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The M.U.S.C.L.E. “Warp”

The vast majority of collectors have come across figures with small problems – normally some type of warping: an oddly positioned foot, arms or legs too far apart or too close together, a small dent in the figure, or a pose that simply does not match identical sculpts. This warping could be called, “The M.U.S.C.L.E. Warp.”

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The Uncropped Catalog Pictures

Uncropped versions of the 1986 Mattel catalog M.U.S.C.L.E. photograph, both from toy industry trade magazines, uncover six previously unseen Kinnikuman figures in the picture. All six, sometimes difficult to see, figures are identified.

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Literature 400 Completed

Literature 400 has been completed. This course examines the appearance of M.U.S.C.L.E. in toy industry trade magazines, the industry’s reaction to M.U.S.C.L.E., Mattel’s external appearance in 1986, and uncovers two previously unseen M.U.S.C.L.E. pictures.

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