M.U.S.C.L.E.s are the coolest action figures. They are probably the most versitile toys ever as well. You can use MUSCLEs for any occasion. They can take the place of a voodoo doll and you can torture them while pretending that they are some person who has been very evil toward you. I remember vividly when I was 4 years old and this kid wouldn't share the building blocks, so I went home and killed him...well, not really KILL him, just pretend to. Playing with MUSCLEs, for me at least was like manipulating little souls which I COULD CRUSH AT ANY TIME I WANT!!!...O.K. I'm calm now.
I also found that MUSCLEs were good for decoration. I would set them up all over my room, it looked pretty cool because at the peak of my collection I had well over 300 not counting doubles. I also found that they made nice tokens of friendship. I would give some to my freinds for them to keep in memory of me. For some reason I became obsessed with freezing things in the ice trays, especially MUSCLEs. I never really kept track of mine consistantly so I found them in my drink sometimes. I was lectured quite often for that. I also would take dog toe nail clippers to their extremities and put them in a nice little gory pile:) I am going to put up a section of all my messed up ones, including the one that celebrated the 4th of July in 88'!
Oh gosh, I remember buying my first 4 pack like it was 10 years ago! I got them out of a bin at F&M. I would buy the big 28 packs whenever I got a chance to go to "Childrens Palace". I also remember scanning all the packs on the rack for the infamous GREEN HAND that I wanted more than any other MUSCLE. My mom coaxed me into cleaning my room by rewarding me with a 4 pack with a blue HAND guy. Well, I can honestly say that alot of my childhood memories involved MUSCLEs and I would get right back to buying them if they were revived.