The first was the figure itself. I have not seen another oddity, like the one to the right, until just recently. It really made me wonder if these two figures are Strong Men or something else.
It also makes me wonder why other people haven’t said, “I have that one!”
I always like to have photographic evidence, but it is usually a positive sign if people remember the figures. Nobody seems to remember these two figures.
The other thing it made me think, “What ever happened to Bill?”
Honestly, it wasn’t just Bill. He just started my wondering. What is happening with various M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors? Many of them I only knew as LRG screen names. I wouldn’t even know how to reach out to them. I know many of them stopped posting on LRG.
I wonder, do they still collect? Do the figures just sit in their basement? Did they get married? Did they have kids? Did they get the shit together? Did it fall apart?
If I am brutally honest with myself I know I don’t genuinely care about the people. Instead I’m sincerely curious about their collecting. I like to pretend that a cool UofM feature could be built out of this curiosity. But I don’t believe a single person would participate. And I don’t blame them.