Growing up in the 90s, local television was a treasure trove of great programs.
From Under One Roof to Growing Up, our local programs were heartwarming, funny, engaging and relatable.
And none more so, than Mr Kiasu. Local icon, Kiasu King, Singaporean citizen.
Singapore’s True Icon
If you don’t know what kiasu means, you might want to read this article.
Mr Kiasu was a popular icon back in the early 90s.
I remember seeing Chew Chor Meng on TV with his glasses as Mr Kiasu. The character also had merchandise everywhere, including Mr Kiasu toys in a McDonald’s happy meal.
Now, if you were a hardcore Mr Kiasu fan, you probably have a collection of Mr Kiasu comic books.
The good news is, Shogakukan Asia is republishing all 8 original Mr Kiasu comic books, complete with a limited edition box set!
The comic books will be available from 29 June 2018 and can be purchased at all major bookstores as well as ActionCity and TOG (Toy Or Game) outlets.
Each book will cost $10.90.
For the hardcore collectors, perhaps I can interest you in the limited edition Mr Kiasu box set?
It comes with all 8 volumes of the comic books in a serialised box specially designed by the author, Johnny Lau, as well as a 3-inch Mr Kiasu figurine.
The limited edition box set goes for $88 and you may preorder yours from Kinokuniya, Popular, MPH bookstore, ActionCity and TOG (Toy Or Game) outlets from 22 June 2018.
There will only be 500 box sets available, so act fast and BE KIASU!
(Header Image Source: Open The Toy)