Jakks Pacific to Launch El Chavo Toy Line
Posted on February 14, 2013
Jakks Pacific announced it has partnered with Univision to create a line of El Chavo toys and we expect it will be popular based on the incredible reach of El Chavo. El Chavo was the most-watched comedy sitcom in Mexican history when it aired during the 70s and 80s. The Wikipedia entry says the show received a staggering 350 million viewers worldwide during its peak in the mid-1970s. The series has remained popular since it stopped created new episodes in 1992. Forbes reports that El Chavo still gets 91 million daily viewers even though new episodes have not been made in over 20 years.
Univision created an animated version of the sitcom, El Chavo Animado, in 2006. It airs on the Univision Network on Sundays at 4 p.m. ET/PT.
An El Chavo doll is pictured above. The toy line will also include action figures, dress up clothes, table top games, novelty items and more. The toy line from Jakks will launch in fall 2013.