Category Archives: Merchandise

Girls just wanna have fun!

We recently had a request for some more female friendly merchandise and we would hate to disappoint. As always, our merchandise can be found in our RedBubble store. There are three different items featuring Manta. The first is our classic instruction manual style shirt. Available in both purple and heathered grey. Second, we have a great die-cut sticker of Manta in attack mode. And finally, we have our first print available! A vintage style piece that can be purchased in a ton of sizes and ways – to see them all just go to the item page!

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Support our agents!

Today is the first release of some of our new merchandise. Many thanks go out to Jason, from Agents of M.A.S.K. who provided the original image of Thunderhawk. You can now purchase this great shirt in our RedBubble store.

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Along with this new shirt, two other pieces of are now available. Both of them stickers, the first is of Thunderhawk in jet mode and the second is Brad Turner’s Condor in helicopter mode. In addition, there are still a bunch of instruction sheets to process and turn into awesome shirts and merchandise. However, Thunderhawk seemed far too important to not prioritize.

On another note, to keep the social media train chugging there is now a boulder-hill.net Facebook page. Show your love and support by liking us today! It is also a great way to stay up to date on new posts and updates to the site. A Facebook button will also take its place in the sidebar for convenience.

And now, a word from our sponsors…

MASKastJust a quick update –

Apparently, Jason – over at Agents of M.A.S.K. – has already found some time to help out with our next load of t-shirts. He has provided six high resolution scans of instructions sheets, which will be used to make new items available in the boulder-hill.net RedBubble online store.

Jason was able to pull together images for each of the following:

  • Firecracker
  • Hurricane
  • Manta
  • Rhino
  • Thunderhawk
  • Vampire

As the store inventory has expanded the sales have started to pick up as well. If anyone who has purchased through our store is reading this: thank you! It is a great feeling to know there are others out their with a true love for this 80s classic. RedBubble had also expanded some of the options on their site, adding some new print/poster options – and we will be taking advantage of them.

On another great note, I already mentioned that I sat down with the guys from M.A.S.K. Movie Blog, I mean Agents of M.A.S.K., to record a new episode of MASKast. Well, they must have been burning the midnight oil, because the episode is already up! It clocks in at just over an hour and a half, so set aside some time to listen. The podcast can be found on iTunes, Stitcher Radio – as well as a few other places. It can also be found on the media page of boulder-hill.net.

We will be back soon with new shirts and (hopefully) comics, until then!

Moving Forward, Looking Back

With the end of 2013 comes a reflection on boulder-hill.net. The site was launched in late 2009, which means we are working on our fifth year as a part of the M.A.S.K. fan world. The site has definitely evolved from the initial concept (which, admittedly, was somewhat vague). But the site was never intended to be rigid, changes and new ideas were expected.

Far and away the best part of carving out our little corner of the internet has been the chance to connect with other M.A.S.K. fans around the world. Guesting on MASKast has been one of the most exciting –  Jason and Wyatt are two of the greatest guys, and chatting with them has been one of the most enjoyable parts of running boulder-hill.net. Corresponding with Scott, of the M.A.S.K. Comics Blog has also been a blast, and I would like to wish him all the luck with his future M.A.S.K. projects. Last but not least, comments left by visitors on the site are a great source of pleasure. Trust that every comment left on the site is greatly appreciated (minus the spam bots trying to use the comments section as free advertising). I  hope to have even more interactions in 2014. So anyone reading this, feel free to write, post, email, anything!

MTrakkerShirtIn more recent new, a few days ago, boulder-hill.net hit a small milestone event – we sold our first shirt on RedBubble. Someone with (clearly) amazing taste purchased the Matt Trakker shirt available in the boulder-hill.net store. If our #1 customer is reading this, thank you very much! For anyone who has somehow avoided checking out the store till now, please take a moment and do so. If you see something you like, buy it – if you do not see something you like, send an email or comment with your ideas. RedBubble allows the creation of all sorts of things, not just clothing. Readers can also expect to see more shirts and merchandise to be added in the coming year, so it is worth keeping an eye out.

On occasion we have given thanks out to friends who have helped boulder-hill.net be the best M.A.S.K. site it can be. Now it is time to take moment to formally acknowledge those contributions. First, we would like to thank our pal, Ollie, in the UK. Ollie has provided the site with tons of high quality scans of the M.A.S.K. comics that, unfortunately, only saw a release in the United Kingdom. Without his help those comics would never have made it to the pages of boulder-hill.net. Four of those are currently up in our Comics area and we have plenty more coming.

Second, our warm thanks to Mr. James Eatock of Cereal:Geek. James has always been a friend to the site, providing exclusive images and previews for our readers. The next two issues of Cereal:Geek (#11 and 12) should be getting to us soon, and trust that we will be very excited to share them with you! If you have yet to order an issue of Cereal:Geek you should seriously consider doing so.

And finally, a huge thank you to the mysterious software wizard, known only as ‘btx’. He is the man responsible for making everything on boulder-hill.net work. This includes setting up the audio and video players for the Media page. Making it possible to group the pages of our comics together. Installing working anti-spam measures – the site was getting around 75 spam comments a day – so this was a big deal! And generally updating and maintaining all the tricky coding that is necessary to keep a website alive and kicking. Thanks guys, your help and contributions have been enormous and greatly appreciated.

Sticker_Pack_ThumbBefore the year ends we wanted to squeeze in one last dose of M.A.S.K. fun. A piece of classic merchandise from the 1980s. One of the first pieces of merchandise to appear on boulder-hill.net was an image of the M.A.S.K. sticker set pack. It is now time to reveal the contents of those packs. Sticker sets were common merchandising opportunities in the 80s, Diamond Distribution released this set in 1987 (Panini also released a series of M.A.S.K. stickers in 1986). The Diamond release was a large set, including over 200 stickers. Some of the stickers could be put together to create larger images, while others used special glasses to appear in 3D. Todays update presents the first 24 stickers from the set and can be viewed in the Merchandise area. We will continue to add more of the stickers to boulder-hill.net throughout 2014, so stay tuned for more of these vintage collectibles.

That wraps things up for this post – and this year. Once again, thank you to everyone who has been a part of keeping the M.A.S.K. world alive!

Happy Birthday M.A.S.K.!

Happy Birthday

On September 16th, 1985, children were treated to the very first airing of Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, M.A.S.K. The show has been described as a fusion of G.I. Joe and Transformers – but with its own unique appeal. Today is September 16th, 2013, which means M.A.S.K. is now twenty-eight years old. In that time, fans have been privileged to 75 animated episodes, a myriad of toys, an extensive comic book publication and a variety of other merchandise. To celebrate the birth of M.A.S.K., boulder-hill.net has put together an extensive look at different aspects of M.A.S.K., both past and present. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

 

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Gear up!

We have a pretty cool update in store today. Boulder-hill.net has launched a web store where you can purchase (unofficial) M.A.S.K. gear! Below is a slideshow of the kind of items you can find in the store. The items are being sold through the third party site RedBubble (they are very trustworthy, so don’t worry). The selection currently includes shirts featuring some of the original instruction manual art, as well as some original creations for discerning M.A.S.K. fans. To round things out, you can also purchase the M.A.S.K. logo as a sticker!

 

A small preview has also been added to the sidebar showing a random selection of items available. You can click the sidebar image at any time to jump to the webstore and see all the products available. Each shirt design is available in a variety of styles and colors to accommodate as many people as possible. The store will continue to grow and evolve with new designs and products, so remember to check back and see the new options. Furthermore, if there is something you would like to see available but is not, send a message and boulder-hill.net will try to fill your request.

On another note, the Media page has had an upgrade. Specifically, the music section now has an integrated player to handle the collection of songs and sounds here on the site. The two episodes of MASKast guest-starring boulder-hill.net are now also available on the page as well.

And finally, there are also plans to revamp the video portion as well. Once the new video layout is installed we will be adding some great vintage M.A.S.K. clips that are sure to please everyone. Needless to say, our web developer has been working OVERTIME to make sure everything here is the best it can be and we owe him many thanks.

“Scott to M.A.S.K., come in M.A.S.K.!”

We have a quick piece of news before we get to our main item. Travel Channel has decided to renew Toy Hunter. For those who do not know, Toy Hunter follows Jordan Hembrough, a vintage toy dealer as he travels the country. Unfortunately, M.A.S.K. did not feature into season two, let’s hope it gets the screen time it deserves in season three!

Second, and more importantly, a real piece of M.A.S.K. merchandise history. Like most children’s lines of the 1980s, M.A.S.K. was merchandised to the fullest. This included a line of party accessories. These were actually acquired from our friend Jason over at M.A.S.K. Movie some time back but are just now making their way onto the site.

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It is a truly great set, called an ‘Accessory Pak’ on the packaging. The ‘pak’ was manufactured by Unique and has a 1985 copyright. It includes four of each: blowouts, party masks, loot bags, and candy cups. The loot bags have a great depiction of Switchblade battling Rhino and the blowouts feature the M.A.S.K. logo. The party masks are made to look like the Spectrum visor and the candy cups have an image of both Matt Trakker and Thunderhawk. You can find full images on our Merchandise page.

MASKast-tastic!

MASKast

The other day the fine folks over at the M.A.S.K. Movie project invited me to participate in their podcast, MASKast! I have to say it was a blast, getting to reminisce about M.A.S.K. with other real fans is always a treat. The episode runs a little over half an hour and can be found here, on their website, and over on iTunes. If you have a chance, it’s definitely worth a listen. If you enjoy the show, remember that there is a nice backlog of episodes already done by those great guys.

MASKast #19 – Boulder-Hill.net Interview

There is also another small update to the site today. An observant reader noticed that under the photos of the M.A.S.K. board game there was a glaring omission; there is no picture of the board! Somehow when the photos of Raid and Rescue were added to boulder-hill.net that one got lost in the shuffle. For that we apologize, the mistake has been corrected. If you want to check out the gorgeous artwork done for M.A.S.K.’s very own board game click through to the Merchandise section for a look.

Back in action!

Toyfare121_CloseUpThe outside world has kept us busy here at boulder-hill.net for the last few weeks but we’re happy to get back to the world of M.A.S.K. today. The upside of not posting new content for a length of time is that we have even more to post now!

  • Dynamo
  • Raven Box
  • Manta
  • Bruce Sato (Dynamo)
  • Bruce Sato Clone (Dynamo)
  • Parker Brothers Board Game
  • Toyfare 121 Exposé

To see everything in this update you’ll have to visit almost every page of the site. Dynamo, Raven, and Manta can be found under the Toys section. Bruce and his Clone will be added to Figures. Photos of the board game have been added to the Merchandise area. And last but not least, the Toyfare images are now available on our Guides page. Despite all the additions today, we still haven’t made it through our entire backlog of material. To top it off, we have quite a bit of new purchases coming in the mail. One package in particular, is coming all the way to us from Oslo, Norway. So come back soon and we’ll have even more for you!

Here we go!

Package

As any of our readers can guess, that photo above is a picture of our newly arrived Shout! Factory DVD set. That’s right, at long last, the United States has received an official DVD release of M.A.S.K. We’re going to give you a rundown of the highlights, so strap yourself in as we take you on a tour of this awesome new release. We will also compare it against the set previously released in Australia by Madman Entertainment.

Box_FrontNothing to compare from the outset. The American release from Shout! has a nice slipcase, something the Madman set lacks. This case features beautiful art and high quality printing. As you can see it showcases both Matt Trakker and Miles Mayhem standing between the M.A.S.K. logo with three of the main vehicles in action poses.

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