M.U.S.C.L.E. figure #36 (Kinkotsuman or Bones & Tendons Man)
On M.U.S.C.L.E. branding and packaging it is portrayed that Buffaloman (or Terri-Bull) is the central antagonist of the toy line. In the Kinnikuman story and cartoon it is Kinkotsuman that is the main rival to Kinnikuman. I find this interesting that Mattel chose Buffaloman instead.
by Professor Terry
Maybe it’s the fact that Kinkotsuman is one of those really skinny M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. I generally can’t stand a lot of the skinny M.U.S.C.L.E. figures and this one is no exception. It doesn’t display well and it’s hard to stand a group of them up. Too bad the M.U.S.C.L.E. version wasn’t the sculpt they used for the 1991 Kinkeshi Series Kinkotsuman. Perhaps they didn’t select that figure because he holds a gun and Mattel did not want guns in their wrestling M.U.S.C.L.E. brand.So why do I have a collection of this figure? Well, the Japanese lines of the figure that are full color (Romando, Banpresto, and Kubrick) have a really nice color scheme. The figure also added a little more body fat compared to the M.U.S.C.L.E. figure. This makes the figure much more attractive on display. Plus, he is the main villain and I love the villain in every story.
The other reason I need to have a few Kinkotsuman figures on my display shelves is that I am a massive fan of his sidekick Iwao (M.U.S.C.L.E. #23 to be covered in future MMMM) and so the two of them share spare on the same shelves – like a Sith and his apprentice.