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#1 BMD

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 10:16 AM

Up for grabs are original Keshi Pro-Wrestling Keshi made by Japanese
toy maker Popy (now Bandai). This is the series of Wrestling minifigures
that started it all.

The first 10 figures were released as the "Super Pro-Wrestle Strongest
Army" line in 1982 (one year before Popy folded back into parent
company Bandai in 1983); each figure standing about 1 inch in height.

As the name implies, this line of Keshi was a spin-off of Popy's full sized
action figures that were released in 1981. Many of the Wrestlers featured
in the following waves would receive their very first figures as Keshi.

The following figures I have for sale are:


Super Pro-Wrestle - Strongest Army
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Abdullah The Butcher 1982 Series 1
$30 USD/$40 CAD/23 GBP Pounds

 

 

https://www.ebay.com...SwAAOSw-MFbfAgD
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Tiger Jeet Singh 1982 Series 1 -

his very first figure!

$30 USD/$40 CAD/23 GBP Pounds

 

 

https://www.ebay.com...xYAAOSwvu5birKS

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Tiger Mask 1 (Satoru Sayama) - 1982 series 1 - his very first figure!

$30 USD/$40 CAD/23 GBP Pounds

https://www.ebay.com...uwAAOSwQq1bfFHr


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Andre The Giant - 1982 series 1
The second ever figure created of Andre!

$30 USD/$40 CAD/23 GBP Pounds

 

https://www.ebay.com...u0AAOSwMPxbixFj




How can you spot an official series 1 Keshi made by Popy?

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Only the first 10 figures feature this special stamp.

Ikki Kajiwara (the creator the Tiger Mask anime) licensed the Tiger Mask

character to Popy starting in 1981. As a result, Ikki's namesake is featured

on the backs of every Keshi from series 1 along with Popy.

As Popy reverted back into parent company Bandai, the line was renamed
"The Pro-Wrestler" in 1983 (with additional waves being released until the

late 1980's).


The Pro-Wrestle (Name engraved series)

Each of these Keshi feature the specific Wrestler's name written on

their backs in Japanese Katakana, Kanji and English.

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Giant Baba  - Name engraved series
$13 USD/$18 CAD/10 GBP pounds


https://www.ebay.com...W8AAOSwa9FblUYd


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Terry Funk - Name engraved series
$13 USD/$18 CAD/10 GBP pounds

https://www.ebay.com...1sAAOSwroFblUPP

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Mil Mascaras - name engraved series
$15 USD/$20 CAD/11 GBP pounds
https://www.ebay.com...SUAAOSwMdZbfBiU





Capsule series



This line of Wrestling Keshi are slightly taller and have a heftier build. The capsule
series is also one of the first waves without a logo on the backs of each Keshi.

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Dusty Rhodes - Capsule series -  arguably his very FIRST figure!
$11 USD/$15 CAD/$8 GBP pounds
https://www.ebay.com...FcAAOSwlSda9Iyc

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"Handsome" Harley Race - Capsule series

$11 USD/$15 CAD/$8 GBP pounds

https://www.ebay.com...984.m1555.l2649
 

 

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"Handsome" Harley Race - Capsule series

$11 USD/$15 CAD/$8 GBP pounds

https://www.ebay.com...2UAAOSwvItbbqpb

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The Great Kabuki - Capsule series (one of the very few and earliest Kabuki figures)

$11 USD/$15 CAD/$8 GBP pounds
https://www.ebay.com...984.m1555.l2649



I'll be adding more Keshi for sale (and the history behind them) soon!

All items will be shipped from Canada with tracked shipping. I'll also be happy to offer
combined shipping for multiple Keshi.


Edited by BMD, 27 September 2018 - 12:28 PM.

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 10:38 AM

Fantastic write up! You DO have to include prices in sales threads though.
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Posted 27 September 2018 - 11:49 AM

All prices have been added below each Keshi in USD, CAD and British Pounds.

Sorry about that. More Keshi to be added soon.

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Edited by BMD, 27 September 2018 - 12:10 PM.

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