Epilogue – Week of July 31st


This seemed like a down week for M.U.S.C.L.E. auctions. eBay seemed stuff with common single Class C figures and small, overpriced lots of figures. It’s possible, but hopefully unlikely, that current buying habits of some M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors could lead to less popular figures being listed less often. If the average sellers see that only Sunshines and Claws sell, then they may not even waste their time and effort with other figures. I hope that’s just a pessimistic, irrational fear.

I’m ready for more HalfBad Toyz M.U.S.C.L.E. stuff!
Cool peek into some of l.designs’ M.U.S.C.L.E.-related work.
I don’t care what Superman looks like. I care about the story – it better be good.
Poster and figures.
Every time I see a story about Earth’s two moons I childishly think, “That’s no moon.”
Nice lot of 120 figures.
This would be a perfect lot of figures. If it wasn’t for 4 things.
Great bootlegs, but I still think the lot is overpriced.
Custom #153 with a perfect opening bid price!
I think this #153 is only 192% over priced.
Not Kinnikuman and not M.U.S.C.L.E. – but MUSCLEMANIA!
I was actually hoping this auction had “M.U.S.C.L.E. parts.”
– All 4 28-packs at sane starting bids: #1, #2, #3, and #4.
Remember that terrible M.U.S.C.L.E. soap? This lady could make the opposite of it.
“Will not give you any superhuman powers” (I thought that was pretty funny.)
My oldest is currently in love with chop sticks. This would blow his mind.
I must no longer be rad, because I think this Rad Dad book looks really interesting.
– Further proof I’m no longer rad (if I ever was): this cool thing reminds me of this thing (which is awesome in a much different way).

Over the weekend I saw ESPN introducing the new “Moto Enduro X” event for the X games. While it didn’t inspire me to watch I did think, “Damn, that looks pretty tough.”

Now the few clips of “Moto Enduro X” that I saw had featured men, seemingly, effortlessly riding through the course. On Monday the Women’s “highlights” were brought to my attention. I didn’t want to laugh but I couldn’t help it. It was a perfect mixture of hilarity and the sense of “Hell, I could do better than that!”

I’m ashamed to say it was easily the most memorable video of the week for me:

Easily my favorite picture of the week comes from Plastic Playhouse at LittleRubberGuys.com. I just thought all three of these painted figures were perfect.

Painted Figures from Plastic Playhouse at LittleRubberGuys.com

  1. #1 by Biffard on August 5th, 2011

    Those musclemania figs look to be made of the hard plastic. There are stretchy, flexible, and hard figures, right? I think those show up a little less frequently on ebay. Should be a good buy for collectors!

    On a side note, I come from a motocross racing background and while the enduro competition wasn’t as (I’m trying to think of the right word) “Competitive”, I give props to those women. Those bikes weigh around 220 lbs and that’s not an easy thing to maneuver over huge obstacles. Even the Men’s Comp. had a few problems with them.

  2. #2 by RIdureyu on August 5th, 2011

    What are the four wrong things?

  3. #3 by Chad Perry on August 8th, 2011

    @Biffard – Most days it feels like MUSCLEMANIA never show up on eBay. So flexible vs. hard has never been a big deal for me.

    @Ridureyu – The four C.U.T.I.E. figures. I was just trying to make a joke. It looks like I’ll need to start trying harder.

  4. #4 by Soupie on August 10th, 2011

    Years ago, my dad made a comment that motorcross riders were the best athletes on the planet. I teased and teased him to no end for the comment, naming just about every other sport as harder…

    For the past ten years I’ve been eating those words as I’ve heard over and over again that motorcross is indeed one of the toughest sports, if not the toughest. Just recently an MMA UFC fighter who also rides said motorcross was harder than MMA. That was pretty much the final nail in the coffin for me.

    Now, all that’s not to say that clip of woman riding that course wasn’t funny in a train wreck kind of way. However, like Biff, I give them credit too. But I think in the future they need a separate course. Come on.

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