As I said in AW #170, I really can’t say enough nice things about this auction. I believe this is the perfect way to sell any M.U.S.C.L.E. item – ignoring the shitty single figure auctions presently clogging up eBay. (UPDATE: The opening bid has jumped from $0.99 to $9.99. I don’t have any nice things to say. I’m very bummed to wake up to this change.)
I should add, because I haven’t said it in some time, I love the Nesquik piece of M.U.S.C.L.E. history. It’s the perfect strange thing to be associated with M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. Dropping single figures into Quik is so wonderfully strange. It seems even more bizarre as time goes on. Can you imagine Imaginext or Lego or Ugglys being inserted into any food?
And I know I’ve stopped collecting, but $0.99 and Nesquik will always drag me back in – at least for a moment. (UPDATE: Without the $0.99; I won’t be bidding.)The second auction, M.U.S.C.L.E MEN Kinnikuman Figures Toys Kinkeshi Lot of about 440, is very interesting to me. I don’t know kinkeshi details. I know even less about the prices.
This lot of 440 figures has a BIN of $158 plus $40 shipping. That total cost works out to $0.45 per figure. That doesn’t seem too bad. Can anyone offer some perspective?
When I see these types of lots I have a fantasy that I will buy it and start customizing figures. I can’t find the time to snap pictures for the website. I don’t know why I can’t shake that silly fantasy.
If I am brutally honest with myself, then I realize I’m afraid the figures would suck. I tried some Sculpey a few years ago. It went poorly.
I’ll never have enough time for everything I want to do, but I should force myself to try.The third auction, 26x Chibi Kinkeshi Kinnikuman MUSCLE Mini Rubber Figures Toys Japanese Vintage, is another auction that fascinates me.
I am shocked it fascinates me too. I am not a Chibi fan. I don’t know why; they just don’t resonate with me. But something about this auction interests me.
Maybe it’s the picture? Maybe it’s the colors? Hell, maybe a seemingly fair price ($19.99 BIN) and fair shipping is enough to pique my interest.
This auction, plus the previous two, really hit me as fun auctions. They were interesting and seemed fair. It is amazing to me how much more fun the hobby seems when these types of auctions are available. I am somewhat ashamed to admit the auctions can influence me so significantly, but M.U.S.C.L.E. is small. Little things can have a major impact.
And maybe that is why big things, especially big bad things, have such a tremendous impact too.The final auction, M.U.S.C.L.E. Men (lot 8), is another type of auction I am always curious to watch.
Occasionally sellers decide to group figures together by their character; most of the time it doesn’t really matter. But when the character is popular (Kinnikuman, Terri-Bull, Sunshine) it can be a profitable decision, especially if it is a mix of attractive colors.
However, this is a grouping of Flesh figures – which does not seem too exciting.
The auction started at $6 which is already $1 per figure. As of writing the lot was at $14.50 which is $2.42 per figure. These Flesh figures are normally valued at $0.50 to $0.75 per figure.
Will the lot go higher? Who knows? I would have never thought it could get to $14.50. This will be interesting to watch.