These poorly shot and even more poorly reproduced postcard-like souvenir photos ( = awesome) are sold by blanket vendors outside the Auditorio de Tijuana, where most of these seem to have been shot. I’ve collected a lot of these over … Continued
Our previous website had a huge photo gallery of the greatest of lucha libre collectibles – the ‘bag figure.’ Remolded and re-remolded endless times from who knows when, sold in bags of 6, 8, 10, or 12, vaguely (at best) … Continued
A little 1998 flashback on a Monday, from FPU #3. La Reina Arana takes on Dita VonTeese as the Space Mummy.
No… but damn close to the hastily made-up movie versions you so often see. Rather than one of the fabled mummified corpses of the alkali-rich area of Guanajuato, this is actually the “Cemetery Warrior” figure from the 2008 Indiana Jones … Continued
There’s a nice set of latter (aka ‘fake’) Santo cover and some other Mexiluchahero goodness here.
The combination of pro wrestling and the Japanese manga/anime aesthetic is unbeatable. Tiger Mask, Jushin Thunder Liger, 90s Michinoku Pro – the evidence abounds. Go Nagai‘s bat-shit crazy Azteckaiser is no exception. Here’s a weird kids puzzle: I’m particularly fond … Continued
Mexican lobby cards come in two general formats. Most are printed on low-grade woven paper (uncoated opaque for those in the know – like a thick version of the common construction paper you used in school). The colors are a … Continued