Epilogue – Week of July 28th

I was looking through the auctions on eBay for Auction Watch, having a nice day, and then this happened. God damn it. Asshole of the Week.

The finalists for the 3rd Annual Designer Toy Awards were announced. Congratulations to the finalists, but I think it’s an unforgiveable mistake for Universe of Violence not to be included, minimally, as a finalist. As I said in my UoV review – Universe of Violence was without question the best mini-figure line of the year.

I’m not going to completely rehash what I said before (my just read it, 2nd paragraph under the Subjective section), but any mini-figure collector should feel disappointed. Sure these awards aren’t going to change the world, but they can have influence. I’d like to see mini-figures pushed in many different directions – not just collectible art figures and/or homages.

Maybe there needs to be a UofM mini-figure-centric award?

“…i had these givern to me by a friend.” Hehehe.
You know what’s “one-in-a-million?” Getting that price.
Once again, I feel good that my buying days are behind me.
Oh c’mon now.
What is going on?!?!

What the fuck is going on? When did this become the norm for M.U.S.C.L.E. auctions?

I see more and more ridiculous single figure auctions popping up every day. There hasn’t been a huge auction in months that could help to explain the insanity. And M.U.S.C.L.E. surely isn’t on the cusp of a huge breakthrough (as much as I’d love that to happen).

Is the M.U.S.C.L.E. bottleneck finally here? At a minimum, we’re on the precipice of an unhealthy auction price shift. I hope I am 100% wrong and people shove this mistake in my face for the rest of my life.

Proof I’m wrong? (Of course, we need many, many more of these.)
I might buy this lot because of the Warped #208. I’ve never seen a warp like that on #208.
Poor, hand-less MUSCLEMANIA #21. Is it wrong that I’m a bit sad?
How long will this joke continue?
Wow, a lot with a figure I need! And there are two of them!!!
$84.99 or $21.25 per 4-pack. The second way might sell. Might.
I laugh at the price, then do a shameful scan for Non-Posters.
If there is one thing I would overspend on, it’s this – but it would still pain me.
This seller is on crack. Pick your reason.
Best offer? Id say $16, and that’s being pretty generous.
If you like Non-Poster figures, then this is a great deal.
Again, a great deal in my mind.
Yeah, but how tall are they?
This picture reminds me of this.
The most oddly specific M.U.S.C.L.E. auction ever?
Want a great gift for a kid? Then buy this book. Its been cracking my kids up every night.
Looks like I need to set $45 aside.

Honestly, it’s probably even more money than that. I can’t keep up with all the awesome stuff coming out. It could be a full-time job buying all the M.U.S.C.L.E.-centric custom figures out there today. Just look at some of the stuff that Niall has been highlighting on his website. It’s like a holiday shopping list.

This is my Video of the Week. It just kind of made me laugh. I was going to say that it reminds me of my wife when she drinks, but I can’t actually remember what that is like. So maybe it’s how I imagine I remember.

This was easily my Picture of the Week. Not because the kid is so cute, or funny, or anything like that. I need to build one of these. I don’t have time to do it. I don’t have the energy to do it. I probably don’t even have the skills to do it.

But my boys would freak out.

Of course, if I keep trying to impress my boys now. How am I going to impress them when they are older? I can only assume it will be a lot of Facebook stalking and saying, “You should have seen how hot she was 40 years ago.”

Jesus, it just dawned on me how bad that math was. I might be borderline retarded. Good thing I’m practicing now! “You should have seen how hot she was 20 years ago.”

Speaking of hot ladies. I don’t have one this week.

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