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Thursday, August 21, 2014

M.U.S.C.L.E.

When these guys hit the toy scene back In the 80's , I was pretty much a Joe head.Nothing In a scale smaller than 3 3/4 really caught my attention those days and there were a myriad of Mini Figs on the market.Army Ants,Battle Beasts, etc.None really drew me in like M.US.C.L.E. figures did.I'm pretty sure the "In Your Face!" commercials and variety packaging had everything to do with that.A garbage can filled with buff little masked wrestling dudes,horned villains and Woolly Mammoth  hybrids?SOLD!When you look at one close up today,you can appreciate the detail and dedication that went into making each and every one of these mini figures every bit  as unique as the next.As kids we needed that variety.Opening up a barely see through plastic garbage pail containing 10 totally random /mystery figures was damn near euphoric!And no serial numbers here guys,you lived and died with what you got.Below are 5 reasons why you should jump on Ebay right now and bid on a small hand full of these guys before they all sell out and become totally extinct,crushing your dream of reliving your childhood M.U.S.C.L.E. wrestling match moments and memories forever and ever and ever and....!Just make sure you have enough In your Paypal account to cover it  ;)


  • No articulation,no problem -figures posed in awesome wrestling stances with closed fists and open hands fit for a good old  back slap!
  • Unrivaled variety
  • Came In  packs of 10!
  • Portability,as a kid that was huge
  • Trade-ability,again,as a kid this was huge
I've gotten rid of all my M.U.S.C.L.E. figures save for this one,which was my favorite as a kid! 

8 comments:

  1. They are IMO the king of the mini figures!

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  2. They are wonderful. I've been lucky enough to find some in recent times at garage sales and the flea market (having sold off all of my originals when I got "too old for toys.")

    My two best at the moment are the Claw http://toyriffic.blogspot.com/2011/08/four-finger-discount.html and the Announcer: http://toyriffic.blogspot.com/2012/05/muscle-announcer-guy.html

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    1. Id like to kind of pick and choose wich ones i get but these figures sell in lots most of the time.If i can find a Terribul and the original masked MUSCLE id be happy with just them and my Mammoth.

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    2. I don't know who all I have but I have a big bag of MUSCLE, email me with pics of the ones you are seeking and I'll dig though and see if I can help you out!

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    3. Will do for sure Eric!Thanks buddy!

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  3. Wait a minute, these don't have 5 POA! ;-)

    I had a bunch of these guys growing up. I also had a bunch of bootlegs from quarter vending machines. Some of them were even crazier than the original MUSCLE figures.

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    1. 5 points and under Chris,5 points and under lol.

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