Not the B’s!

Earlier this week I posted Elementary M.U.S.C.L.E. Education – What does Class mean?

There are many pros and cons to the guide. Some are actionable and some are not; some are valid and some are not. One valid, actionable item seemed to resonate with many M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors – the elimination of Class B.

Jon from LRG had offered up his M.U.S.C.L.E. guide to help collectors. His guide is an amazing resource for collectors. It also seems like it would be a good tool to collect new data on figures.

Unfortunately that guide is susceptible to the same complications that the MUSCLE Database faced many years ago. But that realization provided the inspiration for a different way to collect data. Sampling.

I still have all of my original notes from the creation of the guide. I could ask a trusted group of select collectors to see if they have the various Class B figures. These insights could help confirm which figures need to go into Class C and which need to go into Class A. I have a hypothesis which figures will move. This data could validate those reclassifications.

I would like for collectors to nominate other collectors to be a part of the sampling. I may nominate a few collectors to help too. This process feels like the peer review I dreamt of six years ago. Thank you.

Nominations can be submitted in the Comments below or email me with nominations.


  1. #1 by Terry on September 17, 2015 - 8:58 pm

    Put me down for sampling!

  2. #2 by Steven on September 19, 2015 - 2:34 am

    KEEP THE B’s! I guess this is where I say I think the Class B’s should stay in place.

  3. #3 by Nick on September 20, 2015 - 7:10 pm

    I don’t feel the classifications should change

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