Epilogue – Week of February 17th


The Epilogue has been running for almost eight years. I wanted to make a comparison.

I figured the first Epilogue wasn’t a good comparison. The first time doing anything is usually not very good, but I wanted an early one. I decided to use the 16th Epilogue. That’s a couple months into learning how to write the post. It’s still not very good, but there are 23 links in that Epilogue.

Back then there were some useless links (news stories and UofM links from that week). The news stories wouldn’t have been bad, but I didn’t have a link, in any real way, to M.U.S.C.L.E. collecting. Anyways, 13 of the 23 links are M.U.S.C.L.E. items on eBay. That works out to about 57% of the posts. I noticed many of the Epilogues, from back then, had around that same percentage.

This Epilogue has seven M.U.S.C.L.E. eBay links below. That works out to about 50% less M.U.S.C.L.E. eBay links after eight years. Does that seem like a perfect number for the decrease in eBay quality?

There used to be more listings worth talking about. There are like 50% less listings worth talking about. That feels right to me.
– His last LB #153 4-Pack sold for $127.50, what will this one sell for?
Why the nail and string?
Will this lot sell? I actually think so. Will it go much higher? (Better question.)
– Same seller. The first one opens at $50 and the second opens at $17.30. That’s quite a “smudge.” I wish this guy sold cars.
Ok Kinnikuman experts – explain.
That poor, poor #110 figure.

I expected a battle and I got a blow-out. AOTW Winner #2 destroyed the competition. Will it be another blow-out this week? Let’s find out.

The AOTW #1 is an utter garbage lot of figures. The seller didn’t even count the figures – probably because the number of painted figures is so high. That didn’t stop her from slapping a $65 BIN on the lot. Wow.

The AOTW #2 is the second #162 in a row. This one has a $20 BIN. Only the previously priced $53 one could make this one look “not-so-bad.”

The AOTW #3 has a terrible picture, terrible information (e.g., Class B), and a terrible $19.99 BIN.

Finally, we have the AOTW #4. Apparently they did a tiny amount of research on LittleRubberGuys.com. Unfortunately they failed to use it correctly and/or apply any critical thinking skills (technically, they did it twice). The $1500 BIN would be a bad price if it was an actual M.U.S.C.L.E. figure. As a keshi figure (which I think is a re-issue), it is probably closer to a $3 figure.

Cast your vote and crown this week’s AOTW Fatal-Four Way winner. Here are the four combatants:

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Remember to cast your vote and crown this week’s AOTW Fatal-Four Way winner:

Who is the Winner of the 2/22 Fatal-Four Way?

  • AOTW #4 (100%, 3 Votes)
  • AOTW #1 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • AOTW #2 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • AOTW #3 (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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Since discovering that our AOTW Battle of the Champions Fatal-Four Way Winner #1 is still trying to sell his empty box, I like to check in each week.

Four weeks ago it had dropped down to $160. Three weeks ago the price was $149. Now she’s sitting firm at $145. It is simply amazing.

I imagine the inner dialogue to be something like, “I can’t believe this hasn’t sold?!?! I can’t give this thing away and drop it any further.”

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