Mexico’s Lili Ledy made their own change in Aquaman’s overall appearance.
Ledy Aquaman started with a very wonderful ribbed Type 1 all-cotton suit with heavily contrasted colors. The dark orange top and green leggings make a distinguished color splash in any collection. Like MEGO Aquaman, the bodysuit has two attached legs fins made of vinyl. Ledy Aquaman got his own very unique mustard yellow velour belt with a design cut into it to form the Aquaman “A”. The belt is sewn on a pair of groovy crushed velour black shorts. The shorts are separate from the bodysuit and can be taken off (one more item to search for). He’s finished off with a set of vinyl gloves in the same style as Ledy Batman, Robin and Capitan America, but with green color unique to Aquaman.
The more commonly found Type 2 Ledy Aquaman saw a drastic change in the run. Perhaps Lili Ledy wanted to better emulate the MEGO Aquaman and therefore changed his top to a lighter yellow-orange. Also, like Type 2 Ledy Superman and Batman, Type 2 Hombre del Agua’s shorts lost the sewn-on velour belt in favor of the coveted rubber accessory belt. Once again harkening back to MEGO, we saw the addition of an “A” sticker emblem on the belt. All cotton bodysuits were replaced with a high polyester blend. These bodysuits are decidedly “puffier” and much smoother than the earlier ribbed version. Like Type 1 bodysuits, they too have green vinyl legs fins. This version is also finished off with crushed velour slip-on shorts and green vinyl gloves.
How thankful are we these figures were created in a more innocent age? There’s nothing scarier than the thought of a long haired and bearded Mexican Aquaman. ¡Ay, caramba!