Monday Morning M.U.S.C.L.E. Musings #18


This week’s MMMM is all about bootleg key tags (or key chains, whatever you call them).

I’ve had these little (and I do mean little – look at the size comparison) figures for a while now. They tend to get lost in my collection among all the larger figures I have. But they are no longer lost as they get to be in the spotlight this week!

I have chosen to talk about these little guys for one major reason – rather, one major question, “How many of the things exist?”

I won this little lot on eBay for $10. They are made in Hong Kong. That’s all I know. Perhaps they were a vending machine price?

Bye Bye

All of this begs the question, did I overpay? Possibly. But I haven’t seen any since – except a #23, which briefly appeared on the web and disappeared quicker than I can wave bye-bye (insert Costanza waving)

A pity too, I love little #23.

The figures I have are replicas of M.U.S.C.L.E. figures #41, #75, #80, and #89. Here is where I have a little chuckle to myself – why those 4 figures? None of them are overly popular. In fact, I’d go on record to say they’re unpopular, particularly #41 and #75. This leads me to believe there are many more of these little guys. Maybe a full set of M.U.S.C.L.E. key chains? That would be something.

  1. #1 by BladeRunner on September 9th, 2013

    Those are nice! You did not overpay for sure.
    I wonder if they went onto those charm bracelets/ necklaces from the ’80’s???

  2. #2 by ericnilla on September 9th, 2013

    I have a couple of these but i believe mine was a necklace though, it doesnt have anything attached. they are just the figures alone. Are yours plastic or rubber? mine are rubber and not shiny.

  3. #3 by allsportdvd on September 11th, 2013

    Well, the Brown watchman is much more rubbery than the other 3 – I would say the other 3 are more M.U.S.C.L.E. like, they can still bend a bit

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