Website Review #6

It would be easy to review many of the well known M.U.S.C.L.E. websites. However, by looking at websites and blogs that are less familiar to collectors there is the opportunity to view a more broad perspective of M.U.S.C.L.E.

This review is a blog entry from the website The site is stunningly broad, perhaps too broad. It attempts to cover Saturday morning cartoons, primetime TV, toys, arcade games, movies, pop music, lunch boxes, and fashion. The coverage is not even limited to one particular era. It essentially ranges from the inspection of each topic to the present. The fact that M.U.S.C.L.E. is covered is not surprising, but the entry is very buried within the site: Skooldays’ M.U.S.C.L.E. Blog Entry. M.U.S.C.L.E. Screen Shot M.U.S.C.L.E. Screen Shot

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Content: 3 out of 5

Any reader will fail to learn anything new or gain any true understanding of M.U.S.C.L.E. toys. However, the basic M.U.S.C.L.E. history is there and any reader will certainly walk away with an affectionate remembrance of M.U.S.C.L.E. toys.

Design: 3 out of 5

The design of the website is nice. It is simple and easy to navigate. The downside is that with so many topics it is not easy to stumble into something new. Any user of the site needs to stay tuned to the newest entries to maximize the site. The current navigation, while simple, doesn’t encourage the user to stumble into new topics.

Once a topic is found, the content is pretty light with a short write-up and usually only one, often sub-par, picture.

Pictures: 1 out of 5

There is one low resolution picture. In fact, that picture looks hauntingly familiar – probably from another website.

Overall: 2 out of 5

This blog entry doesn’t attempt to fully document M.U.S.C.L.E. and it doesn’t attempt to provide an overly original or creative M.U.S.C.L.E. perspective either – which is where it could have excelled.

  1. #1 by Nathan on October 16, 2009 - 4:28 pm

    Good review! Yeah, that picture was taken from another one of those “retro” sites that tries to cover everything imaginable about a time period. In fact, the 28-pack image was the one used on my site many years ago, so Skooldays actually stole an image from a site that stole an image from my site. It was that kind of crap that compelled me to put watermarks on my images.

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