When Jesse first shared his picture of the #73 error I doubted its authenticity. A M.U.S.C.L.E. figure with that much flashing had never been documented. The only figures that ever featured that much flashing were poorly made counterfeit figures.
Jesse believed it was an authentic M.U.S.C.L.E., but he wasn’t 100% sure – and he wanted to be 100% sure. He sent the figure to Dr. M.U.S.C.L.E.’s research lab.
Even when the package was opened, the figure still looked completely unbelievable. But as soon as I felt the figure there was no question about its authenticity. Beyond a shadow of a doubt – this figure is cast in M.U.S.C.L.E. plastic.
This figure is truly amazing for three reasons: (1) the sheer amount of flashing; (2) that the figure made it through quality control; and (3) the fact that all of the flashing survived childhood. I can’t believe the original child owner didn’t try to break/cut all of the flashing from the figure.
What do other collectors think?
Is this the greatest error ever?