Monday Morning M.U.S.C.L.E. Musings #105


M.U.S.C.L.E. Collecting Madness

Professor Terry will be back next week. I had to take over MMMM this week after making a discovery that made me laugh.

I’m only nine figures away from a Master Set, but I’ve often said that the figures are secondary to my overall enjoyment of the M.U.S.C.L.E. hobby. I assumed that was a more recent realization, but when I pulled out the baggie, picture to the right, I realized that has always been true. I looked at that label; shook my head and smiled.

What the fuck was I thinking? How was that supposed to help me in the future? I literally wrote a note to myself that, worded another way, said, “Fuck you future Chad. You figure it out.”

It dawned on me, as I’m writing this, that they are probably all doubles because I didn’t have to touch them when I took the pictures for the M.U.S.C.L.E. #165 post.

It just makes me laugh. I’ve tried to get organized with M.U.S.C.L.E. figures in the past. Take a peek inside my closet. It kind of looks organized. It’s not. I don’t have a clue what’s in that series of drawers. I don’t care either.

I should probably just dump them in pile or figure out if an extra Class A is in there. But I don’t care. It feels like a waste of my time and effort – which is a horrible thing for me to say. I hate the selling process on eBay, because these little pieces of plastic get taken far too seriously. It’s not fun. I just like having fun with M.U.S.C.L.E. stuff.

Am I being melodramatic? You decide.

I’ve had a Salmon #165 sitting in a box for, at least, five years. I would have just given it to my boys if they wanted it. I literally couldn’t care any less about this figure.

On eBay, as of writing this, there were three sellers with three different BIN prices:

  1. $44.95 from arforbes
  2. $94.95 from ricky_davis_jr
  3. $128.76 from make-an-offer

Silly.

This little figures should be disposable – thrown away in a box, played with, traded away. Or sold with reckless abandon. I think that’s a big part of the fun. It is for me.

I know we’ll always have things like this or this, but that’s part of the fun too. Those handful of really crazy things are fun. When I pulled out that baggie it was fun. It made me laugh and enjoy the figures.

M.U.S.C.L.E. madness can take lots of forms. My favorite version is my own chaos. It lets things like this and this happen and I like that.

Someday I’ll get M.U.S.C.L.E. organized like my Star Wars figures, but I’m not in a rush. That would be madness and not at all fun.

Eventually listing #165 for $0.01 on eBay will be fun too. It won’t sell for more than $6.50. Madness.

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