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!