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Vintage The Mask Figures from Kenner

The first Mask figures were released by  Kenner back in 1995 based on the popular starring Jim Carrey, Peter Greene, Amy Yasbeck, Peter Riegert, Richard Jeni, Ben Stein, Joely Fisher, and Cameron Diaz in her film debut. 

The Mask was a live-action/animated superhero fantasy comedy film loosely based on the comic series of the same name distributed by Dark Horse Comics.  It revolves around an unlucky bank clerk finding the Mask of Loki that grants him extraordinary cartoon-like superpowers, and causing havoc around an industrial city.

The film was released on July 29, 1994 by New Line Cinema, becoming a critical and commercial blockbuster, grossing over $351.6 million over a $23 million budget and receiving positive reviews. 

It cemented Carrey's reputation as a dominant actor of the '90s, and established Diaz long-term as a leading lady. Carrey was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role, and the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects but lost to Forrest Gump.

The Mask Animated TV Series

The Mask: Animated Series ran for three seasons, from August 12, 1995 to August 30, 1997 on CBS, and spawned its own short-run comic book series, Adventures of The Mask. 

John Arcudi, former writer of the original comics, penned two episodes of the series. It originally was played during the CBS Kidshow line-up on Saturday mornings, but after being cancelled, it was moved to Cartoon Network (where the live-action films were also aired).

The Mask Figures “From Zero to Hero”: Kenner 1995

In 1995 Kenner released a line of Mask action figures based on the popular Jim Carrey movie The Mask which was based on the Dark Horse Comics series from 1991.

The main line of 5-inch Mask figures were vastly over produced and weren’t any where near as successful as the movie and quickly became red tag specials at retail.

The larger figures however a very limited release had and distributed and have therefore retained a certain amount of collectability with fans and collectors.

Two vehicles were also produced for this line, a Mask Mobile and a Mask cycle. These sell on the secondary market for approx. $20 at the current time.

Loose Mask figures go for around $5 or less whereas MOC figures generally sell for $15-$20 but the larger 15-inch figures have sold for up to $300 in the past but it’s been a while since I’ve seen one sold so I’m not sure on what the current value would be.

The Mask: "FROM ZERO TO HERO" Checklist

  • Killin’ Time Mask   with "Pop-Out Eyes and Tongue”
  • Heads-Up Mask "Stanley Turns Into the Mask"
  • Quick-Draw Mask with "Spring-Action Arms"
  • Heads-Up Dorian  "Dorian Turns Into the Evil Mask"
  • Chompin' Milo   with "Chompin' Teeth and Shooting Net Launcher"
  • Wild Wolf Mask with "Shocking Surprise Action and Punchin' Bazooka" 
  • Tornado Mask with "Super-Spinning Tornado Action"
  • Belly Bustin' Mask with "Exploding Action and Squirting Milo" 

Oversize Figures

  • Super Stretch Mask
  • 14" Talking Mask poseable talking figure in “Try-me” window box
  • 15” Mask, with hat
  • Variation without hat

Vehicles

  • Mask Mobile with Launching Ejector Seat and Chompin' Teeth
  • Mask Cycle with Detachable Sidecar and Jaw-Chompin' Action

Gallery

Killin’ Time MaskKillin’ Time Mask
Heads-Up MaskHeads-Up Mask
Quick-Draw MaskQuick-Draw Mask
Heads-Up Dorian MaskHeads-Up Dorian Mask
Chompin' MiloChompin' Milo
Wild Wolf MaskWild Wolf Mask
Tornado MaskTornado Mask
Belly Bustin' MaskBelly Bustin' Mask
Super Stretch MaskSuper Stretch Mask
Talking MaskTalking Mask

Vehicles

Mask MobileMask Mobile
Mask CycleMask Cycle

Mask (Animated) Action Figures Toy Island 1997

In 1997 Toy Island released a line of Mask figures based on the CBS and CN animated series, but like Kenner’s movie figures these failed to capture the imagination of fans or collectors. 

There were a total of twelve Mask action figures released in three batches with the last batch being released on slightly larger backing cards. 

Loose, lijke the previous figures, only fetch a couple of dollars each on the secondary market and MOC figures sell for approx. $10-$15 each, but I have also seen complete sets going for under $100!

Mask - Animated Series  Toy Island Checklist

2-In-1 Mask Morphability

  • Kamikaze Commandos
  • Mask Man
  • Monster Mask
  • Outer Space Mask
  • Pre-Hysterical Mask
  • The Invader

Basic Series

  • Belly Bustin' Mask
  • Cyborg Mask
  • Heads-Up Mask
  • Ninja Mask
  • Sgt. Mask
  • Wild Wolf Mask
Belly Bustin MaskBelly Bustin Mask
Cyborg MaskCyborg Mask
Heads Up MaskHeads Up Mask
Ninja MaskNinja Mask
Mask ManMask Man
Outer Space MaskOuter Space Mask
Pre-Hysterical MaskPre-Hysterical Mask
The InvaderThe Invader
Monster MaskMonster Mask
Kamikaze CommandosKamikaze Commandos
Sergeant MaskSergeant Mask
Wild Wolf MaskWild Wolf Mask
Belly Bustin MaskBelly Bustin Mask
Heads Up MaskHeads Up Mask

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When researching for these articles I use many different online and offline retailers and auctions to get an average value AT THE TIME of writing the article.

As such they will almost definitely be incorrect as the prices and values are in constant flux and change.

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