Auction Watch #89


With a Canadian guy listing over 200 M.U.S.C.L.E. figures you would expect something to add to your collection. Sadly this Canadian gentleman was representative of a fairly boring week on eBay for M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors.

So this week has a warning and suggestion.

First, the warning. The price of Satan Cross is probably the most discussed price for M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors. Regardless of quantifiable data and/or anecdotal data the sale price for a single Satan Cross often hovers around $50. This auction, Vintage! Muscle Man, 236 Missing from Poster! Extremely Rare! Must See!, is notable because of its price – for a terribly damaged Satan Cross figure.

M.U.S.C.L.E. figures are some of the hardiest collectible toys. Significant damage to a M.U.S.C.L.E. figures takes a great deal of effort – like damaging a marble. So a damaged Satan Cross would be worth significantly less than the average Satan Cross. This figure would be better off as custom fodder for a talented customizer.

This auction will not sell.

The suggestion from this week’s Auction Watch is to look outside of eBay. While it will always be a great resource there are more M.U.S.C.L.E. related items than most people recognize. One of the easiest and least expensive options is the #153 keychain from Mishka NYC – Mishka NYC (Keychain: Monster Hand Pewter).

And don’t forget the lots of other talented people that offer a M.U.S.C.L.E.-like fix in many forms:
Adam Pratt
The Godbeast
Imperfecz Toys
OMFG! figures
Plastic Playhouse
Mandarake
Rampage Toys

These might require a little more effort:
Art Junkie
CCP

If any person or store was omitted, then please accept sincere apologies. But if a person or store was omitted, then please post it in the Comments section below!


Follow-Up: The damaged Satan Cross figure shockingly sold. Looking at the feedback of the buyer, they seem very comfortable inexplicably over paying for very common M.U.S.C.L.E. items.

Damaged Satan Cross
Final Screen Shot

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  1. #1 by Adam on December 22nd, 2011

    Cheers man! Happy Holidays!

  2. #2 by Imperfecz on December 23rd, 2011

    Thanks for the mention… and the reminder I need to pick up some of the stuff I found while clicking through the links….

  3. #3 by Andres Villalobos on December 25th, 2011

    That key chain is bad ass!

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