Monday Morning M.U.S.C.L.E. Musings #3

Octopus Dragon
by Professor Terry

6 of the 7 Colors of M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure #68

Articulated Kinkeshi

Deka Octopus Dragon

Welcome to Monday Morning M.U.S.C.L.E. Musings #3.

This week I am highlighting one of my all time favorite figures. He is M.U.S.C.L.E. figure #68, known in Kinnikuman as Octopus Dragon.

He was one of the first figures I received as a child and holds a special place. What makes this figure more special is that he isn’t included in many of the Japanese lines of figures. He is one of the more difficult to find Deka figures. He is also available as this awesome articulated kinkeshi! The chest is made of plastic and the other body parts in kinkeshi rubber.

Octopus Dragon Collection

Octopus Dragon (or #68) is not easy to find in all M.U.S.C.L.E. colors either. The University of M.U.S.C.L.E. needs a Red one for the Figure Guide – so if anyone can help, please contact Chad at

See you all next week!


  1. #1 by Chad Perry on May 8, 2013 - 11:48 am

    UPDATE: I was told that “Okotopasu” could be considered offensive. The Japanese word for octopus is Tako. Using “Okotopasu” could be viewed as intentionally misspelling octopus and mocking a Japanese attempt to say the word octopus.

    Whether this is 100% accurate or not, it seems best to simply use the name Octopus Dragon.

  2. #2 by allsportdvd on May 8, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    Wow! Every Muscle checklist has had the potentially offensive wording – we do learn something new about these figures every day….

  3. #3 by Chad Perry on May 8, 2013 - 2:04 pm

    Not every checklist. 🙂

    The draft UofM Figure Guide only used the posters numbers. The online UofM Figure Guide did use the “English Translated Kinnikuman Name” but we hadn’t run into that problem…yet.

    Now we can double check.

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