Showcase #22: Bandai Kinnikuman Ultra Tex Kinkeshi
This was a pleasant surprise to me as a collector. Since I am crazy about Dekas and being so close to completing my collection (the 9 cm 117 collection); I was looking for that next "thing" to collect. I saw some of these in their blister at Mandarake and now I am hitting myself for not buying them way back when in person. They are made out of rubber (material is more shiny and way more rubbery than the actual vintage Kinkeshi). I have no idea how many figures are in the collection but looking at the back of the blister I see 18 characters and they are also released in multiple colors (Red, Yellow, Blue & Flesh at least). So that’s at least 72 to collect! Often referred to as “Morinaga”; they contain 1 body (about 7cm) and 2 smaller Kinkeshi (chibi style). The sculpts are also different than those of the Deka sculpts; I have 13 in my collection and 3 doubles.
Edited by kayfabe1985, 14 July 2017 - 07:12 AM.