Auction Watch #67

The first auction, M.U.S.C.L.E. MEN (116) w/ Terribull & Satancross, features a decent lot of 115 Flesh figure plus the incredibly common Satan Cross figure. Normally if a seller is knowledgeable enough to put Satan Cross in the auction’s title, then they are also smart enough to put the figure front and center. Instead the figure is oddly placed off to the side with the sword completely out of sight.

The immediate thought was that the arms could be missing altogether – as the SC’s position and cropping of the picture are very suspicious. However, the auction description states:

#236 (Rare) Satancross (sword not connected to upper hand)

This mysterious placement of Satan Cross certainly raises a red flag and even calls into question whether the figures are actually in “good” condition. However, a nice size lot like this will always attraction attention. And there will certainly be a buyer willing to overlook a damaged Satan Cross figure.

The final price of this auction will be $86.00.

The second auction is actually a trio of figures. These figures were cast by Muscle Things and are now being sold directly from too!

Once again Alec has cast a number of figures created by different people. Each of the figures certainly has their own unique personality. The first custom figure, Curly Hair Mustache Guy, manages to capture one of the very unique aspects of the M.U.S.C.L.E. brand – the interestingly odd human. This figure could have easily fit into the original line of M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. The final price of the Curly Hair Mustache Guy will be $8.50.

The second figure, Mr. Roboto, taps into one of the least explored areas of M.U.S.C.L.E. figures – robots. There seems to be a surprising lack of custom robot-like M.U.S.C.L.E. figures being created. This figure is certainly a welcome addition. The final price of the Mr. Roboto will be $15.50.

The third figure, Big Hammer Sunshine, has been featured as a part of Auction Watch before. The last time the Big Hammer Sunshine was spotlighted he sold for $61. It will be very interesting to watch and see if the figure can match or even surpass the previous auction amount. The final price of the Big Hammer Sunshine will be $57.

The third auction, 175 Vintage 1980s M.U.S.C.L.E. MEN CLAW NO DUPLICATES, features a large lot of 175 Flesh figures. Large lots of figures will always garner bids. The question becomes, “Where will the bidding stop?”

The auction makes a very bold claim regarding the figures:

They Are in PERFECT CONDITION. They Look Like They have NEVER BEEN PLAYED WITH. They are Clean and Nice.

Based on the pictures, this does not appear to be the case. Many of the pictures feature too much flash, which make the actual condition of the figures very difficult to pinpoint. However, the picture featuring the #153 figure clearly shows that the figure is NOT in “PERFECT CONDITION.”

The final price of this auction will be $90.

Follow-Up: The first auction sold for $102.50, which is $3.36 less that the predicted price of $86.

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The second auction, for Curly Hair Mustache Guy, sold for $10.51, which is $2.01 more than the predicted price of $8.50.

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The third auction, for Mr. Roboto, sold for $13.50, which is $2 less than the predicted price of $15.50.

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The fourth auction, for Big Hammer Sunshine, sold for $50.01, which is $6.99 less than the predicted price of $57.

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The final auction sold for $88, which is $2 less than the predicted price of $90.

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