Another M.A.S.K. entry and another motorbike. The vampire is a motorbike belonging to the V.E.N.O.M. group and is driven by Floyd Malloy (with his mask Buckshot). The mask pretends to launch ball bearings, whatever that means.
The toy is rather small and has nice colours and shapes. The name is very well chosen, I decided to leave these shadows on the pictures so you can see that it really reminds of a vampire.
The vehicle “hidden” in the motorbike is some kind of small flying jet. The back part of it includes a big motor with two missile launchers. Each of them hosts a black missile. These are usually missing. On the front, there is a small machine gun. In the pictures the missiles are inserted the other way round. They should point to the front. I was deceived by the name they had in the original package that calls them “Retro-Rockets”.
The Vampire was launched as part of the second series, which hasn’t been mentioned in this blog before. I have shown other M.A.S.K. vehicles and figures before, but none of the second wave. That wave was a continuation of the first one, there were no revolutionary changes or new features. The new vehicles were the ones that had been designed for the second season of the TV series and that was all.
Also interesting to mention that the pilot (the black figure) was later repainted in red and sold in Europe only in a two pack either with Vanessa Warfield or a repaint of Bruno Sheppard. We will talk about european two-packs some other time.
FACTS and FIGURES:
- Name: VAMPIRE with FLOYD MALLOY / BUCKSHOT (Ref. 37400)
- Toy Line: M.A.S.K. (Wave 2)
- Year: 1986
- Company: Kenner (U.S.A.)
- Size of the vehicle: Around 5'' or 13 cm
- Size of the figures: 2½’’ or 6,5 cm