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Rhino is the mobile M.A.S.K. command center. Rhino adorns the M.A.S.K. logo and was originally the inspiration for the name of the Toys and the series M.A.S.K. whose first title was A.T.Wheeler, and can be seen the logo.
Rhino is a 1985 Kenworth W900 Aerodyne.

The toy featured Matt Trakker with his Ultraflash mask (which many claim to be the mask of the logo) and Bruce Sato with his lifter mask. In the first wave of toys, in the US, the short versions of the masks were included, and from the second wave, the long versions. You can tell which version was in which box by the boxes. See below.

The Rhino toys came with licensed "Goodyear" rubber tires. According to the 80's look, Rhino got lush amounts of chrome parts, and was tuned according to the spirit of the times.

For example, the smokestacks, cab visor, rearview mirrors, lights and horns on the roof, headlights, rims, grille, horns on the fenders, air filters, air intake pipes in the hood, the and fuel tanks and the saddle plate were chrome plated.

Special add-on parts not found in the production version of the truck, the horns on the fenders, and the air intake pipes in the hood.

Rhino was delivered with decals to be applied by the buyer. These ranged from the grille to the sleeper cab.

As the largest and most expensive toy in the first series, Rhino was full packed with action features. Pressing the left chrome button behind the cab extended the front bumper and grille as a battering ram, while the right button opened the passenger side door and ejected the figure sitting in the passenger seat.

The two smokestacks can be folded down over the front fenders, and then serve as lasers and fog lights.

The sleeping cabin can be opened manually by pulling it back. Once it is open, the boarding ramp can be folded down and the roof unfolded. This opens up a view of the command center and missile launch base. Outside of Europe, Rhino came with a black rocket. In first wave of Europe, there was also the black rocket, then a gray one. In Germany it became a satellite, as no weapons were allowed to be sold with the toys. The rocket was released by means of a button on the back of the sleeping cabin.

The back of Rhino, behind the sleeping cabin, housed Rhino's exploration vehicle. This could be easily pulled out. Rhino leaves the outer part of the 2nd axle, the inner wheels form the front axle of the exploration vehicle. Then the saddle plate can be open and a figure can take a seat in the exploration vehicle.

Rhino had variations in details, which differed either in some countries, or the country of manufacture. Details below.

There were 11 stickers that had to be attached.


Rhino

is a tractor rig and transforms into a mobile defence and A reconnaissance vehicle

Team:

M.A.S.K.

Rhino based on

Kenworth W900 from 1983

Rhinos Weapons

• Battering Ram Bumper
• Smokescreen Cannons
• Ejector Seat
• Missile launch base
• Laserguns (little defents-vehicle)
• Radar

Item number: 

37300

Availability: 

Rhino was available in the US from 1985 and Europe from 1987

Paperwork included: 

US: instructions, mini-comic (only 1st wave), catalog Europe: instructions


Rhino toy length / width / height in normal mode:

inch inch inch

Rhino toy length / width / height in combat mode:

inch inch inch

Rhino toy 2 length / width / height in combat mode:

inch inch inch


Price in Germany: 

79 - 129 DM

Price in the USA: 

US$ 29,99 - 69

Rhino Toy information






a tractor rig

a mobile defence
accessoires

A reconnaissance vehicle
accessoires


Information about the driver

Driver 1


Ultra Flash


Kenner M.A.S.K. Matt Trakker Ultra Flash short Mask
short Mask
Kenner M.A.S.K. Matt Trakker Ultra Flash long Mask
long Mask

Driver 2


Lifter


Kenner M.A.S.K. Bruce Sato Lifter short Mask
short Mask
Kenner M.A.S.K. Bruce Sato Lifter long Mask
long Mask



The Boxes

US Box first wave



US box first wave. Incl. the short masks, booklet and poster. For more details have a look to "Differences US boxes first toyline"


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US Box second wave



US box second wave. Incl. the long masks and poster. For more details have a look to "Differences US boxes first toyline"
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EU Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino EU box first wave. Logo with missile launching. Toy has a black missile.
EU box first wave. Logo with missile launching. Toy has a black missile.
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EU Box 2


Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino EU box first wave. Logo with missile launching. Toy has a missile.
EU box first wave. Logo with missile launching. Toy has a missile.
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EU Box 3


Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino EU box second wave. Logo without missile launching. Toy has a missile.
EU box second wave. Logo without missile launching. Toy has a missile.
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EU Box 4



German box from the second wave. Logo without missile launching. Toy has a TV sat.
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Boxes from other countries



Auriken Mexican box, licensed product. Same box as the US box but with spanish texts.
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Differences of the boxes

The boxes had some differences in different countries, even within the same country. In the same country there were changes in different years.
The EU boxes are completely different from the boxes from the other countries. So you have no back on which the toy is explained, it is just the same site as the front, only with different languages. You can see this in the boxes section. All other differences follow now. Attached are the differences for the Rhino boxes.

US Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino differences boxes 1 
The artwork of the box is very different from the EU box. The color of Rhino goes more into purple. By Lance Anderson we know that the boxes were redesigned for the European market. A different airbrush artist was at work here than on the EU box. On the roof of Rhino 5 lamps can be seen, these are on the Eu box on the sunshade on the roof (as with the toy).
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EU box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino differences boxes 1 
The artwork of the box is very different from the US box. The color of Rhino goes more into red. By Lance Anderson we know that the boxes were redesigned for the European market. A different airbrush artist was at work here than on the US box. On the sunshade on the roof are lamps to see (as with the toy), these are in the US box on the roof in larger.
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Cardboard insert


Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino differences boxes 2 
In very early versions, the toy came with an insert made of cardboard.
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Styrofoam insert


Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino differences boxes 2 
Normally the toy came in an insert made of styrofoam
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EU Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino differences boxes 3 
Logo like the US box with missile launching
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German Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino differences boxes 3 
Logo like without missile launching
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Instructions

Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Instruction internbational 


Instruction international
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Download the multilanguage instruction

Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Instruction US front/back 

Instruction US front/back
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Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Instruction US middle 


Instruction US middle
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Download the english instruction


Weapons / Accessories / Parts*

*Parts you can remove easily

Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino EU missile (first wave)

EU missile (first wave)

Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Germany TV satellite (second wave)

Germany TV satellite (second wave)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino US missile

US missile
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Radar scanner

Radar scanner
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Roof sleeping cabin/comando center

Roof sleeping cabin/comando center
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Footbridge

Footbridge
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Doors

Doors
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Front Bumper

Front Bumper
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Bulletproof Shield

Bulletproof Shield
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Mirror

Mirror


Variations of Rhino

Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Dark gray missile launchiner. This was on very early toys. Later Rhino had the missile launchiner in red.
Dark gray missile launchiner. This was on very early toys. Later Rhino had the missile launchiner in red.
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Headlight without grill
Headlight without grill
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Headlight with grill
Headlight with grill


Variations of Matt Trakker

Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Thunderhawk
Thunderhawk
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Volcano
Volcano
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Goliath
Goliath
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Skybolt
Skybolt
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Laser Command (Rhino repaint)
Laser Command (Rhino repaint)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Coast Patrol (Rhino repaint)
Coast Patrol (Rhino repaint)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Jungle Challange (Thunderhawk repaint)
Jungle Challange (Thunderhawk repaint)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in green/black
PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in green/black
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in black/green
PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in black/green
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in brown/green
PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in brown/green
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in brown/black
PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in brown/black
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in red/black
PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in red/black
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in green/yellow
PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in green/yellow
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in red/black/gray
PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in red/black/gray
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Cliff Dagger in purple
PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Cliff Dagger in purple
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in red/beige
PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in red/beige
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in black/gray/white
PlayFul argentine, licensed product. Body from Ace Riker in black/gray/white
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Korea knockoff.
Korea knockoff.


Variations of Bruce Sato

Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Dynamo
Dynamo
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Rescue Mission (Rhino repaint)
Rescue Mission (Rhino repaint)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Korea knockoff.
Korea knockoff.


Variation of the mask Ultra Flash

Kenner M.A.S.K. Rhino Lasertron (Ultra Flash Repaint)
Lasertron (Ultra Flash Repaint)

Variation of the mask Lifter

There are no variations uploaded yet! Do you have pictures of variations? Send us an email info@kenner-mask.com

More Toys with Matt Trakker


Laser Command
(Playsets)

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