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Imaginext M.U.S.C.L.E. Collectible Figures Series 11


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#1 DetectiveFork

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 09:30 AM

Okay, get ready to have your minds blown. The new Fisher-Price Collectible Figures Series 11 includes a blind bag that contains two "M.U.S.C.L.E." figures! Do they look familiar? Unlike more recent M.U.S.C.L.E revivals, these are clearly based on Kinnikuman / Muscle-Man and Buffaloman / Terri-Bull, with enough changes to (I assume) skirt copyright. These figures are larger than traditional MUSCLE figures, at 3 inches. They are unarticulated and rubbery, more like Kinkeshi than the classic Mattel figures. If you come across Imaginext Series 11 in stores, these figures have the code of #55 on the back of the bag. This series also has a figure based on Battle Beasts (#58) and the X-Ray Man from the old Fisher-Price Adventure People.

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 09:52 AM

I assumed that the "X-Ray Man" fig was more an ode to Micronaunts?

 

Great pics - I may have to run out and pick these up!

 

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 10:02 AM

I'm certain it's Adventure People, because I have the original toy on which it's based. :-) But the original figure did have a strong Micronauts vibe, and I wouldn't doubt that Time Traveler inspired the Fisher-Price designers of the time. 

 

Series 10 also included an Adventure People character, the astronaut and alien beast.


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