Epilogue – Week of January 7th


I haven’t gambled in a very, very long time. Fingers crossed. If this turns out to be anything but a Dark Blue #175, then I’m a loser.

I know it’s a long shot, but even I get to be an optimist occasionally. I think there is a much better chance that I’ve purchased a headache.

Trust me, I see the red flags. But…maybe?

I honestly can’t remember the last time I crossed my fingers and did something like this.

The bigger nightmare is that this dummy actually has a Dark Blue #175 and it ends up lost or in a sandbox. I will laugh if it shows up and it is a Dark Blue keshi. That would be a kick in the teeth.

As of writing, there are 148 auctions. Which are worth mentioning?
Broken belt, figures, and trash. Of course, I’m sure someone is hoping to flip the Class A Salmon #60 figure. Don’t get your hopes up on flipping that figure.
I think the counterfeit figures make this a good lot.
A “RARE” Flesh figure. Can you guess which figure he thinks is rare?
Did you think it was a Purple #3 figure too?
This makes me roll my eyes and smirk every week.
Remember when we actually used to see MASSIVE lots?

As of writing, there are 3,740 BIN listings.
Doesn’t listing three Light Blue #153 figures hurt your case for $30?
– From the auction description: NEEDS REPAIRS BUT IT IS IMPORTANT PART OF ACTION FIGURE HISTORY. GREAT ITEM TO RESTORATION… What? How? I emailed the seller politely asking how it could be restored. Not at all surprisingly, I didn’t receive a response.
Just the thought of buying a full set makes me sad.
The figures suck. The logo is awesome.

Welcome to your weekly installment of “Damn the torpedoes!” I feel like I should create a little logo.

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When I was updating the links this week something jumped out at me: The M.U.S.C.L.E. Fallacy.

The M.U.S.C.L.E Kinnikuman Buffaloman (D)Green #105 (Class B) Figure is priced at $63.38 (but normally $72.02 without the 12% sale). UPDATE: Since taking the screen capture the Green figure has become more expensive. The discount is now 11%, which makes the price $64.10. It changes nothing.

I was very curious what the auction description might say to help explain the higher price of a Class B figure. But you can’t see the full auction description. You need to click on a tab and it shows this. Obviously, it got me even more curious. I’m curious by nature; not naughty.

I found my feedback here too. And I guess she still thinks I haven’t shed enough light on all the “high priced muscles.” Even worse, she still thinks I only post “negative articles or items that don’t sell” because I want to “deter you from buying the item’s as they want them for themselves.”

That’s just not true. I have a Dark Blue #231. I have all of the figures that are for sale. I thought it would be fun to put together a team photo.

I’m sharing this picture because I want to stress, and make it perfectly-clear, that I’m always 100% honest on this website. I have no reason to lie.

Sure, people will disagree with me when I share my opinion – but I’m never lying. And when I share my opinion I use as much tangible data as possible.

I felt it was unfair that having knowledge, about M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, gave people the power to take advantage of other people. Sharing as much information as possible about M.U.S.C.L.E. toys was a major driving factor of creating this site. I don’t want to slip into repeating this post.

I love the M.U.S.C.L.E hobby. I love talking about M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. And I will never lie about M.U.S.C.L.E. figures – even if you don’t like my opinion.

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