Toy Hunter’s Log: Thunderhawk (M.A.S.K.)

Date: May 20, 2012
Place: Halifax Forum Flea Market
Item(s): Thunderhawk w/ Matt Trakker (1985)
Series: M.A.S.K., Series 1
Manufacturer: Kenner
Condition: Loose, near complete, good condition
Price: $15.00 CDN

Personal Notes: M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) was a special task force that battled a criminal organization called V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem). Both groups had transforming vehicles and super powered masks. Along with the toy line, there was also a cartoon show (and in my opinion, one of the best cartoon theme songs ever).

When I was younger, I owned only the Condor and Piranha vehicles. However, I always wanted the Thunderhawk vehicle with Matt Trakker figure (leader of M.A.S.K.), but I did not get one until that special day at the flea market!

On this day, there was one seller who had multiple items from the M.A.S.K. toy line. The first thing I picked up from that seller’s table was the Thunderhawk! The toy was in good shape and was only missing one of its missiles underneath. I had been going to flea markets for years now and this was my first time ever seeing a Thunderhawk being sold locally. Plus, Matt Trakker with his mask was included! It was an instant buy!

So finally I got the one M.A.S.K. figure and vehicle that I always wanted after all these years. However, this would not be the last M.A.S.K. item that I would have bought that day…

… To be continued….

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