This M.A.S.K. entry is dedicated to the Condor, one of the vehicles released in the first wave, and also one of the most famous, it appears in every comic book and in almost every cartoon chapter.
As you can see, the Condor is a green motorbike, whose “stealth mode” is a helicopter. It is a relatively simple and small toy, but nevertheless very nice to play with and with a great transformation (anything that flies is a great for me).
Together with Scott Trakker + T-Bob and the Thunderhawk, is probably one of the best selling toys in this line.
The Condor also belongs to the M.A.S.K. team and its pilot is Brad Turner, with the mask named “Hocus Pocus”, which “pretends to project false images”. About Brad Turner, we don’t know much, is supposed to be a rock musician and a climber. Other characters had a richer background than him, and were released as a toy more often. There were two versions of this figure made: this is the first one, while the second one was released with the Razorback (1987).
The blades of the helicopter are, in my opinion, a bit fragile, and in played toys, they might not keep in horizontal position. The Condor came without any bombs or detachable accessories, but the part behind the landing skies seems to be very fragile. If you zoom in the pictures, you might notice that mine is broken.
FACTS and FIGURES:
- Name: CONDOR with BRAD TURNER/ HOCUS POCUS (Ref. 37340)
- Toy Line: M.A.S.K. (Wave 1)
- Year: 1985
- Company: Kenner (U.S.A.)
- Size of the vehicle: 5’’ or 13 cm
- Size of the figures: 2½’’ or 6,5 cm