Category Archives: Media

Who Will Win?!

There is a lot to cover, so we are going to go through this point by point.

  • MASKast Chat

Most of you who visit Boulder-Hill.net also follow Agents of M.A.S.K. Last week I got to sit on with them to discuss the new comics, listen to it here.

  • Signed M.A.S.K. Revolution

Don’t miss your chance to win a copy. All you need to do is send in an email describing your favorite memory of M.A.S.K. The winner will be announced later this week!

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  • Boulder-Hill.net Merchandise

You love M.A.S.K. and you love Boulder-Hill-net, right? Now you can show your love with Boulder-Hill.net merchandise, just added to the RedBubble store.

  • Revolution Covers

The variant covers for Revolution that feature M.A.S.K. are now up in the Comics section. If you want to read the full issues, visit your local comic book shop or head on over to IDW’s Online Store.

  • Darren Gregson

The very talented artist, Darren Gregson, was kind enough to send me a beautiful printed card featuring his rendering of Brad Turner riding Condor.

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  • L.A. Comic Con

If you are in the Los Angeles area, you have one more day to attend Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con. Brandon Easton, the writer of the new M.A.S.K. series, will be there as well!

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I will be heading down to L.A. Comic Con tomorrow, hope to see you there!

Inspiration Strikes

The release of Revolution M.A.S.K. #1 has kicked me into high gear. I wanted to share a couple of other fun M.A.S.K. items with visitors.

dougstoneFirst up is a very special item. If you are interested enough to visit a site about M.A.S.K. then you probably recognize the name, Doug Stone. I was lucky enough to have one of my promotional cards signed by Doug Stone last year. For those who are still scratching their heads, Doug Stone is a voice actor from the original cartoon series. Doug provided the voices for Matt Trakker, Bruce Sato, Dusty Hayes and others.

maskast logo chat fullThe second item won’t be new, if you listen to MASKast, from Agents of M.A.S.K. I was invited to participate in a MASKast Chat. In it we reflect on all the exciting news that lead up to the release of Revolution M.A.S.K. #1. They released it in their podcast stream a few days ago, but as always, whenever I am a guest the episode can also be found in the Audio section.

That’s going to wrap it up for today. Until next time, please keep the crusade alive by supporting the new M.A.S.K. comic book series from IDW Publishing.

What’s Going On Here?!

IDW CoverIt’s been a good long while since anything new has gone up, so let’s fix that. First of all, back when IDW announced their new M.A.S.K. comic book line I had a great chat with Jason and Wyatt from Agents of M.A.S.K. You probably heard it through MASKast, but if not it’s also been added to the Audio section here. We talk a lot about what we would like to see and what we think we will see. It’s a lot more fun to just listen in!

Now, on the heels of that announcement, IDW has announced a new, multi-property title, Revolution. According to IDW:

The “Revolution” event marks the birth of a comic book crossover that will be comprised of not only the TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE properties, but also all-new properties MICRONAUTS, ROM, and ACTION MAN, as well as the launch of a long-awaited M.A.S.K.: Mobile Armored Strike Kommand series.

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As any fan of M.A.S.K. knows, there have always been rumors and ideas kicking around about M.A.S.K. getting some kind of relaunch or reimagining. But this is the first time we have seen an established company moving forward. The image above, which is definitely action overload, has clear images of Switchblade, Thunder Hawk and Rhino. Obviously Revolution is the setup to tie all these entities into the same universe, so there is no telling exactly how much M.A.S.K. will be in the stories.

And then there was more! CBR got an exclusive look at some of the variant covers for Revolution and they look great!

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There are actually more, but these are the ones that have M.A.S.K. on them – in some way. It might be too much hope M.A.S.K. will be the star of the show, especially with heavy hitters like Transformers and G.I. Joe, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get some great moments. And with the standalone series hitting shelves in November, M.A.S.K. fans can finally rejoice to see their favorite 80s show make a return!

Welcome to 2016!

Happy new year! For everyone reading this, you made it, and so has Boulder-Hill.net. Just before the year ended, Hasbro made the big announcement that, as part of a multi-picture plan, M.A.S.K. would be developed for the big screen. I shared this on Facebook, which many of you saw. Jason and Wyatt were also gracious enough to invite me to talk with them on MASKast Chat.

As usual, we had a great time, even if we didn’t solve any of the big world issues. That episode is getting added to the Audio section of the site here, so feel free to have a listen.

In closing, the new year will bring new stuff to Boulder-Hill.net. I have toys, merchandise and tons of other good stuff that will make it’s way up onto the site. Many thanks to all the visitors and supporters who have found their way to this small corner of the internet!

30 Years of M.A.S.K.!

Thirty years ago today, M.A.S.K. made its television today. Flash forward to present day and it seems unlikely that the creators imagined people would still be collecting the toys and watching the show. It seems just as unlikely that this site is six years old. If you visited Boulder-Hill.net last year you probably remember that the M.A.S.K. Day update was a big one, hopefully this year does not disappoint.

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In the wake of the potential re-development of M.A.S.K., Jason and Wyatt, of Agents of M.A.S.K., invited myself and Bill Farries, of Matt-Trakker.com, to sit down and talk about our reaction to one of the first official acknowledgements of the franchise in twenty-five years. You can see the original video chat on the Agents of M.A.S.K. YouTube channel, or have a listen to the edited audio version on the Boulder-Hill.net Audio page.

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“There he goes again Matt, not making any sense!”

To be perfectly candid, 2015 has not afforded as much time for Boulder-Hill.net and M.A.S.K. so far. With the aim of changing that, let’s take a look at some new stuff that has come across the digital desk.

If you keep up with Agents of M.A.S.K., you know I made an appearance on MASKast, along with Bill – from Matt-Trakker.com. The four of us had a great discussion about the Series 2 toy line. If you subscribe to the MASKast podcast you have undoubtedly heard the show already, but for anyone who does not follow MASKast (you really should!) the episode has now been added to the Boulder-Hill.net Audio archive.

On a more vintage note, if you were a kid in the ’80s you probably had a chance to play with Colorforms. If you don’t know what they are here is a quick crash course from Wikipedia:

Colorforms are paper-thin, die-cut vinyl sheet images and shapes that are meant to be applied to a shiny plastic laminated board, much like placing paper dolls against a paper backdrop. The images stick to the background by adhesion, which takes place when two highly polished surfaces come in contact. The Colorforms vinyl pieces can be repositioned to create new designs and scenarios.

The set that was acquired for Boulder-Hill.net is actually still sealed. While this is great from a collecting standpoint, it means that there won’t be any pictures of the contents at this point.  At some point another – opened – wet will become available and Boulder-Hill.net will be sure to snatch it up. If you want to see a large image of the Colorform box point your browser to our Merchandise page.

Check back very soon for another update full of more M.A.S.K. goodness!

Don’t touch that dial!

Here at Boulder-Hill.net we are always scouring the world and the web for great bits of M.A.S.K. to bring to our visitors. One of our efforts recently paid off.

vlcsnap-2014-11-16-01h46m22s28A while back a message was sent to a YouTube user named RichTigerpaw28, he had uploaded an original M.A.S.K. toy commercial. Hoping to get a copy of the original file, and inquire if he had any others, the message was sent and the waiting began. This was over six months ago. But patience is a virtue, and recently RichTigerpaw28 replied that he still had the original video file and in fact had another. He was kind enough to share the original copies and so now you will be able to find them here.

The first commercial is actually the same one that we already have: Thunderhawk, Switchblade and Rhino. However, our original version was dark and a little blurry. Now we can proudly offer our readers a crisp, bright copy!

The second commercial is brand new to the site. This video features three vehicles from the Racing Series: Bulldog (Bulldoze for our European visitors), Iguana, and Bullet (known as Bandit in some areas).

Both of the commercials are great pieces of vintage M.A.S.K. and perfectly evoke the fun of kids toys in the 1980s. But don’t take our word for it, visit our Video page instead and see for yourself.

Happy M.A.S.K.iversary!

maskdayHappy anniversary to our favorite cartoon! M.A.S.K. – Mobile Armored Strike Kommand – is celebrating the 29th anniversary of the original release of the show. If you follow the site you know that there has been a TON of work going on to get ready for this day. This article will take you through all the different things that have been happening, both here and on other M.A.S.K. sites. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

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Long overdue…

If a website could blush, boulder-hill.net would be bright red. This, the first post of 2014, comes much later than was hoped or planned. We are going to try to make up for it in force and update our visitors on what has been happening in the world of M.A.S.K.

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In local news – local being the world of M.A.S.K. fandom – Wyatt and Jason are in the middle of a big revamp to their M.A.S.K. Movie site. It sounds like there are some substantial changes, and soon, if they hit their timeline goal. Here is what they had to say:

Website Update: Wyatt and I are getting closer to launching our new M.A.S.K. website! Our target is April 1, but in the meantime, you should be noticing some changes to our social media outlets. We’ll reveal more details including our new logo soon, but for now we can tell you that our name will be changing from “M.A.S.K. the Movie” to “Agents of M.A.S.K.”!! We will still be promoting our live action M.A.S.K. movie script, but will also focus on bringing fans together from all over the world.

– Jason

Plans to record another podcast with them are still in the works. But like most things, there are hiccups and complications. Needless to say we are all eager to get back on the mic and satisfy the craving for M.A.S.K. talk.

vlcsnap-2014-03-20-21h38m57s160Fans of M.A.S.K. do not have a lot of opportunities to see M.A.S.K. in current media (a very unfortunate situation) but this past week decided to break that trend in a big way. Travel Channel’s Toy Hunter follows toy dealer Jordan Hembrough as he travels around looking for vintage toys. M.A.S.K. had a nice showcase in the original pilot episode but then went essentially unseen. Now, in the third season, one of the most iconic M.A.S.K. toys ever released has been given the spotlight for a portion of the show. Digging through one of the many back rooms Jordan visits he found a complete-in-box Boulder Hill playset! The box has seen better days, but the set was in great condition. Jordan and the guys spent some time pulling the pieces out and setting it all up. It is great that this show remembers that these are toys that are meant to be played with!

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vlcsnap-2014-03-20-21h42m58s1It was awesome to see M.A.S.K. make an appearance on Toy Hunter, especially after not so much as a peep in season two! Jordan struck a deal for the set relatively quickly – of course that could have just been editing for tv. Either way, the price he paid and the price he expected to resell the set for were a bit surprising. The Toy Hunter brokered the sale for $300.00 and said he expected to resell it for $500.00. I am sure that Jordan has a lot more experience buying and selling toys that most people, but based on going prices on eBay it sure looks like he bought high and plans to sell even higher. This goes double when you consider that his box is not in the best of shape. At the time of this article, you can purchase a complete and beautiful set for under $320.00 plus shipping. Completely complete! Gas pump hoses included! Even adding in an outrageous shipping charge you should be able to beat Jordan’s selling price by at least a hundred bucks. Selling retail versus selling online certainly is a different world but $180.00 is a big difference!

boulder-hill.net will be be back soon with another update, promise! On the horizon is our next batch of pictures from the M.A.S.K. sticker set and a look at the newest issues of Cereal:Geek.