Showcase #42: Kinnikuman Kinkeshi Part 02 2017
Just recently released in September 2017; this is the second gashapon Kinkeshi release within the last 4 months. So it's a bit of a Kinnikuman Kinkeshi resurgence/Renaissance.
The Gashapon life span was about 3 months in Japan last time for Vol. 1
Volume 2 comes in Flesh, Red & Blue but for this set they added two chase color/painted Kinkeshi!
For a total of 20 figures total (or 26 figures total if you count the tag teams but these came together).
The sculpts look more like the 1991 releases or Battle Collection sculpts.
As usual the series has at least one Kinnikuman sculpt and the plastic/rubber material I personally prefer more because I dont have the fear of the Keshi melting (the newer sculpts do not have that problem unless they come in contact with vintage Kinkeshi; so you can put them together with the reds and blues).
I also acquired the Daishi along with the set, pictures do not do these justice!
Edited by kayfabe1985, 23 December 2017 - 09:12 AM.