Kinnikuman or M.U.S.C.L.E.
Posted 29 July 2002 - 02:12 PM
That being said,
I prefer Kinnikuman over M.U.S.C.L.E. because of all the extra figures available.
If There were only 236 Kinnikuman, my vote would go to M.U.S.C.L.E. because M.U.S.C.L.E. required alot more imagination than Kinnikuman, as there was no given storyline. Or names for that matter (other than Muscleman and Terri-bull).
But all in all, I vote Kinnikuman.
Posted 29 July 2002 - 02:22 PM
Posted 29 July 2002 - 02:56 PM
Posted 29 July 2002 - 04:04 PM
as cool as Kinnikumen are and as developed as they are, they were never there for me as a kid. they were always "away". a simple phone call or occasional visit would have been nice. but nooooooo, they were too busy with their manga and their cartoon and their movie.....blah blah blah. MUSCLES would never do that to me. MUSCLES were there for me, man.
but it all comes back to the childhood memory, that seals the deal.
Posted 29 July 2002 - 05:10 PM
They were much more fun, since I didn't know the Kinnikuman storyline and had to make up my own personalities for the characters.
Also, the figures were somewhat of a mystery. I remember back in the old days of MUSCLE collecting (pre-AKIA when we knew little to nothing about Kinnikuman) I wondered...
What the intention of the characters' designers? Are all the diferent Muscleman (and Muscleman-like) figures the same character, or different characters? Are the reptiles with the sneakers part of a specialized tag team? Why is that Muscleman bandaged like a mummy? (He turned out to be Kinnikuman Zebra.) And what's the deal with the Hand?
The mystery was part of the appeal for me. I'm not sure how much I'll like the new cartoon and collecting the new toys, since I'll be familiar with all the characters.
Posted 29 July 2002 - 06:33 PM
Posted 29 July 2002 - 08:57 PM
M.U.S.C.L.E.'s are also made of a better plastic which allows more detail to the figures. I've always loved the smell of M.U.S.C.L.E.'s too. Ever notice that great smell when they're all together in one container? Ahhh, M.U.S.C.L.E.'s. Blind fold me, I'd still know it was them, just by the smell!
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Posted 30 July 2002 - 06:26 AM
Not knowing names is what made it great. You had odd looking charcters that you could name and made it easeier then trying to learn all there names as well as more fun.
They had a quaility all there own and still do.
Posted 31 July 2002 - 05:37 PM
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Posted 02 August 2002 - 08:28 PM
i've never even seen a kinnikuman figure to match it against
oh it's such a loney life for a muscle head in oz
do good guys.............
"Hobby" & "Mental illness"
I just want what every Muscle collector want's , MORE!
Posted 04 August 2002 - 04:35 AM
When asked about Kinnikuman...the majority of the people here in Australia will go
M.U.S.C.L.E on the other hand, many will remember that they had them when they were young.
Posted 04 August 2002 - 09:35 AM
Posted 12 August 2002 - 09:17 PM
I'm gonna go with Kinnikuman, although I like both.
PS-Thanks for revitalising the site, I haven't visited in a while.
Posted 27 August 2002 - 02:26 PM
Posted 27 August 2002 - 03:08 PM
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"That was fast"
Posted 31 August 2002 - 03:29 PM
for the following reasons
1) No storyline
2) No givin Good/bad guys (except terror-bull and muscleman)
3) No Names (i made a squads of guys that looks the same to fight for their nation)
But if i was able to find some reasonible prices kinnikuman figures i'd buy then in a nanosecond
Posted 09 September 2002 - 10:49 PM
Posted 13 September 2002 - 02:25 AM
before my great love of Japan came to be, and before I knew the toys I loved, and collected WERE Japanese, I had my MUSCLE and TRANSFORMERS......
these were as American as apple pie to me, and still are......now that I am a bit wiser, does not change my view on the toys......
sure, now I have some names to go with the faces, but those names only serve an identification purpose, and are still not the names I use for my MUSCLES.....
my names are the ones I gave 'em.....and will always be so.....
heh....and through several MUSCLE websites, I have added a slew of new names to my characters......the block guy has always and always be THE BLOCK GUY, and the hand, is always gonna be the HAND.....
but I have some new names as well.....one of my favorites? Krangala......
just keep saying it!
KRANGALA, KRANGALA, KRANGALA!!!
Krangala Krangala Krangala!!!!
Posted 21 September 2002 - 01:22 PM
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Posted 22 October 2002 - 08:25 AM
Posted 22 October 2002 - 09:51 AM
Posted 22 October 2002 - 10:00 AM
All of the memories from my childhood flooded back. The stories I created for these mystery wrestler figures, and the fun I had trading with my friends couldn't be better memories. And hopefully my "re-interset" in MUSCLE's will lead to more great memories.
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Posted 09 December 2002 - 05:51 PM
Posted 10 December 2002 - 04:56 PM
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