M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure Giveaway V


Poll Question:
Which creators’ figure should
be given away next?

When Wolf Voigt saw that he had won the poll, he insisted on adding something special to the contest – which originally had intended to only giveaway color-changing #60 (exactly like the color-changing #153). He did not disappoint.

In addition to the color-changing #60, Wolf created four additional figures to be given away:

– The first is a translucent Red version of the very popular #162 “announcer” figure.
– The second is a Glow-In-The-Dark figure based on the Super Rare Chain Man figure.
– The third figure is a translucent tie-dyed-like #15 figure.
– The fourth figure is also the popular #15 figure. However, this figure has an incredibly interesting characteristic – it is a “mood M.U.S.C.L.E.” Like the popular mood rings of the mid-70’s, and many peoples’ childhoods, this figure reacts to a person’s touch.

It should be noted that all of these figures are for collectors only, and not intended as playthings for children.


The M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure Giveaway V Package - Five Wolf Voigt Custom Figures

So how do you win these figures?

Because this is easily the biggest and best giveaway to date, the hurdles are a little greater this time – but still give everybody a chance at winning!

Here are the requirements:

1. Email your answers to the Givewaway Questionnaire (seen below) to the University of M.U.S.C.L.E..

2. Post two hyperlinks, in the Comments section below, to what you believe are currently the best and worst examples of M.U.S.C.L.E. auctions on eBay.

3. Share a brief explanation, again in the Comments section below, as to why each hyperlink is the best and worst example of M.U.S.C.L.E. auctions on eBay.

Collectors have until February 4th (8:00 AM, EST) to submit their answers and hyperlinks. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries that correctly answer the questions and fulfill the other requirements.

If all of the above requirements are met, participants can help to increase their odds of winning, through two additional options:

1. Post a link to this contest on your Facebook page saying, “Look at the figures I’m trying to win!”

3. Retweet the uofmuscle Figure Giveaway #5 contest announcement.

I don’t imagine anyone going overly crazy with entries, but let’s limit the number of times you can do each of the these to one time over the span of 24 hours. If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the University of M.U.S.C.L.E..

Givewaway Questionnaire

Questions 1 - 5

Questions 1-5: Click on the thumbnail to the right. There are five patterned boxes and each one has been assigned a number. Assign each numbered box to either the A group or the B group. If the numbered box does not belong to either the A or B group, then assign it to the C group.

Question 6: What current toy executive is thought to have played a major role in Mattel’s original release of M.U.S.C.L.E. figures?

Question 7: What modern M.U.S.C.L.E. archivist discovered a Red #2 when he dug out his childhood collection of M.U.S.C.L.E. figures?

Question 8: What is the brand name of the counterfeit M.U.S.C.L.E. figures that were found in September 2009?

Question 9: What is the source of the “Favorite Quotations” quote from the “Terri Bull” Facebook account?

Question 10: How much money did the UofM Toys for Tots drive raise in 2010?

Please remember, the ultimate goal of the M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure Giveaway is to have fun.

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  1. #1 by Orgg on January 31st, 2011

    Best:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/MUSCLE-Kinnikuman-Mixed-Colors-20-Import-Figures-/150553989198?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230db7904e
    This lot is of the original keshis that Muscle were taken from, and includes several non-muscle sculpts. I feel this is a nice lot because collectors should know the history of what they collect.

    Worst:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/m-u-s-c-l-e-men-baby-spiff-/260679103770?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb1af751a
    Someone didn’t do their research. Not the figure’s name, and an obviously terrible price that attempts to take advantage of the ignorant.

  2. #2 by stoneyface on January 31st, 2011

    worst: http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Vintage-4-Packs-Muscle-Men-10-Pack-Cuties-New-/300466517316?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45f5333544
    mediocre picture. has no idea what the value of these are so no research was done and even with damage still asks way to high a price plus has relisted this several times without changing the price…

    best: http://cgi.ebay.com/M-U-S-C-L-E-Men-Huge-Lot-100-Figures-Great-Shape-/110640526603?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c2b0750b
    great pictures. has not only pics of them in a big pile to give a good impression of the amount of figures, but then gives us pictures of them laid out so we can see each individual figure. the pictures are well lit, and focused. he gives the correct name of the item and a brief history of their ownership which adds a nice personal touch and shows that these were well loved toys. overall well done auction

  3. #3 by stoneyface on January 31st, 2011

    personally i think entries should be one per person. you don’t have to post this comment chad. just a feeling i thought you might want to know 🙂

  4. #4 by Brian on February 1st, 2011

    Best:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/72-M-U-S-C-L-E-Men-Tiny-Action-Figures-Lot-Color-/170597545263?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27b867f52f
    This lot may not have any super rares, but with 72 colored figures and the potential to go cheap, it’s a great starter buy for any new collector.

    Worst:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-M-U-S-C-L-E-Muscle-Man-Figure-Toy-2-tall-/120674743965?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c18c6769d

    $16 plus another $3 for shipping for a #82?! I’ll give you 25 cents lol.

  5. #5 by Chad Perry on February 1st, 2011

    stoneyface :

    personally i think entries should be one per person. you don’t have to post this comment chad. just a feeling i thought you might want to know :)

    Thanks for the feedback! I wanted to post it because other people may feel the same way.

    There are two reasons I like to allow people the opportunity to have more than on entry in the contests:
    1. A collector may really, really, really want the piece that is being given away. I want to give them the opportunity to increase their odds. Making the analogy to the lottery probably isn’t the best, but it’s at least similar. If someone really wants to try and win, they may buy 100 tickets – but that doesn’t mean the person with one ticket can’t win too.

    2. The methods of increasing the number of entries spread the word about the contest. As collectors we often lament about the future of the hobby or the availability of figures. My hope is that Facebook and Twitter can help us uncover more people that have a box of figures in their attics, bedrooms, or basements. It’s probably an unrealistic dream, but I like to imagine someone will see the contest and it will bring them into the M.U.S.C.L.E. community – either through them selling something, buying something, and, maybe most appealing to me, sharing new information about the history of M.U.S.C.L.E.

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