Lot # 75: 1985 MASK: Gator AFA 80 (First Release)

Category: MASK

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 7 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "2023 Fall Premier Auction",
which ran from 10/13/2023 5:00 PM to
10/29/2023 5:00 PM

This lot is part of a world class collection that was carefully curated by a private high-end collector.  Never has a MASK collection of this caliber been offered in a single sale.  In fact, most of these pieces, especially in such exceptional condition, are extremely difficult to source.  The collection is highlighted by a complete set of Series 1 in FIRST RELEASE “Short Mask” form:

Series 1: Boulder Hill, Rhino, Switchblade, Jackhammer, Gator, Thunder Hawk, Condor, Piranha

Firecracker, also included as Long Mask, was added to the line later on as evidenced by early MASK advertisements (see photos).  

Also part of this collection are Series 2 releases:

Series 2: Volcano, Hurricane, Vampire, Outlaw


Our Offered Lot:

Beautiful MISB Gator with Dusty Hayes action figure from Series 1.  This is a very difficult to find FIRST RELEASE “short mask”.  Our example came very close to achieving the coveted 5% eye appeal designation.  Only one minor imperfection of note – a small vertical vein over the I/C in VEHICLE on the front panel along the top edge.  Otherwise, it looks great!  Please note that any surface wear observed is on the casing and not on the piece itself.  Great color throughout, no price tag sticker residue, factory tape sealed on each end and no colorbreak whatsoever along the edges.  Highly desirable first release Gator that we feel presents even better than its technical grade!  Encapsulated by AFA (80), #12040629

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