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Information about Switchblade


Switchblade is a stealth-looking helicopter that transforms into a heavily armored fighter. Switchblade is the vehicle of Miles Mayhem, the leader of V.E.N.O.M..

The toy featured Miles Mayhem wearing his Viper mask. In the first wave of toys, in the U.S., the short version of the mask was included, from the second wave the long version. From the boxes you can see which version was in which box. See below.Whereby the mask was not literally short or long. The first "short" version was completely closed in front, the second "long" version was no longer completely closed in front.

Switchblade did not have a real helicopter or fighter jet as a model.

Unlike the vehicles from Team MASK, where the design is rather colorful, Switchblade is kept in plain purple, with transparent purple roof, with few chrome parts. Only the engine and the exhaust on both sides is chrome.
In contrast to the rather plain paint, the stickers are colorful.

The helicopter has a rotor, with two rotor blades that can be rotated by pressing a button. To do this, you only need to press the button on the right side of Switchblade.

The transformation consists of several steps. First, the rotor is folded and pressed down so that the rotor blades point backwards to the tail fin. Then we fold the tail fin upwards.

When the tail fin snaps into place, the wings automatically fold out. At the front, 2 lasers shoot out of the body. Now the landing skids are folded up. The skids have 2 small buttons each, with which two more lasers are extended.

Under Switchblade is a small button with which the missile can be dropped. The missile was not included from the second wave in Germany.

The disc can be opened and closed by hand.

There were 13 stickers that had to be attached.




Switchblade

is a Helicopter and transforms into an Airplane

Team:

VENOM

Switchblade based on

a stealth-looking Helicopter (picture is an excample)

Switchblades Weapons

• Landing Skids with Energy Bolt Launchers
• Dual Laser Cannons
• Missiles

Item number: 

37390

Availability: 

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

Paperwork included: 

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


Switchblade toy length / width / height in normal mode:

inch inch inch

Switchblade toy length / width / height in combat mode:

inch inch inch


Price in Germany: 

49 DM

Price in the USA: 

US$ 19,99

Switchblade Toy information






a Helicopter

an Airplane


Information about the driver

Driver 1


Viper


Kenner M.A.S.K. Miles Mayhem Viper short Mask
short Mask
Kenner M.A.S.K. Miles Mayhem Viper long Mask
long Mask



The Boxes

US Box first wave



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



EU box first wave. Logo with missile launching.
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EU Box 2



EU box second wave. Logo without missile launching.
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EU Box 4


Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade Swedish box with green sticker
Swedish box with green sticker
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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 Switchblade boxes.

US Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade differences boxes 1 
The artwork of the Switchblade US box differs the most from all toys to the EU box. The artwork by Lance Anderson was not simply designed by another airbrush artist, it has been completely redrawn. The shape differs from the toy, the wings are longer, the muzzle is more pointed and longer. Decals are missing on the wings and tail. But the biggest difference is the pilot. In the US box it is not Miles Mayhem as we know him, but a very early design.

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EU Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade differences boxes 1 
The artwork of the Switchblade box differs the most from all toys in the EU box to the US box. The artwork by Lance Anderson was not simply designed by another airbrush artist, it has been completely redrawn.The shape is the same as the toy. The decals match those of the toy. But the biggest difference to the US box is the pilot. On the US box it is not Miles Mayhem as we know him, on the EU box it is clearly Miles Mayhem.
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EU Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade differences boxes 2 
Logo like the US box with missile launching
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German box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade differences boxes 2 
Logo like without missile launching
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EU Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade differences boxes 3 
The picture on which the missile is shown is printed.
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German box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade differences boxes 3 
In Germany, the missile was missing, and so was the picture on the box.
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Instructions

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


Instruction international
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Download the multilanguage instruction

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

Instruction US front/back
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Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade 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. Switchblade Missile. Was no longer included in Germany from the second wave

Missile. Was no longer included in Germany from the second wave

Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade Canopy

Canopy
Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade Wings

Wings
Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade Landing Skids

Landing Skids
Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade Blades

Blades
Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade Exhaust

Exhaust


Variations of Switchblade

Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade Dark Blue
Dark Blue
Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade Lighter blue
Lighter blue


Variations of Miles Mayhem

Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade Outlaw
Outlaw
Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade Buzzard
Buzzard
Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade Wolfbeast
Wolfbeast
Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade Wolfbeast Clone
Wolfbeast Clone
Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade Laser Command (Switchbalde repaint)
Laser Command (Switchbalde repaint)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade Venoms Revenge (Switchbalde repaint)
Venoms Revenge (Switchbalde repaint)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade 1st Series European exclusive Figures Outlaw repaint
1st Series European exclusive Figures Outlaw repaint


Variation of the mask Viper

Kenner M.A.S.K. Switchblade Raynet (Viper Repaint), Laser Command
Raynet (Viper Repaint), Laser Command

Information Cartoon



Switchblade

 had 63 appearances in the cartoon

First Appearance of Switchblade:

• 01 - The Deathstone (Originally Aired September 30th, 1985)

Last Appearance of Switchblade:

 • 65 - Raiders Of The Orient Express (Originally Aired December 27th, 1985)

Appearances Original episodes:



Cartoon Images of Switchblade



Weblinks and Credits to Switchblade


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Special thanks to:
• Markus Jungbluth for the pictures of Switchblade and the figures


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