Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Strength In Numbers

Here's a silly idea I came up with while browsing some 80's retro toy sites the other day. Collecting comics was my main addiction back then but I occasionally got sucked into fads, and one was the line of M.U.S.C.L.E. figures put out by Mattel. It was an American version of Kinkeshi from Japan. They were really strange looking little PVC figures and they still have a pretty size-able fanbase. How cool would it be to have a setting based on the Mutant Future rules where you had a bucket full of M.U.S.C.L.E. miniatures then pulled a random character out. The Mutant Lord would assign stats and mutations based on what the figure looked like. It would be a fun way to run one off adventures as a break from a regular campaign. The only problem is that they haven't made them in ages and collecting a bunch of them would probably be pricey.


  1. Man. I used to obsess about those little pink guys.

    But know what I loved more? Battle Beasts.


    They looked soooooooo Gamma World-y to me.

  2. Oooh, Battle Beasts would be good as well. The great thing about these little collectible figures is that you could use use them as miniatures. I don't see why they still don't make these toys. It seems like a cheap to produce toy line which would appeal to kids even today.