Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kinnikuman x Art Junkie Collaboration Update

 Images Compliments of Art Junkie

I spoke with AJ from Art Junkie today, and he indicated that these shirts will ship out sometime in late April, but that all orders must be received no later than April, 10th. 

 No Love No Hero ~ Get it Here

Indomitable Ashuraman ~ Get it Here

 Keep on Smiling ~ Get it Here

Email Art Junkie to place your order, and remember that they take PayPal with direct overseas shipping!!!  Art Junkie T's are also very much true to US sizing so no worries there!  I picked up my regular size and it fit me perfectly ~ 肉

Monday, March 28, 2011

Five Star Toy x Kinnikuman ~ 真の友情パワー ~ Japan Relief Figure

Attention all Yudekkii!  Here's your chance to support the Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in classic Kinnikuman style... Go GO 友情パワー!!!

Image Compliments of Five Star Toy

Five Star Toy announced this week they they will be releasing an extremely limited, glow in the dark, "True Friendship Power" Kinnikuman sofvi, with 100% of the proceeds going to charity.

The meaty bits:
真の友情パワー/True Friendship Power Kinnikuman Sofvi (Flag Version 2)
Glow in the Dark Vinyl
Height: about 26 cm/10.24 inches
Made in Japan 
Price: 5,000円 (Think of it as a very well spent donation!)

Keep in mind that this figure will be offered for a limited time only!  Pre-orders started on 3/25 and run through 4/22. 

Email Five Star directly if you want in on this noble sofvi offering.  


I heard back from Five Star today, and they are unable to take overseas orders at this time.  I would suggest using a Japanese shopping deputy service to get your hands on one of these ~ 肉

Friday, March 25, 2011

Kinnikuman Hope for Japan!

Check out this fantastic new design from the Art Junkie Tokyo Professional Pop Art Series!

  Image Compliment of Art Junkie

This shirt is overflowing with Choujin goodness, and is no question on the top of my list for must have Kinnikuman gear ~ 肉

Visit the Art Junkie Web Shop and pick up one of their great Kinnikuman T Shirt designs.  Art Junkie will donate 10% of the price to the ongoing relief efforts in Japan!

Japan still needs our help ~ Donate directly via PayPal to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Efforts!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yudetamago Inteview Tsukakin Friday Podcast

Over the past few weeks Fuji Television aired two radio interview segments featuring Shimada-sensei of Yudetamago for their Tsukakin Friday podcast show.

While the usual Yudetamago and Kinnikuman histories were covered, I also picked up on a few things I had never heard before.

Did you know that there are over 76 Million copies of Kinnikuman in print?  Amazing but true!

You can listen to both parts via the following links:

3/4 Part 1

3/11 Part 2

No English translation ~ sorry...

You can also download the iTunes Podcasts here.

Friday, March 18, 2011

キン肉マン2世 究極の超人タッグ編 Vol 25

I am happy to report that Kinnikuman Nisei Kyukyoku Choujin Tag Vol 25 will now be released on 3/19! 

The original street date was pushed back a week due to disruptions in distribution from the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.  Now is the time to step up and show your 友情パワー (Friendship Power) by supporting Kinnikuman in any way you can!

Support Nisei and Order your copy Today!
Donate to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Efforts!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Art Junkie ~ Pray for Japan!

I wanted to give a big thanks to Art Junkie Tokyo for the amazing package they sent me this week!  Filled with freebies and mounds of love from Tokyo, it reminded me once again of the many reasons that make the Japanese people so great.

Art Junkie went out of their way to make me feel special and I will never forget their friendship.  With that in mind, please remember to support small Japanese businesses during these hard times.  Another layer of tragedy will be added if they cannot keep going.

From one of Art Junkie's tweets today...

Image Compliments of Art Junkie

Personalized Autograph ~ !

 Digging the Design and Print Quality!

In addition to contributing to Japanese relief efforts, please visit Art Junkie and consider picking up a Kinnikuman T to help AJ stay afloat during this incredible disaster ~ 肉

Monday, March 14, 2011

Auctions for Japan ~ ユデッキー Go Fight!

In the next month or so, I will be selling my upcoming line of Namakeshi with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.  I have four figures planned, and will be posting pics and details as the project comes along.  In the mean time...

 Nama Niku Japan Relief Auction on eBay - Bid Now!

In response to the terrible disaster in Japan, and to support victims of this tragedy, PayPal will credit eBay transactional fees incurred from March 11 to April 10, 2011, to any US 501(c)(3) organization or  registered charity involved in fundraising efforts to aid Japan relief ~肉

You can help by selling your items on eBay through eBay Giving Works to support the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund or American Red Cross.  Keep in mind that you can choose to donate anywhere from 10% - 100% of the winning bid/BIN price!

You can also Donate directly with PayPal! 

Now is the time to help our Friends in Japan!  Go GO 友情パワー!

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Image by final_children

Saturday, March 12, 2011

日本 Go Fight!

Yudetamago posted a special message today on their website regarding the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.  To the people of Japan...

Image Compliments of Yudetamago

In reading over the message I can see that Yudetamago express their sincere sympathy for the people of Japan whose lives have been turned upside down.  They reference people who have been displaced from their homes, and for all the people who are living in constant fear because of aftershocks.

They go on to commit to playing a part in the recovery efforts and give words of encouragement to everyone involved in the rescue and recovery efforts.  Through the power of friendship and the spirit of helping others, Japan will recover!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Support Japan! 日本がんばれ!!!


Wherever you are in the world today, please give your support to Japan ~ The Japanese people need our thoughts and/or prayers (however you roll)!  Now is the time to show true 友情パワー (Friendship Power)!

Take Action Now ~ Donate to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake Relief or continue to support the Japanese Manga, Anime and Toy industries with your crazy and dedicated collecting prowess!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Art Junkie x Kinnikuman Collaboration

New this week from the Kinnikuman x Art Junkie Collaboration project ~ Crazy fresh colorful T's featuring Alexandria Meat, Mr. #6 (Art Junkie's very own Choujin or sorts) and Wolfman aka Rikishiman ~ 肉

 Image Compliments of Art Junkie Tokyo

T Shirt Back
 Image Compliments of Art Junkie Tokyo

Sizes run in XS - XL with both shirts being offered in a variety of colors.  

I am totally down with supporting Art Junkie on these as they go out of their way to cater to overseas fans by offering direct International shipping, English customer service, and PayPal as the preferred form of payment!

To get in on the Spring collection, contact AJ directly!  I ordered one last night by simply dropping them an email from their contact link, and they replied in English with full PayPal ordering instructions.  Super nice peeps by the way... hard to go wrong on these.

Also be sure to check out their Rakuten shop for all of their past season Kinnikuman designs.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Osaka Nipponbashi Street Festival ~ Kinnikuman Event!

The 7th Annual Osaka Nipponbashi Street Festival takes place on March 21st, and features an exclusive Yudetamago speaking and signing engagement sponsored by CCP and JUNGLE Special Collectors Shop. 

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..

Over 100,000 people are expected to attend the Street Festival, however only 120 lucky people will be let into the Kinnikuman special event.  The speaking engagement will feature Shimada-sensei, and is expected to cover a range of Kinnikuman topics, followed by two handshaking and signing events limited to 30 crazed Yudekkii per session.

The kicker here is that the signing and hand shaking opportunities are only available to the fans who are lucky enough to purchase of one of two extremely rare, Street Festival exclusive CCP figures sets.

Set A - 6,000円 (only 30 avaiable):
  • Kinnikuman Great ~ Clear blue version
  • Ashuraman ~ Black blood splattered version
  • Sunshine ~ Black blood splattered version
Set B - 6,000円 (only 30 avaiable):
  • Kinnikuman Great ~ Clear blue version
  • Kinnikuman ~ Black blood splattered version
  • Akuma Shogun ~ Black blood splattered version
The speaking engagement will be held at the in->dependent theatre.  Head on over to Jungle for info on how to get into the event, as well as images of the exclusive figures ~ 肉

Friday, March 4, 2011

Punk Drunkers x Five Star Toy Sofvi Neptuneman Collaboration

To all my little Nikumaniacs out there, say your prayers, take your vitamins and check out this exclusive, "Hulkster," version of Neptuneman from Five Star Toy and Punk Drunkers!

Image Compliments of Punk Drunkers

Bronzed Choujin vinyl never looked so good!  This has got to be one of my favorite Sofvi color schemes, and I have to give major props to Punk Drunkers and Five Star for busting out such a fun twist on one of the greatest characters in the Kinnikuman universe.

 Image Compliments of BamBam88

The figure is priced at 9,240円 and ships out later in June according to the product order page.  Next up is a companion piece of sorts, depicting Neptuneman getting his Hulk Hogan on...

 Image Compliments of Punk Drunkers

Black or White in sizes S -XL @ 4,935円 a pop over @ the Punk Drunkers product order page.

Turns out the peeps over at Punk Drunkers also have a facebook page so be sure to check that out as well ~ 肉

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Nama King ~ Mad Collaboration

With the Mad Collaboration project now in full swing,  I finally decided to throw my hat in the ring with what I hope to be the first in a series of Namakeshi...

 生キング/Nama King

The concept behind Nama King is pretty simple.  I wanted to incorporate King the 100t and the idea behind 生肉/Nama Niku; raw passion and dedication to Kinnikuman and Niku Mania!

If my submission is welcomed into the Mad Collaboration fold, the readers of Nama Niku will be the first to know... and you of course will be the first Yudekkii with a chance to get your hands on one!

Knolvin ~ Image Compliments of Mad Joe

Last but not least, there was a big reveal from Mad Joe this past week when he showcased the first open invitation custom figure, Knoivin.  I believe he said the keshi was created by an artist going by the name of "Wolverine Burgers."  This is a very strong and crazy interesting design, somewhat reminiscent of the mushroom people in Matango.

Check out the most recent Mad Collaboration updates and video over @ Overkill Creations ~ 肉