Friday, October 24, 2008

G.I. Joe - Specialist Matt Trakker of M.A.S.K. Action Figure Carded

Hasbro recently released photos of the packaged G.I. Joe Matt Trakker action figure. Usually the packaging for a common figure isn’t that exciting, except when it’s for a G.I. Joe/M.A.S.K. cross-over figure. You see the Specialist Trakker figure features prominently the official M.A.S.K. logo in its upper right hand corner, something I never expected to see.

G.I. Joe - Specialist Matt Trakker (of M.A.S.K.) Carded
I always thought this was just a tribute figure to the 80’s M.A.S.K. toy/cartoon line, meaning any likeness in appearance or name to M.A.S.K.’s Matt Trakker would be strictly unofficial. But I’m glad to see I was wrong, especially now that the creation of the Specialist Trakker action figure brings M.A.S.K. into official G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero cannon. This is even more exciting news than finding out the figure was to be produced in the first place. Here’s hoping we see future additions of M.A.S.K. and V.E.N.O.M. characters into the ranks of G.I. Joe and Cobra sometime soon.

G.I. Joe - Specialist Matt Trakker (of M.A.S.K.)
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