The M.U.S.C.L.E. collector community is comparatively smaller than many collecting communities. And when a M.U.S.C.L.E. collector starts to focus on a specific niche the number of peers drops significantly. Such is the case with collectors of Frankenstein-like Amalgam figures.
Seemingly one of the greatest barriers to entry for many collectors is the lack of common language. When collectors are able to simple refer to a #10 or “the Claw” they are able acquire figures – even if they’ve never seen the figure.
The lack of common language makes “Need Lists” nearly impossible to construct or share and it makes it nearly impossible to specifically search or sell on eBay.
The question becomes: How should Frankenstein-like Amalgam figures be specifically identified?
There are probably two realistic and obtainable options: (1) numbers; and (2) collector assigned names. Identifying numbers does not seem appropriately fun for such an enjoyable group of figures. And if names are going to be used, then it will be up to collectors.
Submit your potential figure names, in the Comments section below, for any of the 13 figures listed. Voting on the figure names will start next week.