Beast Man (Kinkeshi Flesh Version)
By Wolf Voigt and Eric Nilla
The original He-Man (Masters of the Universe) custom M.U.S.C.L.E. figures were reviewed as a part of a large Art 200 Spotlight. Then the Art 200 Spotlight was re-worked and added to a Wolf Voigt Spotlight.
The things that held true for the original release continue to hold true for the new He-Man, Skeletor, and brand-new Beast Man figure. It seems unlikely that collectors would want to re-read those original thoughts.
It’s funny how both time and color can influence the emotional reaction to a figure. I originally reviewed the Translucent Sky Blue Skeletor and the “Color Changing He-Man” in early 2011 – which means I probably purchased the figures long before that date. I am notoriously slowing getting figure reviews together.
Maybe I just like the Kinkeshi Flesh color better? Whatever the reasons these figures made men genuinely excited. I thought they were a fun idea in 2011, but in 2014 I had a legitimate emotional reaction to them. I guess you could say that as I grew and changed the art of the figures had a different impact on me.When I wrote the original reviews of these figures I tried to stay more objective. I didn’t emphatically encourage collectors to purchase these figures. That changes today.
Collectors of M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, and most mini-figures, had some childhood exposure to Masters of the Universe. And MOTU has proven to be a moderate success as an evergreen property, so there have been various incarnations since the original Mattel toys. Because of that these figures may be more appealing to MOTU fans.
But mini-figure collectors should not miss out on these figures. There are more mini-figures than ever competing for collectors’ dollars. And since I received these three figures the set has expanded. A set of four, including a charming Fitso, called M.u.s.c.l.e.s of the Universe 4-Pack can be purchased for $40.Given the craftsmanship, creativity, and fun associated with these figures $10 per figure is a steal. I am a fan of the Flesh set, but Mixed colors can be purchased too – including glow, thermal, or metallic chase variations.
Odds are that you already know these artists. But just in case you need to find more information, here are some places to find more information about Wolf Voigt and Eric Nilla:
– Wolf Voigt on UofMUSCLE.com
– Wolf’s business – SolarColorDust.com
– SolarColorDust.com on Twitter
– SolarColorDust.com on Facebook