Boss Fight Studio are sharing out reveals and info this week for the would-be Toy Fair season. Yesterday kicked things off with the announcement of a new line based on the independent comic book La Borinqueña. The figures will be 1/12 scale, a departure from their regular H.A.C.K.S. and 1/18 offerings. Figures look sharp with pinless articulation and all major cuts after that. The first one will be the book’s hero La Borinqueña with villains La Gargola, Oro El Coqui Dorado and hero Luz coming later. Read on to check some promo pics and check the overall comic description below.
La Borinqueña is an original character and patriotic symbol presented in a classic superhero story created and written by graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. Her powers are drawn from history and mysticism found on the island of Puerto Rico. The fictional character, Marisol Rios De La Luz, is a Columbia University Earth and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate student living with her parents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She takes a semester of study abroad in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico. There she explores the caves of Puerto Rico and finds five similar sized crystals. Atabex, the Taino mother goddess, appears before Marisol once the crystals are united and summons her sons Yúcahu, spirt of the seas and mountains and Juracan, spirit of the hurricanes. They give Marisol superhuman strength, the power of flight, and control of the storms.
NORWOOD, Mass., Feb. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Boss Fight Studio, creator of fan favorite action figures, announced today they acquired the license to make La Borinqueña action figures. The deal, brokered by Fan Girl Consulting, is the latest addition to a diverse array of iconic brands.
Boss Fight Studio is known for their highly articulated action figures, as well as for bringing diversity into the action figure space. “From the moment we read the La Borinqueña comic books, we were taken by the female power, the diversity, and the wonderful storytelling – it seemed like such a natural fit for us. Being able to translate these super powerful characters into articulated figures is a dream,” says Erik Arana, Partner and Art Director at Boss Fight Studio.
“La Borinqueña and my other characters are celebrated by fans internationally for our stories, activism, and philanthropy that, I wanted to find a partner that would help bring them to life in incredibly designed action figures,” says Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, creator of La Borinqueña. “Boss Fight Studio was the ideal partner with their innovative approach to articulated figures. The designs look like they jumped off the page of our comics and came to life. Collectors and children will rejoice in creating their own adventures with this new line whether they’re in Puerto Rico or Brooklyn, NY!”
Kicking off with 1:12 scale figures, the characters initially announced include La Borinqueña, Luz, Oro El Coqui Dorado, and La Gargola. Images for the figures were released today as well. “We have so many plans for this license – the characters are naturally toyetic and we can’t wait to show them off!” says Arana.
About Boss Fight Studio
Boss Fight Studio (BFS) is a creator-owned company focused on high-quality, collectible toys. BFS products are known for having multiple articulation points, which allow for innovative and creative poses. The H.A.C.K.S. line is also fully customizable, which empowers collectors to build their own characters using pieces from the range. For more information reach out to BFS at [email protected] or visit bossfightstudio.com.
About La Borinqueña
La Borinqueña is the original superhero character created and published by award-winning philanthropist and graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. It is the only graphic novel series dedicated to philanthropic work in Puerto Rico and part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum.