Monday Morning M.U.S.C.L.E. Musings #1


Any long time follower of the University of M.U.S.C.L.E. knows that Monday mornings have been a largely inactive time. In an effort to reduce this shortcoming an “adjunct” faculty member has been added to the staff.

He will share a M.U.S.C.L.E. or M.U.S.C.L.E.-related figure(s) from his personal collection each Monday morning along with his personal reflections regarding the figure. If there are other potential adjunct interested in contributing to UofM, then please email UofMUSCLE@gmail.com with your ideas.

Without any further ado, please welcome Professor Terry.

M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure #126 – Kenkaman
by Professor Terry

Welcome to Monday Morning M.U.S.C.L.E. Musings. I hope highlighting a particular M.U.S.C.L.E.-related figure from my collection will be a nice way to start to each week!

Every Color of M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure #126



Hulk Hogan c. 1982

I am starting with the M.U.S.C.L.E. figure #126 (named Kenkaman in the original Kinnikuman comics) because it is not a particularly difficult figure to obtain in all of its colors. There are six different colors plus the original Flesh color. Although five are Class B none of the figures are Class A. This makes for a nice little challenge for the average collector.

Custom Painted #126

Kenkaman is essentially Neptuneman (#16 and #71) without his mask and spiked vest. For those, like me, who think Neptuneman is a cool figure – add Kenkaman in your collection too. What some collectors might not know is Kenkaman is also based on one of the most popular professional wrestlers of all time – Hulk Hogan. The figure has more hair than the current Hulk Hogan, but this figure is based on Hogan circa 1982 when 3/4 of his hair was still there.

The custom painted #126 was done by PlasticPlayhouse who, in my humble opinion, does the best M.U.S.C.L.E. paint jobs in the hobby!

I hope you enjoyed the first installment of MMMM.

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  1. #1 by Josh on April 24th, 2013

    I have always thought Neptuneman was one of the cooler figs. Kenkaman is cool simply because he’s so obviously Hogan. I really get into the figs based on real wrestlers. I especially like Beauty Rhodes, as I’m a big Dusty mark. And although Ric Flair didn’t have a huge run in Japan in the 80s, I’m really surprised he didn’t get a M.U.S.C.L.E.

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