Auction Watch #281


Did you know it has been two weeks since that last Auction Watch? If I keep making purchases, then I can move to a bi-weekly AW. Speaking of buying, the first two lots obviously sold. The were a good size and both started at $0.99.

The mystery is the third listing. It started at $79.99. I figure there was no way it would receive a single bid. Not only did it get a bid – it got TWO?!?! Both of the bidders only made one bid in the last 30 days. It was this listing. Why? How? I don’t get it.

Sometimes there’s no sane explanation. I think this is one of those times.

When I saw the first listing, M.U.S.C.L.E Action Figures – Muscle Men Figures – Lot of 29, I was going to say it was a nice little lot. Far from perfect, but we don’t get many of those anymore. Seeing a decent lot starting at about $0.52 wasn’t too bad in comparison to the rest of the eBay dumpster fire.

But then I saw those two faded board game figures. My mind instantly shifted to the faded #33.

I want to cut those two figures up. Badly.

I think I’ve created my own M.U.S.C.L.E. subgroup – faded cutters. I probably need to work on the name. But it is so interesting to me. Do those figures ave the classic board game Purple at their core? I need to know.

I have a zip-lock bag full of them at home. The Jonestown of M.U.S.C.L.E. collecting could be on the horizon.

The last two listings were selected because of the $81 Small Lot. I didn’t expect it to sell, but it sold. Listed below are two listings that have not sold for an incredibly longtime. It made me wonder, “Are we in a new period of M.U.S.C.L.E. pricing?”

Are we seen a general increase in the worthless stuff? And a decrease in the absurdly expensive?

Someone (actually two) was willing to spend eighty bucks on shit. But most of the recent Class A auctions have been in the $20-range. Are we seeing more people interested in the figures broadly, but no interest in the “rare?” It is starting to feel like that to me.

What do you guys think?

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  1. #1 by Walker26 on February 27th, 2019

    The Kinnikuman M.U.S.C.L.E Kinkeshi RamenMan Kinkeshi SUPER RARE Magnificent 11 sold for $1500. I’m pretty sure there is some bologna behind the auction.

  2. #2 by Orgg on February 27th, 2019

    Oh no.

    I’ve created a monster.

  3. #3 by Chad Perry on February 28th, 2019


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