M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure #20
By Professor Terry
MMMM #129 was chosen by my 3 Year old Student this week. She has chosen one of her favourite figures M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure #20 Mayumi.
I asked her why she has become attached to this particular figure as I’m personally not that much of a fan but trying to get a good answer of a 3 year old is quite difficult.
“Because I like him” is the best answer I could get. So next I’ve tried to teach her how to say the figures name. “Piyuni” is as close as she’s got. Nobody else in the family has any idea what she’s saying when she asks if she could play with Piyuni, I find that somewhat amusing. Although it’s not amusing when you’re on the other end of the joke. I’ll tell a story about my last trip to the USA.
Every bar I went to I wanted to order an Ace Cider (it’s a pineapple cider for those that don’t know) and every time the interpretation was “Ice Soda” because of my Aussie accent. Highly amusing for my American clients but not so for me. I guess that’s how the family must feel when asked to “go and get Piyuni”
So back to Mayumi. The character is Kinnikuman’s father though in the M.U S.C.L.E. Line he is a rather short figure. The version of Mayumi from new Kinkeshi Premium Vol.7 showcased last week is more in line with his actual size. He also almost always wears a cape.
I went back to my student and asked her some more questions about Mayumi.
1. What does Mayumi do? The answer was “stand up” and “when I knock him over he falls over and hurts his nose” though this would be true for any M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure with a nose 🙂
2. What Mayumi colours do we have? The answer was very good here except she said Orange twice as she hasn’t distinguished between Orange & Salmon
That was pretty much it for the Mayumi questions as She-Ra was on TV.