1980s M.U.S.C.L.E. Men Wrestler Toys
Muscle Men - Tiny Wrestling Figures With Huge Personality
I firmly believe that the eighties had the best toys of any decade. Of course, I might be a bit biased having been a kid that grew up in the eighties. But, either way, the eighties had some totally awesome toys!
While I spent most of my time with Strawberry Shortcake (back when she wore a dress), and Rainbow Brite, I had a brother who was spending his time with Hulk Hogan and Jake the Snake. He had TONS of wrestling toys and frankly still does.
The majority of his toys did not interest me in the slightest - with the distinct exception of his M.U.S.C.L.E. Men. These tiny figures had such personality! I loved playing with these.
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Do You Remember MUSCLE Men?
Do you remember the M.U.S.C.L.E. Men from the eighties?
Take a Closer Look at Some Muscle MenClick thumbnail to view full-size
About M.U.S.C.L.E. Men
The MUSCLE Men toys were made by distributed by Mattel between 1985 and 1988, however they were originally produced by Bandai a toy company in Japan in a line of toys called Kinkeshi.
The Kinkeshi figures were based on the Japanese manga and anime Kinnikuman, which is Japanese for Muscle Man.
The Muscle Men were intergalactic wrestlers fighting for dominance over the universe.
In addition to the 1-2 inch monochromatic figures, there was a M.U.S.C.L.E. Men wrestling ring, a M.U.S.C.L.E. Men championship belt, and a Nintendo game.
Muscle Men - Flesh Colored Figures
The majority of MUSCLE Men were this pink flesh color. There were some released in bright colors like red, blue, green and purple.
Which were cooler?
Which MUSCLE Men did you like better?