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#1 kayfabe1985

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:50 AM

Showcase #12: Vintage Kinnikuman Kinkeshi Part 1-Part 30

 

Normally when I showcase something I would like for it to be a complete set. But I am almost there... :)

 

Over the last 2 years I have been collecting the vintage Kinkeshi line. Collecting the vintage line is way different than collecting the Mattel Muscle line due to all the variations in colors and not to mention if they have the “P” or “B” for BANDAI along with the YSNT. The other factor is price!

 

I would like for all of them to be Flesh but due to the price range of some of the later parts I am more than happy with a complete part in any which color.

 

I just started organizing my vintage Kinnikuman kinkeshi from Japan. I am now only missing 4 more full parts and some sculpts from Part 16 to have all 30 parts. My ultimate goal once I owned the reissue set was to own the entire vintage collection.

 

Once I have them all sorted and counted I will include a full picture of all of them together. However since I am close to completing the collection I thought I would use this topic to present my collection.

 

In the mean time I will showcase each part individually in the next days/weeks (so keep an eye out for updates along with a date). Hopefully when I go to Japan again in August I can find the kinkeshi I am missing. Does anyone here in the LRG community have all 30 Parts?

 

Part 1: Complete

Part 2: Complete

Part 3: Complete

Part 4: Complete

Part 5: Complete

Part 6: Complete

Part 7: Complete

Part 8: Complete

Part 9: Complete

Part 10: Complete

Part 11: Complete

Part 12: Complete

Part 13: Complete

Part 14: Complete

Part 15: Complete

Part 16: Missing 10 sculpts

Part 17: Complete

Part 18: Complete

Part 19: Complete

Part 20: Complete

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:54 AM

Part 1 (20 Total)

 

This is the first part and probably the easiest one to collect and find online (either ebay or yahoojapan). Very often the figures in the first part come in lots and feature the now classic sculpts we all know and love! If you are starting your collection or just want to start somewhere I would go for Part 1 (even if you don't collect the other parts).

 

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:59 AM

Part 2 (20 Total)

 

Like Part 1 also easy to collect and find online individually or in lots (either ebay or yahoojapan).

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:43 PM

Part 3 (12 Total)

 

Part 3 had 12 figures instead of 20 and featured one of my favorite sculpts: Kinnikuman #46 C

 

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:47 PM

Part 4 (10 Total)

 

Part 4 had 10 sculpts; Imagine being a child of the 80's in Japan and collecting at this point 62 figures! So many doubles!

 

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 02:25 AM

Part 5 (19 Total)

 

Part 5 had 19 sculpts; three of my favorites: Obviously the now "iconic" Sunshine sculpt (#74). But I really like #70 and #67 (they never had a female Muscle sculpt in the mattel line).

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 03:05 AM

Part 6 (7 Total)

 

Part 6 only had 7 sculpts; funny how some parts had 20 figures in the collection and other parts below 10. All recognizable sculpts from the Mattel Muscle line. I also own the Daishi for Part #6 and it's interesting to see the color patterns they use for the respective characters.

 

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 05:30 AM

Part 7 (19 Total)

 

Part 7 went back to having more sculpts (19); a lot of fun sculpts here and familiar ones to Muscle fans from the Mattel line. Parallel to collecting the vintage Kinkeshi I also collect the "Daishi" gashapon backing boards. I am still missing a few but I have the Part 7 backing board (hence it being in the picture as well). If anyone has any backing board doubles that I don't own please pm me :D having all the kinkeshi and the backing boards would give me a truly complete set.

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 05:37 AM

Part 8 (23 Total)

 

Part 8 up to that point had the most sculpts (23 total). By now they had 130 figures in the collection and with Part 8 they introduced the now beloved "Claw #118" sculpt! My two favorite sculpts from this part is #120 for some reason & #128 (Kinnikuman's Mom).

 

 

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 10:48 AM

Part 9 (12 Total)

 

Part 9 had 12 sculpts total and had some pretty kick ass figures like #135 that never made it to the Mattel line. I own an alternate Daishi for Part #9 (used in some gashapon machines at that time). It had images from the anime and not of the Kinkeshi; alternate backing boards are sometimes used during this period for certain parts and promotions.

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 10:51 AM

Part 10 (11 Total)

 

Part 10 had 11 sculpts total; like Part 7 I have the Daishi backing board for this one!

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 10:59 AM

Part 11 (12 Total)

 

Part 11 had 12 sculpts total and had one of my favorites sculpts #158; I also have the Daishi backing board for this part and its hanging framed in my living room! (along with #7 #10 #16 #19)

 

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 02:53 PM

Part 12 (16 Total)

 

For Part 12 they decided to try something different and they went with a tag team theme (besides 6 single/individual sculpts). Of course if you count each sculpt you actually have 26 original figures! In terms of displaying them; they are a pain in the butt!...but look cool together. Some of these have been reissued quite a bit so its difficult when buying them online from the listing pictures to know if they are vintage 1984 figures. However it's noticable once you see them in person and after a while once you collect kinkeshi: "you will just know based on smell, texture and color" if they are reissue or not besides the tell tale "CHINA" on the back :D Often you will get these split in lots (for example #187; if I had a dollar for each time I had both come up in lots!). Finding them online as a tag set when your missing them from your collection can get pricey when you calculate shipping etc.

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 03:04 PM

Part 13 (14 Total)

 

Collecting the first 13 parts is easy! I have 5 sets already if I include the four 205 Perfect Collection sets I own. I am not even counting the 28 Boxed sets which have a lot of the first sculpts from the 13 parts. After Part 13 it gets interesting and frustrating at the same time when it comes to collecting. Part 13 had 14 sculpts total and also the iconic #189 Sunshine sculpt and two interesting sculpts in #194 & #195. Up to that point that was the entire collection (totalling 195 figures or 205 figures if you counted the tag team sculpts as individual figures). So when they released the 205 Perfect Collection it was at that point the definitive collection...until Part 14 (hahaha). If you start collecting the vintage kinkeshi line I suggest you shoot for the first 13 parts and then decide if you want to continue since those parts are the easiest to collect. I have the Daishi Backing board for Part 13 as well (a recent acquisition).

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 03:14 PM

Part 14 (13 Total)

 

Part 14 had 13 sculpts total and again feautured another iconic sculpt: #196 and one of my favorites sculpt #203. Familiar Mattel sculpts in this set and I often wondered what went into deciding what sculpts would be used by Mattel or not for the Muscle line. I have the Daishi Backing board for Part 14 as well and it's one of my favorites! Here they have an awesome diorama theme! These sculpts come up in lots as well so they are not super rare or anything but by this point you are knee deep into 208 figures total!

 

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 03:20 PM

In case anyone is wondering about a checklist; I discovered this Japanese site with the help of LRG members. Quite often if you google anything Kinkeshi/Muscle related you will often find in the first google searches an old LRG topic post :D

 

You can always "copy & paste" the name of the sculpt in Japanese and paste it on the search engine for yahoojapan for example. Thats how I learned to navigate searches in Japanese sites when looking to complete my collection or just buy stuff in general.

 

Here is the link with a checklist and pics on all 30 parts: http://www.din.or.jp...in_collect.html


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 03:35 PM

Part 15 (15 Total)

 

Part 15 had 15 sculpts total (or 20 figures total since they have some tag team sets). This part had an interesting tag team sculpt #210 which I later found out when looking through the old UofM articles was at first believed to have been a new/rare Mattel sculpt in the infancy of the old-school Muscle collecting days. Part 15 also had the #222 & #223 sculpts which became confirmed Mattel Super Rare non poster figures.

 

Link: http://blog.uofmuscl...muscle-figures/

 

. My favorite sculpts are #212 (something about the idea of Terry Man in a strap/chain match makes me giggle) & #214 (sword fight!!!) I have the Daishi Backing board for Part 15 too but it's not as exciting as the previous Part 14 Daishi.

 

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 04:00 PM

Its around this point where my collection gets pretty spotty. 

I also haven't been too active about collecting the full 418 and what I have consists largely out of what I have gotten in lots while seeking out chibis and bootlegs. 

I can't believe how complete your collection is, only missing 4 parts?!?!


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 04:49 PM

Part 16 (16 Total)

 

 

Part 16 had 16 sculpts total (by this point the line had 239 figures total). #226 #227 & #228 are kick ass sculpts!

 

I own 6 figures and the #16 Daishi (probably my favorite backing board besides backing board #21 which I don't own).

 

I almost gave up here! Once I got to Part 16 I became frustrated with collecting the vintage Kinkeshi line because of prices and difficulty of finding the respective keshi in flesh individually. By this point I wanted my collection to be all flesh (later on I would change my mind lol).

 

I wanted to collect them chronologically per part but that was just insane. I decided to take a break from collecting the vintage kinkeshi line and started working on the Kinnikuman Dekas (also frustrating once you get to those last few figures) and then I returned to the Muscle Mattel line.

 

In between I would get Kinkeshi in Deka lots and before I knew it I ended up completing later Parts (#17 #18 etc).

 

When I realized that I thought I should continue and try completing the entire set (originally I wanted to see how far I could get but really wanted a full collection).

 

I am missing 10 sculpts from Part 16 besides four more parts; eventually I will come back to Part 16 and when I complete that set I will make sure to post an edited picture!

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 07:50 AM

Part 17 (12 Total)

 

 

Part 17 had 12 sculpts total (by this point the line had 251 figures total). The #245 Ashuraman in a sling sculpt I always found hilarious (the idea of a kid playing with a battle torn character) but even more interesting is #241 B (what a weird/interesting choice). I also own the Daishi for this but I felt it was too repetive and not as inventive as #16 for example; we would see a similar Daishi in #18.

 

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:56 PM

Part 18 (10 Total)

 

 

Part 18 had 10 sculpts total (by this point the line had 261 figures total). I wished the Mattel line had released #252 because its one awesome looking sculpt visually. Ditto on owning the Daishi for Part 18 but like Part 17, I felt it was too similar. Daishi wise BANDAI they would redeem themselves with Part 19.

 

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 01:09 PM

Part 19 (20 Total)

 

 

Part 19 came with a vengance! (20 sculpts total) and some interesting choices for the sculpts as well. I felt that #262 to #267 were pretty similar/repetitive. The #270 "Varsity Blues" Buffalo Man kinda made up for it. The Part 19 Daishi is great,  I have it framed on my wall too.

 

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:41 AM

Forgot to mention another important thing about Daishi #19

 

This is a particularly interesting Daishi because it shows a rare Kinkeshi on the display amongst the other releases that was never released in Part 19.

 

But it does exist and is super rare.

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:16 AM

Part 20 (10 Total)

 

It's been a bit since I posted another part so here is Part 20! Part 20 had 10 sculpts total. Sculpts #290 & #291 are both interesting because they are not featured in the Mattel MUSCLE line (unlike the other 8 for example). I imagine that at this point a collector of the vintage Kinkeshi line back in the 1980's probabaly thought: "Almost 300 to collect!!!!"

 

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