Kinkeshi Premium Set Vol. 1
By Professor Terry
The Kinkeshi Premium Set Volume One.
Ever since I saw the post on UofMuscle back in October last year, I’ve been dying to get a hold of the new Kinkeshi figures being released!
(Editor’s Note: Can anyone help me get a set? Or custom cast the new figures? 🙂 )
They are only available in Japan and sold out quite quickly – the only way to obtain them now is through a resale.
There are 15 figures in the Vol. 1 set, of which three are completely new figures and the other 12 are new sculpts of Kinnikuman figures. The figures are as follows: Kinnikuman, Robin Mask, Terryman, Mr Carmen, Neptuneman, Big The Budo (Neptune King) The Mountain, Black Hole, Curry Cook, Canadianman, Skyman, Ashuarman and the three new sculpts.
- The flesh coloring is not the same as M.U.S.C.L.E. of course but also not the same as 1991 Kinkeshi – it’s actually in between.
- The rubber is much more flexible than M.U.S.C.L.E. – it’s similar to the original Kinkeshi.
- Most of the figures are a hair shorter than the M.U.S.C.L.E. and 1991 counterparts though the Mountain figure is bigger and certainly more impressive.
- The Curry Cook figure is also a whole lot better than his M.U.S.C.L.E. counterpart.
Now the three completely new figures. It’s early days and so I’m not 100% sure how I feel about them yet.
The third figure which is a version of Kinnikuman with what looks like a devil type mask and shirt is in fact pretty cool, I don’t mind it at all.
Quite a few of the figures have the same pose of two fists out to the side which is a little disappointing as it would have been nice to have a few different poses but it’s a very slight criticism of what is an extraordinary set. And now Vol. 2 is on its way to me – look out for my review in a future MMMM.