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The toy I lost in France...

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:18 pm
by Transypoo
So, when I was but a wee lad, my parents sent me to France for Christmas as my Sisters' Christmas present. I got lots of stuff that trip including the Turtle Copter! (It even said "Tortue Ninja" on it!)

But unfortunately, my sisters wants to show me off and visit their relatives, so I was dragged all over the place staying one night in some places. They were, also, not very good packers and I have a tendency to spread my stuff around to make my temporary living space feel like it's 'mine'. So, I lost a good chuck of my gifts one by one on each move.

I still have the Turtle Copter, so that's fine, but I had gotten a M.A.S.K. vehicle at the time, and the only part hat came home with me was the stupid driver and his clone made of green jello.

Well, I thought about it, and wanted to see if it was as totally awesome as I remember it being during the few short days I owned the thing. So I found it online:

http://www.albertpenello.com/mask/index.html

Turns out, yes, it's just as awesome as I remember it. Now I want it back! ARG!

Re: The toy I lost in France...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:58 pm
by ShadeC4
My step-dad gave me a bunch of my step-brother's toys back before he started being an a*****e to me. Some of those were MASK figures. Can actually remember them based off of looking at them.

http://www.albertpenello.com/mask/condor.html
http://www.albertpenello.com/mask/gator.html
http://www.albertpenello.com/mask/rhino.html
http://www.albertpenello.com/mask/thunderhawk.html
http://www.albertpenello.com/mask/pirahna.html
http://www.albertpenello.com/mask/switchblade.html
http://www.albertpenello.com/mask/firefly.html
http://www.albertpenello.com/mask/vampire.html

I'd love to have those vehicles still... Would be great for customs.

Re: The toy I lost in France...

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:06 am
by Transypoo
Ahh, what a great toy line. It still feels like VENOM has to be a subsidiary of Cobra. (The switchblade it totally a Cobra vehicle. It's also awesome!)

Re: The toy I lost in France...

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:55 am
by ShadeC4
Imo they were a great blend of GI Joe & Transformers. I'd like to see a remake of it actually - especially as I never saw the original toon.

Re: The toy I lost in France...

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:28 am
by Skids
The original cartoon had an awesomely 80's theme song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odskNtdPyDE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2Z1yLO9 ... re=related

I never saw it much, but it's coming out on DVD soon.

Also, they officially made it part of the G.I. Joe universe with the Matt Trakker Joe. VENOM has been established in that figure's bio as a division of Cobra, but they made MASK still independent of the Joes.
http://www.oafe.net/yo/gij25trakker.php
They also made Trakker a complete badass with his new headsculpt. Do NOT mess with this man!