Poster Numbers & Packaging
Posted 13 March 2009 - 10:58 AM
URS and Tortle have each individually shown that certain of these trees were used for the MUSCLE 28-packs. Of course combinations of trees that equaled exactly 28 figures were used.
When I first began organizing images of the MUSCLEs into the trees/groups that URS determined they belonged to, I was very curious to see if a pattern would emerge that would explain how Mattel arrived at their poster numbering scheme. Unfortunately, there did not seem to be any correspondence between the MUSCLE trees and the numbering scheme on the poster.
However, it just recently sunk in that the figures in the 28-packs were exclusive to the 28-packs. That is, they couldn't be found in 4-packs or 10-packs.
So I'm wondering, did the poster numbering scheme have anything to do with which packaging the figures came in: 4-pack, 10-pack, or 28-pack?
Posted 13 March 2009 - 01:18 PM
The quickest way to really determine this is to look at Nate's 28 pack page. He has a pick of each figure per box, and their number right below each in numerical order. Although some show up close to each other, and even side by side, the mix seems to be way to random to really tell.
I've looked at this numerous times myself. I have determined that some seemingly purposely placed figures must be nothing more than coincidence. I believe they added them to the poster as they pulled them from a pile and took pictures. So there may have been some piled closely together that belonged to the same trees.
I could be wrong though, and may have overlooked something. Naaah...
Edited by Universal Ruler Supreme, 13 March 2009 - 01:21 PM.
Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:06 PM
STAY DRY IN RUBBER BOOTS AND.."
Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:51 PM
Many people have sacrificed their lives to discover the deepness of Muscle and Kinnikuman conspiracy. We should humbly have a moment of silence for these brave souls.
Let us continue in their stead to determine the great mysteries of the Muscle Legacy!
Posted 15 March 2009 - 07:55 AM
Football player to Volley Ball Man add their 2 #s and you should get 233!
In all seriousness I really believe due to the lack of moving playability of the figures, Mattel decided to make M.U.S.C.L.E.s have a large mental part(sort of like mind games). All these mind games are most poignant when accompanied with the M.U.S.C.L.E. poster. Numbers and characteristics of each figure most likely was created with miniskull purpose
ex Football Player#134 to Volley Ball Man#99 add their 2 #s and you should get 233! Volley Ball Man #99 and the Football Player without a ball #69 has a jersey with #99 on it. 69 + 164 = 233 and #164 is a Muscleman with Shoulder Pads on!
Coincidence I think Not! In fact there are many other instances where this happens, but it is all up to the openmindness of the viewer, and a little bit of a strong mind!
On second thought, just watch.... M.U.S.C.L.E. Wrestling Videos