superman, Metallo II, Wonder Woman, and Cheetah.

I had done my pre-orders on Entertainment Earth and then on BigBadToyStore when I first received the email about the cancellation of my pre-orders thinking that maybe it was just a site issue rather than the whole line being cancelled. 

From the emails that were sent out, there were no reasons given nor a statement from DC that clearly expresses what the reason(s) for the cancellation. In a statement to CBR, a DC representative wrote:

"While the DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! line launched with excitement, we are reevaluating new and exciting ways we can bring the reimaged DC characters to even more fans." 

Once can hope that they will either just re-release them at next year's toy fair with perhaps a sculpt that matches other DC collectibles or even WWE line of figures so we can have our long awaited Batman vs Demon Finn Balor. The sculpt on these look great, but maybe they want to do more with them in terms of articulation. Which begs the question why put up pre-orders unless they really weren't sure fans would go for them and wanted to gauge interest. So why not push back the figures until 2020. One can hope they will give fans what they want an not only give us these figures but also more characters. 

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