The Sunday Paper continues to roll and grow. Thanks almost entirely to Jesse. He sent in another entry to his continuing project to UofMUSCLE@gmail.com. He always follows the vast majority of guidelines which kept things easy for me too. Thanks Jesse!
Remember the Sunday Paper is open to anybody. If you have a M.U.S.C.L.E. topic/question/rant that you want the world to see, then please feel free to send it in. I know M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors would love an extra day of content.
M.U.S.C.L.E. Market Analysis – September 2017 Edition
Another month has come and gone in my quest to document the long-term price trends of M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, and it proved to be an active month! September yielded the highest figure and value volume to date for M.U.S.C.L.E. Market Analysis with 5242 figures selling for just under $5000! The per figure value is holding true at just under $1 per figure while flesh Claws trended a little bit higher to nearly $18 each. This also marks the first month that no single figure sales of Satan Cross occurred, although a few managed to slip through in larger lots. The largest M.U.S.C.L.E. lot in months, a 240-figure collection, managed to bring a respectable $196 and included a nice salmon Claw.
Long-term trends remain pretty stable with $0.95 single figure value average over nearly 29,000 figures since December of last year. Nothing too exciting on the Class A, Class B, or colored Claw markets although the month did bring us a $700 Spinning Head Ashuraman (actually 31 August but close enough). So instead of boring you with more numbers discussion this month, I wanted to highlight several great lots that came across the chopping block:
Lot #1: I think this lot made some collector very happy. It sold fast and for good reason. $65 USD price tag for 62 figures with at least 6 class A figures, and some Bs. Not a bad lot at all if you ask me. I know if I had seen it, I would have bought it!
Lot #2: Satan Cross for under $1. Need I say more?
Lot #3: Perhaps my favorite lot this month. A random mix many people would pass by. But look closely and notice the two Class A figures – that red #112 is haunting me still!
So while single figure prices remain high with no sign of letting up, September continued to prove that good lots are available frequently if you keep your eyes open! Thanks for reading another month of M.U.S.C.L.E. Market Analysis. Until next time, happy hunting!
If you’re feeling inspired, then please sent in your article and pictures to UofMUSCLE@gmail.com.