The M.U.S.C.L.E. Year in Review – 2012


For the last few years (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011) there has been a retrospective look at the universe of M.U.S.C.L.E. collecting.

Many of those retrospectives focused on the biggest and/or best M.U.S.C.L.E. events of the year. And really, what’s the point of a yearly retrospective that doesn’t do that?

Listed below are certainly some of the biggest events of the year. However, the biggest events are not always the most fun events. Most M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors stay M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors because they enjoy the smaller fun moments just as much as the large events.

However, the biggest events are not always the most fun events. Most M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors stay M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors because they enjoy the smaller fun moments just as much as the large events. So in recognition of those fun events, here is a short list of some of the most fun M.U.S.C.L.E.-centric events of 2012.
No gimmicks, ever.
Was this the best Epilogue ever?
The WWE M.U.S.C.L.E. campaign.
I fall in love with Tommy Tanker and then decide to start selling him. (It doesn’t sound like love when I say it that way.)
More custom figure news and honestly the best way to cook a hot dog.
– Both Man-Nie and
H.A.C.K. totally charm me.
New types of Future Strength figures show up.
A logo contest is held. The sample porno one still gets the most clicks.
Eric Nilla and Namu-Niku.com blew my mind.
In March I started to believe, what I now know is true, keeping up with mini-figures was going to be tough.
Scrap Sandayu from Luke Harris.
Art finally starts to make sense.

What was the most fun M.U.S.C.L.E.-centric event for you in 2012?

No matter what, hopefully M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors have fun and attempt to have a positive effect on the hobby, community, and fandom of M.U.S.C.L.E.!

  1. #1 by vette88 on December 21st, 2012

    Yes, that was the best Epilogue ever.

  2. #2 by Chad Perry on December 21st, 2012

    Was it the original and genuine comic book recommendation? I bet no one expected that.

    That was it, right? 😉

  3. #3 by Wolf on December 21st, 2012

    I look forward to these end of the year reviews. I wish the Dr. muscle figure was a reality for 2012. Maybe next year?

  4. #4 by vette88 on December 21st, 2012

    What comic book recommendation?? 🙂

  5. #5 by Chad Perry on December 21st, 2012

    This one of course!

    😉

  6. #6 by vette88 on December 21st, 2012

    Oh, I missed that for one reason or another. Something else had my attention.

  7. #7 by Chad Perry on December 21st, 2012

    Wolf :

    I look forward to these end of the year reviews. I wish the Dr. muscle figure was a reality for 2012. Maybe next year?

    Me too.

    “Real life” not only gets in the way of UofM posting, but in the way for other people too. I have high hopes for Dr. MUSCLE in 2013.

    And just in case people don’t know about Dr. MUSCLE: http://blog.uofmuscle.com/tag/dr-m-u-s-c-l-e/

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