Comics Spain is together with Yolanda, the most important manufacturer of Plastic (PVC) figures from Spain. Unlike Yolanda, Comics Spain disappeared by the mid 90s (some say 1996). Although there are many webpages and photo albums depicting the figures, you won’t find a single bit of information about the company in the whole internet… nothing. That’s why I have been skipping this article for so long.
A few days ago, I contacted a seller of these figures who claimed to have met a salesman of the company, from whom he got a catalogue, bought some rests, and so on… but he never replied to my message. I contacted him a 2nd time, but he simply ignored me. Maybe it’s a good idea to publish an “empty” entry about Comics Spain with an open request: “please provide me information about Comics Spain!”
The company, as well as it’s concurrent Yolanda, made figures out of famous TV series, cartoons, comic books, and toys, everything that was popular among children had its place here. Most celebrated lines include My Little Pony, Star Wars, Ewooks or Marvel and DC Superheroes. And among Spanish television programs and cartoons (very unknown outside Spain): Capitán Trueno, Zipi y Zape, Don Quijote, Un, Dos, Tres, los Fruitis... As said in the Yolanda entries, these figures were sold in toy stores and bakeries, since they are used to decorate birthday cakes and Easter Monas.
You might be asking yourself, what's that Batman figure there... Some Comics Spain figures are copies of (previously) existing Bully figures, and although I do not have the Comic Spain's Batman Figure, I have the german one. If I ever get it, I'll make a better comparison. Here are Comics Spain's Batmen (among other Superheroes).
In the last months, I managed to acquire a couple of figures by this company. Mostly superheroes, like those three I am presenting today.
An interesting article about Comics Spain's Superhéroes was published in the F.E.A. Magazine from December 2014 (in Spanish).
UPPDATE (Feb/2018): Two more characters: Starfire and Aquaman.
FACTS and FIGURES:
- Name: CAPTAIN AMERICA, SPIDERMAN, SUPERMAN, STARFIRE and AQUAMAN
- Alternate Names: CAPITÁN AMÉRICA (Spain)
- Year: 1990, 1992
- Company: Comics Spain (Spain)
- Size of the figures: Around 7 cm (between 2’’ and 3’’).