Jump to content

Theme© by Fisana
 

Photo
- - - - -

Update 06.17: Thank You LRG! Completed 2 More 246 Sets


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 kayfabe1985

kayfabe1985

    Serious Collector

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 578 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Stuttgart, Germany via Chicago, IL
  • Interests:Former Pro Wrestler so naturally Wrestling, Kinnikuman, Saint Seiya, Kinkeshi, Deka Kinkeshi & throw in some AoA!

Posted 01 April 2017 - 05:48 PM

*
POPULAR

Dear LRG Community,

 

As of today I just completed my 246 M.U.S.C.L.E Mattel basic flesh set (this includes the Satan Cross, Board Game figures & Ring Figures).

 

My gateway drug into Kinnikuman collecting was purchasing the DVD/Kinkeshi reissue set last year + a trip to Japan.

 

I then decided to do my research and remembered the Mattel line from when I was a kid.

 

Thus the madness began!

 

It was a great feeling getting that last #153 Claw in the mail today!

 

The last 46 figures I acquired/needed was due to the help of the LRG community.

 

So new collectors once you get to that point of missing those last few figures just ask!

 

I will admit I am not the most patient person when it comes to waiting to find those missing figures I needed (to each his own); so I got them when I found them etc

 

It took me almost 1 year to complete my set (7 months to be more accurate since I took a break from actively searching because I was consumed by trying to complete my Kinnikuman Deka collection).

 

It didn’t cost more than a grand to complete my set but it was definitely not less than $500; It was around $800.

 

I am not sure if that’s standard but I ended up buying giant lots; what killed me was the international shipping from the U.S to Germany or Canada to Germany, otherwise I think it would have been significantly less (probably $400-500).

 

I did get lucky in not having a lot of doubles and getting a Satan Cross in a lot.

 

I have a total of about 90 Flesh doubles + some colors which I placed in 8 empty M.U.S.C.L.E trash cans; so they have not gone to waste!

 

The left over 10 Flesh figures I traded more or less (the color doubles I will in time also put up for trade)

 

I dream of a master set but am not holding my breath (I did acquire a lot of colors though in those lots).

 

For now I will try to collect the next colors one at a time starting with Magenta (missing about 135).

 

I get distracted with the Japanese Kinkeshi line and in general vintage kinnikuman stuff.

 

In case anyone is wondering I use nail polish acrylic stands for my collection (you can probably find them on ebay or a nail salon).

 

The stair cases come in different widths and heights (I prefer the 5 rows and often buy the 46 cm in width and 22 to 23 cm in width stands; it all depends on the length of your shelves etc).

 

They are a life saver when it comes to optimizing space! The 2 biggest enemies of any collector are space & money.

 

So far a very rewarding and fun collecting experience!

 

 

 

Attached Files

  • Attached File  1.jpg   194.57K   17 downloads
  • Attached File  2.jpg   182.37K   17 downloads
  • Attached File  3.jpg   199.4K   15 downloads
  • Attached File  4.jpg   193.08K   19 downloads
  • Attached File  5.jpg   199.72K   16 downloads

Edited by kayfabe1985, 17 June 2017 - 07:59 AM.

  • 11





#2 plasticfiend

plasticfiend

    Balloon SPECIALIST!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2749 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:BALLOONS - MUSCLES - COMICS - NINTENDO - TOYS in general...

Posted 01 April 2017 - 06:33 PM

AWESOME!!!

 

Nice display too!

 

Congrats, dude!

PF


  • 0

Feel free to take a look at our FB and Instagram pages... for an example of out balloon work!!

Also, we are trying to get our FB page to 500 likes by the end of OCT 2014, if you like our designs, please help us out! Thanks! And ANY LRGers - feel free to make a balloon REQUEST and we will see what we can post on your behalf!

 

www.MadCapBalloons.com

www.facebook.com/MadCapBalloons

www.instagram.com/MadCapBalloons

 

 


#3 Draznar

Draznar

    LRG Elite

  • LRG Council
  • 4903 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ontario, Canada
  • Interests:Battle Beasts and Boba Fett!

Posted 01 April 2017 - 07:12 PM

It's always nice completing a goal like this. Congrats, man!


  • 0

#4 optimusdrizzt

optimusdrizzt

    Serious Collector

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 499 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Overland Park, KS, USA
  • Interests:Playing addicting video games, anime, MUSCLE, megaman, snarf from Thundercats, guts,and Battle Beasts. Really any smaller figure from the 80s/90s.

Posted 01 April 2017 - 08:36 PM

Good work! i still need that silly satans cross!


  • 0

Always Looking for Battle Beasts PM if you got extras!!!!


#5 fisheye

fisheye

    Serious Collector

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 540 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southern Arizona
  • Interests:Color Muscle and Flesh Colored Figures

Posted 01 April 2017 - 08:39 PM

Welcome to the club! Also nice setup. 


  • 0

#6 Maxrez

Maxrez

    Cosmic Loot

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 150 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Lille France

Posted 02 April 2017 - 02:00 AM

Congratulations! I love stories like this.
  • 0

#7 Toymattic

Toymattic

    Budding Collector

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 34 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Zbots, MUSCLE, OMFG, MWOTR, Aliens & Predator

Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:41 AM

Congrats on completing your set!  Those displays are killer, thanks for sharing.


  • 0

#8 SmokinGun

SmokinGun

    Weird, Wild Wrestler

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2179 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Everywhere
  • Interests:M.U.S.C.L.E.

Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:56 AM

That's cool. I digz the display.
  • 0

#9 DukeLion

DukeLion

    Wet Behind The Ears

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 9 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Interests:Bass Guitar
    M.U.S.C.L.E.
    Voltron

Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:42 PM

Congrats! I too completed my flesh set with the help of some great members here


  • 1

#10 CaffeineSanta

CaffeineSanta

    Formerly Be9ine

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 922 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Eugene, OR
  • Interests:M.U.S.C.L.E., M.U.S.C.L.E.Super Rares, giant lots of M.U.S.C.L.E.

Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:30 PM

Love the display! And congrats :)


  • 0

Like coffee? I roast for a living! Check it out at caffepacori.com
Ask me about trading coffee for your spare M.U.S.C.L.E.S.! I'll take most, regardless of condition :D
 

 


#11 OneTallPonderosa

OneTallPonderosa

    OCD Overlord

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 576 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Los Angeles
  • Interests:MUSCLE, LEGO, MIMP, Ballpoint Pens, Insects, Coins, Books

Posted 07 April 2017 - 05:55 PM

Congratz man!  Glad you got there.

 

Congrats! I too completed my flesh set with the help of some great members here

 

Full with Satan's Cross?  Post up in the collector tracking thread so we can add you to the rolls!

 

http://www.littlerub...howtopic=253164


  • 0

Check out my want list: http://www.littlerub...howtopic=251821

Check out my have list: http://www.littlerub...howtopic=251730

Check out my LEGOs:http://www.littlerub...howtopic=251230

Check out my trading Contest #3: http://www.littlerub...916#entry673886

 

LETS MAKE A DEAL! :ph34r:







Copyright © 2017 LittleRubberGuys.com