As the Figure #221 portion of the online version of the UofM M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure Guide was being built, an interesting discovery was made. One of the seven manufactured figures had manufacturing errors.
A figure sporting an injection molding tag is nothing new. There are currently four documented examples in the Manufacturing Error Figures archive.
However this is the first one noted for a “Sunshine” or “Brick” figure (i.e., #3, #15, etc.). This is noteworthy because many of the “brick” figures are prone to having their head slightly warped – often forward. This figure does feature a slight warp forward, but not drastic enough to be called a “Warped Figure.”
The injection tag for this figure looks very rough, especially when compared to other injection tags. Could this suggest that rougher cuts, especially to “brick” figures, led to some warping?
Perhaps? It could also be the result of a child scrapping it against the rough sidewalk to remove the unattractive nub on his figure.
While a definitive answer may never arise it is an interesting consideration.
If any collectors have other types of errors, warps, and/or abnormalities to share, then please email the University of M.U.S.C.L.E..