Stir Up Saturday – Let’s Ketchup


Since there wasn’t a SUS last week, I get to talk about two weeks of posts from five years ago. I thought, “Wow, that’s a lot of posts to catch-up on. Hmmm. Catch-up. Maybe there’s a post title there?”

I kept thinking, “Catch-up, catch-up, catch-up, catch-up. Ketchup, Ketchup, Ketchup. Catsup, Catsup, Catsup.”

It was like a meditation that completely derailed. The word had lost all of its meaning. Obviously I had to find the most bizarre catch-up, ketchup, and/or catsup gif I could find.

I think I did pretty well.

Getting back to the posts from five years ago, we start with MMMM #35. I fully admit I don’t remember this one. Rereading it today I wanted to know what year these were released. Does anybody know?

Sadface - Translucent Green

In my mind, this Future Strength Update kicked off the best two year span of Future Strength information.

When that two year span ended; new information simply stopped. My gut says we should have a new discovery soon, but there are only a handful of people that care about these figures. I genuinely fear that most people throw these figures away.

AW #150 is pretty boring to revisit.

They cynical mind would probably think my opening from this Epilogue was just so I could use some bus gifs. That mind would be wrong. I think I made a strong analogy, and it was super easy to find crazy bus gifs.

And did you see that lot with the $420 BIN? Wow, she would clean-up in the modern AOTW format.

My button teaser was about 10 months too early. The story wasn’t posted for quite some time. I’d like to suggest it took that long to connect with Ryan, but I would expect the delay should be assigned solely to me.

MMMM #36 stands out to me for two reasons: (1) the loss of polls; and (2) the lack of comments.

At some point I lost a bunch of the original polls. Not a big deal, but it makes me hesitant to change again – even though my current plug-in sucks. The lack of comments for Terry’s poll is also a bummer. It’s a reminder of the minuscule size of the M.U.S.C.L.E. hobby, the small number of M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors reading the site, and and the even smaller number of M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors that care enough to respond.

This picture still makes me smile. It still seems like the perfect thumbnail for an article titled, “How Many M.U.S.C.L.E. Figures Were Made?

This article, and research, has always brought me a certain sense of pride. There wasn’t anything like it before or after – and I think it is super interesting! In one year anywhere from 6 million to 300 million M.U.S.C.L.E. figures were manufactured. I think that’s why I always laugh when people suggest M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, in general, deserve any sort of premium price.

Finally, there’s a May the 4th Epilogue. The explosive diarrhea story is so painfully raw and honest.

  1. #1 by Ryan Sheely on May 11th, 2019

    Long time M.U.S.C.L.E fan just returning to the hobby enjoying reading your page.Just a shout out to let you know I’m still reading and collecting although my collection is small its growing all the time.Go Fight! 🙂

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