M.U.S.C.L.E. and Little Figures are Toys
Professor Terry, the regular author of MMMM, has (like many professors) taken a short sabbatical. He should return very soon. In the meantime I wanted MMMM to continue, but was not sure what I should share.
by Chad Perry
I felt like I kept looking backwards to find something – something from my past; something from my collection. I just never felt right. Then I took a look at my present. I am surrounded by M.U.S.C.L.E. figures and little figures.
I have often stated that actually collecting the figures is now a tiny, tiny piece of my enjoyment of the M.U.S.C.L.E. hobby. I enjoy working on this site, trying to figure out M.U.S.C.L.E. mysteries, and seeing all the amazing things other M.U.S.C.L.E. fanatics are doing. But maybe part of the reason collecting isn’t as important is that M.U.S.C.L.E. figures aren’t collectibles in our house. They are toys.
I’m constantly surrounded by the reminder that M.U.S.C.L.E. and other little figures started as toys. I personally decided to make them collectible, but I can also choose to see them as toys again too. And my boys make that very easy to remember.
Of course, that doesn’t mean we’re throwing the Purple #153 in the sandbox. They might be toys, but we’re not lunatics. Some toys just get more love and special treatment.