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M.A.S.K. Joins G.I.Joe?!?

#26 User is offline   KamenDreda 

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 08:50 AM

View PostFlyingFigg, on May 6 2008, 09:39 AM, said:

http://toynewsi.com/...=9&itemid=12901

No F'n way.....

I thought it'd be to good to be true.


Woo hoo! So this IS true. Very Cool.. But the "one time" cross over makes me sad... Guess I'm gonna have to start figuring out a way to make some customs... *Le sigh*

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:13 AM

Part of me is glad that this is just a one time crossover, but I also would have loved to have seen a 25th style Jackhammer, Rhino, Switchblade, & Thunderhawk.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:24 AM

View PostKamenDreda, on May 6 2008, 09:32 AM, said:

The more I think about this idea of MASK being in the Joe Verse, the more excited I get. I just think about all the cool story telling potential. MASK Fighting Cobra, Joe Fighting VENOM, Cobra and VENOM teaming up to thwart Joe. Maybe VENOM is a subsidiary of Cobra. Maybe Extensive Enterprises owns VENOM. And it would be cool to develop some interpersonal relationships between the teams.


I've always wanted some other enemy for the Joes other than Cobra (not discounting red ninjas, iron grenadiers, headhunters etc) something non cobra related.

View Postmajik40, on May 6 2008, 10:13 AM, said:

Part of me is glad that this is just a one time crossover, but I also would have loved to have seen a 25th style Jackhammer, Rhino, Switchblade, & Thunderhawk.


Man, I gotta go to my Mom's house and dig out my old Rhino and Switchblade!

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:30 AM

Hehe, awesome... I'd love it if they made a modern version of the Thunderhawk to go along, but that's just wishful thinking.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 08:36 AM

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 10:52 AM

Well, Can't wait to see that file card!

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:49 AM

Very cool of them to do.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:06 PM

maybe one of these years I'll finally get my 1:18th Spike and Sparkplug figures too... :)

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:14 PM

The idea of having a MASK line of toys comparable in size, articulation, and detail as the 25th Anniversary Joe line.... PRICELESS!

I would be extremely happy to see this and whole-heartedly support it with my hard-earned bucks!

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:29 PM

Still going to have to see it before I can really say if I like it or not. I kind of feel like this is mixing two things that really should not go together, even though it is plausible. Like Star Trek and Star Wars - as cool as it might seem, I don't know if I want to see Worf trying to squeeze into the cockpit of an X-wing. However, if it is only a one-shot deal, then I guess it can't really hurt. Just have to wait and see.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:32 PM

Now WOuldn't that be something if all along, MASK was the civilian strike team of Gijoe? Hmm I wonder...They are going to flood the gates with MASK Toys under the Joe name. One time thing, Yeah, How many times have we heard that one?:)

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:39 PM

View PostJoeRhyno, on May 6 2008, 02:06 PM, said:

maybe one of these years I'll finally get my 1:18th Spike and Sparkplug figures too... :)


Well these are close: http://www.tfsource.com/Reissues/Spike%20&...-sparkplug.html and you can get them this year!

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:44 PM

View PostMavdayvaas, on May 6 2008, 02:32 PM, said:

One time thing, Yeah, How many times have we heard that one? :)


Just have to wait and see while Hasbro test the waters on this I guess.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:34 PM

I could see Hasbro bringing back MASK if this one figure does well. They might say it's a one time thing as far as making a character as a Joe figure. If the response is overwhelming they should do more.

I'd love to see a New MASK line even if Hasbro just mainly used Joe molds with some new parts, new heads and of course the masks. That way if you wanted to combine the Joe and MASK line you can and if not, don't.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 04:59 PM

I will reserve my judgment until I see pix.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 05:25 PM

I remember Kenner tried to reintroduce MASK,sort of.Anyone remeber Vortech?Some of the vehicles were cool but the bad guys vehicles were kind 0f weirld.In battle mode the bad guy vehilces looked like they were done by HR Giger.The idea of adding MASK to GIJOE,could be interesting.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:06 PM

I almost think, who cares about the CHARACTER. Will he have one of the MASKS? Spectrum, Ultra-Flash, Arrow, Dolphin, Lava Shot, Shroud.

This opens up a bit of a pandora's box. If this is a "one shot" then that kinda sucks. Someone in another post commented on the "limited slots" available for the 25th line that we don't need some "non Joe" cluttering and stealing spaces. There IS some validity to it.

However, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense that it would be a "one-shot". So, does that mean they are looking towards reviving M.A.S.K.? That would be pretty cool. Given the technological advancements since the 80s (Classics Transformers, for example) and the increased size (presuming they keep the 4" figure), these could be significantly better than the 80s vehicles.

But at the same time, "vehicle" lines don't seem to be that big anymore. Speed Racer is special circumstance.



View PostCmdr_Y, on May 6 2008, 01:14 PM, said:

The idea of having a MASK line of toys comparable in size, articulation, and detail as the 25th Anniversary Joe line.... PRICELESS!

I would be extremely happy to see this and whole-heartedly support it with my hard-earned bucks!



Yes, it would. M.A.S.K. was awesome.

However, its unlikely. Nothing is impossibly, only improbable.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:16 PM

If you went back in time and told my twelve-year-old self that Matt Trakker would someday be a member of the G.I. Joe team, my brain would have imploded. (lol) I've always loved G.I. Joe, and I've always loved M.A.S.K. Matt Trakker was like the Duke of their team. The more I've thought about this, the more I love it. I can't wait to see how this pans out. I'm gonna be very interested to see where this goes...

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:39 PM

I LOVED M.A.S.K!

at the time, I collected it as much as GiJoe. Sadly, somehow all my MASK stuff has dissappeared, while I still have most of my Joe stuff from back then.

As for Matt Trakker... I am worried he will be an Ace repaint... and I don't like that body at all.

and I kinda wish we could get a full-on MASK line again...
I'll take all the toys from when they were the best, the 80's

gimme some COPS too while were at it.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:42 PM

Maybe if the Sigma figures come back we can get some Centurions remade in the line too.. :D

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:45 PM

Nice to see the response to this news is a lot more positive here than it's been on a couple other boards I've read. Personally I am totally stoked about this!! I'm sure it's just a one-shot deal to gauge interest in a relaunch of MASK, so I don't think staunch Joe fans should be too worried that the line will be overrun by other MASK characters (or other 80's refugees for that matter). And let's face it, Specialist Trakker will probably just take the place of yet another Snake Eyes or Storm Shadow variant anyway, so I don't think there'd be any significant loss. And lastly I'm convinced this figure will be a simple recolor or retool, and not take much away from the development budget for making new Joe sculpts.

I just hope the figure actually LOOKS like Matt (preferably in his classic gray and red flightsuit from Thunderhawk) and has an accurate Spectrum mask. And hopefully the figure is popular enough to warrant Hasbro giving us an entire separate MASK figure line in the same 3 3/4" scale, complete with transforming vehicles!! A second renaissance for MASK is long overdue, imo...

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 12:10 AM

View PostCLAM34, on May 6 2008, 07:39 PM, said:

I LOVED M.A.S.K!

at the time, I collected it as much as GiJoe. Sadly, somehow all my MASK stuff has dissappeared, while I still have most of my Joe stuff from back then.

As for Matt Trakker... I am worried he will be an Ace repaint... and I don't like that body at all.

and I kinda wish we could get a full-on MASK line again...
I'll take all the toys from when they were the best, the 80's

gimme some COPS too while were at it.


COPS would be pretty cool. Wasn't that one guy suppose to be related to Beach Head? That would be a neat little tie-in with that.

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