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#1 Gyancelot

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 09:24 AM

I'm new here so I'm very sorry if I'm doing something wrong, but I've been trying to figure out what MUSCLE figures are made of. I'm trying to get into another line mostly made of PVC, but since PVC leaks plasticizer I was worried about the toys drying out and cracking. Since I know MUSCLE is sort of soft plastic, I was wondering if this might be a case of a 30+ year old toy holding up despite being a similar material, which would make me feel a lot better about this.

 

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Edit: I just realized i'm in the wrong forum, sorry! Can't figure out how to delete topics


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 05:10 AM

The only times I have seen a M.U.S.C.L.E. degrade were due to extreme conditions, e.g. prolonged exposure to sunlight, open flame, being run over by a lawnmower, chewed up and swallowed by a dog, etc.

Outside of those and similar instances my M.U.S.C.L.E. collection has held up very well. No cracking, melting, or anything like that. The material is quite durable.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 04:37 PM

The only times I have seen a M.U.S.C.L.E. degrade were due to extreme conditions, e.g. prolonged exposure to sunlight, open flame, being run over by a lawnmower, chewed up and swallowed by a dog, etc.
Outside of those and similar instances my M.U.S.C.L.E. collection has held up very well. No cracking, melting, or anything like that. The material is quite durable.


Yeah, they seem borderline indestructible. What I'm trying to figure out mainly is the actual name of the material if anyone's ever chemically tested it. I'm mainly curious because I know PVC can degrade but these sound exactly like PVC other than that.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 04:47 PM

If you actually hold one in your hand it does not feel like a PVC material. Definitely more like rubber. You know, like Little Rubber Guys.
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Posted 01 October 2019 - 04:56 PM

That's interesting, thanks. I'll admit I've seen em in person but never picked one up. I hadn't thought they were rubber after I'd read how much rigid they were than Kinnikuman figures, but that does make sense. I've gotta admit in all this I've started to want to pick a couple up!
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Posted 02 October 2019 - 05:55 AM

It might be worth reaching out to the guy that does Alien Robot Monster. His pieces are remarkably similar in composition and color to M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. It may not be exactly the same chemically, but it's pretty damn close and it's something he does himself on a small scale.

 

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 05:57 AM

It might be worth reaching out to the guy that does Alien Robot Monster. His pieces are remarkably similar in composition and color to M.U.S.C.L.E. figures. It may not be exactly the same chemically, but it's pretty damn close and it's something he does himself on a small scale.

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Ay, I love stuff like that. Thanks! I buy a lot of Glyos and that was actually the only reason I learned about MUSCLE to begin with, since it was well before my time.
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