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Figure #153… The Claw!

What is undoubtedly the most popular M.U.S.C.L.E. figure! Over the years this figures has commanded very high prices, and in some colours, even surpassing Satan Cross. So whats the story with figure #153? And how many of the legendary Purple Claws are out there?!

Figure #153 or ‘The Claw’/‘The Hand’ as he is most often referred to was available in the M.U.S.C.L.E. 4 & 10 Packs and is probably the figure most people remember from when they were a kid.

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The official Mattel poster shows 233 figures, but there are more! The Hard Knockin Rockin’ Wrestling Ring came with two figures not featured on the poster: ‘MuscleMan’ and ‘Terri-Bull’. The Terri-Bull was a completely new sculpt, while MuscleMan is a smaller version of the poster figure #141 but with a rectangular belt buckle. The Mega-Match board game came with a green version of the Terri-Bull wrestling ring sculpt but was unique to the game. The mysterious figure called Satan Cross takes the total official M.U.S.C.L.E.

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Over the years there have been reports about rare figures not found on the poster, but the only one that has been officially confirmed is ‘Satan Cross’. It has been officially confirmed because it has been found in sealed 4 & 10 M.U.S.C.L.E. packs. This designated the figure number #236.

No one knows why Satan Cross was not featured on the poster, it could be as simple as it ruined the symmetrical layout of the poster or he could of been a ‘chase figure’.

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There is quite a noticeable difference between M.U.S.C.L.E. and their Japanese counterparts. Kinkeshi are smaller, made from a softer rubber and are lighter in color as you can see in the pictures. Kinkeshi were relased in various colours that M.U.S.C.L.E. were not, such as yellow, white and a darker green and the line had over 400 figures to collect compared to M.U.S.C.L.E.’s 236.

Its interesting to note that Mattel had Kinkeshi figures in the early M.U.S.C.L.E.

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Download our free M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure Checklists! Quality, full colour A4 Checklists to help you keep track of all your figures! Available in two versions – a first generation all-flesh checklist (for the true purist!) plus a checklist for all 236 figures and each of the colours they were released in. Print them off and easily keep track of which figures you need to complete that Master Set!



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Welcome to the M.U.S.C.L.E. Figure Gallery! All 236 figures officially released by Mattel are listed, that’s including the three not featured on the Collector’s Poster. Figures #003 onwards have their original Kinnikuman names. They are all in hi-resolution and you can click on any to view a larger version…

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