Thunderhawk


Information about Thunderhawk


Thunderhawk is the heroic vehicle of Matt Trakker, Thunderhawk is a 1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 that transforms into a jet fighter. Thunderhawk is used by Matt both privately and in combat.


The toy contained Matt Trakker with his Spectrum mask. In the first wave of toys, in the US, was the short version of the mask, from the second wave the long version. From the boxes you can see which version was in which box. See further down.

Also in the first wave Thunderhawk was not yet licensed as a Camaro, but simply a sports car. Only from the second wave it officially became a Camaro.

Thunderhawk toy came with licensed "Goodyear" rubber tires.

The design of Thunderhawk shows very much from which time the design comes. So Thunderhawk has a rear spoiler, a sitepipe exhaust and funky decals with grid pattern and yellow lightning.

Chrome could not be missing in the 80s, of course, and so the sidepipe exhaust and rims are finished in chrome. Although Thunderhawk has turned out a bit clunky, nevertheless, the toy has numerous details. For example, the dashboard is rich in detail.

By pressing the button in the middle of the roof, the toy turns into a jet fighter. The doors then flip up like gullwing doors. The chrome colored sitepipes could be pulled out of the doors. This made the wings longer, and they served as weapons.

At the same time, the rear spoiler and the rear bumper speeds up. Under the bumper, the nozzles of the jet engine come to light.

When the rear nozzles were pressed, 2 small bombs were dropped from the floor of the vehicle. These two bombs were missing from the second wave in Germany, as no weapons were allowed to be sold with the toys.

The interior had seat belts on both seats to hold the figures in place during "flight" to prevent them from falling out of the open doors.

Unlike many other vehicles, Thunderhawk does not have a connection for a fuel hose.

There were 12 stickers that had to be attached.




Thunderhawk

is a Camaro (Sports car) and transforms into a Fighter jet

Team:

M.A.S.K.

Thunderhawk based on

Camaro Z28 from 1983

Thunderhawks Weapons

• Missiles
• Laser Guns

Item number: 

37370

Availability: 

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

Paperwork included: 

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


Thunderhawk toy length / width / height in normal mode:

inch inch inch

Thunderhawk toy length / width / height in combat mode:

inch inch inch


Price in Germany: 

35 - 65 DM

Price in the USA: 

29 Dollar

Thunderhawk Toy information






a Camaro (Sports car)

a Fighter jet


Information about the driver

Driver 1


Spectrum


Kenner M.A.S.K. Matt Trakker Spectrum short Mask
short Mask
Kenner M.A.S.K. Matt Trakker Spectrum 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 package first wave. Logo with missile launching. Toy has 2 missle.
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EU Box 2


Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Eu package second wave. Logo without missile launching. Toy without the missle.
Eu package second wave. Logo without missile launching. Toy without the missle.
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Boxes from other countries



Mexican box. Same box as the US box but with spanish texts.
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Differences of the US boxes first toyline

That there were short and long masks from the MASK first toy series, every collector knows. But how can you tell if there are short or long masks in sealed boxes? The 1st and 2nd wave had small but fine details on the boxes, by which you can tell. James Mason posted interesting details on Facebook. Attached are the differences for the Thunderhawk boxes.

1st wave (short Mask)


Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk differences us boxes 1 
Thunderhawk is just an ordinary sports car at the 1st wave.
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2nd wave (long Mask)


Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk differences us boxes 1 
Thunderhawk is now a Camaro on the 2nd wave.
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Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk differences us boxes 2 
There were a comic and a poster included.
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Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk differences us boxes 2 
There was only one poster included.
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Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk differences us boxes 3 
Extra blue and white "Proof of Purchase" seal from General Mills and the vehicle name. The barcode was black on white with no border. The production year was listed as 1985 and CPG Products Corp as the manufacturer.
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Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk differences us boxes 3 
"Proof of Purchase" now inside the barcode. The barcode is now blue on white with border. The year of production has now been changed to 1986 and Kenner Parker Toys Inc. as the manufacturer.
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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 Thunderhawk boxes.

US Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk differences boxes 1 
The name. US Box THUNDER HAWK. There is a space between Thunder and Hawk.
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EU Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk differences boxes 1 
The name. EU Box THUNDERHAWK. There is no space between Thunder and Hawk.
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US Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk differences boxes 2 
The artwork of the box is very different from the EU box. The outfit including Spectrum looks different, the decals of Thunderhawk do not look like on the toy, but rather like in the cartoon, the metal looks rather gray. Bombs and fire can be seen on the US box.
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EU Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk differences boxes 2 
The artwork of the box is very different from the US box. The outfit including Spectrum looks different, the decals of Thunderhawk look like on the toy, less like in the cartoon, the metal looks more like chrome. There are no bombs and fire on the EU box.
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EU Box


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


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

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


Instruction international
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Download the multilanguage instruction

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

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


Instruction US middle
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Download the english instruction


The equipment

Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk 2 Bombs

2 Bombs


Variation of Thunderhawk

Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Clear tail lights
Clear tail lights
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Red tail lights
Red tail lights


Variation of Matt Trakker

Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker Rhino
Matt Trakker Rhino
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker Vulcano
Matt Trakker Vulcano
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker Goliath
Matt Trakker Goliath
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker Skybolt
Matt Trakker Skybolt
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker Laser Command (Rhino repaint)
Matt Trakker Laser Command (Rhino repaint)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker Coast Patrol (Rhino repaint)
Matt Trakker Coast Patrol (Rhino repaint)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker Jungle Challange (Thunderhawk repaint)
Matt Trakker Jungle Challange (Thunderhawk repaint)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker repaint in green/black  from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Matt Trakker repaint in green/black from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker repaint in black/green from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Matt Trakker repaint in black/green from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker repaint in brown/green from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Matt Trakker repaint in brown/green from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker repaint in brown/black from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Matt Trakker repaint in brown/black from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker repaint in red/black from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Matt Trakker repaint in red/black from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker repaint in green/yellow from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Matt Trakker repaint in green/yellow from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker repaint in red/black/gray from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Matt Trakker repaint in red/black/gray from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker repaint in mauve from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Matt Trakker repaint in mauve from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker repaint in red/beige from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Matt Trakker repaint in red/beige from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker repaint in black/gray/white from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Matt Trakker repaint in black/gray/white from southamerica (body from Ace Riker)
Kenner M.A.S.K. Thunderhawk Matt Trakker from China (a complet new figure)
Matt Trakker from China (a complet new figure)

Variation of the mask Spectrum

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

• Lasercommand
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Thunderhawk Cartoon information



Thunderhawk

 had 58 appearances in the cartoon

First Appearance of Thunderhawk:

• 01 - The Deathstone (Originally Aired 9/30/1985)

Last Appearance of Thunderhawk:

 • 65 - Raiders Of The Orient Express (Originally Aired 12/27/1985)

Appearances Original episodes:



Cartoon Images of Thunderhawk



Weblinks and Credits to Thunderhawk


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