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1 inch Metal Kinnikuman figures... Origin?

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#1 DDR

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 01:41 PM

I'd like to know the origin of these figures... Where did they come from and who made them?

Also, I realize the irony of inquiring about little metal guys on Littlerubberguys.com :D

I debated posting in the toy ID section, but this seemed more appropriate... Admins/council please move as appropriate.

I realize these are not everyone's cup of tea, but I dig them and would love to know more about them.

Have I C.Y.A.'d enough? Hah :D


Now to the meat...
They are metal not rubber, kinnikuman-themed 1 inch figures. All but 2 of them came from Japan.

I've inquired with a few knowledgeable kinnikuman & muscle heads, but haven't gotten any definitive information. Likewise, I've looked on LRG, but haven't found any posts discussing where they were produced... Please point me in the right direction if I've missed anything. (The pewter topics link no longer has pictures).

I've heard Taiwanese bootlegs... but only as a theory. That's the closest I've come.

Thoughts?

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#2 TheRiddler

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 02:17 PM

Sweet stuff man!!! Have you erad this thread?

 

http://www.littlerub...l=+metal +keshi


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#3 DDR

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 04:05 PM

Cool beans! I hadn't, that hyphen got me :D
thanks dude!

still,a mystery, I guess... Someone here has to know :)

Also, should anyone have any I'd love to buy or trade for them... Especially that Terribull!
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Posted 30 October 2015 - 04:12 PM

Those are cool. I like that safety conscious Junk Man!

 

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#5 DDR

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 04:39 PM

Those are cool. I like that safety conscious Junk Man!
 
(Sorry, I have no info to add)
 
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Hah, hilarious!

Looks like a fist pound... Self pound? Wait... That doesn't seem right...
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#6 Ericnilla

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 08:17 PM

These ones are Not official, bootlegs in Japan. Sold in capsules. I see these in yaj all the time. (I have buffaloman from this set)

The official ones are the actual kinkeshi sculpts, just metal.

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 12:47 AM

Thanks Eric! Man, is there anything about keshi, Japanese figures that you don't know? "The Oracle of Keshi". Hah :)

We talked about them possibly being from Taiwan a few years ago... Please let me know if you ever have extras... Bootleg or official release. Especially a Buffaloman.

How many of the bootlegs were produced? Is there a website that shows the complete set?

What could I expect to pay for the higher quality official ones?

Cheers!
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Posted 31 October 2015 - 02:57 PM

You dont want kids playing with them. Those being cheap bootlegs. They might be made of lead of some sort. There pretty cool. I got 2 of those. Kinnikuman and baffaloman. Some of them I never seen before.
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Posted 31 October 2015 - 06:24 PM

they look really cool never seen them before.
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Posted 02 November 2015 - 07:23 AM

You dont want kids playing with them. Those being cheap bootlegs. They might be made of lead of some sort. There pretty cool. I got 2 of those. Kinnikuman and baffaloman. Some of them I never seen before.


Absolutely not... These are for Dad :). Good looking out, thank you.

My muscles however, already battling with my boys ;)
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Posted 02 November 2015 - 07:25 AM

They are sweet... <-- I've been meaning to take a picture of them with the gold Ashurashine :)

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 08:13 PM

Digging these
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