During the height of M.U.S.C.L.E.'s
popularity (which wasn't very long) Nestle ran a simple promotion. Inside each can of Nestle Quik there was a random M.U.S.C.L.E.
was nothing special about these figures. They were the same "flesh" colored figures that could be found in the 4, 10, and
28 packs. They only thing "special" about them were the fact that they were individually packaged on white cardboard with
a protective plastic wrapper. Once the figure was removed from the wrapper there is no way to differentiate the figure from
a non-promotional figure.
There are only 4 know aspects of the Nestle Quik/M.U.S.C.L.E. promotion: (1) the flesh figures
wrapped in plastic; (2) the Nestle Quik can with the M.U.S.C.L.E. pictures on the front and back of the can; (3) the one page
advertisement; and (4) the promotional figure tube given away at schools.
Personally I know two M.U.S.C.L.E.
collectors that own the Nestle Quick can. Unfortunately I have never seen any other cans. There must be some tins sitting
in attics holding long forgotten collections of M.U.S.C.L.E's. If anyone has a can, then please contact me - I'm very excited
to own one.
The most obscure piece is promotional tube that was given out at schools. Children received a white tube,
with "M.U.S.C.L.E" stamped, in blue, in a repeating spiral pattern (See Below). Inside were random "flesh" color figures.
There is only one known example of these tubes. It is very unlikely that many of these tubes survived. They are fairly boring
to look at, but fascinating over 20 years later.
Nestle Quik Figure Pictures
The above figure (#20) deserves
a special note. Alex, arforbes, sold me this figure because he wanted it to be part of a larger collection.
Alex has a very impressive collection and I was very humbled that he would want me to have his Quik figure. Thank you very