Epilogue – Week of March 15th


Holy cow. How are you guys doing? I’ve wanted to post, but it didn’t fit into the schedule. I think I’ve found my new rhythm and hopefully UofM can offer some distraction time. Hopefully this is the last Corona-related statement on this website.

Like my own life, has eBay also seen changes?
$4.17 opening bid or Make an Offer? What does this person expect?
Down from $10 last week.
Do Flesh lots from Canada frustrate you too? Maybe frustrate isn’t the correct word. They are just the smallest ray of fake hope.
Color lots that I don’t need, from Canada, certainly frustrate.
Whoa. This is a weird lot.
Hahahahahahaha… Oh man, that last one made me laugh. $450 to a $20 opening bid – and it is still overpriced. Too freakin’ funny.
I miss these types of lots. Obviously, ignore the price. But I do miss these types of lots. I can’t remember the last lot I bought for M.U.S.C.L.E. figures that had extra minifigures. (Don’t suggest this lot; it was too cheap; and guaranteed content.)
I was searching, “NO TWO ALIKE.” Guess what I found?
Another tiny ray.
Interesting, but I would never buy these. The original counterfeit thumb wrestlers are an interesting M.U.S.C.L.E.-related footnote. I don’t ever need a shitty, un-displayable, copy.
I like this lot.
I wanted to track this in Auction Watch this week.

Dark Blue 92 MUSCLE

Class A Dark Blue #92 Figure

Unfortunately, I didn’t get an AW up. I don’t think a Dark Blue #92 is getting any bids with a, basically, $14 opening bid.

“But the last one sold for $46.02!”

There were only two bidders last time. My gut is screaming that shill bidding pushed those prices up. I don’t have any solid evidence, just a gut feeling. I didn’t listen to my gut for awhile, but recent events have changed that approach.

I’m going back to hyper-cynical until the evidence says otherwise.

I was planning on a normal AOTW this week, but I made a mistake. The last Epilogue crowned a fourth champion. So this week there will be two AOTW match-ups. There will be the normal AOTW and an AOTW Battle of the Champions.

Let’s start with the AOTW Battle of the Champions. I won’t refresh what earned this combatants their spots. If you want to see the details, then click on the picture. It will take you back to their winning week.

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 3rd AOTW Battle of the Champions Fatal-Four Way?

  • AOTW Winner #2 (45%, 5 Votes)
  • AOTW Winner #3 (45%, 5 Votes)
  • AOTW Winner #4 (9%, 1 Votes)
  • AOTW Winner #1 (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

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The ‘regular’ Asshole of the Week should not be seen as a lesser match-up. In the not too distant future one of these combatants could be facing off with any of the previous winners on this page. So who will get that opportunity? Let’s take a look.

The AOTW #1 has a $17.50 BIN for a Green #113. You might be thinking, “Hey, it’s a Class B figure!” Well, a Class A Red version sold for $26 recently.

The AOTW #2 might be the first person I knowingly had in the AOTW twice. Their past efforts got them into the AOTW Battle of the Champions Fatal-Four Way. When she took the $100 BIN and made it a $35 OPENING BID I had to award her…epic delusion.

The AOTW #3 initially caught my attention with their $13.60 opening bid for a Flesh #38 figure. Their auction description solidified their spot, “I will be selling more items due to down-sizing.” What?!?!

If you were literally paring down your life/collection, then absurd pricing is not the way to do it. If down-sizing is code for “my job was eliminated,” then it’s still fucking dumb. You aren’t getting that price.

The AOTW #4 is our final combatant. Yes, the $300 BIN for 187 is dumb. But this seller earned their spot for attention to detail. “YBNT.”

“Hey, they could have simply fat-fingered it. Be cool.”

True, but it is also in their auction description. And they took, at least, nine pictures while handling 187 figures with YSNT on their backs. And they had to have searched something to land on a stupid $300 BIN.

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

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

Who is the Winner of the 3/20 Fatal-Four Way?

  • AOTW #2 (57%, 4 Votes)
  • AOTW #1 (14%, 1 Votes)
  • AOTW #3 (14%, 1 Votes)
  • AOTW #4 (14%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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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.

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