Epilogue – Week of September 29th


Class A Purple #2

Class A Purple #2 Figure
For Sale ASAP

If there was a UofM drinking game, then one of the things that would make you drink is every time I said I had a busy week.

Take a drink.

The one bright side to my travels was that I was returning to the site of this discovery. Unfortunately there wasn’t another discovery. But it did throw some gasoline on my Class A curiosity fire, which was also fueled by the Red #125 sale.

What would a popular Class A Purple #2 figure sell for if it started at $0.01?

I don’t know and I want an answer to that question. The last one that came up for sale was mysteriously ended. Not too long before that one sold for $51.

I actually went to list the figure on eBay, but my template couldn’t be used anymore. The HTML editor doesn’t allow http links; only https links. I’m glad that’s the problem eBay has solved.

Do you know what I would love eBay to solve? Blocking certain sellers. Wouldn’t that be awesome?!?! Seriously, without even trying here are a few I would block or mute or whatever:
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Sellers that just clog eBay with shit. Hopefully I’m just stupid and their is a block/mute option. If there is, then please let me know how to do it.

Before I start my next M.U.S.C.L.E. thought I wanted to share a parenting story that makes you feel equal parts anger and pride.

My youngest hates brushing his teeth. There’s no particular reason; it’s not like he’s got a head full of cavities. He just hates it. He told us that he would like brushing his teeth more if he had an electric toothbrush. Without hesitation we bought one and it seemed to be working.

Thursday morning we were going through our normal AM chaos. The boys’ bathroom door was closed, I could hear him brushing, and I needed him to hurry up so he had time to eat breakfast. When I opened the door he was playing in the mirror and the electric toothbrush was on the counter running. His face instantly showed the classic kid face equivalent to saying, “Shit. I’m fucked.”

Obviously he got in trouble. However, I loved his ingenuity. He faced a problem and found an elegant, simple solution. This type of problem-solving gives me such confidence he’ll be ready for the “real world” and adulthood. Hopefully he uses his powers for good.

Did I miss the announcement that Super7 was discontinuing the M.U.S.C.L.E. logo? Have they said that anywhere publicly?

I think it’s a great call on their part. I love M.U.S.C.L.E., but I also don’t think it could be a license worth its cost. Unless they got it for pennies.

The re-branding of their minifigures as “Keshi Surprise,” in my every so humble opinion, is so much better. Now they feel like minifigures that loved M.U.S.C.L.E. without trying to be M.U.S.C.L.E. – just like all the figures in Art 300.

I made a tiny AOTW mistake.

I forgot that AOTW restarted with the June 16th Epilogue. A winner was crowned and a second AOTW was set-up. Then AOTW took a week off. When AOTW started again only one previous winner was cited; there should have been two.

So what does all of that mean?

It means that our most recent winner, the $420 Mattel catalog, will have to wait until the next AOTW Battle of the Champions Fatal-Four Way.

We already have four combatants for our current AOTW Battle of the Champions Fatal-Four Way. Normally I share a little bit about how these winners got here and why they were selected. I don’t think these combatants need it. I think these are four worthy combatants that stand on their own. I’m excited to see the results.

Cast your vote and crown the next AOTW Battle of the Champions Fatal-Four Way winner. Here are the four combatants:

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

Who is the Winner of the AOTW Battle of the Champions Fatal-Four Way?

  • AOTW Winner #4 (40%, 4 Votes)
  • AOTW Winner #2 (30%, 3 Votes)
  • AOTW Winner #3 (20%, 2 Votes)
  • AOTW Winner #1 (10%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

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There was sadness when our ULTIMATE AOTW Battle of the Champions Fatal-Four Way Winner #1 was no longer selling her empty box.

We thought this was the fine image of our old friend.

It was painful to consider our journey was over. We watched as she started at $250. Unable to sell it, dropped down to $160. The drops continued: $149, $145, $139, $135, $125 and finally $120…for a beat-up, empty box.

When she did stop, we knew there was a zero-percent chance it actually sold. It is an empty box. M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors see crazy things, but this sale was simply impossible. Plus, there is no feedback posted by either party.

We now have irrefutable evidence the box did not sell. It has been relisted with a $150 BIN.

Oh dear lord. Some other dope has “bought” the box and there is feedback from the buyer this time. Interesting that the seller didn’t leave feedback.

I think there is zero percent chance this belt has actually sold. It will be relisted. Pay attention sellers, this winner perfectly demonstrate the level-of-asshole it takes to be an ULTIMATE champion. She truly is the ULTIMATE AOTW Battle of the Champions Fatal-Four Way Winner #1.

Our inaugural champion has a very worthy companion.

The initial listing for the $3 figure was for $1500. The entire story was covered in AW #284. Apparently, there’s still a little more to add. The figure is STILL for sale with a $100 BIN.

This seller probably could be a repeat winner with their other listings.

An original SHA, with the head spur still attached, in the original Flesh color was sold for about $185. This seller is attempting to sell a yellow, headless version for $1,000. That is the level of commitment needed to become the 2nd ULTIMATE AOTW Battle of the Champions Winner.

Sadly, it looks like our second champion has paused their grifting efforts. I do not see the figure for sale, nor do I see any feedback.

  1. #1 by popo-jijo on October 12, 2019 - 4:03 am

    Mattel took back the M.u.s.c.l.e. line under new management, as you can see by the Street Sharks release. But now it seems they tried for a second and then dropped it again after dumping all the street shark and WWE muscle figures at discount shops.

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