I remember having a little garbage can full of these M.U.S.C.L.E Men back in the 1980s. They were about an inch tall and there were dozens of different characters, each with a lot of detail. I was becoming a little too old to ‘play’ with them, but I was a bit of a dork and liked to collect them at the time. Sadly they’ve all disappeared, but they were pretty cool.
The above M.U.S.C.L.E Men are Mr. VTR, Canon Baller, and Wounded Ashuraman which I found on a website that sells new and collectable toys. Each of these characters is now three bucks! Also below is a review of M.U.S.C.L.E Men created by a guy who looks at his old toys and gives them some context. The classic commercial that he includes is pretty great, as I love the mixing of old black and white footage with the flesh colored M.U.S.C.L.E Men. There’s a second commercial below as well.
Inspiration for this GIF is thanks to TUJournal’s pop culture GIF Assignment. It wouldn’t feel right to start a semester of ds106 without creating an animated GIF. And these GIFs were created in Photoshop using the puppet warp tool, which I’m madly in love with at this point to create animated GIFs. I will do a tutorial for this one, I promise!