Friday, December 30, 2011

Robin Mask London 2012 Olympics Set

Robin Mask London 2012
"Robin Special Box"

Black or Charcoal Set
Includes: Zip-up hoodie, t-shirt and towel
Sizes: S ~ XXL
Price: 10,500円
Available now at KIN29SHOP!

 Image Compliments of KIN29SHOP

 Images Compliments of KIN29SHOP

Images Compliments of KIN29SHOP

Support Kinnikuman and the 2012 London Olympics and in style!  Order today as these sets are extremely limited.  Available in the Osaka KIN29SHOP or online only.

CCP Rakuten Shop Updates

Check out some of the new figures and Kinnikuman related merchandise recently added to the CCP Rakuten Shop.

 Giant CCP vs Romando Robin Mask (Previous Event Exclusive)

Warsman iPhone 4 case ~ Images Compliments of CCP

Want to get a hold of CCP items?  If you are comfortable ordering in Japanese, I highly recommend Tenso forwarding service.  If Japanese is not your thing, then Japonica shopping service is not a bad way to go (if you are willing to bust out a little more dough).

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Nama Niku Customs

I've been working on a few custom figures over the Holidays, and wanted to share pics of the goods. My goal was to create my favorite 100 t variations that were never made into Kinkeshi.

King the 100 ton vs Terryman comic ver.
100 ton wrecking ball ver.

Sculpting + Kitbash by Nama Niku ~ Paint by PlasticPlayhouse

 6” Anime ver King the 100 ton figure in progess...

Stay tuned for more pics and updates ~ 生

Friday, December 23, 2011

Buffaloman vs Burning Inner Strength

Five Star Toy Nostalgic Sofvi Collection
Buffaloman EX Burning Inner Strength Absorption Ver.

Image Compliments of TOYFUL 

The Goods:
  • TOYFUL Exclusive
  • Price: 7,800円
  • Made in Japan!
  • Pre-order: Up 12/29 @ TOYFUL
The figure is based on a scene from the Seven Devil Choujin arc where Kinnikuman squares off against Buffaloman.  Buffaloman basically rams Kinnikuman's chest, and absorbs all his Burning Inner Strength, causing that mark to appear on his back.

Thanks to Kinnikuman Sofvi Kenkyuusho for the heads up!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sukiya x Kinnikuman Collab

Kinnikuman x Sukiya vs CCP x Famima Collaboration
CCP Figure + Gyudon Set

Image Compliments of Famima

Pic I snapped of the prototype at the CCP factory

Bowl full of details:
  • Colors: Red and Yellow
  • Limited to 500 figures 
  • 100 random limited Gold Mega Gyudon bowls
  • 200 random limited Silver Mega Gyudon bowls
  • 200 standard Gyudon bowls
  • Ten lucky buyers will win a Yudetamago autographed poster
  • Five frozen Gyudon bowls from Sukiya
  • Price: 8,970
  • Pre-order: Starts 12/23/11 over @ Famima
  • Ships: 4/24/12 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Yudetamago in Black and White

Five Star Toy x Kinnikuman x MANGART BEAMS T:
Yudetamago-chan Monochrome Ver.

 Image Compliments BEAMS T

The Goods:
  • MANGART BEAMS T Exclusive
  • Comic Book monochrome inspiration
  • Price: 6,300円
  • Made in Japan!
  • Order now from BEAMS Online Shop

Tip: While Overseas Credit Cards are accepted at BEAMS, a Japanese forwarding service like Tenso is needed to ship the figure outside of Japan.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Nisei Choujin Tag Arc Vol 28 out Now!

Kinnikuman Nisei 
Kyukyoku Choujin Tag Han Vol 28:

 Release Details:
  • Street date: 12/19/11
  • Price: 540円
  • Pages: 250
  • Language: Japanese
  • Pre-order over with direct overseas @ Amazon Japan

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Warsman x CCP Update

High Grade CCP Warsman
Japan Hobby Shops Exclusive

 Images Compliments of CCP

Gold version w/red LED eyes ~ Silver version w/white LED eyes

Three interchangeable faceplates 

Interchangeable Arms and Hands

Warsman + 1/1 Scale Bear Claw Set 
Killer Smile Ver.
Japan Hobby Shops Exclusive

Images Compliments of CCP

These will only be available in select Japanese Hobby Shops next summer.  Stay tuned for a list of exclusive retailers in the near future. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Irate the 80's: Ep 8 - MUSCLE MEN KINNIKUMAN

The Irate Gamer takes on Kinnikuman...

While I appreciate this guy giving the franchise a nod, the information in the episode left a lot to be desired.  Many of the "facts" were loose and sloppy, and his pronunciation of "Kinnikuman" was horrendous.  It was so bad deaf Akuma Choujin everywhere cried out in horror and pain with each slaughtered syllable...

Not a huge fan, but it was worth the watch. 

More Irate the 80's HERE

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Endo-san of CCP appeared on the Japanese podcast Studio Koenji on 12/7 to chat about the company and some of their new Kinnikuman figures!

The CCP part starts 17:28 into the program:


Monday, December 5, 2011

Lawson x Scalp D x Kinnikuman Collaboration

Just when I thought I had seen every type of Kinnikuman collaboration imaginable, this thing comes along... 

Image Compliments Yudetamago

Lawson is a Japanese convenience store and Scalp D is Japanese Men's shampoo designed to help you have a thick, full head of hair.  Buy the exclusive Kinnikuman x Scalp D shampoo set at Lawson and get that RAD artwork and a chance to win an original poster. 

Terryman and Terry the Kid both look hilarious.  What a wonderfully wacky Japanese thing.  An absolute riot!

See the entire promo site, Scalp Tag Match artwork and product HERE!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Kinnikuman x AACC x Art Junkie Collab Update!

Celebrate AACC's 10th anniversary in style with these super bad Kinnikuman x AACC x Art Junkie Collab shirts ~

Muscle Tigres Brothers T:

 See Back side detail HERE

 Images Compliments of Art Junkie

  • Color: Black, White, Red, Navy 
  • Size: S ~ XXL
  • Price: 4,410円
  • Pre-order: Now ~ 12/11 (Act fast!) 
  • Ships mid to late December

Kinnikuman vs. Megumi Catch T:

 See Back side detail HERE

Images Compliments of Art Junkie

  • Color: Black, Purple, Heather Gray, Argyle (pink)
  • Size: S ~ XXL
  • Price: 4,410円
  • Pre-order: Now ~ 12/11 (Act fast!)
  • Ships mid to late December

Overseas fans can order these directly from Art Junkie!  AJ has made it clear that they will ship overseas and take PayPal if you contact them via email.

Be sure to include the design, size, color and quantity along with your address so AJ can calculate shipping.  I have ordered from them many times with no problems at all.  See their site for more details.
The owner, Kato-san, speak English so communication via email is very easy!  Also be sure to visit Art Junkie on facebook.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Classic Kinnikuman Series Revival!

Breaking Kinniku news!

The Original Kinnikuman series is officially back after a 24 year hiatus!  The new series will pick up right after the final chapter of Kinnikuman: Scramble for the Kinniku Throne, which was published way back in April 1987!

 Image Compliments of Yudetamago

Read the New Series starting on 11/28 @ Weekly Playboy Japan or on your iPhone/iPad.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kinnikuman Sofvi Kenkyuusho

Kinnikuman Sofvi Kenkyuusho is without a doubt the number one place for information on Five Star Toy Kinnikuman sofvi figures. 

Image Compliments of オーバードライブ!

The owner, Overdrive, is not only a super Yudekkii, but also has perhaps the largest and most complete collection of Five Star figures on the planet.  Enormous thanks to him for providing me with this exclusive picture.  I truely appreciate him supporting Nama Niku and thank him for his friendship!

Go 国際友情パワー!

Everything on his site is incredibly up to date with an extensive picture archive that will blow your vinyl collecting mind. 

Visit Kinnikuman Sofvi Kenkyuusho today!

Five Star Throwdown

Yamashiroya x Five Star Toy Collaboration:
Brocken Jr. Red Rain of Berlin ver.

 Image Compliments of Yamashiroya

The Nitty Gritty Schnitzel:

  • Yamashiroya Exclusive
  • Price: 7,140円
  • Glow in the dark hand
  • Made in Japan! 
  • Order over @ Yamashiroya
Five Star Toy Nostalgic Sofvi Collection:
TOYFUL Exclusive Kinnikuman Pink ver.

 Image Compliments of TOYFUL

The Pinky Details:

  • Toyful Exclusive
  • Price: 3,500円
  • Run: Limited to 29 pieces
  • Made in Japan! 
  • Pre-order starts on 11/24 over @ TOYFUL

Special thanks to my friend Overdrive over @ Kinnikuman Sofvi Kenkyuusho for the heads up!

Monday, November 21, 2011

MxMxM x Kinnikuman

MxMxM x Kinnikuman:
Yudetamago-chan Doku/Poison ver.

 Image Compliments MxMxM

The Skinny:
  • Magical Mosh Misfits Exclusive
  • Price: 6,300円
  • Run: 150 pieces
  • Ships: Mid December
  • Made in Japan! 
  • Pre-order now from MxMxM

MxMxM x Kinnikuman:
Yudetamago-chan Figure T-Shirt

  Image Compliments MxMxM

  • Colors: Black + Hada (flesh), Purple + Green, Green + White
  • Size: S ~ XL
  • Price: 3,990円 
  • Ships: Mid December
  • Pre-order from MxMxM

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Kinnikuman: Scramble for the Battle Royal Cup!

    キン肉マン杯争奪ロイヤルバトル ~ Kinnikuman: Scramble for the Battle Royal Cup!

     Image Compliments of Fight & Love

    From the genius of wrestling great, Masahiro Chono, comes perhaps one of the most brilliant event ideas of all time:

    Kinnikuman x Japanese Pro Wrestling x a Giant Rodízio style Meat Buffet... you cannot make this kind of thing up.  The event will feature a 29 man Battle Royal featuring Japanese and International Pro Wrestlers, with one contender entering the ring every minute. 

    Kinnikuman will be serving as the official mascot for the festivities, with Shimada-sensei presenting the champion cup to the winner of the Battle Royal.  There will be plenty of Kinniku merchandise on hand for fans with an amazing buffet to boot.  

    The Scramble takes place on January 9th 2012 in Yokohama Japan.  Check out the official event page for further details.  Only in Japan my friends!

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011

    New Kinnikuman Series

    The highly anticipated New Kinnikuman comic series starts on 11/28!  

    Image Compliments of Yudetamago

    No specific details yet on the storyline or cast of characters, but I know Yudetamago has some exciting things in store for us!  According to recent Yude tweets, the duo has been busy busting out manuscripts and artwork for the series.  Can hardly wait!

    Check out the New Series online or on your iPhone/iPad.

    Saturday, November 12, 2011

    Incoming from Punk Drunkers and Five Star Toy

    Fresh from the Punk Drunkers 2012 Spring Collection!

    Punk Drunkers x Five Star Toy:
    PDS Wolfman ~ Japanese Choujin ver.

     Images Compliments of PDS

     Amazing Detail!

    • PDS Exclusive color design
    • Run: Limited to 100 pieces 
    • Price: 9,800円
    • Made in Japan!
    • SOLD OUT within hours of going on sale...

    Punk Drunkers x Kinnikuman:
    Wolfman "Harite" T-Shirt


    • Color: White or Black
    • Size: XS ~ XL
    • Price: 4,700円 
    • Ships: Early Jan 2012
    • Pre-order from PDS
    • Pre-order from Rakuten

    Punk Drunkers x Five Star Toy:
    Yudetamago-chan Punk ver.

    Yudetamago Hulk SMASH!

    • PDS Exclusive "Punk Color" 
    • Price: 6,300円
    • Ships: Early Jan 2012
    • Made in Japan! 
    • Pre-order now from PDS
    Major props to PDS for another killer round of rad Kinniku collabs!

    Sunday, November 6, 2011


    New from the Kinnikuman Collab Collection:


    Navy ver. ~ Images Compliments of LONSDALE

    Black ver.


    Wednesday, November 2, 2011

    Inside the CCP Factory

    My visit to the CCP factory in Tokyo was absolutely mind blowing and beyond incredible.   I would like to express sincere thanks to Yudetamago's manager and CCP's President, Endo-san, for making this happen.  The entire CCP crew was amazing and I cannot thank them enough for their kindness and generosity!

     The gateway to Niku Nirvana

     Made in Japan!

    The detail and care that goes into the construction of CCP figures is second to none.  Their Kinnikuman figures are constructed and hand painted in Tokyo by a team of massively talented artists.


    Recent Mail Mag exclusive figure getting all neat and pretty...

    The factory was orderly, clean and efficient.  Everyone working there was focused and proud of their work.  The attention to detail in the production process and true dedication to the Kinnikuman franchise was very apparent.

    The Hell's Missionaries

    Box of Akuma Shogun Heads

    I am also a big Godzilla, Gamera and Ultraman fan, so seeing Kinnikuman in the company of these legendary properties was an added treat. 

    How rad is this? Hedora, Gamera and a Warsman surfboard!!

    The crowning moment of the visit however was being handed a new Akuma Shogun figure that I watched completed before my very eyes... 

     Gotta love that fresh paint smell!

    Giant "THANKS" to Endo-san the Great!

    Purchase CCP Kinnikuman figures from the Rakuten English site (with direct overseas shipping) HERE.  Check out the rest of my CCP Factory pics HERE.

    Long live CCP!

    Sunday, October 30, 2011

    Kinnikuman Microman Halloween Havoc!

     New from The Warsman's Customs Cave!

    Images Compliments of WC

    I think you guys are really going to like this stuff.  I give major props for this kind of talent and Kinniku passion.  The level of detail pumped into this battle is epic for sure!  Hopefully we will see more matches from this super Yudekkii in the near future!  Check out this quick sneak peek:

    Read all five action packed pages of Kinnikuman Microman wrestling  HERE!