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Showcase #5: Hong Kong Kinnikuman Sofubi + Purchases


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#1 kayfabe1985

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 02:04 PM

I didn't want to clutter the board with an additional topic so I redited the one I did about visiting Hong Kong.

 

I was in Hong Kong for 1 week (my second time) and I visited a couple of toy stores looking to buy some Kinnikuman merch/toys.

I visited the following stores:

1-Ins Point
2-CTMA (Mongkok)
3-Sino Center
4-Superman Toys (in CTMA)

 

Finding Kinnikuman Kinkeshi in Hong Kong was not that easy & it was rather scarce (let alone kinnikuman merch).

 

I bought 5 Dekas in their original packaging (pure chance and 4 are Kinnikuman Dekas) but really didn't find much keshi besides a couple I bought.

 

Some are sold at crazy prices from the vintage line at around $40-100 bucks for just one!

 

I ended up buying Sofubi, I always dabbled in collecting them and found some japanese wrestling sofubi and Kinnikuman sofubi that I ended up buying (along with some stuff I dont actually collect but I found too cool to pass by)


Edited by kayfabe1985, 26 April 2017 - 02:15 AM.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:43 PM

Inns Point and Sino Center are great. They're within walking distance of each other.

 

I didn't see many older kinnikuman stuff. Mainly the SH Figuarts releases.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:47 AM

Thank you! I was not aware of Sino Center (I will make sure to check it out)


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:36 PM

what toys are you into?

the bulk of those places carry stuff like mecha, transformers, gundam. lots of sh figuarts.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 11:23 PM

I am looking for Japanese toys (vintage) or sofubi but regardless I enjoy looking at toy stores.
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Posted 04 April 2017 - 08:35 PM

there's also ToyZone. It's basically a big warehouse of consignment stuff. I think I saw some neat old time kinkeshi in one of the cubes last visit.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 02:36 AM

Arrived in Hong Kong yesterday. Note to self: Most toy stores don't open until 4:00pm! But found Inns Point and CTMA just fine; just have to make 2nd trip to both :)
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:09 PM

Safe travels, bud. Snag lots of goodies. 


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:13 PM

some of those owner seems stand-offish but chat them up and make package deals


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 02:15 AM

Arrived back safe and sound and now to pics from my purchases!

 

5 Dekas in their original packaging (I hope lol)

 

4 kinnikuman (I already own these but not in the package) and 1 Ultraman :)

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 02:25 AM

I don't necessarily collect Mazinger Z or Ultraman but I found these cool & affordable (the Mazinger Z are huge but not original; those run a pretty penny but I saw a lot of cool custom replicas/copies).

 

Unfortunately one of them (Mazinger Z) broke in the flight back (just 1 horn from the head and a small piece of the chest piece)

 

The sellers are quite helpful and cool once you have that icebreaker (of course language is a barrier but it works out) :)

 

i tried looking for bootleg figures as well in the markets but didnt really find much in terms of the old stuff (Kamen Rider or Ultraman).

 

 

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 02:31 AM

Now on to the sofubi! Various wrestlers (also from the original Tiger Mask line) and a few kinnikuman sofubi :)

 

I have no idea how many are in the line (the Japanese wrestlers Medicom Sofubi) so if anyone here knows a good website with a checklist for both those or Kinnikuman releases please let me know.

 

Even though they are from different lines I find that on display they go well together on account of the pro wrestling.

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