Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yudetamago x Nigo x Figure King ~ Apegon Project

New from the Yudetamago x Nigo x Figure King Apegon Collaboration Project...

Images Compliments of Yudetamago

Apegon Action Figure:

 Pentagon sporting his Apegon Bape duds

Apegon T Shirt:

Apparently Nigo of Bape fame is a big Japanese Pro Wrestling fan and has been pretty involved in supporting the scene over there.  He also indicated on the Apegon product page that he could have never imagined as a kid reading Kinnikuman that he would one day be doing a collaboration with Yudetamago. 

BAPESTA 2010 x Kinnikuman Collaboration

I have been a fan of A Bathing Ape for quite some time now, and have to say that the Apegon project is a rather nice follow-up to the BAPESTA!! PRO-WRESTLING 2010 x Kinnikuman Collaboration. Authentic Bape gear generally runs on the pricy side, but these collab pieces are actually very reasonable for the brand.

Check out their US site here!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Yudetamago M.U.S.C.L.E. Sighting!

Shimada-sensei showing off his Muscle pride with this killer M.U.S.C.L.E. T shirt that I sent him last week.  I'm really digging the matching Kinnikuman "KN" hat by Kin29Shop aka BamBam88.  Read the tweet here!

 Yudetamago M.U.S.C.L.E. Power!

Check out more info on the M.U.S.C.L.E. logo T's over at the University of M.U.S.C.L.E.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Nama Niku Gacha Gacha


Namakeshi Packaging

The Meat Grinder

More figures and information on the FREE Namakeshi giveaway contest coming soon 。。。

Thursday, June 23, 2011

CCP-T x Kinsofu Combos!

Just got word that the new CCP x Kinnikuman Kinsofu special price sets are now up for pre-sale on Amazon Japan and Rakuten. 

Images Compliments of CCP

The inside scoop:
  • Sets include a T Shirt of your choice plus a randomly selected Kinsofu figure (examples shown above)
  • Over ten T Shirt designs to choose from (see them all here)!
  • Available in sizes S ~ XXXL!  These run a little small, so I would suggest ordering a size or two above what you normally wear. Check the exact measurements just to be safe.
  • Kinsofu color and design will be given out randomly, with standard figure sizes ranging from 20cm/7.8 inches ~ 25cm/9.8 inches.
  • Each order also gives you the chance to be awarded a GIANT Mystery Kinsofu (45cm/18 inches) in lieu of a standard size figure.
  • 3,500円 per set. 
  • Promotion runs now through July 15th.

Neptune Man - Ichiban
    Warsman CCCP
    "Friendship of the Devil" ~ Ashuraman & Sunshine

While neither Amazon Japan or Rakuten offer an overseas shipping option for these particular items, there are still a few ways to get in on this crazy CCP action... 

You can always use a third party shopping service (personally not a fan), or use a forwarding service like Tenso.  With Tenso, you can create your own Amazon Japan account in English, purchase the items yourself, and pay directly with a credit card. You can then have your Amazon Japan purchase sent to your personal Tenso forwarding address in Tokyo. Tenso will then charge you a small fee and actual overseas shipping to have the package sent to you.

Head over to the CCP Amazon Japan page or the CCP Rakuten shop to get in on this incredible deal!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nisei... There's an app for that.

Get the new weekly chapters of Kinnikuman Nisei delivered directly to your iPhone or iPad via the free bookend comic reader App from Shueisha.

To download, visit the Apple App Store bookend App page -> Install -> open App and tap "Book Store" at the bottom -> tap the red, "Weekly Play News" logo -> tap the pink "read" button next to Nisei -> Start reading! 

Visit the Apple App Store today for all your mobile Nisei needs!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kinnikuman × B & Y Collaboration

Celebrate the upcoming Kinnikuman Day in style with these super sick Kinniku Black and White Box Sets from Yudetamago and Beauty & Youth United Arrows.

Kinnikuman Black

Kinnikuman White

Each set will include:
  • An exclusive Five Star Toy x Kinnikuman × B & Y Sofvi Figure
  • One size fits all adjustable Kinnikuman × B & Y Collab cap
  • Kinnikuman T featuring original artwork by Yudetamago (different design for each set) 

Black Sofvi Exclusive

Black T Front

White Sofvi Exclusive

White T Front

Both are priced at 19,950円 a pop with free shipping within Japan. 

Pre-orders are now open exclusively on Amazon Japan, with the actual street date set for Kinnikuman Day (Friday, July 29th).  Keep in mind that the sets need to be ordered by T Shirt size (S, M, L) and color, with each combo limited to a run of 100.

Pre-order your set today!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Kinnikuman CCP @ Big Bad Toy Store

The CCP Kinnikuman Muscular Collection has finally come to America ~ 米 

 Neptune King Unmasked Sofvi ~ Image Compliments of CCP

Big Bad Toy Store currently has some of the latest CCP figures up for pre-order HERE.  Make sure to head over there and check 'em out!  I would love to see more of this kind of product on BBTS, so hopefully these pre-orders go well...  

Thanks to for the tip!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Kinnikuman Nisei Kyukyoku Choujin Tag Han Vol 26

Kinnikuman Nisei Kyukyoku Choujin Tag Han Vol 26 hits the streets in Japan on Friday.

Kinnikuman looking rather skeptical... 笑

Price: 540円
Pages: 226
Language: Japanese only

Order your copy from Amazon Japan with overseas shipping here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Nama Niku x Muscle Things Collaboration

New from the Nama Niku x Muscle Things Collaboration... The Meat Grinder!

 Images Compliments of Muscle Things

 Top View

First Pull

The scoop:
  • The Meat Grinder Namakeshi
  • Made from high quality flexible rubber
  • Exclusively available from Muscle Things (Stay tuned for details!)
  • Figure design (sculpting and kitbashing) by Nama Niku
  • Namakeshi molded and cast by Muscle Things
Check out more of Muscle Things' work over at Cheap Horrors!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Kinnikuman Nisei Online!

If you are not checking out the new official weekly installments of Kinnikuman Nisei over at WPB Comics, then you are missing out!

 Image Compliments of Yudetamago

Even if you do not read Japanese, the action is pretty straightforward and easy to follow.  The artwork and character design for the baddie Thunder is super sick, and I am totally digging the Kevin Mask x Mantaro tag team.  If Japanese is your thing, the storyline is solid, and you will not be disappointed. 

Each new chapter is posted for FREE by Yudetamago and Shueisha ~ Nothing quite like a fresh weekly fix of Niku Mania!

Kinnikuman WPB Comic Page 

Direct Nisei Link

Want to discuss Nisei with other fans?  Check out the weekly Nisei thread over at LRG for more info.

A small tech note: I have been unable to view the comic with Firefox for some reason, but have had no problem accessing everything with Safari and Explorer.  Also keep in mind that you need Adobe Reader installed.

OMFG! Series 1

While I realize this is not Kinnikuman news, it does fall under my coverage of custom keshi type figures, so keep reading!

Image Compliments of October Toys

I also need to point out that the fine folks over at October Toys give a noted shout-out to M.U.S.C.L.E. (Kinkeshi) as one of the clear inspirations behind OMFG!  It also does not hurt that these figures are creepy cool, and that I am a big fan of October Toys' Z.O.M.B.I.E. line!

Image Compliments of October Toys

Give the video a watch, then be sure to head over to the OMFG! KICKSTARTER page to get in on this super sick keshi madness!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kinnikuman Legends Reprint Box Set ~ キン肉マン 復刻BOX“伝説

While the Kinnikuman Legends Box Set has been out for quite some time now, Amazon Japan just slashed the price by 66%!!!

While I am not quite sure what is behind the price drop, all that really matters is that is moved from 26,250円 to a crazy affordable 8,865円.  I do not foresee a better time to add this sucker to your collection! 

Check out the official product video for the complete specs:

Order your set today from Amazon Japan!  The English order page is super simple + they offer direct overseas shipping.

Want more details?  Check out my previous post when the set was released last fall ~ 肉

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Coming soon to Nama Niku...

 The Half Baked Ham ~ Zangyaku Version


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Kinnikuman x CCP In the Jungle Report!

Big "THANKS" to my Twitter buddy and super Yudekkii, UGOEnterpris, for providing me with these pics and coverage of the Osaka Kinnikuman Jungle Event!!!  Make sure to follow him on Twitter!

The event took place on 6/4 at the Osaka location of Jungle ~ check out these highlights:

All Images Compliments of UGOEnterpris

For those of you living in SoCal, or for peeps who have ever attended Comic-con, you may already be familiar with the the Anime Jungle satellite store in L.A..

Jungle has a full toy shop on F1, with a small auditorium on F2

Hell Missionaries

Yudetamago, CCP, Jungle, and Kinnikuman fans all over Japan have been extremely generous with their charitable efforts since the Great East Japan Earthquake. Now is the time for Friendship Power/友情パワー!

 Romando x CCP Collab Figures

 Crazy Cool Wolfman 

 Hand Painted Variants

 Charity T Shits for Sale

 Shimada-sensei Signing Autographs


Talk Show featuring Shimada-sensei and the head of CCP dishing on Kinnikuman, Yoshinoya, earthquake stories and recovery efforts, as well as Kinnikuman character sculpting, and the vinyl toy industry...

Talk show comedian/host dressed up like a character from Gundam (no idea why ~ lol)

Stray Devil Choujin Combi

 Upcoming Kinnikuman Sculpt

 Yude Autographs!

I really need to make it out to one of these events in the future!  Be sure to check out 's blog for further pics and coverage ~ 肉