Recently a genuine M.U.S.C.L.E. Tree from Part 8 of the Kinnikuman toy line was discovered! This tree is made from
authentic Muscle plastic, and contains the five light purple figures from the Muscle Mega-Match Game. The most amazing part
of this tree is that it also contains four other Muscle sculpts in light purple: a light purple Claw #153, a light
purple Sunshine #3, a light purple #155, and a light purple #138!
Four new Super Rare Muscle colors...and we all thought the regular purple Claw was rare! This tree is evidence that
all the figures on a specific tree were produced in the colors of others that already exist in the same color!
Another interesting fact is that one of the sculpts on this tree has been removed by the factory. The empty space
at the top between figure #138 and figure #3 used to be home to another figure, but the tree shows a perfect factory slice
where the sculpt used to be. Based on the Muscle Color Code of the MCIA
, the missing figure is one of the six non-muscle sculpt figures from Part 8. It simply cannot be any other
muscle sculpt because the color patterns of the remaining trees show that the other muscle sculpts of this part belong
to separate trees.
So what does this mean? Theoretically, this discovery supports the idea that all the original 400+ Kinnikuman figures
were made into Muscle Men figures. The production factories simply attempted to remove the non-muscle sculpts that were
not supposed to be included in the American Muscle toy line. Rather than plug a line for a sculpt, figures not intended to
be part of the Muscle toy line were simply sliced off and discarded! However, some evidently made their way out of the
factories, which explains why the Super Rare Muscle figures exist!!!