Showcase #26: Kinnikuman Amada Mini-Kinkeshi/Amada Daishi
A couple of weeks ago on the boards I noticed the Amada Kinkeshi brought up and it peaked my interest. Yet another collection/set I was not aware of! It sort of lead me through the "rabbit hole" (hahaha). I acquired some when I bought lots of Deka and sold them (I regret that now!); I try to collect one piece/collection at a time.
Amada is a company name that had a license to the Kinnikuman characters. They are smaller than regular Kinkeshi (but not always) and the gashapon price was for 20 yen!!!
Already a discussion topic in 2011 here at LRG: http://www.littlerub...showtopic=37951
Also discussed on LRG in 2015 with pictures in an attempt to provide an archive: http://www.littlerub...howtopic=227423
If you check out the famous first issue of REX Magazine 2008 they talk about the Amada Kinkeshi and give it a spread of 6 pages. According to the magazine it had 10 parts total (so 100 figures total but a ton more if you count the color variations).
These Keshi pop up in the wild quite often and as I understand it they are officially licensed. Often they are wrongly referred to as Bootleg and in one Japanese site I even read that this is where the "Train Man" Kinkeshi came from (I guess that would mean the other rare Kinkeshi are also Amada?).
I own 2 Daishi (one with the Kinkeshi and one without) but I wonder why Part "7" is the only part I find information for online (especially images).
I have yet to find a complete checklist online or even how to tell which are Amada/distinguishable traits (some you can tell by the rubber sculpts and something I call peeling around the mold). But often I confuse them with Poppy Kinkeshi...
Japanese Link: http://blog.livedoor...1026582196.html
Japanese Link: http://www.din.or.jp.../kin_amada.html
If anyone has better information please post it here or if anyone has any Amada Daishi let me know!
Edited by kayfabe1985, 20 November 2017 - 01:28 PM.