M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure #24 (Cubeman)
by Professor Terry
This week, MMMM is all about the cube. Not the Rubik’s Cube but Cubeman – another figure that indicates M.U.S.C.L.E. were produced in the 1980’s (check-out MMMM #22 for further evidence). I don’t know for certain which was made first but I’m going to guess the Rubik’s Cube came first and Cubeman is inspired from that.
This is one of the very few figures I REALLY like that came out of the 28-packs. Sure, it’s just a cube with dots for eyes; sitting on top of another cube with arms and legs. I think i like it because the figures screams 1980’s (if it had a mouth) and that I find the Rubik’s Cube an interesting toy. On a side note, to this day, I’ve never been able to figure out how to solve the cube. I’ve installed a computer program that cheats for me. I would like to learn though.
There are very few Cubeman figures in my collection. The reasons are that: (1) the Romando will set me back over $200 (if I can find one – including a metal version) ; and (2) very few Cubeman figures are available compared to other sculpts. This is why I have some custom painted figures; to beef up my collection of figures that just don’t have many versions for me to chase. I wanted a Rubik’s Cube look to him too.
I believe there is one other Cubeman figure from 2007, but I refuse to pay $20 shipping for a $0.99 figure. This is a common problem for me in Australia. I’m much better off financially if I buy lots of figures together and then trade/sell off the ones I don’t want. Single figure auctions are my biggest pet peeve. Or one of them at least.
I also decided to try something different with my Cubeman photo’s this week in hopes of getting better photos for MMMM readers. I’m undecided as to whether it’s a lot better, I may need more lighting.
Hope the photos are acceptable for all you MMMM fans.
If there are any. 😉