Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Five Star Toy Nostalgic Sofvi Collection x TOYFUL

Ashuraman ~ Toyful Exclusive "Pink ver."
Five Star Toy Nostalgic Sofvi Collection
Limited run of 29 figures
5,500円 ~ over @TOYFUL

 Image Compliments of TOYFUL

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ramenman x CCP

CCP Muscular Collection:
Tatakae!! Ramenman ver. (Vol. 51)
Ramenman Choujin Olympic ver. (Vol. 52)

 Images Compliments of CCP

Choujin Olympic ver.

Hand painted in Tokyo with hyper detail and precision!
Pre-order over @ CCP
Price: 6,825円
Release: 9/12

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

BamBam88 x Kinnikuman Muscle Apparel on eBay

The official BamBam88 KIN29SHOP is testing the water of overseas distribution on eBay!

Image Compliments of BamBam88

Depending on how this trial period goes, we could see a full line of Kinnikuman products available to fans everywhere with a few simple clicks!

The current shirt posted goes for 4,200円 or $53.00 USD at the current exchange rate.  Throw in super fast EMS shipping, and the total $69.00 eBay BIN price is not bad at all.

Forget expensive third party shopping deputy sites.  This is the best way to avoid costly exchange rate conversion fees, exorbitant third party seller fees, and double ding shipping charges.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Kinnikuman x UFC Japan Official Collaboration

Kinnikuman x UFC Japan special promo poster with artwork by Yudetamago!  This version is apparently exclusive to the Japanese market, and will be available at the Saitama Super Arena.

Image Compliments of Yudetamago
Alternate version over at Yudetamago's official site

More Details:
* UFC 144 Edgar vs Henderson
* Japanese press release from Nikkan Sports on the Kinnikuman x UFC collab!
* Officially licensed t-shirt version (Japan only ~ special drawing for 30 people) 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Kinnikuman x Punk Drunkers x Five Star Toy x Wonder Festival 2012

Kinnikuman Wonder Festival Winter 2012 Exclusives

Punk Drunkers Team Japan (Olympic Celebration) t-shirt
Features Five Japanese Choujin: Wolfman, Big the Budo,
Kinnikuman, Mixer Taite, and The Ninja
@Five Star Toy booth
Pink or White (S ~ XL)

Shirt Front

Friday, February 10, 2012

Kinnikuman x Shinsekai

Breaking Kinnikuman News
The Shinsekai 100 Year Anniversary Kinnikuman Project!

Image Compliments of Yudetamago

As part of the Shinsekai 100 Year Anniversary Festival, Kinnikuman has been named the official mascot of the famous Osaka neighborhood.  This distinction is a real honor for the franchise, as Osaka serves as the birthplace for both Yudetamago and the Kinnikuman series.

A short list of announced Kinnikuman Project tie-in events include:
  • Nihonbashi Street festival in March
  • 肉の日(Kinnikuman day) on Friday, June 29th
  • Parade and Festival events throughout July
  • Presentation ceremony with Yudetamago and the city mayor
  • Exclusive merchandise galore!
More to come soon!

Shimada-sensei with the Mayor of Osaka!

*Friday the 29th is a bit of a word play in Japanese that cleverly works out to represent "Kinniku day." The "kin" in kinyoubi/Friday, coupled with the "ni/2" and "ku/9," of the 29th end up forming Kin-ni-ku ~

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Photo Contest Winners ~ Part Deux

Really digging all this Kinniku pride!

Custom Robin Mask
Submitted by - USA

       Childhood Kinkeshi ~ @tt_rsty ~Japan      

Chibi Robin! ~ ~ Japan

Monday, February 6, 2012

Photo Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Nama Niku photo contest!  All the pics were beyond cool, and it was hard to narrow down the top spot...

  Grand Prize - 友情パワー (Friendship Power)
 Submitted by @bokudes_kohama - Japan

I ended up going with this one because it perfectly depicts what Nama Niku is all about:  International friendship, and standing behind Kinnikuman.

A few of my other top picks:

 Yudekkii Pride 
Submitted by @KINNIKUMANwari - Japan

"Drink Milk! Your six arms will grow to be big and strong!"  
Submitted by @jaktweet - USA

 Kinkeshi Beard
Submitted by @ridureyu - USA

I will be posting the rest of the pics soon.  I think you guys will really dig what people came up with!

* ユデッキー (Yudekkii) is the Japanese term used to describe hardcore Kinnikuman fans.  (Think Yudetamago + a play on similar fan terms like "Trekkie").

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Kinnikuman x Tokyo Mix Style x 8-Style x Five Star Toy Collab

Tokyo Mix Style x 8-Style x Five Star Toy
Kinnikuman Sofvi Gold ver.
Kawasaki Muscle Shop Exclusive
Limited quantities

 Image Compliments of BamBam88

Image Compliments of Five Star Toy

Kawasaki Kinnikuman Muscle Shop
February 4th ~ May 31st
VIVACE della Rachitta (2nd floor)
Ogawa-machi 1-18
Kawasaki City

Via Kinnikuman Sofvi Kenkyuusho