Art 200 – Cannibal Gyu-Dome from Namu Niku, Eric Nilla, & Rampage Studios


Cannibal Gyu-Dome
By Namu Niku, Eric Nilla, and Rampage Studios

Top Shot #1

Cannibal Gyu-Dome

Objective:
I can’t do it this time.

Subjective:
I can’t do it because I feel stupid.

And because I feel stupid it has clouded my feelings regarding this figure.

When I first saw this figure I was enamored with it. I thought it was a beautiful extension of Namu Niku’s Gyu-Dome figure. And it is.

Here’s the weird part. When I found this page (which is seen below) while I was researching the “Mickey Mouse M.U.S.C.L.E.” I had a reaction I wasn’t expecting. I was upset.

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I found myself upset that the figure was largely based on an original knock-off Kinnikuman figure. But I didn’t know why – I still don’t. I was hesitant to even bring up the topic because I really struggle to articulate my feelings. I was worried it would sound petty or, even worse, that I didn’t like the figure. I really like the figure.

I decided to share my emotional reaction because, even unable to explain it, I think it is important to acknowledge when figures cause emotional reactions. I think it is interesting that I can have a negative emotional reaction (at some point) and still really like a figure. I think that is the part that points to the strength of the Cannibal Gyu-Dome figure.

There really is no arguing that the figure looks fantastic. Just look at it.

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Angle #2

Top Shot #2

The best part of this review? The figure is easy to get and still for sale.

You likely already know these artists. But just in case you need to find more information, here are some places to find more information about Nama-Niku:
Nama-Niku on UofMUSCLE.com
Nama-Niku.com
Nama Niku on Instagram
Namu Niku on Twitter

For more information about Eric Nilla check out these links:
Eric Nilla on UofMUSCLE.com
Eric’s Blog
Eric Nilla on Instagram
Eric’s Store
Eric Nilla on Facebook

It looks like Rampage Toys may have become Rampage Studios – or uses both. Hopefully continuing to use Rampage Toys is acceptable. For more information about Rampage Toys?Studios, check out these links:
Rampage Toys on UofMUSCLE.com
Rampage Toys Blog
Rampage Toys on Twitter
Rampage Toys on Facebook

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  1. #1 by MaybeEricNilla on August 18th, 2014

    This figure, created by Rampage Studios, isnt based off of that old pachi kinkeshi Gyu-dome. This was a new version based off of Nama Nikus first Gyu-dome (2011) he initially released with TheGodBeast in resin, and later with me in rubber. Being a huge Kinnikuman fan Nama Niku thought it would be cool to make a new figure based off of Kinnikuman’s favorite meal, Gyūdon (Beef Bowl). This figure came after he released his original Meatgrinder and Half-Baked ham.

    It was a few years later that we came across that original Pachi kinkeshi and thought it was funny that there was an original design.

    Its kinda hard to have an original design in relation to Kinnikuman, there are literally hundreds of knock-offs. haha

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