M.U.S.C.L.E. figure #30 (Keyman)
by Professor Terry
This week I have decided to focus on a figure that is only in the M.U.S.C.L.E. line – Keyman. Pity I didn’t think about this last week when I was writing MMMM #30 as Keyman is M.U.S.C.L.E. figure #30. Oops. One of these days I’ll match the MMMM number with the M.U.S.C.L.E. number. Maybe I’ll make MMMM #134 about figure #134 if I can hold off on exposing that figure until then!
Back to Keyman. Yes, he’s a M.U.S.C.L.E. figure which means he’s a Kinkeshi figure also. But that’s it! Nothing else. Maybe I’ll get a custom paint job done just so I have something else. I found this picture to the right online – maybe a paint job like that is in order.
There isn’t any information in the comic world either. All I have found out is that he’s from Portugal and he’s a combination lock – like the one I used to use to lock my pushbike up at school with. Those combination locks were really easy to pick though. I know because my bike still went missing on the odd occasion.
Again, back to Keyman, what else can I say? I like the figure, quite a bit actually. I seem to have an affinity with the first dozen or so figures I ever had in my childhood; all from 4- and 10-packs. Thinking about that, as I write this, all my favorite figures are found in 4- or 10-packs. Maybe because 28-packs arrived much later in Australia, after colored figures in fact. Maybe because the sculpts in the 28 packs just weren’t as appealing – I’m not sure. It’s actually an interesting thought.
Oh yeah, I’ve drifted away from Keyman again. Okay, why does he stand with his palms facing away like that? The pose looks really unnatural. Maybe it was to make him look robot like? Something about it is quite weird on closer inspection. He is a pretty cool figure though, a figure based on a combination lock. Very 80’s – I love it!