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Mattel's M.U.S.C.L.E. Men

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All Flesh M.U.S.C.L.E. Figures #1 - #233
Mattel M.U.S.C.L.E. Poster (1st Release)


Above shows all the original M.U.S.C.L.E. Men figures #1 - #233 featured on the Muscle Men Poster released by Mattel in 1985.  If you can get your hands on all of these guys you can rest assured you have a full set...
...but where do you find the exclusive Muscle Wrestling Ring figures #234 and #235, and the highly sought after yet difficult to come by Satancross figure #236 not featured on the Muscle poster?
All Flesh Kinnikuman Figures (Japan)


This picture shows the complete Kinnikuman collection which includes all 400+ figure sculpts created for the toy line in Japan.  M.U.S.C.L.E. men were based off of these sculpts, but only an official 233 M.U.S.C.L.E. figures were reproduced from the figure molds that created the original Kinnikuman collection.


The only difference between M.U.S.C.L.E. figures and Kinnikuman figures is the type of plastic that was used to make the figures.  Kinnikuman are made of a soft highly flexible eraser rubber while M.U.S.C.L.E.s are made from a harder more durable plastic. M.U.S.C.L.E. men are flexible, but not nearly as bendable as Kinnikuman.  M.U.S.C.L.E. is an improvement in the Kinnikuman toy line as far as quality goes, but they lack all the figure sculpts from their predecessors in Japan


The Super Rares are figures that are found in the Kinnikuman line, but not included on the M.U.S.C.L.E. poster.  As more Super Rare figures surface, the question as to whether or not all the Kinnikuman figures were cast as M.U.S.C.L.E. men becomes something that many collectors ask.  Were all 400+ figures possibly created at one point or another in limited quantities?  If not, how many are there that have not been found?  Were they part of test runs for the M.U.S.C.L.E. molding process, or mistake figures that were accidentally produced when they shouldn't have been?  That is the mystery of the Super Rares...click the picture above to see the entire Kinnikuman collection and the possible remaining Super Rare M.U.S.C.L.E.s!


21 Different Super Rares have been discovered to this day, do you have one that the World has not seen?