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Remember these guys? Of course, we all do. They were M.U.S.C.L.E.'s. Millions of unusual small creatures lurking everywhere. They were awesome, outrageous and totally cool! But did you know that they were spawned from a very popular Japanese toyline called Kinnikuman? Yes Kinnikuman was such a hit in Japan, that Bandai, decided to give it a go here in the States and released them via Mattel. The only problem was that they imported the toys only, and none of the storyline. So if you've ever sat back and wondered what the deal was with these little guys, well you've found the right site.


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The role of Moai Man and Tail Lamp?

08/11/18

I'm a little rusty on my Kinnikuman anime knowledge...It's been a long time since I watched any episodes/read the lore...Can anyone here tell me what role (if any) Moai Man and Tail Lamp aka light bulb guy had in the Kinnikuman anime/Universe?

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Kinnikuman in Tokyo

08/10/18

Evening all.
I am living in Tokyo and am happy to report that Kinnikuman is doing well in its presence around the city.
I collected, and still have, original MUSCLE figures when i was a kid in the mid 80's.

Kinnikuman stuff is still relatively easy to find in Tokyo with the best shop, Mandrake in Nakano Broadway.
That is where the best of the Kinkeshi can be found.
S.H. Figurarts can be found for decent prices.

Akihabara is another decent place to find stuff, but less kinkeshi.

Then there is the Kin29 store in Ikebukero selling mostly clothing and accessories.

I will upload some photos.

First up the Kin29 shop.

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Calling all RObin mask Fans, Found Robin's mask

06/16/18

HI there,

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Robin-Mask-1-1-Chogin-head-SERIES-Original-color-Ver-MASK-limited600-Kinnikuman/232791222008?hash=item36337026f8:g:xt0AAOSwiMRbEk5d

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Kinnikuman-Limited-Superman-Head-Robin-Mask-Original-Color-2009-Edition/142635763833?hash=item2135c10879:g:g6IAAOSws6ZaQO1x

 

I saw this on eBay, and sadly the Price tags Are VERY steep,  and the second one is preowned.

 

This may seem odd to Post But I just wanted to let every Robin mask fan know.  I understand  the feeling as being very passionate about Finding a Kinniku perfect Kinniku mask ( i'm working on the mark 5 now)  

 

anywho hope this helped.

 

God bless.



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Where to buy/price

06/16/18

I see pictures of new kinkeshi on Instagram all the time,and I know there's people who collect. Is there someplace I should be going online to buy the new ones as they come out? Are they semi affordable? I feel like eBay is a minefield of over charging and bootlegs.

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What Are These?

06/10/18

I ordered some Kinnikuman stuff from a Japanese seller and the seller included these two packets as free gifts. Does anyone know what they are? They're made of paper and stapled shut. It feels like there are Kinkeshi inside. Are these like the blind bags that are popular today? These packets look vintage. I'm hesitant to open them. Any info about what these are would be greatly appreciated!

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Robinmask’s mask...

05/30/18

Excuse me if the answer is simple, or explained in the story (I’ve only managed to watch about 6 episodes of the kinnikuman anime and none of the manga) but what is the significance of the damage on Robinmask’s mask? The gouge onthe forehead section?

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subtitled Kinnikuman episodes

05/28/18

I found a site that has the first 50 episodes of the original Kinnikuman animated series with English subtitles, but it's missing episode 13. Does anyone have that one? Also, any idea where to find episodes 51 and on?



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The Choujin Daizenshu CDs

05/20/18

Does anybody have a download link or a torrent for them? I've searched far and wide on the web, and all the links I did find were either broken or deleted. If a kind soul would be willing to (re-)upload them, I'd be in their debt.



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Asia Toy Hunting Musings May 2018

05/08/18

Asia Toy Hunting Musings May 20

 

My luggage has long been packed and I start my 30 day journey to Asia once again (as an American living in Germany it still amazes me that Germans have between 28-34 days vacation a year! in the U.S. a sabbatical is a big deal for example but at most lasts about 30 days).

 

As I toy hunt (more importantly for Kinkeshi) I will make posts and also give the 411 on the toy stores. I wish I knew back then what I know now as I have since discovered more vintage toy spots.

 

My first stop is Hong Kong....

 

 

 

 

 



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Showcase #68: Kinnikuman Kinkeshi Premium Set Vol. 5

05/07/18

Showcase #68: Kinnikuman Kinkeshi Premium Set Vol. 5

 

 

Like the Black/Noir Premium Set, I was sweating not getting this in time before I left on vacation but luckily it arrived today! One day before I leave!

 

This is by far the best release to date! A lot of new sculpts and I would say right now would be the best time to purchase the set.

 

I bought my set from Mandarake for 5,680 yen shipped (circa $52) and it didn't come with the mailer.

 

As of writing they have a set on sale for 5,000 yen (circa $46) + shipping but even if it sells out keep searching the site regularly (they always end up putting up more for sale).

 

Pictures do not do these justice! Besides 4 sculpts all the other 11 are awesome (in my opinion).

 

These like other Premium sets have 15 Kinkeshi and this makes 75 Kinkeshi total for the Premium Sets (not counting the Gashapon releases, Mori Museum exclusives, Black/Noir Set and a new clear Premium Set).

 

So many new releases!...my wallet is feeling it but I have to support the product! That way we get more Kinkeshi!

 

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