It is a shame that this unique figure was tortured, but this was probably the fate for most of these figures. It is easy to imagine frustrated kids taking out their frustrations on the perfectly imperfect figures.
Being able to get a good look at that left arm fuels another hypothesis. Given how it looks kind of pinched together, I believe the figure’s arm was taken off with a toenail clipper. It is an easy to use tool that wouldn’t have made mom or dad angry. Grabbing a toenail clipper wouldn’t even cause suspicion from even the most overly protective mother.
One other figure also needs to be added to the Manufacturing Error Archive. It is an injection tag for M.U.S.C.L.E. figure #24.
The Warped Figure Archive is also receiving some new additions. The #19 and #185 M.U.S.C.L.E. figures come from Daniel. Damn Daniel. Those are some nice Warped figures. The #78 figure comes from LRG user fisheye.