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.
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
Due to my OCD, I would like something more than just a picture archive but also a checklist of some kind.
Since I could not find a checklist for Amada Kinkeshi/Mini Kinkeshi; I decided to make one for myself to keep track of what I own in my own collection.
I am still not finished so this is Version 1.... but I will be updating it as soon as I get new Mini Kinkeshi (right now I still have about 60 + to catalog).
Please feel free to use it within the community
My CPU skills are lacking unfortunately so its pretty basic/rudimentary, my criteria for what I catalogued:
1-Only Mini KInkeshi with the marking: © Y–S.N.T with a circled P underneath (the two dots being key); so no bootlegs (although some Pachi/bootlegs look identical to the original Mini Kinkeshi sculpts but if they do not have the mark I wont count them).
2-I used the Kinnikuman Mattel MUSCLE names since most (at least in America) are familiar with those names. In the cases the sculpt was not in the Mattel line, I used the Japanese name (feel free to make corrections etc)
3-All the pictures I used I took (front & back)
I always liked the MUSCLE and Deka checklist made by Terry Mead in cooperation with other LRG members and that was kinda the inspiration.
The Mini Kinkeshi popped up in many places besides the usual Gashapon machines (back then only 20 yen). Which makes it even more complicated and difficult to track.
I have seen legit sculpts in Flesh, Green, Blue, Red, Yellow, Emerald & Pink (by legit I mean with the marking).
Some even came in the Muscle Fighter Deka sets & other Kinnikuman toy sets as extras.
I have a Part 7 Daishi which like I mentioned before meant that the Mini Kinkeshi from this "Part" could be acquired from Gashapon machines but I have seen a Part 6 and maybe a Part 4 Daishi somewhere online.
They also had two boxed sets and packs with uncut trees (the boxed sets had them in a clear plastic bag while the other boxed set had them in individual envelopes).
I consider the Mini Kinkeshi "Super Rare's" as part of this line and in total I am guessing there's at least over 500 + Mini Kinkeshi (counting all the colors).
Through yahoojapan and a contact I made during my last trip to Japan am just collecting/buying anything I consider Amada/Popy MIni Kinkeshi.
But this is gonna be hard without some help
Edited by kayfabe1985, 31 December 2017 - 10:50 AM.