Sociology 200 – Example #3

Whether it is a sexist preconceived notion, Mattel’s catalog, or only the lens of personal experience; many collectors simply think of M.U.S.C.L.E. figures as a “boy’s toy” instead of a toy. This modern M.U.S.C.L.E. moment captures the figures as simply toys, and reminds us of the incredible amount of creativity that M.U.S.C.L.E. figures provide a child.

Chris, known as Battlechaser7 on, was kind enough to share a picture of his daughter playing with some M.U.S.C.L.E. (plus Kinnikuman and Custom) figures that he recently captured. He shared this short note:

I have never separated how I distinguish what my kids can play with as long as I am around and it is not overly inappropriate such as a violent toy could be a weapon we just do not keep those ever. So when I get to open boxes they love opening them with me and the kinnikuman, muscle princess castle is a common result. My son is just starting to love them but has limited his destruction to taking everything off of my sunshine shelf and hiding it which is equally fine with me, their toys and I always treat them that way when it comes to my kids playing with them.

M.U.S.C.L.E. Princess Castle

M.U.S.C.L.E. Princess Castle

If you have any pictures that you would like featured, then please send them to the University of M.U.S.C.L.E. with a brief explanation of the pictures, plus how the children learned about M.U.S.C.L.E. toys.

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