Art 200 – Poo Shine from Nama Niku & Eric Nilla

Poo Shine (Kinkeshi Flesh Version)
By Nama Niku and Eric Nilla

Poo Shine by Nama Niku and Eric Nilla

From Instagram: @kingthe100t

In September of 2012 Eric Nilla and Whiskey Sasquatch released Poo Shine. Whiskey Sasquatch is actually Tyler from Nama Niku. The Whiskey Sasquatch name was used as an homage to the alcohol bootleggers of the past.

Tyler created the custom figure, but the figure was cast by Eric Nilla.The figure is approximately one-inch tall in the “chibi” style of smaller proportions. It has four interchangeable heads. The main head, from which the figure takes its name, is Poo Shine. The three remaining heads are Moon Shine, Samurai Shine, and Giza Shine.

The Moon Shine takes his head from the M.U.S.C.L.E. figure #39. The Samurai Shine head is taken from M.U.S.C.L.E. figure #157. The Giza Shine takes his “head” from the base of the M.U.S.C.L.E. figure #107.

Poo Shine

If I remember correctly this figure was part of a response to a “bootlegger” discussion that started bubbling in late 2012, and then exploded in early 2013. Even I finally addressed, and solved, the explosive subject.

The reason I bring it up is that Tyler decided to use Whiskey Sasquatch instead of his normal Namu-Niku branding. Tyler creates stunning Kinniku-inspired figures. Full credit should always be given to such amazing figures. I fully understand the idea, but I don’t think it was a good idea for such a fun figure.

That fully covers all of the things I dislike about the figure. Aside from the Whiskey Sasquatch this figure is stunning. Admittedly many of the reviews here on UofM have been complementary. I’ve pointed out some things I may have disliked, but it’s rarely (if ever) completely negative. So with that said – I fucking hate chibi figures. I don’t think they’re cute. They remind me of sketches by artsy teenager girls in Iowa who inject Japanese words into their daily conversations.

From Instagram: @kingthe100t

“If that your softball coach?”
“Uh, no. It’s my softball Senpai.”

That’s why I was so shocked that I bought and then loved this figure. I think part of my attraction is that the figure is really smaller rather than purely “chibi” to me. It looks more like the son of Sunshine – a smaller, but not distorted, version of a classic.

Let’s not forget the interchangeable heads. They’re great. All brilliant choices. I was shocked that they all went in and out of the figure so easily. My Samurai Shine stuck a little bit, but it was fear that stopped me from pushing too hard. I was afraid I’d get it in and then ruin it getting it out.

Moon Shine
From M.U.S.C.L.E. figure #39

Giza Shine
From M.U.S.C.L.E. figure #107

Samurai Shine
From M.U.S.C.L.E. figure #157

Odds are that you already know this duo. But just in case you need to find more information, here are some places to find more information about Tyler and Nama-Niku:
Nama Niku on Instagram
Namu Niku on Twitter
Namu Niku on Facebook

For more information about Eric Nilla, Check out these links:
Eric’s Blog
Eric Nilla on Instagram
Eric’s Store
Eric Nilla on Facebook

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