Stir Up Saturday – WWE and Stuff

2012 WWE M.U.S.C.L.E.

Well, that didn’t work. It seems extra sad when compared to the WWE “M.U.S.C.L.E.” figures that are coming out.

I’m not trying to take a huge shit on the new ones, they’re fine WWE keshi figures. But the 2012 versions had a much stronger “M.U.S.C.L.E. feel” to them. Am I alone on that?

Can you image if that line had taken off? We could be into its fifth year. Damn.

I still think my three points (Cost, Playability, and Collectability) are applicable. In fact, that might be why I don’t like the new M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. Their cost seems ok. And the collectability is certainly there. I just don’t think they are good toys. Take a look at these two Alien figures. Those are statues; not toys. I know my boys would not be excited to play with these.

Maybe that’s it? M.U.S.C.L.E. always needs to be a toy first.

2017 WWE M.U.S.C.L.E. Figures from:

The only other post from five years ago was a pretty cool Epilogue. It had almost nothing to do with my writing. It was just a good week collecting stuff together. Seriously. Go check it out. Here’s a good teaser:

  1. #1 by Lateef A Reid on November 30, 2017 - 7:14 am

    I personally think the new figures look like crap compared to the concept they started off with. I personally don’t like current WWE figures, because not many of the newer generation of Wrestlers in WWE stand out enough to where I can differentiate one from another in an action figure. There are a lot that if it didn’t have a label, I wouldn’t know who the hell it is. But if they would have done 80’s legends with that M.U.S.C.L.E. vibe and exaggerated proportions, I think it would have sold more. Nobody even talks about their Keshi as is right now. But look at what they ran with. They look like little baby Fischer Price toys, not Keshi Figures.

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