Monday Morning M.U.S.C.L.E. Musings #66

The Five Grape M.U.S.C.L.E. Figures
by Professor Terry

To me, these five figures are all special because they are the only M.U.S.C.L.E. figures available in nine different colors: (1) Flesh; (2) Red; (3) Purple; (4) Dark Blue; (5) Light Blue; (6) Salmon; (7) Orange; (8) Green; and (9) Grape.

I didn’t discover this until collecting figures as an adult because the M.U.S.C.L.E. board game they came from wasn’t sold here in Australia. In fact, I didn’t even realize that the 10 board game figures were originally from a board game. The reason being is that the 10 figures were my first purchase as an adult collector. I paid $1 for the lot; only knowing that the color was different to figures I owned (of which none I kept were purple – see MMMM #54).

Upon further research I then realized that the Purple version of each of the Grape figures is a Class A. Is that a coincidence? Even though Purple is the M.U.S.C.L.E. color I like least, I have owned all five of the Purple versions, thus having nine different colors of each figure. Today, I only have the #1 and #152 in all nine colors. I’m not attempting to influence the vote by naming my favorite (I might vote), but I’m curious as to what the community thinks is their favorite. I have seen varying amounts of sold items for the five Purple versions which gives me an idea of the most popular.

So, in tribute to Star Wars Revenge of the Sith, I’m giving Order #66 on MMMM #66 – which Grape figure is your favorite?

Purple Board Game Figures

Purple Board Game Figures
Left to Right: #1, #151, #154, #149, and #152

Please feel free to add reasons why in the comments!

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  1. #1 by Godofon on January 25, 2016 - 8:54 am

    I’ve always liked Screw Kid, and I think he looks great in grape. Although it’s close because #1 looks pretty sharp.

  2. #2 by Plasticfiend on January 29, 2016 - 11:23 am

    I voted #1, but I was having voters remorse and thinking about #149 lol! #1 is an adult favorite of mine, but #149 is a childhood favorite.

  3. #3 by cloning007 on January 29, 2016 - 3:57 pm

    totally agree with Plasticfiend #149 as a kid, but #152 as an adult and #1 is def up on the list of top favorites.
    Also #149 i own in all nine colors

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