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