Monday, March 21, 2011

Best toys from my childhood #5

M.U.S.C.L.E. men

I LOVED these little pink plastic wrestlers. They came in clear bubble packs of 4, semi-transparent trash can packs of 10, and box sets of 28. The company also released a series of different colored wrestlers but I only liked the pink ones (which were more flexible and had a great, distinctive plastic smell). In order to collect them all you had to scour your local Toys "R" Us store, shaking and peering into the packages to find the figures you wanted. Out of all the toys listed in this series of posts, these are the ones I miss the most. If I ever win the lottery I swear I'll buy as many as I can get my hands on.

Despite my love of these little wrestlers, I never collected the full set. At some point my mom decided that the toys were Satanic and made me throw them all away. I'm glad the Devil never appeared and offered to trade some M.U.S.C.L.E. men for my soul. I don't think I would have agreed to the deal but I have to admit I would have come pretty damn close.


Jacob said...

I remember nailing a 16 penny nail in each corner of a square board, placing 3 rubber bands around them to create a wrestling ring. First getting the idea in Mexico on a Church trip when Ryan was trying to (even at that early age)haggle dollors off the price of a hand puppet in the local market.

Also the same trip that some kids ruined our sand forts and tried to fight us while no adults were around, I heard for the first time The Lion Sleeps Tonight, and Ryan ate a live cricket for $7.

And we didn't throw them away...we found them in the 55 gallon garbage can in the garage and were instructed to not remove them. Still not sure why that happened?

Ryan Danger Sims said...

I totally forgot about some of that stuff. Except for the cricket thing - I'll never forget that.

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