Monday, February 28, 2011

More M.U.S.C.L.E. Keshi from Muscle Things!

New this week from Muscle Things ~

Micro Sunshine Designed by Nama Niku!

These figures are made from a high quality UV resistant material, with Muscle Things really outdoing himself on the casting quality this time around.  Based on what I can tell, these colors choices look almost spot on to the ones used in the original M.U.S.C.L.E. line ~米

Check out all this Keshi madness and more up for grabs on eBay!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Five Star Toy - Ganking MEat Exclusive

金 Collection Friday ~ Nama Niku Collection Update

New this week ~ Five Star Toy Sunshine Sofvi via international shipping from Ganking ~肉

Maybe it's just me, but I really dig that Made in Japan, fresh out of the bag vinyl Sofvi smell...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

CCP Muscular Collection vol.062 ~ Kinnikuman Great

New from the insanely popular CCP Muscular Collection comes Kinnikuman Great with a customizable head option that allows you to basically build your favorite version of the character.

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The thing that really blows me away about these figures is that they are handmade and hand painted in Japan.  Each figure receives such great attention to detail, that you are really investing in a piece of Kinnikuman art by adding one of these bad boys to your collection.
The juicy details:
  • Kinnikuman Great ~ 6,300
  • Kinnikuman Great with Special CPP Figure Stand ~ 6,825
  • Kamehame Version (head only) ~ 1,050
  • Terryman Version (head only) ~ 1,050
  • Headless Kinnikuman Great Body ~ 5,250
This kind of mixing and matching puts Legos to shame... okay maybe not... but still pretty damn cool.
Pre-orders run February 23 - March 31st, with a September shipping date.  Jump on over to the CCP order page to get in on the action ~ 生肉

Monday, February 21, 2011

Yudetamago Present ~ ゆでたまご先生 GO Fight!

Shimada-sensei's role in getting this blog off the ground cannot be understated.  As always, I have to give him many thanks and major props for his friendship and kindness.

Around mid-2010 we began exchanging Twitter messages and emails discussing foreign Kinnikuman fan sites. We covered the overseas Kinniku fan phenomenon, custom made Kinkeshi, as well as the history of M.U.S.C.L.E. and other overseas Kinnikuman items that he was previously unaware of.  

A few months back he indicated that he would be sending me a "present" for my help and dedication to the global Kinnikuman effort, and yesterday one of my greatest Kinniku dreams came true...

Imagine being awakened by a knock at the door with a postman bearing a package from Yudetamago - I kid not, an actual honest to goodness express package all the way from Tokyo.  I was nervous as hell opening the package so slowly and carefully; palms sweating and letting a few expletives slip out in excitement and wonder.  With the tape off, and everything now ready to go... this was the first thing out of the bag...

The New Crown Jewel of my Kinnikuman Collection ~ 肉

It may sound a little dramatic to say so, but what I was holding in my hands almost brought tears of joy to my eyes; a personalized, hand drawn color image of Kinnikuman signed by Yudetamago.  

For those of you who watched the recent Muscle Summit you will know how these portraits are created.  Basically Nakai-sensei draws and colors Kinnikuman, with both Nakai-sensei and Shimada-sensei signing and merging their individual signatures into the singular "Yudetamago" signature.  It gave me the chills when I saw one of these created live at the Muscle Summit, and it gives me chills now to actually have one of these in my collection.

Next up was a BamBam88 bag clearly filled with goodies and untold Kinnikuman wonders...

What came out next was also special beyond belief.  Two exclusive, BamBam88 T shirts only available from Yudetamago.  These suckers are not for sale, and cannot be found in any store.  They are extremely limited in number and are only given out by Yudetamago in special circumstances.  Shimada-sensei was kind enough to send one along for me, and one for my wife as well!

Incredible Full Color Design BamBam88 Ts!

On the Back!

Absolute Nama Niku Insanity!

Also included in the package was a sweet Kinnikuman postcard and a very nice hand written letter.  Thank you Yude-sensei for sharing Kinnikuman with the world ~ GO GO 友情パワー!

ゆでたまご先生 , プゼントありがとうございました!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Custom Kinnikuman Diorama ~ かわいいキッスの巻!


I have never seen any Kinnikuman merchandise based on the early days of the Kinnikuman, so I decided to do a little kitbashing and create something myself.

There's nothing quite like a scene depicting the good old days of Kinnikuman with him popping a little garlic and going all giant Ultraman on evil gargantuan arse...

Friday, February 18, 2011

金 Collection Friday ~ Nama Niku Collection Update

Nama Niku collection pic updates...

A few items I picked up on Yahoo Japan Auctions

Finally, my very own King the 100t Dekakeshi!

Sealed Popy Mini Kinkeshi bag I got on eBay

 These squishy little bastards look great

Sweet M.U.S.C.L.E. T by Ericnilla...

Check out the rest of the Nama Niku collection here ~ 肉

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kinnikuman Muscle Shop in Fukuoka

If there are any Nama Niku readers out there in Kyushu, get your Yudekkii arse on over to Friday's opening of the Kinnikuman Muscle Shop Fukuoka... and send me a pic or two of all the Niku madness.

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The Muscle Shop runs February 18th through the 28th, on the 7th floor of the Fukuoka Parco, and will offer some all new BamBam88 gear on display for the first time.

Nowhere near Fukuoka or even close to Japan?  Beam yourself over to BamBam88 for a full spread of Kinnikuman Muscle Apparel designed for your online shopping pleasure ~ 肉

Muscle Shop Pic updates posted in comments...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Champion Muscle Kingdom Training Gym

Be a part of the official Kinnikuman Muscle Kingdom gym with this nifty Niku gear being offered exclusively from the fine folks at

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While I totally dig the artwork and design on these bad boys, the feature that really sold me was the fact that they run in actual US sizes!  The product details page clearly indicates that since these suckers are printed on authentic Champion brand threads, they follow true USA standard measurements  ~米

I don't care what anyone else says... a Japanese XL is not the same as an American XL - case closed end of story (Cross Bombers from the Hells Missionaries for anyone who disagrees).

I have spent a large amount of time in Japan over the last decade, and can say from first hand experience that it is never safe to assume that that a T produced for the Japanese market will fit like one in the "same size" produced for an overseas market.  The only way to be sure is to check the actual product measurements, and never go by generic sizes. 

Japanese T's from companies like BamBam88 typically run a little small when compared to standard US sizing charts, so it is nice to see some Kinniku gear that will fit my American arse without having to bust out the measuring tape before ordering ~米

Now, with that rant out of the way:

T's Gray or Navy ~ S-XL @ 5,460円 a pop...
Hoodies Navy or Gray ~ S-L @ a whopping 12,390円 each... Mama Mia that parka better fit like a glove!

More details and ordering info over @ Famima - 肉

Friday, February 11, 2011

Join the Dark Side of the Sofvi...

More from the country where the Collabo is King comes the Animic Style EX x Five Star Toy Friendship Collaboration.  These Seigi Choujin look like they just joined the dark side of the force by sporting these spiffy blacked-out paint jobs... but I have to admit that they look pretty damn good ~ 肉

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Limited to only 29 sets, each figure comes paired with a matching Animic Style ring and a 21,000 円 price tag.  The sets were released in conjunction with this week's 肉の日 (Niku Day) celebration and were on display for the first time at the Tokyo Wonder Festival (which also went down this week).

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Five Star Toy also dropped a very well sculpted Flesh Akuma Shogun at Wonder Fest that sold out in less than an hour according to the Five Star blog...  They also revealed a "Clear Lamé" version which should be hitting the web later this year.

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Get the rest of the juicy bits over @ Five Star Toy

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

肉の日 Kinnikuman Day 2/9 - Kinnikuman Go Fight! 

31 years ago today on February 9th, 1980, Kinnikuman volume 1 was released by Jump Comics.  The date itself is rather significant in Kinnikuman lore as 2月9日 (2 = ni, 9 = ku) = 肉の日 or Niku Day...

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In celebration of this historic event, the Nakano Broadway Mandarake Microkan is throwing a huge 肉の日 (Niku Day) event featuring everything from rare Kinkeshi and classic action figures to obscure Kinnikuman promotional items from years gone by.

 Image Compliments of 396kancho aka Micro Miyakoshi

A short list of Kinnikuman items on parade today at the Nakano Broadway Microkan:
Check out the official Mandarake Kinnikuman Day Info page for more details.

Last but not least to all the Nama Niku readers... wherever in the world you may be on 2/9, make sure to get your Kinniku pride on - One Nation Under Kinnikuman ~ 肉

Monday, February 7, 2011

Custom Kinkeshi Mania - Join the Mad Collaboration!

Thought I would start the week off right by helping my buddy, Mad Joe, get the word out on his open invite Mad Collaboration Kinkeshi Project ~ 肉

Mad Joe is dropping some of the best looking custom keshi to ever hit the streets, and is following up this feat with an incredibly generous offer to help others get their own start in the world of Kinkeshi customs...

 Image Compliments of Mad Joe

Get all the details over at Overkill Creations and keep your eyes peeled for news on Nama Niku's very own custom Kinkeshi figure ~ 生肉

Friday, February 4, 2011

Punk Drunkers vs BamBam88 "Mongolman" Collaboration T

Nothing quite gets me in the mood for Dum sum like a Chinese Hot Mustard colored t-shirt sporting a stone cold rendition of Mongolman's pissed off mug.  New from the front lines of the Kinnikuman fashion universe comes the Punk Drunkers vs Bam Bam Bigelow "Mongolman" Collaboration T ~ 肉

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Runs in sizes S - XL @ 4,200円 a pop.  Overseas orders can be worked out through the likes of Japonica. More details over at BamBam88!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sunigator "Clawman" M.U.S.C.L.E. T Shirt

Check out this new M.U.S.C.L.E. shirt designed by Ericnilla. 

A super high quality shirt with a nifty silk screen design!

A very sweet artistic rendering and twist on the classic Sunigator "claw" form.  Get yours today ~ 肉  

Only $12 + shipping - More info on ordering and pics over at Little Rubber Guys!