Two New Manufacturing Errors

Manufacturing M.U.S.C.L.E. Error MUSCLE

Missing Complete Arms and a Right Foot

Two new Manufacturing Error figures have been shared. Al has sent in a new figure for the virtual archives. His figure, a Dark Blue #27, is a new Manufacturing Error.

This is actually the second time this error has been documented. However, the first example was never verified. It could have been torture. It could be an error. Maybe somebody currently owns the Red version?

Two instances made me wonder, “Is there any trend?”

It appears that the figure comes from Part One, Tree #1. There are four other documented errors from that first part.

  • Part #1 – Tree #1: Error with #123
  • Part #1 – Tree #2: Errors with #35 (three times), #60 (twice), and #61 (twice)

Nothing really notable, except maybe finding Part One was prone to errors?

But is it more or less than any other part? Our sample is not statistically significant either, so we can’t jump to too many conclusions.

Manufacturing M.U.S.C.L.E. Error MUSCLE

Messed Up Hands

The second error, an Orange #165, is from Jphat.

This figure, as best we know, comes from Part 15, Tree #1. There is only one other documented errors from the 15th part.

  • Part #15 – Tree #1: Zero error
  • Part #15 – Tree #2: This #165 is the first documented error

But it is an interesting coincidence that two Non-Poster figures come from this part. Could there be a trend?. Maybe?

I know what I’m going to be taking a second look at ASAP.

We’ll never be 100% sure, but that’s why sharing information is so important. That’s how we can learn and form valid theories based on tangible data.

Do you have an error or warp to share? Pictures of Warped and Manufacturing Error figures are always being accepted. Please send any pictures and a brief explanation to

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  1. #1 by Peter V on June 17, 2020 - 2:37 pm

    That first one looks like a different figure with the way that his head’s deformed. Interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  2. #2 by Scott on June 17, 2020 - 8:08 pm

    It is interesting for sure to compare an intact picture of the #27 to the one shown above. I speculate that these guys are made by some sort of injection molding process, but would really like to know more about it. My question being when the liquid plastic fills the mold, what would cause it to not fill completely and be rounded off so smoothly. I have shown my ignorance more than once on this site… I figure this question is worth asking.

  3. #3 by Scott on June 17, 2020 - 8:23 pm

    Also it looks like the detail on the helmet didn’t come out complete, but the texturing on the two middle arms, toga and left ankle that does show up leads me to believe that the #27 was attempted by whatever machine makes these figures.

  4. #4 by Scott on June 17, 2020 - 8:30 pm

    Damn it! I am really interested in the process behind making muscle men, but I can’t hold back the humor! I am pretty sure this guy won’t dance while playing three violins at the same time again.

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