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Posted 25 November 2017 - 10:43 AM
This sculpt because of the extra add on accessory of the hind hooves is quite expensive; I own 3 sculpts in Green, Blue & Yellow without the hooves (I have seen the sculpts with the hooves but can't make myself buy it for the prices...that is until I see a good deal).
Posted 25 November 2017 - 10:49 AM
Another great sculpt in Omega Man; this sculpt was also re-released other times besides the 1991 Battle Collection. This sculpt is also quite expensive and even more so in Flesh. I have this in Flesh, Green & Red
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Edited by kayfabe1985, 18 February 2018 - 12:51 PM.
Posted 17 December 2017 - 09:27 AM
Whenever I see the chance to get some vintage Green Kinkeshi I dont own (or any other colors) I do and I have been collecting them separately.
But only as they come in lots or if I see them at Mandarake for cheap. I checked each one for the YSN/T marking and those are added to my collection.
If they had no marking or a faint marking I didnt include them (unless I did not have that particular sculpt). 12 Kinkeshi from my Green collection I think are bootleg and until I bump into the vintage/legit sculpts I will replace them. The other 238 Kinkeshi are original
As of today I was able to reach 250 vintage Green Kinkeshi from the 418 collection!
Since they are so many I have to now display them on my bookshelf (I took them out of Detolf glass display case):
Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:08 PM
As of today I was able to reach 236 vintage Red Kinkeshi from the 418 collection!
From the 236 vintage Red Kinkeshi, 10 are bootleg (until I bump into the vintage/legit sculpts I will replace them).
Like the Green KInkeshi, since they are so many I have to now display them on my bookshelf (I took them out of Detolf glass display case):
Edited by kayfabe1985, 30 December 2017 - 02:07 PM.
Posted 19 December 2017 - 02:01 PM
Some vintage Kinnikuman Kinkeshi Gacha capsules (Part 17, Part 18, Part 22, Part 24, Part 26 2xs & Part 27):
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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:17 AM
Posted 20 December 2017 - 01:49 PM
Part 30 (13 Total)
Last but not least...almost feel sad posting this (I waited a bit actually) since it's the last Part in the collection and I completed it during my trip to Japan.
This was the easiest and most expensive Part to collect (it's most difficult to collect if you want a particular set in a respective color). So having it mixed is good enough for me but along the way since my trip to Japan I acquired some other sculpts in different colors.
Interestingly enough since I acquired so many doubles I am actually now 45 Kinkeshi sculpts away from completing a mixed 2nd full set! (sculpts from Part 19 to Part 25).
If I wanted to complete a 2nd set I guess, I could collect it easily since the other parts are way more difficult to collect in comparison.
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Edited by kayfabe1985, 02 January 2018 - 06:14 AM.
Posted 20 December 2017 - 01:53 PM
When I first saw this sculpt way back when, it seemed so out of reach and super rare; holding it in my hands when I bought it in Japan was an awesome feeling!
Edited by kayfabe1985, 06 February 2018 - 04:25 PM.
Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:03 PM
The last Robin Mask sculpt of the vintage line...
Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:12 PM
This sculpt along with sculpt #418 is one of the rares you see sold online often (widely available online). During my trip to Japan I hit every Mandarake in Osaka and Tokyo.
The Mandarake Complex branch in Akihabara was kinda disappointing but acquiring this sculpt was the silver lining: They basically had no kinkeshi and when I asked the employee he went to the back and pulled a bag with 5 figures and one of them was a Flesh #408 sculpt that usually runs for 25,000-30,000 yen or more but this one was not priced and when I asked the employee they marked it way below that (I thought about it and just bit the bullet).
That was my only purchase (I spent like 10 minutes total and more time in the tax free register). I own 3 of the 5 sculpts in the color tree.
Edited by kayfabe1985, 19 February 2018 - 01:53 PM.
Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:19 PM
This Part had sculpts that looked bigger or more "jacked up" proportion wise. #409 is an awesome sculpt that almost feels completely different to the other Kinkeshi releases in the family.
Edited by kayfabe1985, 31 March 2018 - 09:47 AM.
Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:24 PM
My least favorite sculpt from this Part is this one (something about the price in proportion to the sculpt scale) but at least it feels like a brand new sculpt!
Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:38 PM
Google this name and you get a ton of hits for Bibimbap (a Korean dish) which is quite delicious ( I had a chance to try it in 2016 during my South Korea visit).
A great sculpt and if the vintage #412 is out of your price range it is available in the 29th anniversary re-release.
So make sure if you want the vintage sculpt to look for the CHINA stamp (generally if the price appears to be "Too good to be true" then it probably is).
Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:45 PM
Another sculpt that one can find online but it is expensive! The last Neptune Man sculpt in the vintage line!
I found this #413 at JUNGLE in Osaka and it was reasonably priced and the staff are super accommadating.
Most of my Part 30 sculpts came from this Toy store.
Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:53 PM
I wished I had a mint sculpt of #414 (damaged chest piece) but am sure I will bump into a better sculpt in the future.
For less than $10 I will not complain! At that point I thought I would never bump into the Part 30 sculpts in the wild at those prices, so I opted to complete my collection by saving on shipping and middle man proxy costs. Since then I acquired a Red & Blue #414 as well
Edited by kayfabe1985, 22 March 2018 - 07:11 AM.
Posted 20 December 2017 - 03:06 PM
Another brand new sculpt and the second to last or for some the truly last sculpt in the vintage line (since #418 is a coin). The chest piece is awesome and even the head!
Posted 20 December 2017 - 03:12 PM
The last sculpt! The commemorative medal and this Kinkeshi is always super expensive and never mind the Flesh!
Between 10,000 Japanese yen and up depending on the color.
I am missing the Yellow and more hard to find Flesh coin...
It commemorates the last splash page of the original Kinnikuman Manga/story (Manga Tankobon #36 or Weekly Shonen Jump #21, 1987)
Edited by kayfabe1985, 28 February 2018 - 06:40 AM.
Posted 23 December 2017 - 12:16 PM
Just rearranged my Blue Kinkeshi (together with my Green & Red Kinkeshi) and the final tally this year was...
Blue Kinkeshi Total: 224/418
From the 224 vintage Blue Kinkeshi, 3 are bootleg (until I bump into the vintage/legit sculpts I will replace them).
Edited by kayfabe1985, 30 December 2017 - 02:04 PM.