Sunday, February 19, 2012

M.U.S.C.L.E./Kinkeshi vending machine bootlegs

Soft rubber flesh color MUSCLE bootlegs
Hard rubber/plastic flesh color MUSCLE bootlegs
Colored MUSCLE bootlegs
Pearlized MUSCLE bootlegs
Metallic MUSCLE bootlegs
Painted MUSCLE bootlegs (soft rubber)
Translucent MUSCLE bootlegs
Glow tiny MUSCLE bootleg charms
Colored tiny MUSCLE bootleg charms (loops missing)

What: Knockoffs of sculpts from the M.U.S.C.L.E./Kinkeshi/Kinnikuman line of mini figures. Bootlegs were produced in a wide variety of colors (including peach/flesh--similar to actual M.U.S.C.L.E.-- plus pearlized, translucent, metallic and more) and materials (from hard plastic to soft rubber).

When: 1980s-1990s

Where: Sold as vending/gumball machine prizes at toy stores, grocery stores, etc

Who: N/A

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