God knows I’ve bitched about terrible M.U.S.C.L.E. auction pictures. And since February I thought it would be funny to have a contest. I’m finally ready to roll it out.
Terrible Auction Picture Contest
It’s really very simple. Take the worst auction picture possible for a single M.U.S.C.L.E. figure and list it on eBay. Here’s my example: Flesh #5 M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure – UofMUSCLE.com Terrible Auction Picture Contest
Ok, there are a few specific rules:
- The auction title must include “UofMUSCLE.com Terrible Auction Picture Contest.”
- 100% of the proceeds must go to charity.
- The auction must start at $0.01.
- Auctions need to be listed by April 19th.
- The winner will be decided by final auction price.
- The winner will be announced in the April 28th Epilogue.
If there are any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask. I think this is pretty simple and straight-forward, but maybe I’m missing something. I hope we can have some fun with this contest.
As for the prize, it’s a mystery box.
I promise it will be something fun.
Auction Watch #208
The contest isn’t the only part of this post. I’ve also listed some Ultra Rare figures. Perhaps the most-est, ultra-ist, rarest is the first figure I’m selling: Red #141 M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure – UofMUSCLE.com (Also known as Ultra Rare #234).I love calling this figure the Ultra Rare #234. I don’t know why it makes me so happy. Every time I see the figure I smile. Hopefully that’s true for someone else too.
In all seriousness, the figure is in really great condition. And 100% of the proceeds are going to Toys for Tots. M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors spend lots of money on toys. I hope were also willing to spend some money of toys for kids that don’t have any. I’ve always thought Toys for Tots is the perfect charity for any toy collector to support.
I probably should have mentioned it sooner, but whatever. I’m not perfect. All of the auctions will be listed tonight (10pm EST/7pm tonight PST). It doesn’t sync up with this post, but I thought it made the ending time better for snipers.
I doubt there will be any sniping for the Flesh #5. The Ultra Rare #234 might get some sniping (said with tongue firmly planted in cheek). But the next auction may actually have some.
The second auction, Class A Green #168 M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure with Broken Arm – UofMUSCLE.com, is actually a desirable figure. I initially thought the mint one would be listed, but I don’t need to be a martyr. I was happy when I first got my broken #168. I was happy when I got my upgrade. I imagine someone else will have that same journey.
The figure displays well. Obviously his arm is broken, but I always thought he was still a pretty nice figure. If anyone has any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Like the Ultra Rare #234 100% of the proceeds from this auction are going to Toys for Tots. You can feel good about spending too much on this figure. And with all of the money going to Toys for Tots there shouldn’t be any shenanigans – which is also a nice change of pace.
I couldn’t let Auction Watch #208 end without a #208 figure. The third auction, Vintage 1985 Mattel M.U.S.C.L.E. #208 Dickieman Muscle Men Action Figure, fits the bill.I know many collectors dislike the #208 figure; most often because they think the figure has boobs. I can understand that from a collector perspective, but he was one of my absolutely favorite figures as a kid. As a collector it feels like #208 is one of the most common Flesh figures. It feels like Purple #208 is even more common. My gut tells me it’s the most plentiful M.U.S.C.L.E. figure ever.
That’s why I originally wanted to list a Purple #208 for a crazy amount. It just made me smile.
But I didn’t. I guess I didn’t think it was that funny.
Because seeing a #208 for $8.99 is not funny. It wouldn’t be funny at $8,999 either.