Why I Do This Site
For me, when I was a kid, I loved Muscles. Only the originals, though. I always thought of the colored ones as generic (and still do). But I’d have my tag team, heavy weight, intercontinental champions, etc. I’d play for hours upon hours. I even made belts out of tin foil. I had a friend that was really into them, too. His mom was from Japan, so he had some Kinnikumen stuff. The original rubber figures, some Japanese comics ( they read from back to front, which was new to me), even some stamps. In a trade one day, I scored a Warsman stamp, some Japanese marbles (they look like peanut butter cookies), and some figures, including a female kinnikuman and #21 in a jumping “knee in your face” pose.
Anyways, for some STUPID DUMB arse reason, one day I just tossed them all out. DUMB DUMB DUMB ! I still have the stamp somewhere around here, though! I managed to keep about 5 or 6 muscles, because they were mixed in with some other stuff. They were not pink though, so I really didn’t care.
Well one day, I decided to do a net search for muscles. I tried different toy companies, because I couldn’t remember who made them. I even wrote to one company, and someone was kind enough to point me in the right direction. But to no avail, as their site had no info on old toy lines. So then, I decided to search for KINNIKUMAN. And guess whose AWESOME site I found? Nate, the god of photo shop. And from there, I found the MPS. I even signed the petition. So there I was. Drooling over Nate’s collection and all the groups’ websites. When it hit me. EBAY. And the rest is history.
Much Love to the Group