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M.A.S.K. Joins G.I.Joe?!?
GI Joe: Jay Cochran - 2008.05.06
Remember that old classic toy line and cartoon where everyone drove around in cool vehicles that transformed into things like flying cars, and everyone had these special mask's that allowed them to control them? Well if you grew up in the 80's you probably do, and if you were a fan of that line we have some good news for you. No the M.A.S.K. line isn't returning, but possibly the next best thing is in the works. The folks at Hasbro have planned to release a tribute figure of the M.A.S.K. leader, Matt Trakker in one of their upcoming 3 3/4" G.I.Joe figure assortments.

In a recent ONLINE POLL run by Hasbro, a mysterious figure named `Specialist Trakker’ showed up in a list of upcoming G.I.Joe figures, causing people to question if this guy had any connection with the classic 80's M.A.S.K. line from Kenner. So we went to Hasbro's G.I.Joe Brand Manager Neal Hoffman and asked. Here is what he said:

"I can confirm for you that Matt Trakker will be a tribute to the 80's M.A.S.K. line. Just a single figure cross-over; shout out to the 80's."

So there you have it. No images of the figure could be released at this time, but stay-tuned in the coming weeks for more information to be revealed about this and other exciting new G.I.Joe products from Hasbro, and thanks to Neal for the information provided to us today.

For those of you who may not have grown up in the 80's and would like to find out more about MASK we suggest you check out the Virtual Toy Chest's M.A.S.K. Archive.


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hamsterboy
2008-05-07
5:10 am

[quote name='CLAM34' post='16463541' date='May 6 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 A... read more 
Raggletag
2008-05-07
2:45 am

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 s... read more 
JoeRhyno
2008-05-07
12:42 am

Maybe if the Sigma figures come back we can get some Centurions remade in the line too..  
CLAM34
2008-05-07
12:39 am

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 w... read more 
Devil Bat
2008-05-07
12:16 am

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 a... read more 
pesatyel
2008-05-07
12:06 am

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 s... read more 
jedimaster-c
2008-05-06
10:25 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. 
Cyber Bishop
2008-05-06
9:59 pm

I will reserve my judgment until I see pix. 
Blackmada
2008-05-06
7:34 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... read more 
FlyingFigg
2008-05-06
6:44 pm

[quote name='Mavdayvaas' post='16463423' date='May 6 2008, 02:32 PM']One time thing, Yeah, How many times have we heard that one?  
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