Searching for M.U.S.C.L.E. figures on the internet is more challenging than a simple Google search. The proper name M.U.S.C.L.E. does not always yield the best results, and trying things like “muscles,” “muscle men,” and “little pink men” yield a wide variety of results – most frustratingly so when the results are “adult” in nature. M.U.S.C.L.E. collecting also seems to be experiencing growth that makes clearly define “M.U.S.C.L.E. websites” more difficult.
An effort has been made to centralize all of the most useful, creative, active, and topical M.U.S.C.L.E.-related websites, blogs, and other online content. The University of M.U.S.C.L.E. suggests the following links:
UNRELENTING EBAY AUCTIONSUnrelenting eBay Auctions
Unrelenting eBay Auctions was a surprisingly popular feature for the website. To make room for The School Store it was turned into a post and added to the Links section.
THE HOLY TRINITYNathan’s M.U.S.C.L.E. Blog!
Formerly Nathan’s M.U.S.C.L.E. Page, this website has been the long-standing entry point for most collectors. While updates are very far and few between, it is still the best website to get the basic overview of M.U.S.C.L.E. toys.
Soupie’s M.U.S.C.L.E. Colors Image Archive
This website was the first to document every color M.U.S.C.L.E. figure, and serves as a tremendous reference site. It also breaks the figures down into their original Kinnikuman Parts and hypothesized molding trees.
Simply the biggest, best, and longest running message board devoted to M.U.S.C.L.E. figures and other collectible little figures.
Tyler’s blog is the most frequently updated and best source of Kinnikuman news for the English speaking world.
Naochin’s Kinkeshi Archive
Although Naochin’s Kinkeshi Archive is completely in Japanese, it still provides, arguably, the most comprehensive image archive of Kinnikuman Kinkeshi figures. Even if you do not speak Japanese, trial and error will allow you to navigate the site.
CUSTOM FIGURESThe Godbeast
Marty Hansen (Godbeast) is certainly the forefather of custom M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. While he still dabbles with M.U.S.C.L.E. figures his talents seemed focused on other toys.
Made up of two partners, HalfBad Toyz has created a wide variety of M.U.S.C.L.E. customs and other figures inspired by M.U.S.C.L.E. figures.
Originally known for his M.U.S.C.L.E. t-shirts Alec (Muscle Things) has started producing incredible high quality custom M.U.S.C.L.E. figures – often partnering with other creators.
Rampage Toys and Art
Rampage Toys produces distinct custom M.U.S.C.L.E. figures – often with a cupcake twist!
Luke (l.designs) has created many unique figures, but M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors know him best for his stunning customized painting of M.U.S.C.L.E. figures.
Wolf Voigt & Solar Color Dust
Wolf Voigt has not only created stunning custom M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, he is also helping other artist with his website. Wolf makes a wide variety of materials available to artists for use in their custom creations.
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