by Professor Terry
This week is about one figure and one figure only – the odd little guy known as Yosaku.
Now, if you’re a fan of the M.U.S.C.L.E. line only and don’t follow or know about Kinnikuman, then you’ll have absolutely NO idea who this guy is. In the anime cartoon, Yosaku is the guy who randomly pops up whenever there is a TV camera and does either a naked fan dance or responds to every Kinnikuman statement with the words “I don’t understand what he is talking about, but what confidence!”
He has random jobs in the storyline but I find him quite an amusing character. In fact, I love this odd little guy. Someone create a custom please!
Normally, when it comes to Kinnikuman figures, there are at least a couple of different sculpts or lines/brands which include that character. In the case of Yosaku, there is one and only one – the SD Kinkeshi line. He is arguably the most difficult figure to obtain in the set. I searched for a long time just to find this one and, as you can see, he’s missing the weapon that usually accompanies an SD Kinkeshi figure. I am certain I will likely never locate it. There is one more figure in the SD Kinkeshi line that shares the same characteristics as well. I would talk about that figure today too but I have never seen one for sale so Yosaku is it.
There isn’t a whole lot more to say about Yosaku. How long can one talk about a single figure anyway? I don’t regret a MMMM entry about one figure, Yosaku is an important character when it comes to the humor in the Kinnikuman storyline, he deserves his short time in the limelight.
Next week is MMMM #50 and I have something a little special in store to celebrate. I promise there will be more than one figure showcased!