Gator


Information about Gator


Gator is an orange Jepp CJ-7 from the 80s. Gator has a boat inside and when he transforms the body folds up and the boat can jump out.

The toy featured Dusty Hayes with his Backlash mask. In the first wave of toys, in the U.S., the short (short) versions of the mask was there, from the second wave the long (long) versions. By the boxes you can see which version was in which box. See further down.

Also in the first wave Gator was not yet licensed as a Jeep, but simply an off-road vehicle. Only from the second wave it officially became a Jeep.

Gator was also used "privately", in episode 19 - Ghost Bomb it is used that Scott and T-Bob could do Parasailing.

The Gator toy came with licensed "Goodyear" rubber tires.

Gator is based on one of the iconic 80s vehicles, a Jeep CJ-7. It is orange and has colorful decals on the hood. The rims, the depth charge and the 8 exhaust pipes from the boat are finished in chrome.

Gator came with a depth charge and a laser cannon on the roll bar. The cannon is movable and can be folded onto the windshield.
This laser cannon was missing from the second wave in Germany, because no weapons were allowed to be sold with the toys. Likewise, the water bomb was renamed a light buoy.

The special thing about Gator is that it consists of 2 vehicles. The jeep body and a boat.
That is boat is not floatable!

To make the boat jump from inside Gator, which is also the transformation of Gator, you need to pull the two levers on the left and right of the body. The boat then jumps out of the interior with the help of a spring.

The boat has a flap at the stern, on which the depth charge rests. By tapping the flap, the depth charge can be dropped.

Due to the construction Gator is one of the more stable toys from MASK, here not much can break.

There were 6 stickers that had to be attached.


Gator

is an Off-Road Vehicle and transforms into a Landstation and a Boat

Team:

M.A.S.K.

Gator based on

Jeep CJ-7

Gators Weapons

• Depth Charge
• Freeze Gun

Item number: 

37380

Availability: 

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

Paperwork included: 

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


Gator toy length / width / height in normal mode:

inch inch inch

Gator toy length / width / height in combat mode:

inch inch inch

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

inch inch inch


Price in Germany: 

29,99 - 34,99 DM

Price in the USA: 

24,99 Dollar

Gator Toy information






an Off-Road Vehicle

a Landstation
accessoires

a Boat
accessoires


Information about the driver

Driver 1


Backlash


Kenner M.A.S.K. Dusty Hayes Backlash short Mask
short Mask
Kenner M.A.S.K. Dusty Hayes Backlash long Mask
long Mask



The Boxes

US Box first wave



Eu box first wave. Logo with missile launching. Toy has a black missile.


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US Box second wave



West germany box from the second wave. Logo without missile launching. Toy has a TV sat.
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EU Box



EU Box with the lasergun and missile launching in the logo
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EU Box 2



German Box without the lasergun and missile launching in the logo
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Boxes from other countries



Mexican box.
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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 Gator boxes.

1st wave (short Mask)


Kenner M.A.S.K. Gator differences us boxes 1 
Gator is just an ordinary Off-Road Vehicle at the 1st wave.
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2nd wave (long Mask)


Kenner M.A.S.K. Gator differences us boxes 1 
Gator is now a JEEP CJ on the 2nd wave.

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Kenner M.A.S.K. Gator differences us boxes 2 
Gator is just an ordinary Off-Road Vehicle at the 1st wave.
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Kenner M.A.S.K. Gator differences us boxes 2 
Gator is now a JEEP CJ on the 2nd wave.

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Kenner M.A.S.K. Gator differences us boxes 3 
There were a comic and a poster included.
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Kenner M.A.S.K. Gator differences us boxes 3 
There was only one poster included.
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Kenner M.A.S.K. Gator differences us boxes 4 
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. Gator differences us boxes 5 
"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 Gator boxes.

US Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Gator differences boxes 1 
The artwork of the box is very different from the EU box. Dusty's outfit has less details, the right hand he holds differently. The depth charge launcher looks different. On the US box you can see the ice jet of the boat.

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EU Box


Kenner M.A.S.K. Gator differences boxes 1 
The artwork of the box is very different from the US box. Dusty's outfit has more details, the right hand he holds differently. The depth charge launcher looks different. On the EU box, the ice jet of the boat is not visible.

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EU Box


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


Kenner M.A.S.K. Gator differences boxes 2 
Logo like without missile launching
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Instructions

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


Instruction international
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Download the multilanguage instruction

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

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


Instruction US middle
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Download the english instruction


The equipment

Kenner M.A.S.K. Gator Depth Charge

Depth Charge

Kenner M.A.S.K. Gator Laser Gun

Laser Gun


Variation of Gator

Kenner M.A.S.K. Gator Auriken First Release Gator with orange base plate, under licence from Kenner.
Auriken First Release Gator with orange base plate, under licence from Kenner.

Variation of the mask Backlash

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


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