Epilogue – Week of October 2nd

A story like this feels like a Rorschach test for M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors. I know what I take away, what do you?
Prepare for Adam to blow your mind.
I just found this blog. I love it.
I wish I would have seen these sooner. Is this my first pang of baby nostalgia?
I’m buying this. Magic tricks have been a great way to calm kids down.
I enjoy feeling like bands evolve with you.
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! came off the bookshelf after a long break – these stories just kill my 4 year old.
These figures always strike me as totally unloved.
Buying a set of M.U.S.C.L.E. figures is like going to a hooker for your first time.
Wow, Satan Cross is already at $50.
Is 49 huge? I would say it is a large lot.
I love lots like this. Love them! Even better when the price is great.
114 Figures, with a few odds and ends.
$0.99 for 18 figures.
Low opening bid for 50 Flesh figures.
Nice lot of 78 figures.
93 Flesh figures.
The shipping is almost as much as the opening bid. DAMN!
I don’t love the price, but kind of interesting.
I hope nobody gets duped by this auction.
I try not to swear, but what a fucking asshole.
This lots good – it’s even better for UK bidders (less shipping).
A $0.01 auction is always worth a look.
Flesh lot + New York = …
I’d buy this if I could find a people looking for Red and Blue versions.
Ideal lot if you collect “rare” figures.
Nice lot. Stupid price.
Basic lot, but a GREAT first picture!
Did you vote? It’s probably the most important decision you will make – ever! This week. Today. Fine, it’s the most important decision you will make in the next 10 seconds.
The last paragraph gave me new reasons to hate Brett Farve.
UofM will be closing both the Flint and Detroit campuses.
I’d question my running backs overall balance.
Interesting article about climate change and politics.
Lucky guy.
It looks the best when it’s full, but it still doesn’t look that cool.
I just can’t wait to see this.
Nice pumpkin carving tip.

There are always a lot of good pictures to choose from each week. I chose this picture because when I saw it, I was simply blown away. Adam had posted the bootleg figures in their original condition. When I saw those I thought they were cool. However, when I saw the finished product I was simply stunned. I had these figures when I was a kid. When I saw Adam’s work it was like he had plucked them directly from my childhood imagination.

When I saw this video there was no question it was going to be the best video of the week. It also made me realize that I should post the video of my son reciting the opening crawl to Star Wars from memory. I think he’s about two in the video. The video also reminded me how different my son’s reaction was – pure emotional pain. He teared up and couldn’t even talk about it for weeks without tearing up. It was probably 8 to 10 weeks before he could talk about the idea that Darth Vader could be Luke’s father. He kept asking, “Why would Darth lie?”

  1. #1 by Adam on October 7, 2011 - 11:10 am

    Thank you for posting up my pic and links. I really like the way the Galaxy Laser Team came out when they were all finished. Sometimes you just have a good painting day. =)

  2. #2 by Chad Perry on October 7, 2011 - 11:29 am

    It’s not just talk, I’m the current high bidder.

    I had those figures as a kid. It’s weird how clearly I remember buying them and playing with them. While they were just green and magenta, they looked like your figures in my mind.

    It’s pretty trippy for me.

  3. #3 by Adam on October 9, 2011 - 12:38 pm

    That is kind of trippy, since they looked this way to me (or close to it) as well.

    There is something about color, sometimes it can bring everything into focus. I love mono mini figures, but I think the reason I paint and customize them is that color really brings them to life.

    I am going to do my first MUSCLE figs ever this week, pretty pumped.

    Thanks for bidding, I hope you win them, it looks like Luke has taken an interest as well.

  4. #4 by Brandon on October 10, 2011 - 11:47 pm

    Is there a way to see the original knockoff toys from a different link? That one seems to require me to sign up for Google+…

  5. #5 by Chad Perry on October 11, 2011 - 9:31 am

    They were orangish versions of these figures.

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