2010 Playmates Lucha Libre USA Masked Warriors-Tinieblas Jr. 5/7-5/12

With all the cool Marvel and Thundercat  6″  figures out there,who would have thought that a Lucha Libre USA Wrestling 6″(or 8″ ..not sure)  figure would be the first to make it’s way into my collection!Let’s get this out of the way now,i am in no way a huge Wrestling fan,let alone Mexican Wrestling, but there is something about the masks and colorful outfits these guys wear that totally grab my attention.I think it was Jeremy and Malcolm over at  http://unpunched.blogspot.com who posted about the good ol’ days of Wrestling that may have sparked my interest in picking up a figure or two,only i didn’t want to pick up any WWE stuff.I wanted something different.So the other day while scanning the toy aisles  of a local Dollar General i ran across a cheap knock-off set of  masked Mexican Wrestlers  and if it wasn’t for the fact that i was in somewhat of a rush i would have probably picked those up but I ultimately exited  D.G. empty handed.At least now i knew what i was looking for ,some bad a#$ masked Mexican Wrestler figures!Needing to fill that “masked wrestler ” void i immediately hopped online and found some M.U.S.C.L.E. figures (about 8 of them) and won the auction  for  2 bucks(i’ll post pics this week)!Then low and behold the other day at a local CW i finally found what i was looking for.A super cool,6″ and crazy articulated Lucha Libre USA Masked Warrior/Mexican Wrestler Tinieblas Jr. And who is Tinieblas Jr.  you ask?I have no clue, but i just had to have em’!The color scheme on his outfit/mask was sick  and the card art and design was super eye-catching!I will definitely dig up as much as i can on this guy online as well as the toy line to see if i can add a couple more of these Lucha Libre bruisers to my collection!

14 responses to “2010 Playmates Lucha Libre USA Masked Warriors-Tinieblas Jr. 5/7-5/12

  1. Awesome on the MUSCLE figures i still need some of those for my collection and this masked wrestler is great! I used to be a big wrestling fan until recent years but i have lost interest in it because it has changed so much.

    • Thanks jb!I remember watching a lot of Mexican style Wrestling as a kid in P.R. and loving the heck out of it!And Wrestling now a days will never be as cool as WWF was back then in my very biased opinion LOL!

      • I think it may have been a bit before WWC Chris,this came on in the early 80’s and for the life of me i can’t remember the name of it.I remember there was this masked lizard looking guy who was always jumping around and doing somersaults LOL!There was another older bearded guy named Martin something,i can’t remember his last name.If you have any info on this i would love to hear it!And for the record..yes…i was extremely spoiled 😉

  2. Nice figure. Long time since I’ve watched Tinieblas Jr. wrestle.

    Here’s a pic of him, his old mand, and their…pet:

  3. I am just not a fan anymore of this kind of wrestling figure. I love my new WWE Mattel though! In fact I have almost every single Jakks WWE CS and regular line that I sell them in my cafe. I cannot stand the sight of them anymore. Congrads with Tineblas though! He WAS on my list until I discovered Mattel.

    • Thanks Bane!Yeah i’m not a huge fan of Wrestling but this guy looked so cool on the store shelve and has really inspired me to learn more about his character and Mexican Wrestling in general.The father and son connection along with their furry little pet is just too cool!

    • This is an older release actually.I found this on clearance at a clothing store years ago.Sadly i dont own the figure anymore.You may have to hop on ebay and find it or others like it.

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