Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Nama Niku Photo Contest - Now Ended - 終了

Nama Niku Photo Contest
Your chance to win a free Namakeshi figure

 Photo example

One (1) random Namakeshi figure will be given to the first 20 participants to successfully enter a picture.

Grand Prize
One (1) Namakeshi Set:
Wrestling Ring,  Chibi Meatgrinder, Gyu-Dome, Half Baked Ham and The Ventriloquist.
Winning picture will be selected by Nama Niku aka King the 100t.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Meatgrinder Chibi Namakeshi

 Cast in flexible Rubber

"Nama Niku" t-shirt

Nama Niku x Eric Nilla

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Yoiko x Kinnikuman x Five Star Toy Collab

Japanese comedy duo Yoiko and Five Star Toy have teamed up again for another round of offbeat Kinnikuman Wonder Festival sofvi exclusives.

Kinnikuman "Original Green Mask ver."
Designed by Hamaguchi 
The color scheme is a shout out to the first few Shonen Jump covers where Suguru was depicted wearing a funky green mask and pink tights

 Images Compliments of Five Star Toy

Terryman "Puppy ver."
Designed by Arino (also of Game Center CX/Retro Game Master fame) 
Tongue-in-cheek homage to the famous scene where Terryman saves a little dog from a speeding bullet train.

No details yet on price or production number.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fresh CCP x Kinnikuman Drop

Endo-san of CCP was on another episode of Studio Koenji last night giving a sneak peek into some rad new Kinnikuman, Ultraman and Gamera figures.  The audio was a little rough, but the visuals are worth the watch.

The CCP coverage starts at 35:30, with the Kinnikuman specific goods showing up at 40:45 mins in.

Highlights include:

Kinnikuman Battle Ver.
CCP Muscular Collection
Limited Edition of 1000
Pre-order @ TOYFUL

Image Compliments of CCP

CCP x Kinnikuman iPhone 4 covers
Akuma Shogun, Neptuneman, Robin Mask
Order @ CCP Rakuten Shop

Image Compliments of CCP

Enjoy ~ 生肉

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kinnikuman Nisei Choujin Recruitment Collection

Check out this blog post by super Yudekkii, 29suguru29, and his incredible haul for winning a spot in the Kinnikuman Nisei Choujin Recruitment Collection. 

Images Compliments of 29suguru29

While his original Choujin design for Marine Man, made it into a chapter of Kinnikuman Nisei a few months back, he just received his winning participation prizes.

 Read more about Marine Man on his blog HERE 

 Congratulations to 29suguru29!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Kinnikuman Resurrection for Android

The Kinnikuman Resurrection series is now available for free viewing on Android smartphones and tablets via Yahoo Comics Japan.

Image Compliments of Yudetamago

The series was previously only formatted for viewing on Weekly Playboy Japan and the iPhone/iPad

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Da Flow Niku Style

Da Flow has been putting out killer designs for quite some time now, but first came to my attention during their recent BamBam88 x Kinnikuman x Da Flow collaboration.  I was lucky enough to meet these guys via Nama Niku, and can say without a doubt that they are class acts.

 Da Flow's Lil' Mister P

Coming out of Mexico, these talented designers represent the best of what the International Kinnikuman scene has to offer.  Their passion and support for the Kinniku universe is matched by their artistic prowess and sense of design.  Their style is fresh and unique, and I have the up-most respect and props for their brand.

Da Flow's Xghettosixsixsix

And now for the good stuff!  Previously unseen artwork, and Da Flow in their own words:

"Kinnikuman has a lot of meanings for us from very early on.  I (Xghettosixsixsix) had a very personal experience as I grew up playing with the little M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, my Grandma and my GrandAunt used to buy me a small can of them every Sunday as we went to Coyoacan to have quality time. Sigh, remembering those days makes me want to return there when everything was easier and when it was just you, family and your toys.

Mariposa by Xghettosixsixsix

Now, Yude's work has inspired us in many ways, first as creating lots of characters and for their passion to Wrestling as Lucha Libre is a huge inspiration in our own personal work as we take fragments from there, comics and pop culture to develop our own unique style.

Golden Mask Arc ~ Warsman (Five-Story Ring Match) 
by Xghettosixsixsix

Having this collabo with BAMBAM88 & The Kinnikuman State was merely a dream come true as we have been huge fans of the manga and anime through the years.  We never imagined that this can be possible, but through the help of a very important friend Goyo (our own mask maker) we had the chance to contact Gamy San (BamBam88) giving us the opportunity to collaborate with his brand and the Kinnikuman characters.

7 Devil Choujin Crest by Lil' Mister P

Now we are feeling very proud of it as it has gotten a great response by the Kinnikuman fans all around the world, and hoping this is not the last collabo we have with Yude's characters. We are expecting for some things to happen in a near future, so if our plans get realized we will let you know shortly.

Dark Robin Mask by Lil' Mister P

Also once we heard that Shimada San used to wear one of the Lucha Libre Nikes we've done in the past and we would like to know if that's true, lol! - Da Flow Team"

Muchas Gracias to Da Flow Team for hooking me up with these amazing pics and information!

Make sure to head over to the KIN29SHOP to pick up some of their designs.  I highly recommend Japonica shopping service if you need help ordering.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Yudetamago x KIN29SHOP Kinnikuman Signing Event

Inside the Osaka Kinnikuman Muscle Shop Yudetamago signing event ~ 1/7/12 
Special thanks to my friend Ugo-san for sending these pictures to me! ありがとうございました!!

Event poster

 The Choujin Road

 Some of the vintage Kinnikuman items on display

 Shimada-sensei signing!

Super Yudekkii with the Creator!

I will post a link to more pics from the event soon ~ stay tuned! 

Monday, January 9, 2012

The University of M.U.S.C.L.E. OMFG Exclusive

The University of M.U.S.C.L.E. Exclusive Yellow OMFG
Set: $15.00
Individuals: $4.25
Order now from the University Store!

Image Compliments of the University of M.U.S.C.L.E.

While these are not exactly Kinnikuman related, October Toys has given a noted shout-out to M.U.S.C.L.E. and Kinkeshi as one of the main inspirations behind the OMFG line.  I am also a strong proponent of supporting other Kinnikuman and M.U.S.C.L.E. related sites, and highly recommend checking out all the great things going on over at The University of M.U.S.C.L.E.!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Kinnikuman x ARISTRIST x Five Star Toy x KIN29SHOP Collab

ARISTRIST Kinnikuman Great Glossy Black Sofvi
Designed by Masahiro Chono
Features silver Kinnikuman and ARISTRIST logos
Price: 8,500円
Run: Limited to 100 Pieces
Pre-order now from ARISTRIST

Image Compliments of ARISTRIST