Amazingly the notable yearly trends share the same characteristics – a figure selling for a shocking amount of money, a new Non-Poster figure is discovered, and some positive contributions to the hobby. And this year many of those same trends could be rehashed:
What will 2012 hold for M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors? Probably the same as always – from a general perspective.
A more pragmatic M.U.S.C.L.E. collector perspective would probably expect to see even more custom figures, t-shirts, and M.U.S.C.L.E.-centric offerings for collectors. While there will never be any “new” M.U.S.C.L.E. product there has certainly been a significant increase in availability of better and better M.U.S.C.L.E.-centric offerings. 2011 was probably the best year ever for custom pieces, but 2012 is certainly poised to be even greater.
The increase in content delivery platforms since 2007 has also offered an even faster and more fluid exchange of M.U.S.C.L.E. news and information. In 2007 a M.U.S.C.L.E. collector needed to be deeply entrenched in M.U.S.C.L.E. collecting culture to be knowledgeable. Today even a novice M.U.S.C.L.E. collector has a wealth of news and information being easily delivered directly to them.
No matter the specifics or trends for 2012, hopefully M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors have fun and attempt to have a positive effect on the hobby, community, and fandom of M.U.S.C.L.E.!