Another addition to the M.A.S.K. collection this evening! This is my second purchase from the retro toyline, and it’s a fun one! This snazzy motorcycle is known as Condor. Pretty sure that’s not based on any real bike, but who cares? It’s neon green, which is, like, the ideal motorcycle color.
The cool dude in the shades here is Brad “Chopper” Turner. He’s a master of stealth and infiltration, but ALSO a rock and roll musician. That’s quite a combination, isn;t it? In my mind, he’s linked to Johnny Cage from Mortal Kombat, somehow. His mask, code named Hocus Pocus, projects illusions.
What’s this!? The bike named after a bird has a flight mode? You don’t say? Yup, just flip up the black supports, rotate the back tire out, extend the rotors, and you’ve got yourself a one-person helicopter, complete with lasers and and anti-matter beam! It’s not a very complex transformation, but that simplicity adds a certain elegance to it.
Condor is an iconic toy. It’s one of the most memorable of all the M.A.S.K. vehicles. Chances are, if you had any M.A.S.K. toys, you had this one. It’s small enough that it was low-priced, between $6 and $10, depending on where you found it. I had one, or my brother did, it’s hard to remember who had what some three decades later. I’m definitely glad to have one again. It looks great in both modes, and there’s lots of play value here for a toy that’s so small and relatively simple.
I must admit that opening the shipping box for Condor didn’t immediately wow me like getting Raven did. But it more than made up for that with being tied to memories I had playing with it as a kid. There’s just no replacement for nostalgia, is there? I’m focusing on getting more of the M.A.S.K. toys I had as a kid next, so stay tuned!