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M.A.S.K.

Postby DISCHARGE » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:58 pm

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So I stopped into the local Salvation Army and found the Manta, of course I bought it, but it was missing the driver and ejector seat. I looked around for them but couldn't find them. I was a little surprised to see only two of them on ebay.

It's been so long since I've seen any of these and I used to love the cartoon.
I can't believe what these things go for online (complete). The only toy I have from childhood is the green motorcycle/helicopter, which I found in the road while on a family vacation, not sure why I never had any as a kid. I certainly knew kids that had them and remember playing with them.

Are there any M.A.S.K. collectors here? I would imagine these would fit in nicely with a Transformers collection, especially with the humans from the HA line.

Also if anyone can help me get the driver and the ejector seat that would be awesome.
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby adamassc » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:32 pm

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The Condor! I got him, too. I also have the Chevy Bel-Air, Hurricane I think. I actually just sold off three of the figures for a nice profit. I saw a Switchblade for a dollar, but it was missing too many parts.
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby DISCHARGE » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:53 pm

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adamassc wrote:The Condor! I got him, too. I also have the Chevy Bel-Air, Hurricane I think. I actually just sold off three of the figures for a nice profit. I saw a Switchblade for a dollar, but it was missing too many parts.



I noticed that if you have the right figures w/ the helmets they are bank.

The Switchblade was the main villain's vehicle right? It was like a helicopter and a jet I think. Man those were some fun toys.
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby Air Commander Starscream » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:37 pm

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My brother is 5 years older than me and he had some of the M.A.S.K sets as a kid. I especially remember the white van that had the red jet inside of it as well as a black Semi truck. They are in my parents garage somewhere. There are actually all kinds of old 80's and early 90 toys of ours in there that I need to fish out.

While we are on the subject, have any of you seen the Robot Chicken parody of the M.A.S.K theme song? It's all kinds of awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdBELk8cICM
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby BeastProwl » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:35 pm

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Bulldog's my fav, along with switchblade. I ever only had one though. It was either Razorback or that dune buggy that turns into a jet. It was one or the other. leaning more towards razorback.
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:46 am

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I used to like M.A.S.K as a kid. I always thought it would make a decent live action movie as well.
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby DISCHARGE » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:15 am

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Not much to add, just wanted to tack in a pic of the Manta :KREMZEEK:
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Really like the fact this things got thick rubber tires
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby Cyber Bishop » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:35 pm

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I found the M.A.S.K. vehicles I still have..
The Manta (minus Vanessa Warfield and the whip helmet) and the Stinger(Scorpion) complete with driver Bruno Sheppard and his mask Magna Beam.
I have to condor bike but that is in storage in my mothers storage shed.

I also have a bunch of loose figs, some with masks and some without.
I also have T-Bob with Scott Trakker..
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby BeastProwl » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:56 pm

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MightyMagnus78 wrote:I used to like M.A.S.K as a kid. I always thought it would make a decent live action movie as well.


Best I could find to that degree
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby DISCHARGE » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:35 pm

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BeastProwl wrote:
MightyMagnus78 wrote:I used to like M.A.S.K as a kid. I always thought it would make a decent live action movie as well.


Best I could find to that degree


It took a while to get to the good part, nice find though. Before it played I was thinking maybe it would be like the T.V. show Viper, little surprised that's not still in production.
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby alldarker » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:33 am

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Ah... M.A.S.K.! Next to Lego and Transformers, my biggest toy crush. And I am glad to say that I have a complete M.A.S.K. vehicles collection, all complete including figures, masks and accessories! I was always careful with my MASK collection, so they are all in excellent condition and many are still in box. Some of my favorite vehicles are Switchbade (helicopter - jetplane), Goliath (racecar+transport - highrise missilelauncher+jet), Stinger ('70 Pontiac GTO - tank), Outlaw (oil tanker - command base) and Jackhammer (Ford Bronco - assault vehicle), but in fact all of them are pretty cool.
I do have some problems with the Split Seconds series: the MASK vehicles and figures produced for that series suffer greatly from rubber rot, which has affected even the best kept Masks and rubber tires.

Anyhow, I used to spend hours and hours playing with MASK... Simply loved it all to bits.
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby SJ21 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:52 am

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A friend of mine just gave me a giant box of M.A.S.K. toys. He was moving and knew I was into toys and said I could have them. He said he had every toy they made. He was pretty sure they were all in the box. I took them out and there was a ton of them. Problem is, I need to go through each one of them, clean them up, try to put all the pieces with the right vehicle, figure out what guy goes with which, and which masks go with which figures. Ugh. then I am going to try to sell them.

If any of you guys know of a good website that would have all that info neatly and easily laid out, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby alldarker » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:46 pm

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Not very many active MASK sites on the net, but Albert Penello's Mask site is probably the best one of all, with good pictures of all the vehicles, figures and masks. Or you can take a couple of pictures and I'll have no problems identifying everything (including what might be missing).
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby SJ21 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:43 am

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Thanks alldarker. I will check that site out. If I come across some stuff I'm not sure of, I will let you know. Now if only I can find the time to put into it...
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby Bowspearer » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:51 pm

Heh at the risk of attention whoring, here's my M.A.S.K. collection as some people here might get a kick out of seeing it:

M.A.S.K.

Missing from here due to either not being photographed yet or being in the process of being in transit are:
  • Daredevil Racing Set (95% complete)
  • MOSC Brad Turner & Bruce Sato 2-pack
  • MOSC Cliff Dagger & Sly Rax 2-pack
  • MOSC Coast Patrol
  • MOSC Racing Arena
  • MISB Condor
  • MIB Firecracker
  • MIB Gator
  • MIB Hurricane
  • MISB Volcano
  • MISB Billboard Blast
  • MIB Goliath
  • MIB Wolfbeast
  • Rhino
  • 95% complete Goliath (missing both masks)

Prototypes/Test shots
Alex Sector w/- Jackrabbit mask, Buddy Hawkes w/- Penetrator mask, Ace Riker, Calhoun Burns, Bruno Sheppard
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Boxed/Carded
Piranha w/- Sly Rax MISB
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Vampire w/- Floyd Malloy MIB, Slingshot w/- Ace Riker MISB & Stinger w/- Bruno Sheppard
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Iguana w/- Lester Sludge MISB, Buzzard w/- Miles & Maximus Mayhem MISB, Pit Stop Catapult w/- Sly Rax MISB, Collector w/- Alex Sector MISB
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Skybolt w/- Matt Trakker & clone MISB, Afterburner w/- Dusty Hayes & clone MISB
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Stilletto w/- Gloria Baker & Clone MISB, Fireforce w/- Julio Lopez & Clone MIB
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Vandal w/- Floyd Malloy & clone MISB
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Adventure Packs
Jungle Challenge w/- Matt Trakker MOSC
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Rescue Mission w/- Bruce Sato MOSC
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Venom's Revenge w/- Miles Mayhem MOSC
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"Mystery" Adventure Packs
Arctic Assault MOSC w/- Calhoun Burns

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Glider Strike w/- Jaques LaFleur MOSC
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Sea Attack w/- Hondo MacLean MOSC
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Figure 2-packs
Matt Trakker & Miles Mayhem MOSC
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Alex Sector & Buddy Hawkes MOSC
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Matt Trakker & Hondo MacLean MOSC
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Loose Series 1
Thunderhawk w/- Matt Trakker
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Firecracker w/- Hondo MacLean
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Gator w/- Dusty Hayes
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Condor w/- Brad Turner
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Scott & T-Bob
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Boulder Hill w/- Alex Sector & Buddy Hawkes
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Switchblade w/- Miles Mayhem
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Jackhammer w/- Cliff Dagger
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Piranha w/- Sly Rax
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Loose Series 2
Volcano w/- Matt Trakker & Jaques LaFleur
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Slingshot w/- Ace Riker
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Hurricane w/- Hondo MacLean
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Raven w/- Calhoun Burns
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Firefly w/- Julio Lopez
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Outlaw w/- Miles Mayhem & Nash Gorey
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Stinger w/- Bruno Sheppard
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Vampire (both button variants) w/- Floyd Mlloy
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Loose Adventure Packs
Coast Patrol w/- Matt Trakker MOSC
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Loose Series 3
Wildcat w/- Buddy "Clutch" Hawkes
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Bulldog
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Meteor w/- Ace Riker
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Bullet w/- Ali Bombay
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Buzzard w/- Miles Mayhem & Maximus Mayhem
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Manta w/- Vanessa Warfield
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Iguana w/- Lester Sludge
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Loose Series 4
Detonator w/- Jaques LaFleur & clone
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Dynamo w/- Bruce Sato & clone
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Wolfbeast w/- Miles Mayhem & clone
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Vandal w/- Floyd Mlloy & clone
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Barracuda
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby DISCHARGE » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:43 pm

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That's impressive Bowspearer. What's your favorite out of what you've got? I remember wanting the Jackhammer when I was younger, the Outlaw looks cool too.
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby Bowspearer » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:59 pm

DISCHARGE wrote:That's impressive Bowspearer. What's your favorite out of what you've got? I remember wanting the Jackhammer when I was younger, the Outlaw looks cool too.



It's interesting that you ask that question, because it's hard to give a straight answer. MY childhood favorite is a tie between Slingshot and Raven, but then as an adult, I picked up so many that I didn't have as a kid and so it's become hard to choose.

For me, the Split Seconds line these days have been the real interesting line. When I first saw them, I was underwhelmed, but as time went on, I started looking past the fluro colour schemes to see some amazing designs in there.

Then you have Boulder Hill that's awesome because, well, it's Boulder Hill, while the motorised action of Volcano is really nice too.

It's a tough one really.
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby DISCHARGE » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:26 am

Motto: "AnTagony IS the PitS. MoVe ALonG WoRMs. THis WarS NOT gOnNa WIN iTSelf!"
Weapon: Front-Mounted Anti-Matter Projector
The Volcano kinda reminds me of those motorized Monster truck toys from the 80's with the pop out claws in the tires so they could "Handle any terrain" The more I look at that thing the cooler it looks. I may have to try to pick one up. :)
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby alldarker » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:48 am

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Nice MASK collection there, Bowspearer! I'd say your collection is about as complete as mine: don't think I have many MISB vehicles but most of my collection is very MIB.

I was never into the merchandise, so I don't have the racing set (although I do have a die-cast metal toy car Thunderhawk which is pretty cool).

The Split Seconds were indeed pretty cool, except for the quality rubber they used on that series: seems everything that's soft plastic or rubber in the Split Seconds vehicles is suffering from (severe) rubber rot. Do you have that same problem? I've been looking for a replacement Jackal Bruno Sheppard for the last couple of years but I'd say there are NONE which still have perfect masks for Bruno Sheppard or his clone.

Biggest MASK regret? Not buying a Thunderball prototype on eBay, due to finding out two days too late that it was sold (for about $1,000+, BTW).
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Re: M.A.S.K.

Postby Bowspearer » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:16 pm

alldarker wrote:Biggest MASK regret? Not buying a Thunderball prototype on eBay, due to finding out two days too late that it was sold (for about $1,000+, BTW).


Ouch, that's gotta hurt.
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