Epilogue – Week of June 3rd

“Item comes in VGUC as in pictures.” That seller saved so much time.
Not 20 M.U.S.C.L.E. figures.
20 M.U.S.C.L.E. figures.
Not a M.U.S.C.L.E. figure.
A M.U.S.C.L.E. figure.
Never been on eBay. Look at this mix of 20 items.
“75 incluuded” I read it in a spooky voice.
“They are very rare and get harder to find everyday.” No.
#4. No Logo. Poster.
Listed for, at least, 310 days.
Two people care about this auction.
I think the cardboard insert is the best part of this listing.
– When I see Wisconsin my brain always goes to this post.
He did his research on everything except the price.
I don’t need it, but cool to see.
– The FLAF’s are driving this lot and this lot.
She needs to clean her nails.
This might be the only $0.99 starting bid this week.
If this is “HUGE,” then I have the largest penis ever. (A dick joke. Really?)

Is everyone else enjoying the Fatal Four-Ways as much as I am? It feels like a much more fun way to play with the AOTW idea.

Last week the winner barely snuck past the Flesh #153. I thought the $300 4-pack was going to crush the competition.

The trend that is surprising to me is that some AOTW combatants can’t get a single vote.

Does that winner the top vote-getters are tremendous assholes? And that the others aren’t as big of assholes? If it’s the latter, then I think M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors are becoming oblivious to mundane assholes. “Routine” shitty sellers are becoming white noise; an annoyance we have grow accustomed to over time.

Before we look at this week’s combatants, I want to mention that last week’s winner has changed their price. It is still overpriced in my book, but I don’t think he could have won with a $99 price tag.

Let’s look at this week’s combatants. Hopefully they are all worthy. The AOTW #1 has ten figures with a $95 BIN. They aren’t even in mint condition. That works out to $9.50 per beat-up figure. Yikes.

The AOTW #2 is charging $14.94 for a $0.50 figure. The total price comes from a $7.95 BIN plus $6.99 shipping. If you’re charging $7.95 for a figure how to you charge for shipping?

The AOTW #3 knows better than to charge for shipping. However they are charging $7.97 for, what I believe, is the most common M.U.S.C.L.E. figure. I love #180, but he’s not even worth $0.50. I challenge people to buy a M.U.S.C.L.E. lot that doesn’t have this figure.

Finally, the AOTW #4 was a part of AW #230, but he’s never been a part of AOTW. Asking $649.95 for a #153 4-Pack makes it easy to join the tournament.

Remember to cast your vote and crown this week’s AOTW. Here are the four combatants:


Welcome to your revamped installment of “Damn the torpedoes!


Without two racers there needed to be an evolution to the bit. I decided to consider the opportunity costs.

I don’t want to argue the exact financial definition or incorporate sunken costs. My basic definition, for this game, is how could one choice have been better than the other. Nice and simple.

Racer #1 has spent 2 years, 9 months, and 26 days trying to sell his figure for roughly $60. I can’t imagine spending 1,030 days to earn $60. That works out to about $0.06 per day and that number will only continue to go down. Wouldn’t doing ANYTHING else be a better use of time?!?!

I’ve always argued that unwanted Class A figures are probably worth about $10. If you sold the figure for $10, saved $0.06 each day, and didn’t touch the money for five years you could have about $150 in the bank. If you’re trying to make money, then doesn’t that seem like a better idea?

Racer #2 after over 268 days had an average price of $37.73 over the course of the recorded price changes. That’s currently $0.14 per day. The Salmon #167 is never worth spending $0.14 per day.

Oh, I included the gif to the right as a reminder. Please be careful when you finish using exercise equipment. She could have easily fallen.

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