As of today (1/6/09), there are 47 auctions featuring Marty Hansen’s work on eBay. His work was spotlighted in Auction Watch #13 and Auction Watch #19, and there is even an entire course devoted to his work (Art 200). There is no denying the impact Marty has made on the M.U.S.C.L.E. community.
Unfortunately, as happens to many people, life has decided to push Marty to his limits and challenge him in literally every aspect of his life (health, family, finances, etc.). Because of the challenges facing Marty Hansen the University of M.U.S.C.L.E. strongly urges collectors, at this time, to buy directly from the creator.
This is not meant to discourage purchasing other figures on eBay. Any opportunity to acquire Marty’s work at a discounted price is a wonderful opportunity. But instead of only focusing on the opportunity, please focus on the artist that made it all possible in his time of need. The situation for Marty has never been more critical.