Submissions Needed! Help Name These Freakish Figures!


These types of completely original creations inspired by M.U.S.C.L.E. figures will become a subsection of Art 100.

However, what should they be called?

Potential voting on individual names will come later, but what should they be called as a group?

– They are not Frankenstein-like Amalgam figures.
– Many are clearly inspired by M.U.S.C.L.E. figures.
– The quality, texture, and even size vary greatly.
– And some we know as Future Strength or The Wrestlers Lutteurs.

Submit your suggestions in the comment section below. All entries will be entered into a drawing for a M.U.S.C.L.E. prize package (so make sure you use an active email address in the form below).

All entries are due by 1PM (EST) December 5, 2011.

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  1. #1 by uoozuman on November 28th, 2011

    #1 Pickle Head
    #2 The Tadpole
    #3 Woodrow Wilson
    #4 Aqua Wookie
    #5 No-bot

  2. #2 by Ridureyu on November 28th, 2011

    Well, the Lutteurs and Future Strength figures have names for their series, but as a whole?

    MUSCLE_inspired Knockoffs seems to work for me.

  3. #3 by Stklbck on November 29th, 2011

    Muscle inspired wanna be
    M.I.W.B.s!!
    Or just muscle wanna-be’s

  4. #4 by Chad Perry on November 29th, 2011

    I can’t figure out what I like. The two words that are stuck in my head are: 1) charlatan; and 2) shyster.

    I also like Masquerading M.U.S.C.L.E.s because of the alliteration, but it seems a bit long.

  5. #5 by Leitmotiv on December 1st, 2011

    Charlatan’s have a negative connotation and since plenty collectors may enjoy these, I don’t think a connection should be made. Knockoffs is fine with me.

  6. #6 by Chad Perry on December 1st, 2011

    I guess. I think I hear the word in an exaggerated and over inflected way which just seems fun – almost as if it were, “those charming charlatans!”

  7. #7 by Rubberhammer on December 1st, 2011

    How about Muscle Imposters?

  8. #8 by Leitmotiv on December 2nd, 2011

    Knockoffs are instantly understood too.

  9. #9 by Chad Perry on December 2nd, 2011

    The main thing I dislike about “knockoffs” is that I think it can be applied far more broadly. There could be a decent argument that things like CUTIE’s or MIMP’s are M.U.S.C.L.E. knockoffs.

    I just view these figures as being such a specific type of “knockoff” that they warrant their own specific title.

    I also thought it was a fun, not laborious, idea to think of a name for them.

  10. #10 by Leitmotiv on December 4th, 2011

    The specificity is obvious. We’re talking about M.U.S.C.L.E.s here, not C.U.T.I.E.s.

    Just like “bootleg” could be broadly used, but when in a specific community, it’s obvious what you’re talking about.

    If you can find a more fun and appealing label, I’m all for it.

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