Monday Morning M.U.S.C.L.E. Musings #144

Spice Seed Figures
By Professor Terry

This week I thought I’d introduce a new Japanese line of figures who may not be aware of them – They are called Spice Seed (no idea why but that’s the name).

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Terry made me curious. The company is called SpiceSeed. They produce quite a variety of figures – and some pretty shockingly awesome ones. Why the company is called “SpiceSeed” is currently a mystery, but I did email them. If I get a response I will share it.)

Spice Seed are made in Japan rather than China, similar to the 5 Star toy line that’s been available for a while. What this means is a better quality figure but also a higher price tag.

Kinnikuman Spice Seed Figure

Kinnikuman Spice Seed Figure

Because of this I’m only collecting a small handful of them, so far primarily my 2 favorite characters the Spice Seed line has produced, Sunshine & King 100T. I have 3 variations of each, the only 3 versions I’ve seen of either figure.

I have taken pics next to M.U.S.C.L.E. Sized figures to compare. These are a shade over 4 inches tall and most figures in the line (I would say there are over 50) are similar to the Funko Pop figures for those familiar with that line in that these have a larger head and smaller body. The King 100T is probably the exception to the rule and to be honest why I like it the most.

Kinnikuman Spice Seed Figure

Kinnikuman Spice Seed Figure

What’s also interesting about this line is that a few of the new sculpts from the Kinkeshi Premium line have been created as Spice Seed figures, most notably Gear Master, Hailman, Pain Man and my favourite new sculpt, Pirate Man. I will most likely add that one too though he is over $90 USD. Most figures in the line sit between $60-100 USD and most have variations like my glow in the dark ones. Many seem to have transparent heads as well.

Kinnikuman Spice Seed Figure

Kinnikuman Spice Seed FigureThese are a good solid figure, certainly hollow but the paint quality is good, more so on the King 100T. They have articulated arms and that’s it for posing. Also they are not worth keeping in pack as they are shipped in a plastic ziplock bag with cardboard header stapled to it, very simple.

I really like them as a low cost alternative to the 5 Star line in comparison, also being a little different to other Kinnikuman lines produced. As a collector of the new Kinkeshi Premium line, these fit in my collection nicely. They also bridge the gap between old collectors and those new to the line by incorporating new sculpts.

Thanks for reading!

  1. #1 by Darrin Vindiola on January 19, 2021 - 10:54 am

    Man what quality! Thanks for the heads up!!

  2. #2 by Brian DeMars on January 20, 2021 - 1:29 pm

    Another great write up, Terry. I always love seeing the sweet non-muscle figures you collect. Always insightful and interesting content.

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