More M.U.S.C.L.E. Cans!

Normally an Art 200 review is broken into two parts: (1) subjective; and (2) objective. For this review I’m skipping the subjective portion. I love these figures so much there’s no reason to even attempt to be subjective.

I ordered the new Mini Popy Muscle Can from Eric Nilla and Namu Niku. What arrived, seen below, blew my mind.

The MUSCLE Thing in Flesh is beautiful.

I loved the sculpt of the figure, but I wasn’t in love with the Magenta-like color. I am shocked how much the color of the figure influenced my appreciation of the figure.

As soon as I finished taking the pictures the figure was prominently placed in my M.U.S.C.L.E. cabinet.

I can’t remember if I bought a Flesh version or if Eric was overly generous. Either way, I can’t say thank you enough. The MUSCLE Thing went from a figure I really like to one of my all-time favorites. I am embarrassed that the color of the figure is so influential, but I can’t deny it. If you don’t have this figure in your collection, then beg Eric for another casting. It is worth every penny and a MUST for every M.U.S.C.L.E. collector.

Speaking of figures you must own, you can add the Mini Popy Muscle Can to the list.

This is a smaller version of the second MUSCLE Can. I don’t think I can stop myself from saying, “Good things come in small packages.”

I may have felt embarrassed admitting that the color of the MUSCLE Thing influenced my love of the figure. For the Mini Popy Muscle Can I am not shy about saying that “size matters.” (Ok, that’s the last cliché expression.)

The smaller size really makes the can feel like a M.U.S.C.L.E. figure. The larger cans feel more connected to the 10-pack. This reduced size makes it feel like it could have been on the M.U.S.C.L.E. poster.

The family of M.U.S.C.L.E. 10-pack inspired figures from Eric Nilla and Namu Niku is stunning.

That collection of four figures leaves me nearly speechless. I can say that the figures fill me with M.U.S.C.L.E. happiness. Recently I placed a bid on a Class A figure. It made me sick. These figures provide me all the M.U.S.C.L.E. I need.

Eric also included a white Mini Popy Muscle Can. I didn’t like it as much as the Flesh-like version, but my boys liked it better – which surprised me.

You likely already know these artists. But just in case you need to find more information, here are some places to find more information about Eric Nilla:
Eric Nilla on
Eric’s Blog
Eric Nilla on Instagram
Eric’s Store
Eric Nilla on Facebook

For more information about Namu-Niku check out these links:
Nama-Niku on
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Namu Niku on Twitter

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  1. #1 by Eric Nilla on July 12, 2018 - 6:34 am

    Yeah when you ordered the muscle thing last time, flesh sold out fast, you must not have noticed that it was for this other color. I don’t know why but this really made me feel bad when you said you didn’t care for it and I had it in my head when you bought something else from me I would send the flesh figure as a freebie. I’m glad you appreciate this color more. 🙂

  2. #2 by Chad Perry on July 12, 2018 - 3:37 pm

    It wasn’t that I didn’t like it – I just didn’t love it.

    I love the new one. Thank you!!!

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