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.
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.
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.
Fans 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!
It 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.