May 10, 2021

M.U.S.C.L.E. #138


This little guy is one of the more iconic figures in the M.U.S.C.L.E. toy line. His name is 'Personalman' in the Kinnikuman comics, as in.. Personal Computer Man. He is a minor character from what I understand. 

May 8, 2021

M.U.S.C.L.E. #112


We used to call this guy The Chameleon back in the day. His Kinnikuman name is actually 'Sunigator' and he has the ability to shape shift into various creatures.

May 7, 2021

M.U.S.C.L.E. #208


M.U.S.C.L.E. #208.  Recent discussions on social media made folks wonder if this guy was based on 'Leatherface' from the movie 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', as he looks like he's doing the Leatherface Dance from the final scene in the movie, and of course.. the word TEXAS emblazoned across his chest. 

His Kinnikuman name is actually 'Dickieman' and his back story places him as a wrestling student.

May 5, 2021

M.U.S.C.L.E. #161


The 'Piranha' is what most kids I knew called M.U.S.C.L.E. #161 back in the day. His actual name in the Kinnikuman comics is 'Atlantis', and is a Devil Chojin with incredibly powerful water attacks.
I personally called him 'The Amazon'.. after my favorite character from the NES 8 bit game 'Pro Wrestling'..




Apr 27, 2021

MUSCLE Man / Kinnikuman Eyeglasses Holder

My kids really do know me. Check out what they gave me as a birthday gift this last weekend..

Surrounded by a mountain of Ramen and Udon is Kinnikuman!



So as you can see, he is actually meant to be a holder for ones eyeglasses, although it's balanced pretty well and able to hold a multitude of other items. I'm already brainstorming what kinds of photo ops I can pull off with him!


You can get your very own Kinnikuman Eyeglasses holder from Amazon at the link above, which is where my kids bought mine from.

Apr 12, 2021

M.U.S.C.L.E. #189


Known to us as 'The Baby M.U.S.C.L.E." his name in the Kinnikuman comic is 'Alexandria Meat' and is Kinnikuman's close friend and trainer.

Apr 11, 2021

M.U.S.C.L.E. #163


We used to call him 'Wooly' as kids. #163 is one of my favorite M.U.S.C.L.E. figs in the line. His Kinnikuman character is named 'Mammoth Man' and there are some unbelievably cool looking toys of this character made in Japan, as well as multiple Keshi variations.

Apr 8, 2021

M.U.S.C.L.E. #06


We always referred to M.U.S.C.L.E. #06 as 'The Frilled Lizard' as kids. His Kinnikuman name is actually 'Sneagator' and is a shape shifting Chojin from the Congo.

Mar 23, 2021

M.U.S.C.L.E. #136

M.U.S.C.L.E. #136

I was just discussing old names we used to give this guy back in the day. Most kids I knew referred to him as 'Triclops' or 'The Ogre'. His Kinnikuman name is Harigoras. He was a minor character that had spiny skin and could curl up into a ball kind of like Sonic the Hedgehog.


Mar 20, 2021

M.U.S.C.L.E. #23

 

M.U.S.C.L.E. #23

This guy was pretty easy to name back in the day. The most common name for him fell along the lines of 'Rocky' or.. 'The Rock'. His Kinnikuman name is IWAO, and he was a bad guy in the series for awhile, largely serving as comic relief. Later on he was part of Kinnikuman's posse or entourage.